It took a long time for this story to really get going. For a while I wasn't sure if I would finish but finally the story took on a life of it's own. This is a new author for me and after listening I would likely try another of his books, but likely only on sale to begin with.
The lead character is an idiot and deserves to be shot. There is nothing about this book at all interesting. When I find myself in a book that I don't like the narration speed increases.
By the time I was a third of the way into this mess I was on 3x and would not have left it on if I wasn't watching a baseball game
This book took a bit for me to get into. The narrator is a little distracting, but when I listened to it at 1.25 speed, I couldn't hear his lip smacking, breathing, and pauses. This could easily have been taken out in production, but wasn't.
If you listen to it at 1.25 it is very enjoyable.
The story was ok, although depressing, with generally unlikeable characters and a lot of rape. But it was very hard to listen to due to constant, obtrusive mouth noises by the author-- spit shifting around and then swallowing at the beginning and end of many speeches. It was frankly disgusting and gave the feeling of being too close to a stranger. The reader himself was fine if this could have been avoided.
Loved it. It was recorded years ago so some parts have noises not heard in newer recordings but very good story. Really like the narrator.
I was not thrilled with the narrator on this one, though I think the understated tone was deliberate and did what it could to counter the occasionally melodramatic purple prose. I did figure out whodunnit but was still surprised by the climax and satisfied by the denouement. All in all, not a favorite, but in the end I genuinely cared what happened to Work and those he loved.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
i enjoyed this book because the characters were so diverse & believable. And it showed that people can deal from past hurts & betrayals, not easily but they can. I think too the big bad bugaboo money was nicely defined. But in the end everyone got their dues.