The crime is that a novel can be this good! I ignored my work, family and chores last night and laid on the couch for three hours listening to it.
The discussion between Geoff and the "band". It started with the power on one side and swung around gracefully. Her characterizations were fabulous.
Probably Dahl. I think David Thorpe is fabulous. Frances Matthews is, too, in a different way. Thorpe is colorful and lively. People criticize how he voices Campion, but, in fact, that's how the author describes his voice in Black Dudley.
Just amazement, as well as enjoyment. Wikipedia says that she started writing these books to parody Lord Peter Wimsey. If that's the only reason, how can they be so sublimely good?
The Campion series are hot and lukewarm for me. This one was red hot.
Have not read the print version.
Yes, I enjoyed this book, although I found it the most confusing of all the Campion books. I am reading them all in order, and will grieve when they are done.
I liked Julia so much, as I find young people with firm, strong personalities and self-knowledge to be refreshing.
Might have been less confusing if I had. Yes.
Although "legend" has it that Allingham wrote these novels as an imitation of Dorothy Sayers, she was immensely talented. Campion is a fantastic character and the sense of atmosphere, especially over the decades, is thorough. Allingham IS as good as Sayers, and that is saying a huge amount in my book!
David Thorpe, as always, is non-traditional and excellent.
Have not read the print edition.
Her characterizations are always excellent. People are vivid, well-rounded, unusual and individualistic.
David Thorpe is fantastic. Although most people say that Frances Matthews reads Allingham better (and he is great), David Thorpe pushes the envelope and makes each character so individualistic. He has great enthusiasm and attention to detail in his reading. People don't like the high whine he puts into Campion's voice, but that is how Allingham describes Campion's voice in Black Dudley.
I wouldn't make a film of it as, although it was good, it was kind of a pale shadow of Tiger In The Smoke.
Allingham can do no wrong.
If you love romance novels, you will love this. If you hate romance novels, you will hate this.
Probably not. Did not find heroine at all likeable. Annoying small mistakes in historical research.
Very precious, with a peculiar and affected curling of the R's, like Barbara Walters.
It's just not ok to have someone hit in the head with a boat boom and cowering in the bottom of the boat, and then the next second deciding that she's thrilled because loves boating and the water.
Quit in the middle. I'm Jewish and I already knew what was going to happen.
This is a very old recording, with lots of background noise (like cassette tapes going bad, which it probably is) and read in a monotone. The story is interesting in that people are much franker with each other than in, say, Jane Austen or in Trollope's more famous works. They will say you lied, you insulted me, etc., so the people seemed more realistic. Ended rather suddenly.
This is a fantastic book, and I am so glad to be able to replace my 24-cassette version with a download! I didn't download it before because the quality was poor (#2).. I think Audible must have upgraded it. The previous reviewer should contact Audible and try to get a new download.
This book proves that people have not changed in a hundred years. It is a satire on social climbing. The only comparable book, one I hope Audible will buy, is The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope.
This audio seems to have been recorded in about 1960. I interpreted a memory class in 1975, and it had more helpful information in it than this program did. The highlights? Attach an image to a feature on a person's face, and read faster by running a pencil tip under the words in your book. I don't think so.
A glance at the bookstore shelves tells me that this author is a 1-trick pony getting a lot of mileage for a little material!
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