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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I don't know. It is a matter of personal taste,
Would you recommend Blunt Darts to your friends? Why or why not?
No, but only because of the narration.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I am not going to finish the book. The writing isn't top notch but since I won't get beyond the third chapter I will, in fairness, give the text 3 stars. The problem is the reader, Andy Caploe. Listen to him doing something other than the Cuddy series and he's not bad. And by his other credits he appears to be a very successful professional. But it is painful to hear his caricatures in the story. And unfortunately it starts with the lead character/narrator in the story. His broad BostonMA accent for Cuddy might be tolerable if it weren't mixed with the occasional Long Island nasel, which is to say the voice isn't a solidly consistent portrayal. It is a distraction. The female voices are almost cartoonish. And that's really the problem. His reading has a simple, unappealing quality between cartoon and private-eye-cliche. I had wanted to give Jeremiah Healy stories a try, starting with the first in the series. But since Caploe had recorded all of the Healy volumes it ends here.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blunt Darts?
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