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Murder on the Oxford Canal

Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
Series: DI Hillary Greene, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Summary

Meet DI Hilary Greene, a policewoman fighting to save her career. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. 

Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?

©2017 Faith Martin (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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worth a listen

a light story with a a few twists and turns.

the reader could have have put a bit more life into the reading

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will.get better

The story was good, the narration monotone and one paced. The editing was poor with no breaks between sections which combined with the monotone voice meant you quite often went between scenes without realising they had changed subsequently losing the plot, The editor should also have picked up on some mispronunciations and American pronunciation which jar as you are listening.

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Great

I read the book on my kindle. Then downloaded audible for my son who is registered blind and loves audio books. Decided to listen to this story. I’m on book about 13 and it’s good to recap as to where it all started. The narration is good. And I’ve not downloaded book two as loved the audio so much.

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  • 23-03-19

Narration so poor

The storyline was perfectly fine but this was ruined by the narrator who has a particularly loose command of the English language. Her mispronunciations were really distracting. It was a real pity.
Why did nobody check?

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What on earth is soddering?

The story is quite good and so is the performance to an extent, it’s just some of the pronunciation that spoils it. You wouldn’t think the mention of soldering would come up so often and then be mispronounced as soddering, sounds petty but it began to grate after a while. Shame because apart from that and other strange pronunciations it was acceptable.

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Good intro to a new heroine but...

The narrator ruined it for me as I had to really concentrate to notice a scene change!

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So so story. Oddly pronounced words.

Rather mundane story. Didn’t feel engaged with any of the characters. The narrator mispronounced several words ( eg soddering iron ) which further distracted.

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<br />too many story lines

everyone seemed to be working on different cases. not one of my more memorable listening books

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Intriguing with a twist

New author for me really enjoyed the book well written kept you connected all the way through with a twist at the end

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Very enjoyable

Good story with well defined characters.
Looking forward to listening to more books by this author.