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I read this years ago in a library book, and enjoyed it so much that I hunted it down in a used book store. It is another of Charlotte McLeod's fun, well written, and very well plotted, stand alone mysteries. However, it was almost ruined by the reader & the bad production values.
I suspect that Christina Frank could have done a better job, but it seemed like they recorded the first read-through, instead of letting her go through it a few times to become familiar with the text and punctuation before recording. My opinion of the bad production quality was reinforced by several small dubbed-over sentences here and there. The dubbed-over bits were significantly louder than the surrounding parts, and the dubbing was also a little bit echoed.
I enjoyed the story, but I wish that Audible would use better production teams to do their recordings. I am getting increasingly hesitant to buy Audible's recordings of some of my old favorites. I am never sure if they have bothered to find good readers & good production teams.
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Charlotte MacLeod delivers another fun mystery with good characters and a great location (The Bay of Fundy). However, the presentation is ruined by poor narration - over enunciation of words, strange pauses and breaks, and a really bad interpretation of how older people sound make this hard to listen to, and take away the enjoyment of a fun little mystery.
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