Great easy listening, read by a master.
Stephen Fry's impressions of various characters are spot on and very funny.Teaching, Cambridge, Show business,writing and his own particular demons.
Will now order the earlier volume and look forward to the next.
I had read all Ms Tey's books bar this one. I had put it off, thinking oh I am not that interested in the murder of the Princes, what a mistake. I listened to it straight through.
Derek Jacobi reads superbly. The story is gripping and past paced, showing the twists and turns of uncovering the truth, with interesting characters and observations about vested interests and bias and reputation along the way as temporarily bedbound Inspector Grant and his offsiders put the pieces together.
I enjoyed Elly Griffiths' other books, the Janus Stone and the Crossing Places, but this was disappointing.
There is unnecessary repetitive background from book one used as a shortcut to establishing characters, and a crowded, poorly structured plot.
Don't start with this one, but don't miss the others either.
Eileen Atkins reads superbly. The title of this review says it all, without being a spoiler.
Beautifully read by Carole Boyd- do hope she is doing the rest of Josephine Tey's novels.
You don't have to know a lot about English politics to enjoy this opinionated diary. Lots about character, relationships, ego and devastating insights on government and party politics.
Cleverly written and excellently read, I do wish he had recorded more.
This is a weakish book in Trollope's great Palliser series, beautifully read by Timothy West.
I am pleased I listened to follow the story through, not a waste of time at all, and anything with this narrator is worth hearing, but the other volumes in the series are so much better books.
I love Trollope, but this is not a good one. The narrator reads beautifully though, and maybe for Trollope tragics this is worth it.
This is a favourite book of mine, a modern classic and Eleanor Bron reads it beautifully. Poor stunning Lily Bart. This is such a complex, moving portrait of a beauty, a fine spirit and the fashionable and established society she lives in, raising questions about integrity, worth, status etc in a complulsive story.
If you enjoy it, do listen to The Age of Innocence too, it may be even better.
I enjoy Lorrie Moore's short stories but was disappointed by this reading of her novel.
You may love this. I don't know if it was reading or the book(which I have not read) but I found the reading rather laboured, witticisms (and there are many) were so pointed up and drawn attention to that they soon failed to amuse me and seemed rather heavy handed. Maybe the style is less suited to the novel rather than short stories, or maybe it is just my preference for a different style of reading.
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