L. R. Boyev
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Artists in Crime
- By: Ngaio Marsh
- Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
- Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model's pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been re-enacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed for ever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen. It's a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. How can he believe that the woman he loves is a murderess? And yet no one can be above suspicion.
- By Charles on 06-05-11
Like a dramatisation; outstanding narrator
If you could sum up Artists in Crime in three words, what would they be?
Classic Detective Story
Who was your favorite character and why?
Roderick Alain; Although the author didn't spend an inordinate amount of text towards his inner dialogue, his actions and sense of humor were so well-demonstrated in the story I felt that I knew him very well by the end. This is the first Ngaio Marsh book I've read, so this has been my introduction to the character.
Which character – as performed by Benedict Cumberbatch – was your favorite?
A tie between Inspector Fox and the brief but hilarious appearance of Sonia's girlfriend (Bobbi?)
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
She died for art.
Any additional comments?
I thought the narrator's voice acting, accents and characterizations were so good I forgot it was an audiobook; it was like a BBC dramatisation with a full cast.
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