I didn't read the print version. I have, however, read many of Laurie King's novels. I would say that listening vs reading is strictly a preference based on what other activities I'm engaged in and what time of the day I want to be entertained.
Laurie King revived my interest/excitement over the series with this book after the previous one in the series which was pretty disappointing. Good, sound writing and excellent psychological insight into the characters. Good amount of tension and uncertainty.
One can't skim sections. One has to keep to the pace of the spoken word -- sometimes this is an advantage.
Only if I was on a very long drive. But yes, the plot was sufficiently engaging that it was hard to stop listening.
Reader and director did a super job capturing the feel of the novel.
Right up there with ones by Cotterill.
Flavia de Luce, of course.
She has a great voice and makes such a believable Flavia.
clever and engagingly human humor.
I love this series in both written form and as read by Jayne Entwistle.
I would recommend the print version. The reader had a deplorable tendency to drop her voice at the end of each sentence. I listened to and enjoyed Mr. Churchill's Secretary which was read by, I believe, a different person. The story and plot of both are engaging. I really enjoy listening to an audio book unless the reader gets in the way of that enjoyment.
Mr. Churchill's Secretary.
I think so. I listened all the way to the end and managed to stay pretty engaged despite my personal dislike of the way the book was read.
I think it is important to realize that of course, what one person finds distracting, will not bother another person. So, take this review with a grain of salt. I'm sure reading is a very challenging job.
Didn't read the print version. However, it is possible to do other tasks while listening which is always a plus.
That's a tough one. Each character is essential to the plot. Jimm Juree and Grandad are the ones that carry much of the story, but Mai is the one that holds the secrets and the warmth.
Laugh and think -- definitely. Excellent tale but also gives insight into the political, social and cultural aspects of modern day Thailand.
Every book I've read or listened to of Cotterill's is totally absorbing, heartwarming, yet realistically thought provoking. He's one of my favorite authors. He can discuss desperate situation and social issues with warmth, humanity, and humor.
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