This book is the first in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, I believe, and it shows. The story itself was interesting but somewhat obvious--nonetheless, I enjoyed it. However, had I not been eager to reacquaint myself with the story, I wouldn't have suffered through the horrid narrator. He spoke all the women's voices in a breathy, high-pitched, practically apologetic tone, most of the men just sounded grumpy, and Peter Wimsey's voice was exceedingly "twee"--over the top and affectedly quaint. I probably won't listen to it again, and am actually sorry I purchased it.