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Disappointing Narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2019

I was really looking forward to this book but it has been a disappointment. Sorry to disagree with previous reviewers but the narrator is not good, or fine , or acceptable. She slides in and out of a pseudo British upper class accent to an American one in the middle of sentences and particularly at the end. Her pronunciation of some words is just plain wrong. I couldn’t listen to the entire thing as this verbal sloshing about was too distracting. And a note for the author- our heroine would not be using ‘every last cent she has with her’. She wouldn’t have any cents. She would have pennies.

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Superb Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2016

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version? Yes....I really enjoyed the voice characterisations. I think there has been and excellent job done with the narration. It added much depth to the story. What other book might you compare The Cuckoo's Calling to, and why? I'd say it has the grit of Rankin and the ' detective-ness' of Bosch. Which scene did you most enjoy? Hard to say....many gems through out the story. Lots of descriptive vignettes to make me clearly picture the action and characters. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? I did laugh but I also experienced the the tension of waiting for the other shoe to drop as the plot peeled away. Any additional comments? I listen to a lot of audio books and Robert Glenister is absolutely one of the best narratators! I'm going to go and buy other books he has narrated whether or not I like the authors! He really brings it to life. Going to buy the rest of the Cormoran Strike books too of course.