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Story just an ok murder mystery, but it was made almost unbearable by the stilted and stiff nature of the narrators reading. It was slow with little inflection apart from making all the characters sound the same. For instance, everyone had the same slow laugh 'heh...heh..heh'. "She chuckled 'heh...heh...heh'". It was slow static reading not acting out parts and very dull to listen to. It was also fairly monotone and I needly zoned out a few times. Not good.
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Would you try another book written by Vernon Loder or narrated by Joseph Balderrama?
Vernon Loder excellent. Joseph Balderrama awful
What other book might you compare The Mystery at Stowe to, and why?
This is a very good plot /story line comparable to Agatha Christie or similar from the golden age of crime fiction.
What didn’t you like about Joseph Balderrama’s performance?
All the characters sounded the same. Very clumsy reading. The book would have been excellent with a competent narrator.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The plot and the storyline is good. Ruined by an incompetent narrator
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