Regular price: $31.93
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $31.93
I really hope that future books in any if the series I read are not ever narrated by Napolean Ryan. I rarely write poor reviews if I can help it, but this narrator irritates me. His female voices are too wispy and his male voices, other than Montague and Stokes are annoying -- especially Barnaby whom he makes sound like a bored, arrogant fop! I keep having flashbacks to the Scarlet Pimpernel movie with Anthony Andrews and how he portrayed Percy Blakeny as the bored darling of society...
That said, the story itself is great! As usual, Laurens has written a fantastic story of romance and adventure with some fun plot twists -- just when you think you know what's going on, something happens to change your mind. I do wish there was more development of the romance between Montague and Violet though -- it seems to brake a backseat to the continuing relationship of Barnaby and Penelope throughout the majority of the story.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
It needs a different narrator. He made Barnaby sound like a stuffed shirt, and some of the women's parts are not very good either. I don't know why Laurens' books are narrated by men. Why not a woman for the female parts? I didn't particularly like Simon Prebble either.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Masterful Mr. Montague?
When they discover who the murderer is.
Would you be willing to try another one of Napoleon Ryan’s performances?
Not real fond of him. It would have to be a book I really wanted to listen to.
Did The Masterful Mr. Montague inspire you to do anything?
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed reading it to myself more than listening to it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful