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I am so sad to say that this was a bit of a disappointment. I love Jeanette Winterson and after reading a few articles about this book, eagerly anticipated the Audible release. I had also previously listened to 'Why be happy when you could be normal?' (audiobook of the year without a doubt) so had high hopes for this. Winterson has researched and written this beautifully and I think the problem may be in the audio version. I found myself confusing the characters a little which obviously hindered full immersion into the story. The narration
was bearable but really lacked any sense of atmosphere, suspense or period feel. Maybe one that's better to read?
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I had to 'read' this because the book group chose it. I found the story rather too gory for my taste, and the plot a little unsatisfying, if difficult to 'switch off'. But the narration was superb. I also had the book itself from the library but enjoyed much more listening to it read in Sian Thomas's voice.