I absolutely loved reading the Moonstone (in paper) years ago, and was excited to get the audiobook. It does not disappoint. The individual character of each persons narrative (different characters are used to relate the same story) is preserved perfectly by the use of different voices cleverly done, not over accented. Although this may be considered a classic, I would suggest really it is a comedy, lots of laugh out loud sentences while driving along in the car! Highly recommended.
Really enjoyed this reading. 'Niles Crane' makes an excellent narrator, although his fake posh English accent sometimes slips up. Had never read the story of Gulliver before, and think that listening to it probably added an edge to the irony and veiled sarcasm which reading may not have. Thoroughly recommended
You will need to have read Kidnapped before reading this book. It is the conclusion of the life of David Balfour after he returns from his escapades. Some parts of this dragged slightly and I didn't fully understand the character of Catriona, despite being female. Shall I conclude that RLS didn't understand women's characters, or perhaps I'm a female oddity? Otherwise it was all good and satisfying, the conclusion had a good pace to it, and it finished well. I would have preferred a native Scottish narrator as sometimes his accent veered into Irish or home counties.