Colour Scheme : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was a horrible death - Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knows that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted - if he wasn't a spy himself...

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Mud pot mystery!

I love Ngaio Marsh although Colour Scheme isn't perhaps, my favorite because Chief Inspector Alleyn doesn't appear until the very end (in a way). But Ms. Marsh makes you live New Zealand in wartime and her depictions of the Maoris are spot-on! Ngaio Marsh certainly deserves to have a larger listenership, and I encourage Audible listeners to buy this and her other books. You won't be disappointed. The narrator, Nadia May, is also very good, her 'voices' enhance the production.

My major reason for writing this review is to alert Audible that there's a problem with the audio program production. At least 10 times during the book's course, a paragraph is repeated. While this is actually helpful if I've become distracted by driving concerns, it's a little disconcerting to hear it all again. This book needs to be re-edited.
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- Pam

Not quite there

This just wasn't something I could get into. I gave up after several hours. It might mean more to some one with more awareness to the New Zealand setting. The narrator was okay but, not captivating. I agree with the other reviewer about some paragraphs being repeated.
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- Rod

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2001
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.