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Don't like the narrator, who uses comic French accents for many characters, usually those from less affluent society, but Bruno escapes this Clouseau treatment. It would be better to choose an appropriate UK accent, which wouldn't seem so patronising. Bill Wallis did a good job, as always, but he's no longer available, and much missed.
Saint Denis is again the window dressing for vice and evil; the arcane organisation of French law enforcement and policing cause the usual problems, and as the title implies, there's a mix of sacrilege and blasphemy. (I do question the liturgy of the exorcism Mass - in Holy Week, to complicate proper form even more - but I've never been to an exorcism, just lots of Masses.)
Still, I enjoyed it, and can accept, if not appreciate, the performer.
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Poor narration - why do some Fench character have French accents and not others, for example? An odd choice. Most narrators would use an English accent for all the French characters, differentiated by class and regional dialects. The late Bill Wallis was much better at this. And the plots of Walker's book become more and more unlikely as time wears on. This is not Scarpetta territory.
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