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Would you try another book from Bernard Minier and/or Elijah Alexander?
I might try a book by the author. I might even try this book again - but not with this reader. The French accents were so grating and distracting. Gah. So bad I couldn't even focus on the story, which, for all I know, might turn out to be OK.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator voiced all the characters in awful French or Swiss accents. Really horrible accents. Like the accents from an Inspector Clouseau movie. Blech.
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Narrator affects an annoying French accent that sounds like Inspector Clouseau. He frequently slips into a German accent without realizing it. I liked Minier's first novel, but this one is a bomb. The story is cliché-ridden and internally inconsistent. Just one example: Whenever a character confronts a crisis or something unexpected, some part of that person's body either convulses, burns, freezes, or turns to ice. This happens so frequently and involves so many body parts that I started laughing every time Minier popped up with a new one. This novel is a terrific example of how not to write.