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Tedious beyond all tedium

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Would you try another book written by Charlie Fletcher or narrated by Simon Prebble?

I have read other Charlie Fletcher books but this one is making my reconsider if I would bother again.

Would you ever listen to anything by Charlie Fletcher again?

Proably not.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Prebble?

No. He sounds like the bloke out of Keeping up Appearances, Hyacinth Buckets husband. Very not suitable as narrator. I have met the author and his voice is like the boss guy on The IT Crowd, very distinctive and boomy. He would have been better in my opinion.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

nope.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not great on many levels.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-16

Would you try another book written by Agatha Christie or narrated by David Suchet?

Wasn't keen on the narrations, especially that of Hastings who was irritating . Sound quality was poor compared to other recordings.

If you’ve listened to books by Agatha Christie before, how does this one compare?

Poorly.

What aspect of David Suchet’s performance might you have changed?

Better quality, better supporting cast.

Any additional comments?

Makes me realise how far we have come. I know casual racism was an accepted thing in older novels, even in Just William and John Buchan books. But this is the first time I have been offended by an Agatha Christie one where the constant reference to " chinks, orientals and slitty eyes " was common during one of the readings.

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