I've enjoyed the entire Will Lee series and was looking forward to listening to The Run during a long trip. Unfortunately, I found Ken Howard's vocal choices so irritating as to ruin the book. His habit of ending sentences with a downward inflection and volume decreasing to a near-whisper with flattened vocal tones made the characters sound like demented serpents. I'm sure that Ken Howard is a lovely person with many credits to his name, but he lost me on this performance. I'll read the rest of The Run to find out what happens.
The Mary O'Reilly series is fun, and I'd hoped the audiobooks would be perfect for road trip listening. But I'm abandoning that hope and will finish Book 3 in Kindle edition. I'm sure Erin Spencer is a perfectly nice person, but her narration is unbearable. Her use of glottal fry ("croaky throat") to signal a male voice, coupled with her habit of pausing for several beats before adding "s/he said" after each sentence of dialogue has finally become too distracting; Mary & Bradley will have to carry on without me listening.
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