A wonderful collection of 30 of the greatest detective and mystery stories ever written. Featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, Dr. Thorndyke and Madame Rosika Storey.
Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks
Someone who doesn't drawl and growl.
Interest in the stories but irritation with the telling.
I started listening to audiobooks at night during bouts of insomnia. I enjoy crime fiction, interesting biographies but will try anything.
The book itself is probably fine, but for me it was totally unlistenable due the the awful narration.
My next listen will be anything NOT read by Cathy Dobson.
CD's intonation was awful, her sing-song narration was dire and did not vary. I had hoped that it would get better or that I would get used to it but sadly this was not the case
I thought this book was great value for my credit and I'm sure that I would have enjoyed most of the stories, but the narration was intolerable. I'd like my money back!
Had already listened to a Max Carrados tale by Ernest Bramah narrated by Stephen Fry and found it a story that left me wanting more. So I purchased this Thirty Great Detectives Stories for more of these and a taste of other detectives. What a disappointment!!! Not the stories themselves though but the narrator's M O N O T I N O U S drawl completely killed all feeling for the stories and characters. I will never knowingly purchase a story read by Cathy Dobson ever again!
My ratings should not be a seen as a reflection on the stories but that of the narrators inability to hold the listeners attention and bring life to the imagination.
A different narrator
She places emphasis on ALL the wrong words - is unable to speak in whole sentences which I would have thought is an essential requirement in a narrator.
Wouldn't have employed that narrator
Please don't employ that narrator again! She utterly ruined this series of excellent works.
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