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Laidlaw by William McIlvanny

Laidlaw by William McIlvanny

I read and enjoyed this book in 2019. I’d abandoned the audiobook back in 2013 after listening to the first chapter and thinking that the Scottish accent of the narrator (William McIlvanny) was a little too dense for my late night listening (before dropping off to sleep). This year, 2019, I purchased the eBook edition, and matched the audiobook with it, and then found I could follow the story more easily; I was determined to read it. Also, I noticed, after reading the text via the eBook, that the first chapter of the story had a fractured structure, and that was the reason I had difficulty, connecting with the story, back in 2013. This time, my ear became more accustomed to the narrator’s accent as I travelled along deeper into the story. Having the eBook meant that when I got a bit lost within the action via the audio, I could re-read over the section. There were quite a few characters in the story so I made a list of them and their relationship to each other to anchor me more firmly.…

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