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By Customer on 07-24-17
Another example of beautiful writing.
PD James has been a favorite of mine for many years. I consider her to be an author whose works will stand the test of time, for the same reason Josephine Tey and Agatha Christie are beloved even today. They are gifted writers.
Penelope Dellaporta is a wonderful narrator and I love listening to her PD James readings. I normally listen at 1.0 because I don't want to miss any of the luscious details found in every book. With this specific book, however, I recommend bumping the audio speed up to 1.5. 1.0 is too slow and not, I think, true to the original recording.
This murder mystery is classic James. Moody environment and characters, and enough viable suspects to keep the reader wondering until the reveal.
I like to use immersion reading when listening to PD James. It allows me to go back and find details I feel I might have missed, or just reread and listen to the wonderfully atmospheric descriptions of the countryside or architecture in a particular location.
Ms Dellaporta sounds like I think P.D. James would, based on nothing more than than her photo on the back of her books and a snippet of an interview I heard many years ago. I feel like I'm listening to her read her own books.
Great bargain if bought with a credit.