Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - K.J. Parker, Ray Sawyer

This has strong world-building, an ingenious plot and an original main character BUT I'm struggling a little with the narration.

 

The narrator has the tone and the accent right but he's moving slowly through the text, even when sharing basic information. The story is slow-moving anyway - which is ok - but adding a 15%-slower-than-my ears-are-used-to narrator makes things drag a little.

 

Not enough for me to send the audiobook back and buy the Kindle version but enough to take the shine off.