Regular price: $14.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $14.95
This is a very good mystery, and I was torn on my rating of this audio book. I had read the book previously and gave it a 5-star rating, but I'm one of those people who read their favorite books over several times. When I had a chance to get the audio book from Liz I was excited to have the chance to listen to it while in the car. The 4-stars are for the narrator.
I had never listened to a book read by Jennifer Fournier. The narrative parts of the book and her interpretation of Polly, for the most part, are very good. She is easily understood, has good diction and pronunciation, and reads at a good pace. She changes inflection for the various characters. When Ms. Fournier switches tone for other characters she needs to consider this is a book for adults. Her interpretation of Rooster is a cross between Santa Claus and the Big Bad Wolf. Occasionally she makes Polly sound like a 6-year old, especially if she's been caught taking unnecessary risks and has to explain her actions.
That being said, I would still recommend adding this book to your audio library. Ms. Fournier is clear and concise in her reading. It is easy to follow the action in the story. It is great to be able to listen to the book while engaged in some other activity that prevents reading, such as driving, cooking, needlework or other actions such as those.
Liz Dodwell is one of my favorite authors. When a young woman is found dead, being guarded by her Irish Setter, Polly believes it's murder even though it is ruled accidental death. It also seems to be connected to a disappearance of a child twenty years ago. This is a great mystery with twists and turns and an ending that took me by surprise. Seeing Red is a stand alone book but a great part of the Polly Parrett series. It is such a treat to be able to listen to the story.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Received free audio book for a review. I really like the Polly Parrott pet sitter mysteries even before this, but I have recently started buying audio versions, so... I was pleased that one of the Polly stories I hadn't read yet was this one. I enjoy the mix of characters in these mysteries. Polly and her pet sitters, her boyfriend, her Mother and the vets being helped. Polly's contact with Eric (full name Eric the Red), finds her and gets her following him to his very ill mistress. Circumstances lead to the second meeting with Eric, again related to his mistress, but this time she is dead, in very mysterious, to Polly, circumstances. No one else seems to be interested in finding answers, but not many can resist Polly's questions and dogged persistence. I enjoyed her questioning mind and I found the outcome sad, due to a tragic incident from the past, but the truth came out and Eric saved the day.