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The strident American tones of Soneela Nankani completely wreck one of the best of M.M.Kaye's mystery books. I can only describe it as quite horrible and I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this production. I'll stick to my old copy of Virginia McKenna on tape!
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What disappointed you about Death in the Andamans?
Quite the wrong voice for this story. The main characters are English, with very "proper" BBC English accents, not American. Furthermore, the narrator seemed unable to inject expression in to her voice.
Would you be willing to try another book from M. M. Kaye? Why or why not?
Perhaps, if you choose your narrators more carefully.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Soneela Nankani?
Jane Asher, Juliet Stevenson, Jan Francis.
What character would you cut from Death in the Andamans?
The characters are part of the story. You cannot cut them.
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Would you try another book from M. M. Kaye and/or Soneela Nankani?
Yes for M M Kaye,and No for Soneela Nankani
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
It would have if I could of gotten past the reader. This book was not new to me. I have been a fan of M M Kaye's books for a long time and have read this on more than one occasion.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Soneela Nankani?
Davina Porter or
Kate Reading( good readers must not only have the voice but the acting chops.Oh my goodnes what a Davina Porter would have done with these books.)
Do you think Death in the Andamans needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Well, since M M Kaye died in 2002 I don't think that is going to happen,besides sequels are usually not very good. This book had a good ending and was complete.
If you had asked that of The Far Pavillians I would say it could have gone on forever. I would be very happy.I love M M Kaye and wished this book had gotten a better treatment.She deserves a well known and experienced reader.
Any additional comments?
The person or team choosing these readers is not very good.I hate to say this. I bought these immediately as they came out with such excitement. I didn't want to be negative.I love audible. Most of the books I have bought have been very good. The readers of Death in Berlin and Death in Cyprus were pretty good, especially Death in Cyprus.I will be watching out for the other two and be sure not to buy any thing they read.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
To be honest, I was bored to tears and couldn't finish this book. It didn't help that a book full of English characters was read by an American narrator. It was all just off.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful