I prefer the audio edition because of the power of the spoken word to draw the listener into the story. Jim Dale captures the tone and accents of people who lived in Englans around Dickens' time the way a reader could hardly imagine.
Charles Dickens gives us glimpses of Victorian England filled with vivid, compelling characters. He mixes in humor, misfortune, fairies, a little mystery and a big surprise.
I loved the character of the carrier, John Peerybingle, whose heart was so full of love.
I laughed and even she'd a few tears.
I would like to thank the people at Audible for such a lovely Christmas gift.
Intriguing Inventive Exciting
Can't think of one.
Dick Hill's narration brings a steely, determined tone to the novel that might not come through as well by my reading the book.
I listened to it in three sittings because I was so curious to know "who done it."
I would have preferred less four letter words. I did enjoy this book, though.
This could possibly be a 4 or 5 star listen if the narrator spoke more slowly and there weren't so many characters.
Yes I really enjoy Ngaio Marsh and am sad to give her a one star rating.
I do not plan to listen to Wanda McCaddon if she reads as quickly in other books. Her voice is pleasant for listening, her different accents are well-done, but she reads as if she is racing the clock in this book.
I was disappointed because I was looking forward to hearing another Ngaio Marsh novel.
I tried changing my device setting to "slower" but the sound was distorted at the slower speed.
More interesting, intelligent interaction among characters, maybe even a little humor would have made this book a four or five star experience.
I was somewhat interested the story of Mary's injuries. I am not interested in Morrocco's history so that this many-houred history book was not interesting to me.
The narrators' performances kept me listening to the end.
I have no suggestions.
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