"Good book spoiled by terrible narrator"
Found the narration irritating and distracting. While voicing characters ( ie acting) he was fine, but when reading the narrative, he read like an adolescent trying to impress the teacher, with 'dramatic' pauses in all the wrong places, especially when a a character name was the first word of a sentence. Did no-one listen to this before publishing? Really, Mr Rankin, you ought to respect your listeners as much as your readers and edit your audiobooks - I can't imagine you would have let this one actually be subjected to your public if you had heard it first....
"Went on forever!"
Unlike some other titles of similar length, I was really aware of how long this one went on for. I was desperate for it to be over! Storyline too slow.
On the positive side, well narrated.
Much better than other recent works by same author. Getting back to the quality of storytelling in her early books.
Well narrated as usual by Lorelei King...
"Expensive but Good"
Good stories, well acted and narrated, however not worth £9 for 150 minutes. Admittedly I should have looked at the duration!
"What's not to like?"
Honest and funny, a few laughs out load and loads of smiles.
Looking forward to the next instalment.
"Well paced, well narrated"
A well paced, well structured book which was supported by a good narration.
A few unexpected twists and good characterisation made this one a real pleasure to listen to.
"A decent book ruined by poor narration"
The narration on this book totally ruined it for me. The intonation, stressing the wrong words, terrible characterisation totally distracted me from the book itself.
Was initially amazed to learn that the narrator was the author, then reasoned that if it were anyone else, the producer would have been honest about how awful it was.
Would have been 4 starts but for the frankly awful narration.
Ms Connor - stick to writing and fork out for a proper narrator next time please.
"Funny and Entertaining"
Impeccably narrated by the author. Honest and funny. Fry's use of language is floral and beguiling. I'd recommend to anyone.
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