Regular price: $18.11
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $18.11
Would you listen to The Shape of Water again? Why?
Been waiting to have all the Montalbano novels on Audible for years. Had heard some narrated by Daniel Philpott which were good. This narrator is just awful! He has a lovely voice but no feel for the books at all and has little ability to do a range of voices. Still love the stories but whoever let this guy narrate the second novel when they heard how badly he did the first made a bad call!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shape of Water?
Story just as great as always but as already stated hard to find a high point in a poor narrative performance.
How could the performance have been better?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, for the story.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I have to disagree with previous reviewer. Firstly it is not Camilleri's best book. It shows promise and obviously the Montalbano series went from strength to strength. I have read all translated so far, as reading in italian although possible is more of an intellectual exercise, and I certainly do not want to lose the flow of the story. In my opinion "the shape of water" is a great start but not a patch on the following books.
Secondly the narration is excellent to my mind, I am very choosy about narrators and often will not get books I consider great if the narration does not suit. I certainly dont want Montalbano done with a cheesy Italian accent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful