I don't know. I think I would have enjoyed the print version but I have no regrets at choosing the audiobook.
I liked the interactions of the Pitt family--Thomas, Charlotte, Jemima and Daniel.
I liked many scenes. I enjoyed Pitt's and Narroway's separate investigations, getting to see the inner workings of Victorian households. I also enjoyed the courtroom scenes.
I listened to it in two days. I was intrigued and wanted to know how it would end.
Davina Porter was a good narrator for this material. I have one fault to find with Anne Perry's style. The inner monologues of the characters go on for way too long. It was also a bit difficult listening to a book about rape. However, I enjoy the series and read all the books.
I love Dickens amazing use of language.
When the stranger's identity is revealed is one of the most memorable moments.
Jim Dale is one of my favorite performers. He puts such energy and passion into his performances. His voices are perfect for each character and even the inanimate objects.
Love and friendship conquer all.
I recommend this to everyone. For Dickens fans, it is a must listen.
I read everything by John Grisham.
Unfortunately there wasn't much I liked. The book was way too long and overly repetitive. I figured out the ending. Too many of the characters were greedy and unpleasant. I didn't really care about any of the characters including Jake Brigance. I felt I'd "been there, done that" with this book.
The performance was competent but the voices got on my nerves after a while.
Yes. Reread some vintage John Grisham.
I really wanted to like this book. It just wasn't for me. I don't regret listening to it though. There is a special quality to Grisham's books and there were a few moments of pure pleasure.
Yes. I have listened to it twice. I love Hugh Fraser's narration.
Anything by Agatha Christie.
I enjoyed when Tommy uses the specific photographic apparatus.
I like Tommy who tries solving the crimes using different styles of literary detection.
Tommy and Tuppence stories are not my favorites to read but they are fun to listen to.
I enjoy the character of Keller. It is unusual to have a hitman as the hero of the book. I like all of his ruminating and he even made stamp collecting seem interesting. I also like his relationship with his wife and daughter.
I would compare it to the other books in the series. I would also compare it to Lawrence Block's burglar mysteries
I have listened to Richard Poe before. This is one of my favorite performances.
No. I wanted to make the book last more than one day.
Lawrence Block is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of the titles in each of his three series. I didn't think I would like the Keller books but now I highly recommend them.
The BBC Agatha Christie dramatizations are at the top of my list.
Any of the other dramatizations starring John Moffatt as Hercules Poirot such as The Three Act Tragedy.
John Moffatt performs Poirot. Various actors do the other parts.
No but I found the mystery to be a bit sad and melancholy. These emotions added to the texture and atmosphere of the story.
This is a well done psychological mystery with intriguing characters and a good plot.
Although Elinor is a less than traditional heroine, she works well in this story. I like her interactions with her aunt, her boyfriend and her rival. Well worth listening to.
Yes. It has the classic characters of Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. It is a must read for anyone that likes literature.
I loved the Victorian atmosphere throughout the entire story. The ending is wonderful and can have lasting meaning for everyone.
No but I have seen him on TV and in films. He is a marvelous actor. He brings all the characters to life.
Don't be a hum bug, this book has been made into a film many, many times. My favorite version is the musical Scrooge with Albert Finney.
I have listened to it twice and will listen to it again this Christmas. It is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by all.
Yes. The fantastic vocals add so much to the story.
I always like Poirot and Ariadne Oliver. In this book I particularly liked the victim, Marlene Tucker. She was whiny and pathetic but entertaining. I also liked old Mrs. Folliat who is the key to so much of the story.
Ariadne Oliver by Julia McKenzie. She is a version of Agatha herrself and one of my favorite characters. Julia brings forth her scanty nature and makes her very appealing.
It's always foolish to commit murder.
Another great BBC dramatization. This is one of my favorite stories because it has Poirot, Ariadne Oliver and a murder hunt. All of the characters are intriguing. Well worth a listen.
I enjoyed both versions. The audio edition version has merit because it brings the characters to life. It is like listening to a play.
I like the nurse who narrated the story. I thought the solution to the mystery was plausible but unexpected.
I have listened to all of his audio book portrayals of this character. He is a very competent Hercules Poirot.
A deadly mix of mystery and archaeology.
I like the stories set in exotic locales. I also liked the archaeology aspects of the story.
I like the idea of solving a crime from the past.
I like the in depth portraits of the five suspects, the five little pigs..
The ending where the murderer is revealed and the follow up between Poirot and the unrepentant murderer.
It's never too late to catch a killer.
Great narration by Hugh Fraser.
Yes. It is a good English mystery. It has ungrateful family members, a questionable companion, wacky neighbors and a clever dog.
Any of the other Poirot and Hastings stories such as Murder on the Links.
Capt. Hastings by Simon Williams. He brought to life all the boyish enthusiasm of the character. I love his interactions with the dog, Bob. I have been a fan of Simon Williams since he played James on Upstairs, Downstairs.
If only the dog could talk.
All the BBC dramatizations are worth listening to.
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