I wish I'd bought the abridged version! The story is so long. I find myself saying 'just get on with it' much to the consternation of others standin..Show More »g nearby.
Actually the story is pretty good. The narrator lets the side down by giving the French what appears to be a Lancashire accent which really grates. Aaagh. The French accent in some places is fine so I presume it was a deliberate (and bad) decision of the narrator to give some characters a more regional accent. It doesn't work!
There are lots and lots of cliches at the start, but it does settle down if you persevere. Not a bad book really but a combination of the narration and length lets it down.
The story was quite good although I did feel some of the characters were stereotypical of this type of story. However I could have lived with this bu..Show More »t for the narrator - I also found her intonation frustrating and could only listen for a short time. As someone who likes the gendre of audio books this was again frustrating. A real let down after the first book
I have really enjoyed the author's previous works so am giving it a lot of leeway. The narrator makes much of the language of the book but makes no di..Show More »stinction between one character and another until far too late in the book. I am perservering with this book rather than being swept along by it.