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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The thriller plot had real potential and was compelling at the start, but it ended up turning on several completely improbable coincidences--almost insultingly contrived. The love/sex writing was junior-high level smarmy (at one point the main character makes a crack to herself about the size of her soon-to-be-ex-husband's penis--really?). Characters are stereotyped, and there's a lot of melodramatic shrieking at the end ("Jack! Oh, Jack!").
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something that's written for grown-ups.
What three words best describe Antonia Beamish’s voice?
Plummy and nice.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Sadness at what the publishing industry has come to.
What did you like best about Catch Your Death? What did you like least?
This is an unusual tale that really engaged me until the later chapters. I won't give any spoilers. Suffice to say that when things really hotted-up, it repeatedly got silly. At moments of legitimate panic, the main protagonist stopped crying and worrying long enough to launch into a detailed chat! Also, there were sloppy faults in the Police procedures, one glaringly huge.
I've listened to a few of this pair's books. This one was disappointing in comparison. Rather far-fetched story.
Antonia Beamish is a good narrator.