Enjoying one good listen after the next!
I loved this book! And no one could be more surprised by that statement than me! I'm an over-60 female listener with absolutely no background in the underworld of imaginary dragons and such; and have only fleeting technological understandings. Nevertheless, this story caught my head and heart and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The narration is among the best I've heard -- flawless!!! It is a centuries old mystery set in such contemporary times and places that you can't help but be drawn in. Great story!!
This was a bargain book -- and it provided a full-price mystery that needed solving. It pulled me in and held my attention throughout.
That said, this book is just a teensy bit simplistic and far-fetched; offers (minimal) some gratuitous sex and cursing; and near the end, I thought it was swaying toward some kind of evangelistic message. Those are only slight shortcomings. . .
The characters are strong and easy to find empathetic; the plot sinister and complex; and the sorting out of it all very compelling.
If you like "soft" mysteries with minimal violence, sex and other vices, you may find this one to your liking.
Just exactly who the "crazy" person is in this story was the puzzle from the beginning! Was what was being said "real" or a "dream" or "a mix of imagination and reality?" And wow! It just kept getting better. . . and in the end, I was still wondering who was crazed, who was the killer, who was the victim, who was the truth teller! Can't beat that for an exciting listen.
The narration was excellent, with great voices for all the characters imparted by the various performers. All were easy to listen to and added much to the depth of the characters.
The story itself defies much reviewing since most statements would be a giveaway to the plot. It is good. Very good.