Characters were silly, story was silly and I really thought the detective should have taken up another career.
Manners, misinterpretations, obliviousness and assumptions. A comedy of all the foregoing. I liked it.
If you are easily entertained, it's okay. But, much like far too many television drams, fast forwarding it, improves the storytelling.
I was interested in the outcome of the mystery so listened to it to the end. Not a Georgette Heyer, but a relatively decent third place quality.
If the female characters in these novels did not have so much poor frontal lobe development, the stories might be interesting. No wonder the males all had mistresses.
Weak and foolish women seem to be necessary to this genre of books. One sort of wished the female protagonist was eaten by sharks to give the story a touch of humor. I stopped reading half-way through, but then gave into the fact that I couldn't get my credit back, continued to find that she has gotten stupider and stupider. A very good narrator.
A humorous tale about a small village in Great Britain, talking animals, heroes, lovers who do not know love when they see it. A serpent's tooth of a son, with a small s and little venom - and a Greek Chorus - sometime or other.
Lovely to hear accompanied with tea and a biscuit.
To call this novel drivel is to praise it highly. In fact that may have been too high a compliment. Unable to complete it even as research into the nature and content of so called Romance Novels. I am surprised that the author found a publisher, but, perhaps someone owed her a favor.
This may not be one of my favorites of Heyer's mysteries, but, I thought it was well worth listening to for character studies. True, these people were victims of their class system and snobbery, a father who would probably be on the short list for sociopathic behavior (not the murdering kind,) a misplaced sense of entitlement by members of the family and finally a realistic approach to the concept that not all things end well in the world of actual human behavior. Perhaps the greatest drawback to this book is that it lacked Ms. Heyer's usual sense of humor in dealing with the absurd society of the time.
Extremely well written, but, not for those who want blue birds and butterflies at the end.
Most Sci-Fi leaves me cold today, as I am of the age when Sci-Fi writers knew something about actual science, so this was a novel which I found fascinating. It might be too slow for those who want six legged Martians, or failed chemistry, but for the rest of us, this was a joy to read. A story of survival by an astronaut who was erroneous left for dead on Mars during an emergency which caused the scrubbing of a landing, the plot is heavily weighted in good science and excellent problem solving, without magic. Good for Andy Weir for fulfilling the needs of those of us who harken back to Asimov.
Patricia Wentworth is my guilty secret in mysteries. Among contemporary murder mysteries with body parts all over the place and vampires and zombies, one is not amused or even entertained. These quiet little old family murders and the horror over scandal after the dirty deed are so much fun, that they are only exceeded by the pleasure in dialogue. Loved this one, because, perhaps she believed in Karma.
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