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  • Shadow of the Serpent

  • An Inspector McLevy Mystery 1
  • By: David Ashton
  • Narrated by: David Ashton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

London had Sherlock Holmes. The dark alleys of Edinburgh had Inspector McLevy. Known as the father of forensics and a likely influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, real-life police inspector James McLevy is here reinvented by David Ashton in a thrilling mystery - the first in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really struggling to finish this!

  • By joanna potter on 08-10-16

Really struggling to finish this!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

What would have made Shadow of the Serpent better?

Somebody else reading it. He is overly dramatic and I can hear him licking his lips and swallowing, which is really distracting. The performance is too much, much like the typical over enthusiastic thespian.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of the Serpent?

I`m really disappointed as the story seems really quite good and well written, but I cant listen to anymore of this. I might read the book though - fingers crossed that I don`t have that voice in my head when I do.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Ashton?

Anybody!

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