As a trail of murder is laid amongst the llama droppings, the world's second greatest detective goes undercover to solve the mystery.
M J Trow gives a new slant on Conan Doyle's Lestrade.
Sergeant (later Inspector) Lestrade hunts a killer in Sanger's circus of Victorian times learning that "nothing is at it appears in a circus".
I have read this book before & enjoyed it so downloaded the audio version expecting the same pleasure. I don't know why the author decided to narrate his books but in my opinion it was a big mistake. M J Trow does not narrate his story well which is a great pity.
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What made the experience of listening to Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring the most enjoyable?
The interesting story line, notable characters, and amusing dialog made this book enjoyable.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of M J Trow?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
The narrator’s omnipresent, loud breathing was too much of a distraction from the story.<br/>
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Thi story has good pace, great characters, lots of plot twists and a good measure of humour to keep the reader reading. But, it is read by the author and this lets it down. It sounds as though he is reading with a mouthful of drink which is very distracting from what is a very worthwhile and entertaining audio book.
What could M J Trow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I first read this series of books about 15 yrs ago they definitely stand up to a second visit. I wish they had a different reader
Would you listen to another book narrated by M J Trow?
Yes with another narrator
Could you see Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Full of unashamedly bad puns, cultural allusions, often in very bad taste, it's a bit like "I'm sorry, I haven't a clue" with corpses. Don't expect historical accuracy or great literature, but it's entertaining, fast moving, and very, very silly....
Any additional comments?
at the beginning of the story I thought I had made a big mistake in buying this book but as soon as sergeant lestrade came on the scene and then joined the circus it became good.<br/>I had no problems with m.j. trow's performance of the book. he did the accents well bringing the book to life. not many author's can perform their own books.