Thursday, July 6, 2017
Murder in G Major
Author: Alexia Gordon [Website][Twitter][Facebook]; Read by Jessica Carroll [IMDb]
Series: Gethsemane Brown Mystery, Bk 1
Length: 7 discs ; 8 hours and 10 minutes
Obtained: Library audiobook copy
Why this book?:
It had good reviews in the professional magazines/journals, so I decided to try it for our collection and myself.
I started off with some issues with the narrator. She is British with a British accent. While this not normally an issue, Gethsemane Brown is an American. And while Jessica Carroll has an okay generic American accent, it was INCREDIBLY distracting to hear an American thinking in a British accent. It caused a huge disconnect. The other issue I had was several of the men had high pitched voices, so I had to hear the pronouns a few times before I registered that the characters were male. (Thankfully, ghost Eamon McCarthy had a satisfactorily deep voice.) So that was my initial response. (I wish I could find the review, but those magazines/journals tend to pile up and it could be from one of 3-4 titles covering a span of about 3 months.)
Eventually, I was dragged into the story because I was enjoying the story. I zipped trhough quite a bit of this, listening on all my commuting, and my lunch, and so forth. And then the END happened. And I was furious! It was a cliffhanger! Oh, the general mystery was solved, but who cares about that when this happened! And the next one isn't due out until JULY! (Though, at least it's less than a year.) So I went into a reading funk for days. Stupid cliffhanger. Be warned.
NOTE: This was listed to months ago. July was several months away not here.