The best thing about this book was the narrator. The worst thing was it didn't seem to have any kind of plot. Kate Atkinson is a master of the jumping back and forth between time and characters, i.e. Behind the Scenes at the Museum, but this book just doesn't join the people, time and places very well. It was very disappointing. Bring back Jackson, please!!
No. The narrater is too sacchrin and sing-song. It is a more serious book but I feel like I am being read Winnie the Pooh.
Simpering.Sacchrin. Sing-Song. I'm not five.
Irritation that the publishers can't seem to match a narrator to the tone of a book. Next time use John Lee or Susan Jameson.
The James Bond of the equine world rides again! Great storytelling by the narrator and a great story by Francis. The other great thing about Francis is you get to learn a little about another subject. In this case, painting with acrylics.
Further character development. The thing with excellent narrators , like Prebble, is you feel you are a part of the story as a opposed to being read a story, usually by an American who sounds angry and abrasive.
Penelope Keith or Donada Peters. This narrator also does the Martha's Vineyard series by Cynthia Riggs where her quavering voice is great for a 92 year old detective but not for Aggie. A little too saccharin for someone with bear-like eyes and a stocky figure. And like most narrators, she could slow down a little.
As usual, M.C Beaton is very entertaining.
Irritation. I wonder if the producers/marketers/narrators of audiobooks ever sit and listen to a full recording of the book. A little affectation goes a long way.
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