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Magistra

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  • Whose Body?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Roe Kendall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    Meet Lord Peter Wimsey, stylish, eccentric, seeming a fool, but in fact one of the great English detectives. The discovery of a body in a bathtub wearing only a pair of spectacles launches a motley set of sleuths and suspects toward a ghastly conclusion.

    Sarah says: "Great story; not so great narrator"
    "Great story by a brilliant author, but..."
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    I'm very disappointed by the narration. Although her characterization of the Dowager Duchess is very good, it baffles me that a woman was chosen to narrate a book with only two female characters- and those having minimal parts. Surely (I hope!) it is not because it was written by woman. I think if Dorothy Sayers knew her beloved Lord Peter had been voiced by a woman for the sole reason that she happened to be one herself, it would boggle her brilliant mind as well as break her heart. There are SO many men (and women, for that matter!) who could have done a much better job with these colorful characters. This narrator's voice is weak and not at all suited to portraying male characters. She actually sounds pained at several points trying to maintain the vocalizations, and by the last several chapters they become muddled and differ greatly from the earlier. Read the book first!

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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