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Great as always apart from Damon Blundy accent!!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

The accent used for Damon Blundy was the most aggravating narration ever experienced in a Sophie Hannah audio book. It made me want to fast forward every time. Would have much rather had Julia Barrie narrating the male parts in the book as usual.

Inspector Banks! Hoorah!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-12

As a massive fan of hard copy Inspector Banks series and as a massive fan of audio books, I thought I would combine the two and give the audio version a go. Listened to the sample and didn't think Simon Slater too bad (but who on earth thought to cast Stephen Tomkinson as DCI Banks on TV should be shot - is it me or is the character we all know and love anything like Stephen Tomkinson plays him???? Hrrumph...) Anyway I digress. Simon Slater as Banks was ok, I got used to it, but why on earth did he have to do a very bad Jamacian accent for Winsome????? Yes we know she's black, but this is very poor stereotyping on whoever suggested her character should be portrayed like that, unless I've missed something in previous books, and if so I apologise. The Estonian accents also get a bit wearing more like a bad transylvanian vampire low on blood. Exceptions apart it is a good listen, not my favourite of the series, but good all the same and would recommend it for any fan. I really wish the end had been a bit more fanciful though just for a feel good aspect once in a while. Never mind.

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