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Six and a Half Deadly Sins Audiobook

Six and a Half Deadly Sins

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Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining? Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message and won't let the matter rest until he's figured it out. He finagles a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing he is embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence-and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict.

©2015 Colin Cotterill (P)2015 Recorded Books

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    Mr. C. I. Siddall Lindum 07/07/2015
    Mr. C. I. Siddall Lindum 07/07/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Ruined"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator would have improved this rating immensely.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Colin Cotterill? Why or why not?

    Yes there's a lot more to be had.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Clive Chafers’s performances?

    I would rather be dragged down the Mekong river by my ankles from a Yak cargo plane than give mr chafers another bite of the cherry.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ersatz Expat 28/06/2015
    Ersatz Expat 28/06/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Ruined by narration"

    The narration was appalling. There was no characterisation and no phrasing. Almost impossible to follow.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ligs UK 14/06/2015
    Ligs UK 14/06/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Just one of the worst narrators I have heard on Audible, very little intonation or characterisation to my mind, and not a patch on Nigel Anthony who has performed the other books in the Colin Cotterill series and is, for me, the voice of Dr Siri.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom 06/10/2015
    David Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom 06/10/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh what a shame!"

    Good story, awful narration. Such a shame after the previous reader. Sorry Mr Chafers but not good enough.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    F. Fox United Kingdom 01/08/2015
    F. Fox United Kingdom 01/08/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Siri... Awful narrator"

    Come back Nigel Anthony! Another good Siri tale ruined by a truly awful narration. Such a shame

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 25/07/2015
    Mrs 25/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Reasonable plot let down by the telling"

    I found the narration weakened the storyline, too 'sing along' for myself though others may feel differently. Just wasn't to my taste.

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    Wendy Tring, Herts, United Kingdom 07/06/2015
    Wendy Tring, Herts, United Kingdom 07/06/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Dr. Siri ..."

    It is such a pleasure to hear a new Dr. Siri book and this was an entertaining, engrossing story. Audible please bring out more of Colin Cotterill's Dr. Siri stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fibi 14/08/2016
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    "Horrible flat and deadened narration"

    The story is excellent and funny in places, but you can't tell because of the narration, which is practically monotone, there are errors in the pronunciation , I wanted to shout Dr Siri every time he was called Dr Silly, and Mr "internet"??? Clerk is pronounced Clark and the characters came across as lacking individuality and personality these things spoiled a good story

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    Green Valley, AZ
    29/05/15
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    "Please keep Dr. Siri alive!"
    What made the experience of listening to Six and a Half Deadly Sins the most enjoyable?

    I love these books, and have listened to all of them many times. This is not the best one,
    but it's better than no Dr. Siri, so I am glad to have it. I couldn't get into his other series at all. I love the history of Laos and the characters in this series.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rena
    Silver Spring, MD
    23/06/15
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    "We need more"

    I love these books which are staged in 1970s Laos and present history and culture as the fundamental context of the story. The characters are strong and memorable. I truly hope author Cotterill keeps writing this particular series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • C in VA
    27/11/16
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    "Good Series"

    I like the stories in this series
    because I learned about part of the world I had limited knowledge about. What adds to this book and the series is the great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Grove
    23/07/15
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    "Not sure how I feel about that ending!"

    Hmmmm I hope there are more of these. I like these guys. The best part is that I have learned much of the history and politics of the Vietnam war that many of us kids of the seventies had no real awareness of. Clive's voice is a little nasally but he pulls it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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