Michael Page's narration is fine with the exception of the "voice" he chose for Max Tudor. Max Tudor is a 40-something year old man but Michael Page's voice for him is that of a man well into his 60's - too old, too phlegmatic.
Jonathan Keeble is an excellent narrator. I bought this book based on the skill of the narrator, only to be disappointed in the writing. The plot was disjointed, none of the characters, including the main character, Detective Inspector Angel, were fully developed. The book went from one incident to another, and tried hard in the end to knit all the disparate pieces together into an ill-fitting whole. Good narration, disappointing book.
Terry Jones brings the little creatures to life. The pace and his voices for each of the creatures: the gentle mole, the clever water rat, the gruff but wise badger, and the crazed toad, were perfection. The only part of the story that dragged a bit was the overly long portion involving the sea rat. This story is still thoroughly enjoyable at any age.
This was a classic Christie, interesting but not overly complex plot (easy to follow when multi-tasking), good intrigue between the characters, and most interesting of all, to discover that the efficient-beyond-reproach Miss Lemon has a sister. Hugh Fraser, as always, does an excellent job with the narration.
Colin Buchanan does an excellent job narrating the story. Andy Dalziel, at loose ends while on vacation, untangles family entaglements, solves a murder, and enjoys a romp in bed with a potential murderess. A thoroughly enjoyable "read"!
A well-written well-plotted vintage English whodunit, as civilized and cozy as a good cup of tea. Excellent reading by Hugh Fraser, the wonderfully talented actor who plays Hercule Poirot's sidekick, Capt. Hastings, on the BBC series, Poirot.
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