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I love this series and author. She's not for everyone but if you like the long meandering twists and turns plot wise and psychological wise of Gillian Flynn you'll love these. This was definitely the best yet and after blowing through all of this series in the last few months I'm sad to have to wait. I also liked having multiple narrators, since the books have the division I think the audio should too. My only complaint is all the rest of the books and the facts of the character make the name Proust rhyme with boost, not like proud with an st. It's supposed to be the same as the author. Otherwise I liked the performance.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I have already suggested it to two friends. It was such an incredible read. Also, the wry British humour was exactly what I wanted, along with the mystery, of course.`
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Telling Error?
There were quite a few. if pressed, I would say the scene with the school mistress when Nicky takes in her son's gym kit. Also, the encounter of Simon with the two ex-wives. Many.
Have you listened to any of David Thorpe and Julia Barrie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Probably. The readers were brilliant. GREAT.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Nicky reads the letter about her secret. About her family home life as a child. Poignnt and very realistic.
Any additional comments?
I have read every mystery in this series (some I had to get from the UK as not all are available on US Audible. While all are really good, this one just sent me over the top. I loved everything about it. The grasp of the complexities and hilarities of social media had me gasping at times. So very, very spot on.
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I used to be a passionate fan of Sophie Hannah. "Little Face" was nothing short of brilliant, and the next 2/3 in the "Culver Valley" series were (almost) equally as good. If you're a lover of the "puzzle unravelled" type of mystery I'd recommend any of these.
However from there I'm afraid things have gone downhill fast.
Ponderous prose, weak characterisation and plodding tempo seem to have become the order of the day.
I'm afraid that this one is quite possibly the worst of the lot.
To call the plot contrived and convoluted would be the nicest thing I could say about it.
Compared with her earlier work I'm afraid this is starting to feel like "ok I suppose I'd better knock out another one". I'm reading dialogue I really don't care about from characters I used to love but who have become...... monotonous I'm afraid.
It's sad, but I think it's time for me
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Having enjoyed the whole Culver Valley series, I felt somewhat let down when Giles Proust not only changed the pronunciation of his name but his accent and whole personality. You wouldn’t think that was possible when just narrating what is written but so much is in the tone of voice. Why are new narrators for a series not asked to listen to previous books? Or told how to pronounce.names? Seems very lax to me. Luckily he didn’t have a big part in this story as it would have ruined it.