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Sadly this narrator has failed to capture the characteristics of the lead roles established in the earlier recordings. Mcguire has been reduced to sounding oafish and dim and Dolly has become a home counties matron and no longer a bohemian free spirit. At times the narration is so stilted as to sound synthesized. Sorry, but this has just made listening no longer quite the pleasure it once was
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A better plot and narrator
If you’ve listened to books by Julie Wassmer before, how does this one compare?
I loved the first three books, this one was not in the same league. I found it tiring and insulting that she went into explanations about how forensics worked. It was padding.
What didn’t you like about Willow Nash’s performance?
The main problem was her characterizations of Dolly and Inspector McGuire. Compared to the first three readings the voice characterisation was all wrong Dolly was too posh and Mike McGuire sounded a complete moron. Not the tall Swedish looking handsome character I had in my mind. The reading was robotic at times as well
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Apart from moving the story on between the main two characters, no.
Any additional comments?
A better story line and please bring back Jenna Russell.