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First, the story was awesome, the blurb doesn't do it justice. The twists coming when least expected were great, I love that in a book. The main characters, Murph and Kate, were so mismatched at the beginning made me wonder where does the story go, but as the story unfolded I fell in love with them. Great secondary characters, the chief and the mail lady were my fave.
Dana Marton is a new author-to-me and I like what I see so far, I will be looking for her other books to enjoy. Thank you Ms. Marton.
As for the narration, I loved Ms. Ragan's voice, not as varied as others I've listened to, but great pitch, very pleasant. The only thing that bugged me is that she has a slight lisp, not sure what it is from, but a few places I had to go back and listen again to the word/s to hear what it was, two places I couldn't make it out even after the third listen.
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What made the experience of listening to Deathwatch: Broslin Creek the most enjoyable?
Deathwatch is well narrated, I was was drawn in by both story and voice that kept me mesmerized. For me a voice needs to fit the story, accents and voice cadence can make or break it. Talmadge Ragan seems to have the right draw in her voice for me.<br/>at times she did seem a bit close to the microphone, but that was not a an issue, nor did it bother me.<br/>
What other book might you compare Deathwatch: Broslin Creek to and why?
I'm still fairly new to audible, however, I would have to say that I would compare this book to the narration of "The Cuckoo,s Calling", as narrated by Robert Galbraith. His voice fit the story as well, and it was full of mystery and intrigue as well. <br/>Talmadge and Robert did not try to over do the different characters voices, which can e distracting. I felt the intensity of the situations in their voices, changes flowed nicely and kept me drawn into the story.
What does Talmadge Ragan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Listening to a good reader can bring the story to life more than reading a book for yourself, it can add depth to the story and experience that may not come into play with reading the book. <br/>When I read and then listen to a book, I just seem to experience more of an involvement sometimes, Talmadge added the depth and intrigue in her voice that doesn't necessarily come into play with reading on my own.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Followed by death
Any additional comments?
The reading was enjoyable, I did feel like it ended short, but perhaps with a hope for more, like a continuation. I guess I wanted the hit-man to be caught. That's just me, but I can see the potential.<br/>Overall a great book, great read, and great listening experience. I,m looking forward to hearing more of Dana's books in audio, she holds a few spots in my TBR list.
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I didn't see this coming. An assassin who had another assassin as a lover? I think both Murph and Kate's characters could have been more developed. And, I wanted to see Kate massage some of that stress out of Murph. I think the two of them could be good together.
I found the book enjoyable, the story kept moving along, but I wish you learned a little more about the people.
Also I felt like the narrator of the story had a cold and I felt I wanted to offer her a tissue. She was very nasal and breathy. It destructed me from the story.