A very richly detailed, dark story of turn of the century New York City. I don't quite agree with the narration choice. I think a younger sounding man would have been a better choice but George Guidall does a good job.
I've purchased the second in the series and am currently listening to it.
I like historical mysteries and this one was set a little further back in history than I normally like but Ruth Downie has written a fantastic series of the Roman empire.
The narrator does a great job with the voices, for the most part, but I don't like the way he does the main woman character.
The characters are well developed and real; even the secondary characters are complete and very human with good sides and flaws.
Good at voices but made a few slips, using cockney for Dr. Watson at times and I kept thinking of Mr. Peabody (old cartoon character) when I heard Sherlock Holmes.
I didn't like the first book very much but had bought the first two at the same time so I went ahead and listened to the second. James Marsters narration has gotten much better and I've since gone ahead and bought the whole series, up to Book 12!
I love the gentle picture it portrays of Precious's life and work. She's interesting without being dashing and it reminds me of something like a Jane Austen or Agatha Christie work with the detail and pictures of Botswana life.
I loved this book and bought ALL of the audio books in the series. I'm only sorry that I have to wait until a new one comes out to hear the rest of the story!
The narrator is perfect; she brings all of the characters to life without out being intrusive.
I read a lot of Urban Fantasy and had read some of Jim Butcher's short stories published in anthologies. A co-worker recommended Storm Front and the rest of the series and I thought it would be time to take the plunge into a new series.It was okay; not great in my opinion. I think part of it was the narration. I've listened to several other audiobooks and have bought series based primarily on the speaker's voice. In this one I was distracted by background sounds, breathing, swallowing, editing stop/starts. The narrator's voice was pleasant enough and fit the character but didn't do much for the times when the main character wasn't speaking.
Murphy the cop. A woman in a man's world she holds her own.
I did buy and am listening to the second book in the series but it doesn't seem much better.
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