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It was an absolute pleasure to hear Lord Peter Wimsey being read by Edward Petherbridge, who has played the part in the T.V. series, rather than the woman who reads the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries here on Audible. Jill Paton Walsh does a great job of picking up where D.L.Sayers left off. I hope to hear the others in this series soon.
Jill Paton Walsh has done a superb job of imagining Peter in his sixties recounting the tale of his first attempt at sleuthing. The story moves on to a very clever, well developed tale full of convoluted twists and developments that really could have come from the pen of Sayers. The narration is mostly very good, but the mood and tone has an elegiac air that pervades the reading and occasionally becomes rather wearisime at times. Nevertheless I enjoyed the story enormously, and would thoroughly recommend to lovers of complex mysteries and Peter Wimsey.
I am usually wary of books/characters 'taken-on' by other writers after the author's death. However I believe this stays true to the characters Sayers created.
This is a good effort by Jill Paton Walsh but some modern language starts creeping in. More so I think than is justified even in the post war era in which it is set.
The increased use of mild bad language and more blatant talk adulterous affairs, drugs and prostitution somewhat spoils the 'safe' feel of Dorothy L Sayers' original books
But the. characters are kept to very faithfully. And do nothing that is unbelievable for what has already been written about them.
The reader is perfect and I believe he actually played Lord Peter in a number of screen adaptations of Sayer's later books.
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This is my first audio book and the reason I took this version as well as the kindle version is the narration by Edward Petherbridge whose performance in the tv adaptations of Peter Wimsey cases I have greatly enjoyed , so it is a pleasure to hear his superb rendition of another tale , more please
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