©2015 Colin Cotterill (P)2015 Recorded Books
I love these books, and have listened to all of them many times. This is not the best one,
but it's better than no Dr. Siri, so I am glad to have it. I couldn't get into his other series at all. I love the history of Laos and the characters in this series.
I love these books which are staged in 1970s Laos and present history and culture as the fundamental context of the story. The characters are strong and memorable. I truly hope author Cotterill keeps writing this particular series.
Hmmmm I hope there are more of these. I like these guys. The best part is that I have learned much of the history and politics of the Vietnam war that many of us kids of the seventies had no real awareness of. Clive's voice is a little nasally but he pulls it off.
A better narrator would have improved this rating immensely.
Yes there's a lot more to be had.
I would rather be dragged down the Mekong river by my ankles from a Yak cargo plane than give mr chafers another bite of the cherry.
"Ruined by narration"
The narration was appalling. There was no characterisation and no phrasing. Almost impossible to follow.
"Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?"
Just one of the worst narrators I have heard on Audible, very little intonation or characterisation to my mind, and not a patch on Nigel Anthony who has performed the other books in the Colin Cotterill series and is, for me, the voice of Dr Siri.
"Oh what a shame!"
Good story, awful narration. Such a shame after the previous reader. Sorry Mr Chafers but not good enough.
"Great Siri... Awful narrator"
Come back Nigel Anthony! Another good Siri tale ruined by a truly awful narration. Such a shame
"Reasonable plot let down by the telling"
I found the narration weakened the storyline, too 'sing along' for myself though others may feel differently. Just wasn't to my taste.
"Wonderful Dr. Siri ..."
It is such a pleasure to hear a new Dr. Siri book and this was an entertaining, engrossing story. Audible please bring out more of Colin Cotterill's Dr. Siri stories.
"Horrible flat and deadened narration"
The story is excellent and funny in places, but you can't tell because of the narration, which is practically monotone, there are errors in the pronunciation , I wanted to shout Dr Siri every time he was called Dr Silly, and Mr "internet"??? Clerk is pronounced Clark and the characters came across as lacking individuality and personality these things spoiled a good story
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