Then Anna is assigned to a different case, the brutal killing of a quiet, studious woman - a senseless attack with no obvious motive or immediate suspect. Until, chillingly, the case becomes unexpectedly linked with Langton's and Anna too is under threat.
©2007 Lynda La Plante; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"La Plante has created another damaged heroine almost as appealing as her inimitable Jane Tennison." (Publishers Weekly)
"Another strong series entry from Prime Suspect scriptwriter La Plante." (Booklist)
"A tale spoiled by the teller"
Lynda La Plante's stories are very good. This one is marred by the narrator who is not easy to listen to and has a very strange choice of accents. All characters other than the main character seen to suffer from working class accents where she does not. These accents are not well done either. The narrator is unable to sustain an accent even in the same part of the tale. One character goes between Geordie, Irish and Scouse in one passage.
I would not buy another book by this narrator though I would buy one of the authors.
"Clean Cut - Linda La Plante"
I've listened to Linda La Plante books before and enjoy her stories. However I just could not get past the terrible narration of this one. The accents were inconsistent to say the least and knowing the Geordie accent well I found the narrators attempts at this ridiculous. I would NEVER by a book narrated by her again. As to the story itself I think it was probably quite good but I had to abandon it due to high blood pressure caused by the narration. If I could 'take this product back' I would.
"I really enjoyed this"
This is the first lynda la plante I have bought I now have a few more on my wish list. This is a complex story which all comes together in the end. I really enjoyed this I hope you do too.
"Terrible narration and too much political diatribe"
This is the first audio book I couldn?t wait to finish, but regrettably not for good reasons. Firstly, the ludicrous and ever changing accents attempted by the narrator quickly became a source of extreme irritation. Did the producer really think this would go unnoticed or did they perhaps have their headphones switched off throughout the recording? I would like to say the narrator ruined the book for me but sadly I can't. That honour goes to Lynda La Plante herself for her vitriolic views on the state of immigration in Britain. I appreciate that some police officers, like her characters, do hold these views, but the incessant political diatribe and page after page of "official" statistics that Ms La Plante felt compelled to inflict upon us was more akin to a tabloid feature article than an integral part of the plot. So, would I recommend this book? No. Would I recommend the author? Probably not. Would I recommend the narrator? Not in a million years.
Classic La Plante, interesting story with three dimensional characters. Let down by the narrators inability to recreate different accents consistently.
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