Saturday 24 May 2008

The Masha Chronicles

The Official Blurb

A noir page-turner detailing the roller-coaster adventures of Masha, a reluctant young assassin. When Masha meets American businessman, Charlie Hammerschmidt, she thinks she’s found the ticket out of Kiev’s underworld. When Charlie is murdered in her apartment, she discovers the ride is just beginning. The Masha Chronicles is a full cast PodioDrama .

My Review

I was attracted to this story because of the Full-Cast nature of it. I actually like full cast audio dramas very much. As the blurb suggests this story starts in Kiev and moves over to the States in what is an exciting underworld adventure.

There are no "good" characters in this story of murder and theft and I found that rather dispointing. I like my stories to have good guys as well as bad guys. The lead character "Masha" is unfortunately such a selfish unplesant person that her predicaments do not engender any sympathy.

The story moves quickly, there is rarely time for breath in fact, so if you enjoy modern thrillers with the gritty darkness of being focused on the underworld this might be the story for you.

The production is fine, and the full cast does keep the ears awake.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 1/3

Total Score 6/9

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