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Busman's Honeymoon

Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13
Lu par : Jane McDowell
Série : New Lord Peter Wimsey, Volume 13
Durée : 12 h et 57 min

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They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, Harriet Vane, find the previous owner's body in the cellar.

Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel.

Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, it lives up to both descriptions with style.

©1937 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Akela
  • 26/10/2017

OMG who chose this narrator and why?!

One of the most beloved books I have in my library, naturally, I jumped at the chance of having an audio version...Titanic is nothing to this disaster: a funny and lyrical, sophisticated and lovely text turned into a shrill staccato parody. One of the most tactful and beautiful love scenes - into a hurried romp through a village market.

Where did they get that narrator? Who chose her - she is obviously seeing the text for the first time in her life, has no sense of humor, no idea of the variety of tones and accents, of the quiet intelligent humor that is one of the loveliest things about Sayers' books.

The worst possible thing is that she has already done nearly all the novels - so there is obviously no chance of getting another narration in the foreseeable future.

If you love Dorothy Sayers novels, DO NOT buy those books. It's better to re-read them yet another time rather than listening to this disaster.

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  • Ross Macdonald
  • 01/12/2016

excellent book

What made the experience of listening to Busman's Honeymoon the most enjoyable?

A great combination of light hearted murder mystery and romance . The narration is fine, except for a few spots of some poor editing near the beginning

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  • Kbld
  • 22/04/2019

Sadly not worthy of the book

Dorothy L Sayers appreciates herself in the introduction to this book that it is not a typical crime novel. As with her other books it is a very intelligent connection between crime, recovery from trauma, description of emotional complications and a lot of humor. This time, there is also a lot (more) of romance and discussion of that.

Sadly, the performance lacks all of that. I had a very hard time listening to the story because the voice is sometimes monotone, sometimes just shrieking. Even the banter between people sounds boring and the jokes are made to sound tiring.

Personally, I will rather be reading the book again instead of listening again.

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