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Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle US mystery listeners with this unforgettable series debut. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.
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By Mark on 03-28-17
Great start to series, no audio problems anymore
Woo-hoo! I found a new crime series to love. Great setting (Shetland Islands north of Scotland), rich characters, strong plot. In this case, two girls ring the door of a man with mental disabilities on New Year’s Eve as part of a dare. One of them turns up dead a couple of days later, and the small community turns on the man because they’d always blamed him in the disappearance of a little girl years earlier. Bechdel test: Pass. Grade: A-
The narrator does well conveying old men and teen girls, not an easy feat. He gives enough of a hint of accent that you feel transported but without the characters being difficult to understand.
Some reviewers talk about audio problems but as of March 28, 2017, I heard none.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
By E. on 02-23-15
Good story, excellent reader, problems with the audio, as has been noted by other reviewers. I'll probably just read this somewhere, and return this book, as it is much too disconcerting to hear "Chapter 29" in the middle of a description of our protagonist reeling from a punch in the face -- this defect is at 1:05 and I have already heard several of these recorded overlays, which are interfering with the actual story.
I even deleted this from my library and downloaded again, in case Audible had decided to fix the problem. But they haven't as of 2/23/15.
25 of 27 people found this review helpful