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I loved the story of INTERR'D WITH THEIR BONES (Carrell's previous novel), but it was hard to make it through the audiobook because the narrator was so poor at accents. I really only made it through because most of the action was set in the United States with American characters. Being American, she was fine with those speakers. England was bad, and then she got to Mexican-American characters who sounded like the Frito Bandito. Terrible! Shameful, really! Directors and producers of audiobooks really need to check out resumes and even possibly audience-test readers who claim to be able to do foreign accents before hiring them. Katherine Kellgren, on the other hand, who narrates HAUNT ME STILL, does a wonderful job with English, Scottish, and American voices. In addition, she just reads very well. For that alone, I'd recommend this novel.
If you want to learn more about Shakespeare the man and author, the witchcraft folklore of Scotland, and listen to a good mystery besides, you'll love this book. I only wish that the protagonist, Kate Stanley, and Ben spent as much time together in this story as they did in the first novel. Can hardly wait for another Kate Stanley mystery. Highly recommended!
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Unfortunately for her, the material just wasn't as good as Ms. Carrell's first attempt at a little Shakespearean mystery mixed with Bibliophilia history. This one comes off as way too over the top, involving magic/witchcraft (material much better suited to Fantasy than historical mystery). Sad, since as a Bibliophile myself I enjoyed Ms. Carrell's first book (Interred With Their Bones) a great deal. As usual, however, Ms. Kellgren proves herself to be one of the best narrators in the business, and as I said, she does what she can with material not quite up to her impeccable abilities.