Saturday night. It was not a night to be spending alone, riding a bus. When he was a teenager at the comprehensive, Saturday night without a girl, without a date, without at least your mates to raise hell with, Saturday night alone would have been shameful. One wouldn't want to be seen alone on a Saturday night…. Who are you kidding? That was never your life, Jury, not yours.
©1998, 2013 Martha Grimes (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
I am saddened that this is the final performance of Ms. Grimes ' sexy and wonderful Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent. I have all the series in print but never had the opportunity to read them one after another. Using these audiobooks a a respite from horrible traffic jams, I have completed one after another, never minding my yucky commute. Mr. West's inspired performances and all the voices (my favorite is White Ellie, closely followed by Sgt Wiggins) make these treasured books even more memorable. This book was great, loved the children and Bea Slocum and Simeon Pitt.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Can't place it I've listened to over 200!
Can't say, I've read far to many books to start comparing.
One the best performers/narrators that I've listened to. I will actually try books just because he is narrating. On of the best female voice portrayals for a male performer so far. Steve West and Simon Prebble are my favourite male narrators.
I've enjoyed this whole series with the exception of the Deer Leap, The Lamorna Wink, and Dust. The first two I mention I found upsetting, and Dust was just all over the place; made very little sense. (The talking animals were a bit much!)
I stumbled on the Richard Jury books and found they had very entertaining if odd characters. Each character that continues from book to book seems to get deeper, funnier and better developed with each. This is the most entertaining of all the Jury books I've listened to, and I will likely go for the entire series. The narrator does a lively and excellent job of injecting humor and nuance into a vast variety of voices.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
Many aspects: the prose, the originality, the reader, the characters, the plot. It simply does not get much better than this. I should say this is my second time of reading this book. I first read it when I could still read a print book.
Melrose Plant and the Cripps' family for sure. Carol Anne another. There are many.
I could not name just one. Perhaps the initial encounter by Plant with the Cripps children as well as the scenes in the Borings Club.
Not relevant to me.
This reader is fantastically good. I eagerly anticipate the remainder of the Grimes books being available on Audible. She is a real master of this genre and always good for more than a single read.
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