A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century expired last week before I finished it and I am not going to renew it. I kept missing bits and I was getting hopelessly confused. And it was 28 hours long. That is too long.
So I borrowed La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith read by Beth Chalmers.
I don't like it. I've just realised why. It's abridged. I hate abridged story tapes. Hate them.
It doesn't help that the narrator sounds like she could be reading Noddy, Watch the Carrots Don't Boil Over! or some such.
So I've gone from one extreme to the other. From arduously long and detailed to idiotically short.