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  • My Man Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

    Noora says: "Brilliantly narrated light reading"
    "Great stories, too bad the narrator is an idiot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Wodehouse never disappoints, but the narrator's mannerisms can be distracting. I would recommend it with that caveat. The stories are fantastic. Maybe another recording with a different narrator.

    Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorn’s performances?

    NO. He rolls his "r's" in his normal speech. If he was doing it to illustrate a character, that would be one thing-- but the affectation of rolling "r's" is just too distracting. And seriously annoying.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Death in Kashmir: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated By Shibani Ghosh

    When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing vacation to Gulmarg, a resort nestled in the mountains above the fabled Vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an entertaining but uneventful stay. But when she discovers that the deaths of two in her party are the result of foul play, she finds herself entrusted with a mission of unforeseen importance. And when she leaves the ski slopes for the Waterwitch, she discovers to her horror that the killer will stop at nothing to prevent Sarah from piecing the puzzle together.

    Amazon Customer says: "The wrong Narrator"
    "Great story, but the narrator ruins the experience"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It's an interesting idea, having someone with an Indian accent read the book, but Ghosh's narration is very harsh. I had an audiotape recording of the book, read by Virginia McKenna, which was amazing. Despite how much I love the story, I had to stop listening after less than an hour because she was giving me a headache. I was unable to focus on the beauty of M.M. Kaye's writing because the narrator's forceful speech was so jarring. It's really a shame, because I adore this book, but I will be returning this recording.

    Was Death in Kashmir worth the listening time?

    Story? Yes. Narration? AVOID.

    Any additional comments?

    I have loved M.M. Kaye's mysteries since I discovered one in France. Death in Zanzibar was the only English book available, so I read it, and became an instant fan. Death in Kashmir is a great story. M.M. Kaye's descriptions are extremely vivid, her characters are charming, and the plot moves quickly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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