I have no stinkin' idea. Isn't this Audible.com? I'm confused.
This series fits in nicely with the best of procedural detective/cop stories. Pick one.
Simon is absolutely outstanding, as always. However it almost sounded as though he had a cold for part of this story. Not a big deal though and of course, he's still better than 90% of the other narrators, if not more (Not to worry. We know Simon recovered, because there are later books in the series.)
I don't believe in extremes.
Not so much.
Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.
This was a very clever mystery in which the reader is let in on information at the beginning that gives us an advantage over Inspector Rutledge and the others trying to figure out "who done it". Events of 20 years ago, thought to be secret have been discovered, resulting in consequences affecting people never directly involved. An abundance of possible suspects are reviewed, but Rutledge is never satisfied that he is getting the real story. I felt a sense of anticipation wondering what would bring him around to the right track, and that made it interesting to a point. But then it seemed to drag out just a bit beyond the the point of enjoyment and I began to get a little impatient for some forward movement. I'd like to give 5 stars, but the stalling of the pace makes it a 4. Once the story shifts out of second gear, the final hour takes off and (to quote another great detective) the game's afoot. Some details were predictable, but others were surprising.
I really like Ian Rutledge. He is intuitive, smart, traumatized, and determined. It's a little hard to get used to Hamish, but he serves as an interesting alter ego if not used too frequently. Simon Prebble carries the reading very well.
I was looking for something different and this filled the bill -- a view of a time and place I know very little about, and with an authentic feel. Love the character of Ian Rutledge and the voice given him by the narrator -- also appreciated the development of much less likeable but still real-seeming characters -- though looking back, there were a lot of those. I will be starting at the beginning.
The historical facts intertwined with fiction
The description of the characters and the settings.
He is the best I have heard so far.
I always want to listen to Charles
Todd's books in one setting.
Please keep offering Charles Todd's books, read by Simon Prebble!
Maybe, but probably not. It's simply a matter of personal preference. I won"t say the book wasn't good, it was just a little too PG for me. I tend to prefer grittier stories with more action. There were some aspects of the story that I liked, but mostly I was a bit bored.
This is a typical murder mystery. There was nothing that was particularly interesting nor uninteresting. Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christy fans would probably enjoy this book.
This is my first, but I enjoyed his performance. There's nothing worse than discovering that you're not interested in the story you just started listening to and on top of that you don't care for the narrator. He did a great job and made the book more tolerable for me.
Tricky question. I think there are already a series of books that follow the main character, Ian Rutledge. That being said, no, there's no need for a follow up; there wasn't any unfinished business at the end of the story.
A book lover with varied interests: history, political and technical and economic thrillers, mysteries, crime dramas, futuristic fantasy.
The biggest challenge of A Matter of Justice was the ability to recall individual characters and their corresponding places in the story. The book was like a puzzle or, better still, like an onion (minus the smell) which the protagonist expertly peeled from the outside in. You had to do your best to hang onto the separate peelings. Then, like all puzzles, as the pieces slide in place, there is a feeling of accomplishment. The plot itself was a comforting one. The evil doers were punished. Due to some exhaustive detective work, Inspector Rutledge, who himself suffered personal hardships, prevailed. His efforts enabled him to eventually ferret out the villain. When the book ended, I had the feeling that all was right with the world.