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One of the best

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

Reviewed: 17-05-19

I really enjoyed both the story and the narration. I felt the atmosphere of period and language was done beautifully, and the whole left me with a smile on my face.
I will look out for Elizabeth Adams's next vagary.

Too long for what it was trying to achieve...

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

Reviewed: 13-05-19

and devolved into a series of platitudes and frankly unbelievable 21st-century phrasing Darcy and Elizabeth would never have used imho.
Yet another listen ruined by Americanisms and modern concepts: attorney for lawyer, homicide for good old murder, drapes for curtains, and so many more that an English gentleman would never have heard, let alone used.
Modern concepts of psychology are particularly out of place in this period, and the rather Disneylike feel to the romance became so cloying as the book went on that I struggled to finish it.
Is there no hope that Audible or authors of period British stories might see fit to employ a good English editor? Quite a few issues around homonyms and wrong word choice quite apart from the US/British issues should have been fixed before being sent to audio.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the narrator, who did his best with what he was given. I would listen to more of his work, but doubt the author will be a repeat buy for me.

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Sorry, but...

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

The protagonist - I can't bring myself to call the selfish, indulged chit a heroine - soon becomes unbearable. Worse, I saw no sign of improvement after 10 chapters.
Everyone, husband, family and friends, tell her, she says sorry, then goes on just as wilfully, just as downright stupidly without a pause for reflection or questioning her own judgement.
Couldn't finish as I could bear her no longer.

Bring back Christian Rodska

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Would you listen to Shadows in Bronze again? Why?

I enjoyed the story - the quirks of Falco's character voice and the vividly real people and places he encounters.
I missed Christian Rodska so much, though. He was the perfect voice of Falco in the first volume.

What did you like best about this story?

Characterization; sense of time and place.

What three words best describe Gordon Griffin’s performance?

Dull. Old. Errors.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but it would be a spoiler to say who gets hurt.
I did like Falco's care of the less fortunate - his seemingly endless family, and especially the sacred goat.

Any additional comments?

If Lindsey has any input on the choice of narrator, please, I beg her to insist on Christian Rodska.

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