Set in Parliament, on stage, the racetrack as well as the intimate salons of the Beau Monde, the best-selling author of Slammerkin evocatively brings to life a world where everyone wears a mask and where erotic liaisons prove as dangerous as political ones.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Maybe it's my aging ears, but I find the reader's voice and enunciation skim over the words in a way that makes it very difficult for me to engage in the story. It just sort of zips by before I can grab on to the words. The little bits I do retain often seem quite clever, so I'm not faulting the story, just the delivery. Perhaps I need to try listening at the "slow" speed setting.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I am anxious to listen to "The Dinner" by Herman Koch
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Donada Peters?
Davina Porter - the quintessential British reader
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Humour/cleverness, I think, but couldn't really absorb enough to tell
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