©1940, 1967 by Ngaio Marsh; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks
I tried several times to give this audio book another chance, but have found it very difficult to listen to. I finally gave up. Maybe I'll try listening again some day. It was mainly the narrator that I had such a hard time with, and I never really was able to give the story a chance. I can not recommend this audio book, and I would be unlikely to buy anything else narrated by the same person. Very disappointing.
The reader was not vary good, add to that there are distracting noises thought out this reading. The story was just OK The ending was weak.
It is a good classic mystery ruined by the narrator over acting. I almost gave up listening several times but the story kept me going in spite of the annoying narration.
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While I usually like narrator Nadia May very much, she's not a good choice for a Ngaio Marsh tale. Try the other version.
Also, had I been in the mood for a detailed, and I mean DETAILED, detective novel, I might have rated this higher-- the writing was good, the mystery quirky, the characters and setting, cozy and well-drawn -- just too much damned detail about the location of chalk markers and brandy residue for my mood.
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