This book had such wonderful details leading down the path to the truth of each case I found I had to listen to it again. It was quite a surprise to be because during the first 3 chapters I didn't get the connections. By the end of my first listen I was drawn back to the start to hear all the hints I'd missed not knowing where the story led. It was brilliant!
Case Histories was also read very well by Susan James who's phrasing I enjoyed and relished her small exclamations prepared by the author. I especially enjoyed her character voices for Julia and was haunted by her Olivia voice. Such a wonderful array of characters! So many quirky little connections I enjoyed going back to discover again.
Clearly some people enjoyed it because it was the previous good reviews that convinced me to try the book.
Absolutely not. God In Ruins annoyed me no end and I should have never bought this one. She's a good writer (of sentences) but a terrible storyteller. It's a detective novel without any substantial detecting. All of these old unsolved cases solve themselves with a few questions. In between the non-detecting we are treated to flashback scenes of characters losing their virginity, fights with his ex-wife and a bizarre inheritance. None of that is relevant to solving cases.
She's a fine narrator but her high pitched tone and snooty affectation makes some of the characters immediately unlikable.
One big giant eye roll. This book is simply a collection of random nonsense stories.
Reading is my passion!
One of the best!
I love Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brody.
Ms. Jameson gives an amazing performance. I cannot even imagine another person reading this story.
Perfect marriage of story and performer! LOVED it!!!!
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.