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Miss McDowell is a competent reader, and brings the story to life. This installment of Lord Peter's adventures gives an interesting insight into how society coped with injured veterans after the Great War. Plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing to the end.
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I'm no academic, but enjoy the detail of Dorothy L Sayers writing, it may not suit everyone, especially readers that prefer more fast paced story lines, the textured descriptions, and subtle humor of Sayers is a bit like enjoying a good meal, but if you don't have the time to sit and chew your food, and need a quick fix, then you may prefer a take away burger to a full roast dinner. I'm pleased that the books are unabridged and sometimes it's a pleasure to re-listen to paragraphs and take in her observations of human patterns of speech and interactions from the time. Not much has changed, except the language is less flowery. I nearly did not start listening to the books because of the criticisms of the narrator's voice and style, but gradually across the books, this seems to be improving.