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What disappointed you about Case Histories?
Two-dimensional characters that put me in mind of the Famous Five when they were all grown up. Twee.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something that doesn't feel like an English Public School creative writing project. And something where at least a few characters are interested in something other than sex.
What does Susan Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She caught the accents of the Famous Five types beautifully.
Any additional comments?
I'm sure lots of people enjoy this kind of style, but it really didn't work for me. I need a fighting chance of at least respecting one of the characters, and I really do need them to come across as real people.
I don't think I've ever listened to a better narrated book. Susan Jameson does an excellent job, unlike anything I've heard before.
Regards the story, there are three parallel stories loosely interwoven via the private detective Jackson Brodie. But the chapters are all from different perspectives of the various characters, so you get to know much more of their individual thoughts and feelings this way.
Nearly everything is wrapped up at the end, but I still have some questions I want answering, so am looking forward to discussing this with my book group in a couple of weeks!
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I love Kate Atkinson, but the narrator's tone, in attempting to interpret, just makes every sentence sound sneering, bored and sarcastic. Couldn't listen, once I worked out what the problem was. Awful.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful