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WERNER&MRS

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Not sure if it is the writing or the narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2020

Struggled to get past chapter 10. The attempt by the author to write in the style of the 19th century is a good try, but falls short. The narration drags. And the ending is very unsatisfactory.

Do not listen if you are trying to go to sleep

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

Another top notch offering from our favorite nom de plume. Kept me guessing much longer than the 'ordinary' mystery novel, for sure. Lost 2 nights sleep because I could not "put it down"! A few extremely interesting and semi open ended red herrings that lead me to believe that this is not the last we will see of Cormoran Strike!

Nope, no spoilers from me. Grab it for yourself!

Oh, and the narrator is also top notch!

could be better

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2017

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator.

Would you be willing to try another book from Nicholas Shrady? Why or why not?

Possibly.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator, and this goes for all narrators, should learn how to pronounce names.

Did The Last Day inspire you to do anything?

As always with history and historic fiction, it inspired me to search the net and find the places and people mentioned. It HELPS if the narrator gets close enough to correct pronunciation to aid in finding the references.

Overall a good book/series

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

Reviewed: 13-03-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cheapside Corpse to be better than the print version?

Can't say as never read this in hard copy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cheapside Corpse?

Most memorable of all of the series is the historical accuracy. One of my own distant ancestors turned up and the author had him down pat. Nasty piece of work, that one.

Have you listened to any of Gordon Griffin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have, and he is very good at the narration.

Any additional comments?

What stands out the most for me is how our hero seems to get slower (read stupider) with each case. However, this can be easily explained by the number of times the poor bloke has been hit in the head. At the rate poor Chaloner keeps getting clobbered, I expect the series to end with him a drooling idiot.

Would, am sure, been better

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2017

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Wished it were the unabridged version. This writer/subject is too good to cut out any portions.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Holland? Why or why not?

Most definitely, and have,

What three words best describe Andrew Sachs’s voice?

Rich, distinct, appropriate.

Did Persian Fire inspire you to do anything?

Yup. Look for the unabridged version.

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dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A little more background to the story MIGHT have made these a bit more enjoyable.

What will your next listen be?

Conn Iggulden

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She reads way too fast.

dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2017

What disappointed you about Kindred and Wings?

Not up to what I have come to expect from Philippa Ballantine. Confusing and disjointed. The narrator doesn't help by reading way too fast.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really.