I am listening to this in bed as I drift off to sleep - I must admit I drift off quicker than I normally would: this really is outdated: I have the M..Show More »rs Bradley DVDs but these bear no relation and normally one says the book is better: in this case it is not. I just do not understand half of what is going on and why it is and why it has been written at all. As I have paid for it, I keep listening, but half in the hope that it might improve; so far it hasn't! Sorry, I really did try to like it!!
I must admit I got a little lost in the relationships of all the characters so didn't guess the ending but it is a great story full of little tableau ..Show More »to make you smile or chuckle out loud.
This is my first encounter with Gladys Mitchell's work. I found the story a little slow to get started and it to a while to engage with it. However, ..Show More »I felt it was worth persevering to the end. I found the narration a little slow, but generally OK.
As with my other reviews, I do enjoy a good whodunit, and Gladys Mitchell’s books really do tick all the boxes. I like her character, Mrs Bradley and..Show More » her chauffeur, and other subsidiary characters are well-drawn and plausible. Together with good plots, they are always worth a listen.
The only draw-back (and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) is the reader, Patience Tomlinson’s characterisation of Mrs Bradley. I found it grated which was a real pity because the rest of her characterisations were very good. I think it grated because Mrs Bradley says a lot!
If you are OK with this slight imperfection, then you will certainly enjoy not only this book, but the rest in the series available here on Audible.