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  • A Field of Darkness

  • By: Cornelia Read
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Madeline Dare, a tough-talking, shotgun-toting ex-debutante, is not your average detective. Then again, not much about her life is what she expected. Born of old money into high society, she married into a Syracuse farming family and a bottom-of-the-food-chain job writing puff pieces for the local newspaper. Her emotional barometer these days ranges from dry irony to whining exasperation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and a great mystery.

  • By Kathleen on 05-01-08

Great Story But Some Performance Inaccuracies

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Reviewed: 11-03-12

This is a fascinating and gripping mystery, and I'm definitely going to get the next in the series. However, as someone who lives in Syracuse, I found the accents to be a bit off (more midwest flattened "a" than our own regionalisms), and the pronunciations of some local names were also incorrect. Since the city is an important element, this bothered me a bit--it jarred me out of the story.