©1943 by Ngaio Marsh; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
Jean the Bean
Excellent story, set in wartime NewZealand with a colourful cast of characters. Nadia May's narration is faultless. This is one to listen to again.
I love Ngiao Marshs books. This is no exception. Overall the narration is good, but the reader just cannot do accents to save her life! She should give up trying and just use her own rather pleasant voice.
"Mud pot mystery!"
I love Ngaio Marsh although Colour Scheme isn't perhaps, my favorite because Chief Inspector Alleyn doesn't appear until the very end (in a way). But Ms. Marsh makes you live New Zealand in wartime and her depictions of the Maoris are spot-on! Ngaio Marsh certainly deserves to have a larger listenership, and I encourage Audible listeners to buy this and her other books. You won't be disappointed. The narrator, Nadia May, is also very good, her 'voices' enhance the production.
My major reason for writing this review is to alert Audible that there's a problem with the audio program production. At least 10 times during the book's course, a paragraph is repeated. While this is actually helpful if I've become distracted by driving concerns, it's a little disconcerting to hear it all again. This book needs to be re-edited.
"Not quite there"
This just wasn't something I could get into. I gave up after several hours. It might mean more to some one with more awareness to the New Zealand setting. The narrator was okay but, not captivating. I agree with the other reviewer about some paragraphs being repeated.
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