I found the premise of this book intriguing but the subplot of the missing woman is more dominant than the story of the bog body which was my primary interest in reading the book. The plot follows well worn conventions and the resolutions are too tidy to believed.
While the narrator did very well doing the Irish characterizations, I found her interpretation of an American accent very flat and without nuance.
The narrator mispronounces several words, most notably "sacristy." It seems that the producer should have caught and corrected these errors.
A remarkable book by a remarkable woman. It's well narrated but I'm a little puzzled why they chose an American reader for the story of a British woman.
This was a well-performed and fun lightweight "read."
I found the narrator's characterizations so annoying I couldn't finish this book. His female voices were shrill and the ethnic voices sounded like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
I'm a patient reader but the story took too long to get to Cal's own story.
This book made me remember the sheer joy of losing yourself in a story. The world that Susanna Clarke creates is complete and detailed and her visual imagery is amazing. She also writes with a wry wit and her characters are, though not always sympathetic, are wholly believable. She spins an amazing yarn.
I listened to it again immediately. The narrator is outsanding and I'm afraid this experience has set a very high standard for other Audible authors and narrators.
I actually liked this narrator very much. He gives each character a distinctive rhythm without trying to imitate a female voice. I wish more female narrators would trust to this technique rather than trying to adopt a gruff voice for male characters.
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