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I fault the director or producer. I noticed at least 3 instances when the wrong word was said, but it wasn't caught.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Nice introduction to Bartholomew series. good story but at the end a bit too much plotting for my liking
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What three words best describe David Thorpe’s voice?
A little on the irritating side when acting the character voices.
Was A Plague on Both Your Houses worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
No Shardlake but good enough
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was desperate to finish some weeding in the garden, so persisted longer with this book than I might've otherwise. Had I been driving, I would have slept, so a safety warning here!
Some whodunnits are just plain dull and formulaic. Despite the historical setting, the use of disgusting period detail and the nature of the college rule books at the time, this is one of those. Part of the problem is the cardboard characters. They don't live and this is one of those dreary potboiler books in an endless series. Trouble is, the first book in such a series has to hook the reader to keep them reading. This fails, but at least I won't waste any more dosh on the rest of them!
The narrator does his best and gives a creditable performance of this dismal material.
If you want a truly ripping yarn set in the time of the Black Death and full of excellent characters and atmospheric historical detail, I suggest Connie Willis' novel 'The Doomesday Book'. Dunno whether her stuff is on Audible yet, but it should be!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful