Very believable and sympathetic characters; unusual elements introduced slowly.
Very effective characterizations with distinct and appropriate accents.
Lots of delightful passing references to literature and cinema - easily missed the first time, making a second listen worthwhile.
Superb and appropriate use of dialects and accents
In the upper third, but not too high.
All of her performances, including this one are superb. This story - set in San Francisco - presented several potential difficulties in regard to accents, but she managed all very well
More of a psycological study of the heroine than a detective-thriller; but it contains an excellent, vivid depiction of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. As a historical window into a devastating event it has few peers. Delightful historical fiction.
Yes. There are subtle allusions to historical events and other works of fiction that are not immediately obvious on a first listen.
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