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Golden Spur

Santa Fe NM
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Couldn't Finish It

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-19

I started and stopped, started and stopped-I couldn't get interested enough in the characters to finish the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A Dreadful Performance

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Almost unlistenable. Some good Maigrets have here been disastrously adapted for amateurish radio theater.The histrionic acting and phony upper-crust British accents make the dialogue difficult to understand and, incredible for Simenon, boring . Much better to buy the Maigret audiobooks narrated by Gareth Armstrong. Those are gems.

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Narration is Terrible

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I love Walter Mosley's writing, but I can't get past this narration. In trying too hard to sound like a tough-guy detective, the narrator spits out words like little bullets. This completely overshadows the story, and makes the book essentially un-listenable. I don't fault the narrator, I fault the producer. Fail.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I should have guessed that a collection with such a lame theme would result in a collection of lame stories. Elmore Leonard excepted, these are just awful. A waste of time and money.