There is no performance here just a lackluster and uninspired reading. Unfortunate butchery of a good story
Crooked House is vintage Christi, and worth the time.
Endless night is endless with a mundane and predictable ending,
The beginning of a great collaboration and a long term friendship. Much Tano, Hopi and Navajo culture.
All in all a bang up good mystery with crackerjack detective work . This is a repeater!
As a Agatha Christi fan I was not prepared for the darkness of this novel. I was thinking more along the lines of Poirot and Marple . I shall carefully read reviews from now on.
I want to like this series. I started with Hardcastle's Burglar. I wish I had saved my money on this one. I just do not think the author likes women. So far I have listened to four of this series, and the mystery always seems to revolve around whores. If you start with that premise you can soon figure "who dunnit"
The performance however; is always spectacular . How the actor keeps track of the varied characters mystifies me.
I am an adult, but I love Riordan's youth novels. This is too heavy, but I would not slam it except for the language. I get very tired of hearing the same word over and over.and over.
This is a repeater. The narrator put me off at first, but she did a first rate job. Sister Magdalen is back with another of her spectacular rescues and Cadfael contrives a happy ending from very little cloth. If you like Cadfael this is a safe bet.
I usually enjoy listening to Cadfael mysteries over and over, but I found this formulaic and disjointed. The dialog which is usually close to poetry just plods, and the plot was predictable.
The butter on the bun though was a mushy ending to a totally improbable story.
The performance was dead on, just not much to work with.
I Hesitated to write this so I listened again. It just isn't there.
I bought this dispite the negative reviews. I am a total Durant fan. Read the History of the World, Yup that one.The first bit is great and engrossing, 100 greatest books does not make a great read. This might be better in hardcover. But have been through it twice and will plunge in again. I prefer books good for read after read, this qualifies , but you better like Durant.
Great culture, great history of Cadfael and Remigus, (the Woman) Larriping good story
and excellent ending. Prior Robert and Borther Jerome in the thick of things. A repeater.
Excellent performance , but a tortured plot. I liked to listen over and over, but not with this one. Of course I am a prude.
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