Defense for the Devil

Customer Reviews

194 Ratings

Overall Ratings

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
By Lehua of Pacifica on 04-23-08

Her Usual Good Job

Except for the somewhat overblown squabbling between the protagonist and her boyfriend, the best part of this series is the relationships. They're well rendered and pleasant to be part of. Even the cats are fun -- or maybe especially. The plot is interesting, too, and quite tricky. And in this episode, the judge acts more like a real one would. The author sometimes prattles -- I have no need to know about sweaty socks and detailed snack menus, etc.

AUDIO:
One of the better readers. She has a pleasant voice, is a good actor, and provides good delineation between characters and few mis-emphases.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By CBDC on 01-27-09

Good but I miss Anna

Defense for the Devil is the first Wilhelm book I've listened to that wasn't read by Anna Fields. The book is pretty good (standard Wilhelm), but I kept wanting to hear Anna's voice portraying the father or Barbara. She is missed and will continue to be.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 06-06-07

Not as good

If you are used to the Barbara Holloway series with narrator Anna Fields, it is a real disappointment to here his narrator's interpretation. She really makes Barbara seem a bit of an air head. I really can't even finish this book. I am going to move onto one of the novels narrated by Fields.

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12 of 14 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Gabriel on 12-09-07

good but not real good

this book did not have me spending extra moments in the car wanting to find out what would happen next, as a matter of fact, I sometimes fast forward just to finish the book, was mostly predictable with not one twist

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By John on 10-27-07

Good, but...

The narration is quite good, but I did find it difficult to distinguish the gender of some characters by the vocalizations. At first, I thought some of the male characters were women with heavy smoking habits. It doesn't detract as much as one might imagine, as the story quickly absorbs the distraction.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Adelle on 09-07-14

Good plot but terrible narration.

What did you like best about Defense for the Devil? What did you like least?

This book was a disappointment after listening to Anna Field's narration of other Barbara Holloway books. The female characters all sounded like flighty bimbos and the men all sounded the same, like an old woman who smoked all her life. This made it incredibly hard to pay attention and follow the story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Terrible character voices.

Was Defense for the Devil worth the listening time?

No, and not worth the money either, mainly because of the narration.

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