©1997 Ruth Rendell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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"One of the Best Mysteries I Have Ever Read"
The end was so simple, and so obvious, yet it had never occurred to me. Truly a brilliant who done it.
"Deliciously Complex Mystery"
Above average - usual great writing and plot by Ruth Rendell.
Loved when English Inspector Wexford visited California and I could see America through his eyes.
Yes, although the narration was the weak point in the overall listening experience.
The British narrator did the WORST version of an American accent I've ever heard. Literally laughable. I bookmarked the section so my sister could hear it and laugh along with me.All the Californians sounded like... I don't even know. Hillbillies? I understand there's another version under the American titled Death Notes and narrated by the always fabulous Davina Porter. That might be a better choice.
"Laughable American Accents"
I couldn't get very interested in the characters, basic plot, and setting, although I did stick with the book in order to find out who committed the crime and how Wexford would solve it. The narrator acted the part well, but his accents seemed too formal for British police officers, and his American accents were laughable. Sorry, Ruth. This one just didn't cut it for me.
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