When a series of clues is uncovered, Evans and the police begin to see that they are dealing with a clever but twisted mind. Then a second person vanishes and this time Evans knows the victim: Bronwen. He realizes the culprit's vendetta might be a personal one and that the actual target might have been him all along.
Award winner Rhys Bowen, whose most recent Constable Evans novel, Evan's Gate, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best mystery novel of the year, delivers another charming and suspenseful cozy mystery set in beautiful Wales and starring fan favorite village constable Evan Evans.
©2005 Rhys Bowen; (P)2005 Books on Tape
I loved this book. This was actually my first experience with this series, even though it's one of the later stories. I'm a big fan of the Royal Spyness series and wanted to try one of Bowen's other books. I'm really an Anglophile at heart, so chose Wales over NYC (setting of her Molly Murphy series). This one has a very different feel from the RS series, but that's to be expected. I would still consider this a "cozy mystery", though. Great characters, great story, great setting - very entertaining. I really wanted to comment on the narrator, though. Other reviewers complained about the accent not being right - not sounding "British enough". Since the main character in the story was Welsh, not English, he shouldn't have sounded "British". The Welsh accent is nothing like the stereotypical English accent, just as a native Scot won't sound "British" or English, either. Even within England, there are very different sounding accents. For the couple of English characters, the narrator used the appropriate English accent. But for the rest, (from someone who admittedly has had little Welsh exposure) I thought he did an excellent job. I only wish there were more books of this series available on audio!
Beautifully narrated with a plot that keeps you guessing til the end.
It starts off slowly, but builds into a wonderfully complex mystery.
I fell in love with John Lee's voice when I listened to The Guernsey Potato Peel Society.
This was the best hearing him for hours uninterrupted!
I have really enjoyed the "Royal Spyness" series by Rhys Bowen, so I hoped "Evan Blessed" would be as good, but it isn't. The story is predictable and plodding, and the characters are ordinary, as is the narration. Not bad, but far from good. Choose something else.
The story is good, just like the other Rhy Bowen books.However, the narrator's interpretation of the characters does not do them justice
I like Ms. Bowen's style of writing
If he were to narrate another
It is up to Ms. Bowen if there needs to be a follow-up book.
I have really come to enjoy the writings of Rhys Bowen. Her stories are quite enjoyable and are an easy read/listen. I have to admit I did not "who donit" the whole way through. There were some mild twists and turn with the story. I would recommend this book!
I thought the narration was OK. I have heard better, and was a bit disappointed. But it was not bad either, I have also heard MUCH worst narrations before.
Not much of a reader but love to listen
A good mystery
Once I got used to the narrator, I could get into the story. His rendition of a Welch accent sounded more like India. I found that distracting.
I did listen to it for long periods
Different reader perhaps. Not sure.
just this series
maybe different reader
I really like the author. This book does not do her justice.
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