Imagine running into a dead body while you are swimming, and then having the mental and physical fortitude to drag it back to shore. That's how the story starts. Imagine where it ends.
The characters developed by Wodehouse in the earlier novels are here again in fine form. Aunt Dahlia is particularly fetching and in full voice thanks to the wonderful reading.
The wise cracking dog, Oberon gets my vote as the best character; although the blood sucking lawyer is a close second. I enjoyed how the author toyed with stereo types and wasn't adverse to a pun or three. Nothing to keep you up at night, but good entertainment. Oh, and it was a definite plus that he really sucked up to all the female characters and was a nice respectful young man.
The narrator draws you in and makes you party to the story. You believe it has happened, all of it. Happily for me, it is ultimately redemptive, ending on an up beat note.
Will Patton's reading drags you into the story kicking and screaming. You become part of the narrative, rolling along with Dave and Clete as they 'take it to 'em with tongs big mon'.
As the title says, a strange but fun little book. A bit Mikey Spillane, some of the characters are somewhat uni-dimensional, but hey, all in all fun stuff.
It is perfect that he is reading his own work. No one else could do it just right. the book itself is a bit rough, a jumble of things from his life more than stories about the world of food with which we are more familiar. Nevertheless, entertaining and some times laugh out loud funny.
I've become a fan of Ngaio Marsh thanks to Audible - her books are easily available here. The readings by James Saxon are particularly good. He makes the characters come alive and each is distinct and definitive. If you like Agatha Christie, try Ngaio Marsh.
Great reading of an entertaining mystery with wonderful red herrings thrown in for good measure.
Ngaio Marsh should be better known. Her books are perfect time pieces. This one is set in WWII New Zealand. The detective is investigating two interlinked mysteries a death and a spy. The details of the place bring you into the room as the characters discuss the personality of the dead woman and the reading is pitch perfect with each character given a distinct voice.
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