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Now that I'm familiar with the author/narrator's breathy style and heavy Scottish accent (having read the first mystery) I fully enjoyed this one. The returning characters are continuing to develop and McLevy himself may be feeling the pangs of love. Who could imagine it! The author/narrator brings the period and characters to life with his vivid portrayal of late 19th century Scotland.
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What would have made Fall from Grace better?
Different narrator or some coaching on his narration. VERY slow pace was first problem. But when I tried using 1.25, that worked until he hit the first female voice, who for some reason spoke much more quickly. Ugh. Sound is crisp, which I usually like, but I could hear every movement of saliva in this guy's evidently very wet mouth. Frustrating, b/c I usually love narrators from England, Scotland, and Ireland, but this was toooo annoying. Ended up returning it.
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I really do like this book.
But I keep going back because the narrator is so distracting to the point that it's frustrating and irritating.
The inspector is a layered character and book by book you're beginning to understand him. I like him. He is not Sherlock, no where near him but with time he will develop his own detecting style.
I have with reservation pre ordered the next book in the series but I hope Mr Ashton takes on board what I have written. Please get someone else to narrate it.
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