©2007 Elena Forbes; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
The story was nice enough, the performer has nice a way of reading the story accept for one really annoying detail: he changes the volume of his voice. He actually starts whispering when the story asks for it. That's all very realistic and nice, but so terrible annoying when you listening to the book in e.g. your car. I had to change the volume all the time. Stupid and not very practical.
Ranks in the top 10%. Prior to this reveiw I listened again from beginning to end. The English use the language with such skill and Elena is a master. It is descriptive and transports you into a world of people who have ordinary every day life experiences. There is always a twist in the tail (or should I say tale) and outcomes are not always as deduced by the reader. The chances of a sequal could be possible???
Mark Tartalia of course - Ric's performance supported the character admirably
Thouroughly enjoyed same.
Look forward to Elena's next release.
"Seemed like a good book pity about the narrator"
It started out as an interesting book, but couldn't get past the first chapter. The narrator's voice kept rising and then whispering. I'm sure it was for dramatic effect but I was constantly adjusting the volume. Turning it up to hear the whispering then when he raised his voice had to quickly turn down the volume because it was too load. That was just the first chapter!
This was my first listen and returned the book after listening to the first chapter. Will not be buying anymore from this author that have the same narrator.
Didn't get far enough into the book to comment.
Have the author change narrator ASAP.
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