I love a good story. Audible allows me to be outside, hiking and walking and keeping up on great literature.
I've become a great fan of Atkinson. She's an excellent story-teller, developing engaging characters and plot lines that surprise.
I enjoy all Kate Atkinson's books. She has a unique style moving from one plot line to another, taking the reader on a multi layered adventure and ending by tying up all the loose ends with some surprises.
I've been an Audible listener for many years. I just plain love to listen, mostly to history, learning secrets otherwise unknown to me.
I had a hard time getting started because I wasn't paying close attention. I am so glad that I stayed with it! Kate really makes you Think...
I thought I didn't really like fiction very much but have now thoroughly enjoyed listening to three Kate Atkinson novels, usually at the expense of something else I should be doing. The complex characters' stories are interesting, sad, and thoroughly engaging, and I laughed a few dozen times at Atkinson's wry, ironic tone.
This book was disappointing. Several stories in entwined together....at the very, very end. It was basically three stories and mostly about the detective himself, that somehow were fit together in the last 30 minutes. There were Sind interesting characters, the writing wasn't awful, and the narrator was ok..but if you are looking for a detective story or anything reassembling the twists that are typical, don't waste your credit.
The book does not portray Jackson as warmly as does the series. Much more crudeness too. The series is quite true to the story which is very well crafted - but flows better and is actually easier to follow.
Gave it a shot, ended up skipping to the last chapter. Maybe it was the melodramatic narration. Whatever the reason, won't be getting another book by author nor narrator.
I am loving all things by Kate Atkinson. Terrific wit and observer of human behavior. Great stories, all woven together very cleverly.