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Enjoyed the Book, Not the Audio
, December 9, 2011
This review is from: The Scottish Prisoner: A Novel (Lord John Grey) (Hardcover)
I always look forward to anything Diana does, as she is an excellent writer, and an entertaining one.
This book felt a little thin on the plotting and characteristic painting of scene that she is so marvelous at, but then, the standards for her are way higher than many others, because of this expectation. She has a one of a kind eye, and voice.
I also got the audio, as usually, the audio versions are so wonderfully done. It is amazing that I do not get tired of listening to the story come alive through the usual narrator, Davina Porter.I presume that since there are few female voices to speak of in this book,it made sense to have a male voice. I could not listen to it, as the two gentlemen sound precious and whiny rather than the noble and manly persons they are supposed to be. Because I really like the characters as people, I had to put down the audio version. I would not spend my money on that, but hope to wait for a better one in the caliber of Jim Dale, or Frank Muller, both capable great English, Irish and Scottish voices.
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