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What did you like best about The Great Detective Collection? What did you like least?
Many lovely long stories ruined by the narration. Cathy Dobson seems as though she is constantly trying to sound like a man, and every sentence is painfully drawled out at the end so that it becomes distracting and tortuous to listen to. All the characters sound the same from story to story. I hate leaving a review that is at all negative, and this is just my perspective, but I was really looking forward to listening to this book and it's been difficult.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
I think I would have enjoyed the stories immensely (some I had previously read) but the narration was so distracting that I couldn't listen to more than a few minutes. Waste of a credit.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
these stories are classics, I have read and loved nearly all of them and really wanted something easy to listen to, that I loved.
however, I wish that I had listened to the narration. sorry but Cathy Dobson is awful in narrating these stories. I didn't even finish the first story and wished I had listened to a sample.
it makes theses un listenable
10 of 12 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I was very disappointed by this collection. I was looking forward to listening to all my favourites but I omitted to listen to the sample clip. The narration is stilted, mannered and extremely irritating. The narrator makes no attempt to differentiate characters and there was no way I could listen to the book all the way through. This is the only time I have ever been disappointed with an Audible choice. Ghastly!
Would you recommend The Great Detective Collection to your friends? Why or why not?
I wouldn't recommend this collection to anyone.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?
Any one, Stephen Fry would be perfect.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Well the actual stories are great but the narration ruined them.
Any additional comments?
9 of 11 people found this review helpful