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I found the main character totally unlikable and unsympathitic.
I do like Marion Keyes and will read her again but not this series.
She does have a pleasant speaking voice but, after listening to Gerard Doyle, her Irish accent was unlike any other I've heard and I wondered if it was real.
Nigel Strangeways! I find him amusing and entertaining. This was the first and we learn the snipe was always a prodigy from a young age. Blake's characters are pleasingly eccentric, and well- representative of their classes' stereotypes. Golden age mysteries!!!
His voice was OK but some insane director/producer had him read in a very annoying, stilted manner with oddly placed hesitations. I've not ever heard the like before even after listening to over 2000 audible books.
I have persevered listening to this classic series with long gaps in between books. I have to wait for my TMJ flare-up to abate. I need to be able to grit my teeth throughout! The stories are good, some more than others as in any series and worth the downsides.
Better narrator. Far less angst on the part of the heroine. Why all the hand -wringing about whether she sould try to help a helpless child? Isn't that a "no brainer?"
This was my first one. It was an interesting story idea.
The narration was so painful, I almost stopped listening in the middle. It really set my teeth on edge. Maybe it played a part in my irratation with the protagonist's angst.
Yes, very original handling of an old genre.
Nicki's reading is marvelous. Richard's nasal tone is just short of annoying and makes all his "characters" sound much the same, but listenable.
Loved, loved,LOVED the ending!!!!
Can't wait for his next!
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