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Mrs W.

Sheffield
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Why the change?

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

I used to really enjoy listening to Joe Mantegna narrate these Spenser stories but the narration on this one is awful. It sounds plain and uninteresting as does Mantegna, you can tell he’s just reading it, not bringing it to life. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by the older books he narrated but this one feels like he is enunciating every word for a teacher.

Found it hard to follow the story.

Predictable but ok

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

The narration is very good, the story is weak and the final clue when it’s revealed is well........ put it this way, it’s not the crime of the century and I’m sure like me you’d of been asking it after a few chapters.

As for the DS, I’d be embarrassed to work for her!
Don’t waste your money.

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Very good story, some things don’t change I guess. Worth the listen for the “twist” at the end.

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

From the opening chapter I was hooked! If you suspend disbelief then you will throughly enjoy this tale, twisting and turning until he final chapter.

Will keep you engaged. RECOMMEND

Completely Crackers!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This story is crazy, much loved and well written, but for me the only thing that makes this Audible story GREAT, is David Hyde Pierce’s excellent narration.

It’s probably the best delivery of this story ever! Download it now!

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I’ve really enjoyed the previous Dexter books and I loved the TV series, but this is a waffle-fest. It takes forever to get to the action, or even to get to the point!
This book gives you one thing though. It confirms that Dexter is a dick.

Waste of a credit.

Once the science lesson is over.....

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

Good story, it’s very well performed. My only gripe is it’s very “scientific “ in the first half and if you’ve not read up on dinosaurs it can be educational, but if you’ve already studied them it goes on a bit, but that’s my preference.
All in all though, I’d recommend it, once the lesson is over!

A Genuine Man. Superb

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Fantastic story, witty well written and definitely worth listening to. With all that is happening in America, it is wonderful to hear a strong, motivator and a genuinely great man speak.
The story is heartfelt and honest.

Please listen to the amazing speech at the end. It will make you realise what a difference there is in this humble man with a funny name and the fake president the USA has.

God I miss this guy.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Surprising narration!!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

This is one of my favourite Christie stories and it is well told, David Suchet is a good narrator but in this he actually makes Poirot a character he’s synonymous with sound like something from ‘allo ‘allo! Definitely not a Belgian Detective more like a vaudevillian French man!

For me that spoilt it somewhat as when acting on screen, he really is the best Poirot ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Unedited version

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

In this, the broadcast is complete with editing comments, script problems, appalling music and errors.

I do enjoy listening to Orson Welles but this was very disappointing and it made it very hard to follow.

Don’t bother.