I loved the concept of the book. The whole time travel and paradox dilemma was well written, but what I loved best about the book was authors ability to explain a new world to me without getting bogged down in the description.
I loved the love story between the two main characters, I am so tired of M/M stories reading like M/F stories, just with men. The story made sense, the progression easy and believable.
I liked his portrayal of Reegan the best, he was just so much fun.
I think the title works.
I liked the main story and how as usual the story unfolded slowly. What made me not give the story more starts, was the side story involving Wexford's daughter, The way the author chose to handle the situation was very disappointing and it totally distracted me from the rest of the story.
Like I said the way she handled what happened to Silvia, was a bit confusing. Everyone acted like it wasn't a crime, and there was nothing they could do. The whole thing that happened after, was beyond annoying. I could not believe Wexford did what he did after all he had witnessed.
He did great, loved him.
Yes, overall it was.
I liked the character of Henrietta, I liked the way her she worked her way through the mystery. I of course also liked Inspector Sloan and his side kick constable Crosby. I love Crosby constant muttering, and the way response from Sloan.
I love the way the story progresses, keeping the solution a mystery till the end.
I like Robin Bailey's voice, because having lived in London, his accent makes sense. The only issue I have with his narration is that it needs better editing, he had a terrible tendency to swallow loudly,and when he is speaking sometime it seems like he has false teeth. There is a wetness to his reading, like his mouth is constantly filling up with spit.
I really wanted to like the story, but I have gotten used to Ms. Grimes love of pointless musing, irrelevant storylines, and flights of fancy of her characters. The dialogues in her stories can be frustrating at times, especially when you are not sure what this has to do with moving the story along. This story was 2 hours in and I was ready to pull my hair. All the internal dialogue, the witty repartee with no direction, and a whimsy that was very juvenile at times. It just took forever to get to the point.
Not, sure. Having a hard time finding anything right now.
I love Steve West, his performance is the only reason I kept reading
Not so much the characters, but the dialogue.
Ms. Grimes books are definitely growing on me, and I think more than anything the narrator really adds to the stories. I like the clever repartee and intelligent plot lines. What I am beginning to no like about this books, especially after 3 consecutive examples of this, is the dramatic endings, with the same outcome, It is almost as if she can't think of a way to end her books, or she feels the need to end with a twist. It is starting to get old, and a little predictable.
In all of her books, I love how the stories are brought together,and of course my favorite character is Agatha...love her, love her, love her.
Steve West is an excellent narrator, and as each story gets better so does his narration.
Not sure, I'm not one for books turned to movies.
If the author had picked up the pace of the book. I think because this book was a follow- up from a very dramatic ending in the last book, the author was trying to slow down the pace. There was a lot of reflections, quotes, and aimlessness I felt to this story. The end was such a disappointment, that what redemption could have come out of the book was lost.
I felt like she was a little to overindulgent, the book was a lot of phrases that kept being repeated over and over. There was a lot of reflections on things that were maddening to me, and to be honest I felt that book was longer than it needed to be. Once again, the end was a total let down. I can't get over it. Why redeem a character, just to treat him like that.
Yes, the narrator was o.k, and he definitely marched the pace of the story which did not help, as the pace was really dull, and convoluted.
Oh, my where to start. Most of the conversations were a tad redundant. I get it, it was an exploration into art, but still It was too much detail. Too much detail that in the end had nothing to do with the conclusion, or the murder.
Not sure if her next book will be an automatic buy, this was so disappointing.
Yes, it is in the same vein as all the same stories. There is no real substance, but it is a good listen.
Yes, I like the light, easiness of the stories. Doesn't require a lot of concentration to follow.
I love her portrayal of Agatha raisin and Roy.
Yes, I love Penelope Keith. She dramatizes the characters wonderfully.
This is where there is a spoiler...for those who have been following the stories...was surprised to find that Simon who was an orphan in the last book, now had parents. Surprising...
I have persisted on reading this series for one reason, Penelope Keith. I love her narration, and she brings her acting skills to bear with wonderful results. M.C. Beaton's books are simple and comfortable read. It took a while for me to get over the teenage reactions of Agatha raisin, but the author has done a good job explaining her behavior through Mrs. Blocksby.
I am finally starting to enjoy Agatha Raisin's crazy lovesick antics, and can actually laugh. I used to get so annoyed, and avoided all the books that were based off her love life.
Every aspect of Penelope Keith's performance is divine. I have stuck to this books just to hear her read.
Yes, it does not require a lot of concentration.
I am not sure I like M.C Beaton's take on battered women, there is definitely a pattern through both her series. In both her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth books, she always makes them out to be people who like to be victimized, and without hope.
To be exact I am not sure I like her take on women as a whole, she tends to make them very silly, and her habit of love cross lovers is getting old, but I love Penelope Keith. So, as long as she is reading I will be listening.
The narrator was slow and somber, maybe if he had been a little more animated, and had given each character some personality. The story is told in first person for every character, so it gets a little difficult to follow, as the many points of view grew. There was also so many things in the book that did not add up, I know she was trying to create suspense, but each close miss, started to get tedious and a lot boring. It was too long.
No, I love murder mysteries, and I especially love British detective stories. I will just have to try another author.
He was too monotonous, with no real differentiation between characters.
No, the narrator ruined the story. He read to fast, and sounds sing-song. There is also no delineation between the characters.
I am not sure, but I do know I will not be starting a series again without checking the all the narrators.
He is just not entertaining. He does not differentiate between characters, and everyone sounds hoarse, men and women. There is also not a real accent, and when he does use it is not clear.
Agatha Christie meets Midsummer murders.
Shame, shame, shame. I hate starting things, and not finishing it.
I like M.C Beaton's stories about a group of Scottish villages, and I love the easy flow of the story. I have been slowly making my way through the books, and apart from a misstep in the case of "death of an addict", I have loved all the stories.
There was not one thing in particular, it was just a nice return to Hamish being Hamish in the small village setting.
The previous narrator has an alto tone to his voice, so when he was narrating the different characters it was more refreshing and distinct. The stories are also a little whimsical in their approach, and Mr. Grindell voice gave an air of innocence and easiness. Mr.. Malcolm's voice is a bass, and I cannot distinguish any characters, it is one long low bass for every character. The women and the men sound the same, and he also does not have much of an accent, when he is speaking, which I loved with the last narrator. Not sure I will continue to listen to this series, will see if it gets better. Sad, was really enjoying this.
Yes, and No. I normally do, but with this narrator it was hard.
I wish they would stop changes narrator in the middle of stories. It is most disconcerting.
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