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What did you love best about Look to the Lady?
I like David Thorpe as reader for these books much better than Frances Matthews. I wrote a small novel about why in my review of, "The Crime at Black Dudley" and I will just add to it by saying that I think he's even better here than he was there, and that he reads Campion AS ALLINGHAM WROTE HIM which is what I like in a reader. Allingham was finding her range with this story, and it's got some splendid scenes in it, a great story line, and a lovely supernatural element as well. Plus, it introduces Lugg, Campions right hand man and one of my favorite characters in fiction. I highly recommend this both for the story and the fact that is is well read.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Look to the Lady?
I'm fond of the relationship between Lugg and the butler at the Gyrth estate. I also enjoy the way this one starts,with the homeless man mysteriously summoned to Campions flat in an….unusual… way
Which character – as performed by David Thorpe – was your favorite?
Always very fond of Lugg.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It didn't make me cry, but the dialog made me laugh more than once. It's witty and sharp and has the inimitable dry British wit that I love.
Any additional comments?
If you love Golden Age mysteries, you will probably enjoy this.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
A wonderful listen. Campion is in fine fettle in this story about a gang of art thieves and a holy relic. Plenty of plot twists will keep you guessing until the end.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Ive been waiting so long for the unabridged Margery Allingham's to appear on audible and was delighted a few months ago when the first arrived - narrated by Francis Matthews. To me he gets Campion spot on - the lightness of touch, but also some gravitas. David Thorpe, while a good reader overall, doesn't get Campion. Makes him into an upper class twit, and quite irritating. Shame...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Look to the Lady again? Why?
I would listen again in the hope of picking up something new.
What did you like best about this story?
You can see the characters of Campion and Lugg solidifying as Margery Allingham gained her stride.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Although consistent, his voice characterisations veer uncomfortably close to parody.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?