I have read or listened to many books by this author. This one was just sub-standard. It couldn't be a 4 or 5.
No. I really enjoy historical or period mysteries. I will continue to listen in the genre. But, I will be reluctant to listen to another book in this series.
Simon Prebble's narration is always terrific and it was in this performance. But, even great narration couldn't save the wandering plot and undeveloped characters.
I had read a good review of this novel. I am disappointed that the story was predictable, the characters were wooden types, the language was arch and there were numerous mistakes in the plotting.
The narrator was over-reaching. He tried to do too many unusual voices instead of just reading.
I liked the narrator. The story just keeps wandering around never really capturing a strong plot or beliveable characters.
I've listened to many Charles Todd books before and always enjoyed them. I won't listen to any more in this series.
Rosalyn Landor is a fine narrator and one of the reasons that I listened to this book.
well written, thoughtful, provocative
I really enjoyed the rich ideas embedded in an interesting story.
He reads expressively without intruding his voice into the story.
changing the past
Asimov is a terrific writer and this book written in the 50's has aged well.
I consider the audio version very different from print. The reading was closer to a play. The action of the story and the description of the characters are so vivid in the reading, everything just unfolds in my imagination.
sad and powerful.
I'd recommend this book to a friend who likes an exciting plot and an excellent narrator.
I don't read many thrillers but I heard about this old one on a recent trip to Scotland.
No, never heard him before. Will look for him in the future.
Yes! I found myself wanting to get back to my listening.
I love Conan Doyle's Holmes and Watson. This was a very good pastiche. Holmes and Watson were well-drawn characters, based on the originals but with just enough of a twist of the new to make them interesting. Dereck Jacobi did a terrific job of reading. His voice really added to my enjoyment of the book.
Archer Mayor is an enjoyable writer and this was a good story, good characters, interesting plot. However, the narrator did voices so badly that it was really distracting and I almost stopped listening. He read the narrative very well. Someone should tell him that less is more doing voices.
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