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Light Thickens Audiobook

Light Thickens

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Publisher's Summary

Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck.

But one night the claymore swings, and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene.

Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience....

©1982 Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    Sandy 05-22-16
    Sandy 05-22-16

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "Reflects Ngaio Marsh's interest in Macbeth"

    For those who already enjoy Ngaio Marsh's stories, this brings together her love of the theater,her love of Macbeth, her varied interests in the power of things and old rituals, and a mystery. Not only who did it but how it was done.
    The very detailed presentation of the staging of this great play may be tedious for those who have not become intrigued by the Shakespeare play of 'Macbeth' .For them it may be as interesting as railway time tables, yet the detail and the personalities do matter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    milla 07-26-16
    milla 07-26-16

    millavk

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    "Great Aside From Incorrect Pronunciation"
    What did you love best about Light Thickens?

    It's a great mystery, with well-rounded characters. Alleyn is not as prevalent as usual, but it's made to work with another character to the fore.


    What other book might you compare Light Thickens to and why?

    Any other Marsh, Christie, or James title. It's a classic murder mystery.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I was really irritated that he had not made the slightest effort to get the Māori pronunciation even remotely correct. Normally Franks is really good, but the complete ignorance of one of the most easily mastered sets of sounds on the planet was really rubbish, especially given that there are resources for learning this readily available. A real let-down.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Franks does great voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ms. grant
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    2/7/16
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    "There's nothing light about this :/"

    Seriously, struggled to finish this.
    Had I wanted a book about the production of Macbeth I'd have looked for one. 4/10.
    Franks narrates well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Samima
    2/24/16
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    "Dull and dated"

    The novel purports to be an Inspector Alleyne mystery, but no crime is committed until part 2 chapter 6, well over four and a half hours into a seven hour book. That first section should have been condensed into forty minutes. The characters were tedious and unsympathetic. At first I thought the narrators RADA voice was appropriate for actORs, but after an hour it really began to pall especially the simpering female voices, and there was no difference between the voice of the inspector and the main character, Perry. I only wish I had taken up the Audible offer to exchange the book. I just kept thinking it must improve. It didn't.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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