Thing that is frustrating about reading the Penn Cage series is the author's choice to explain prior book(s) backstory, in such detail. I'm 11 chapters into this book and somewhat frustrated with the 'explanation' of book one and two. I totally understand that prior characters are important but it's too much information...I do understand he feels the need to write it for folks that pick up a book somewhere in the middle of a series but this is overkill on the authors part. I've read other series and they some do a better job of 'cutting to the chase'.
Good book, but let's get on with the new adventure and storyline!
Lastly, I know some are bothered by narrator...I actually like him, he is dramatic to be sure but he has great ability to change cadence, tone and dialect, etc. Keeps me intrigued.
author note: please reduce the amount of backstory of prior books.
Graphic in the extreme, not for sensitive people or people with PTSD. Had to skip several parts.
Reader hard to understand when speaking too softly.
Plot was interesting, kept me engaged. Could have been edited a little more.
I usually like Penn Cage, but he got a little too preachy in this one. I liked his characters, especially Caitlyn, but the narration kept me from really caring about them.
Never. His voice was sonorous and loud and deep most of the time, then would finish a sentence in a whisper. I kept turning the volume up and down, and still missed some of the dialogue. I almost quit listening twice because of the sound problems, but I did finish it.
Hill's female characters sounded like caricatures and were not real at all. His southern accent waxed and waned, and his portrayal of a Boston accent was laughable. To his credit, he did do a good Irish accent. Can't say the same for his English accent.
This inconsistency made it hard to follow the characters, and hard to take some of the characters seriously because of the cartoonish way their voices sounded.
I've listened to other Iles' novels, and they were much, much better.
Try listening to other Iles' novels with a different narrator.
Great book, awesome story. The narrator did better on the last one. When speaking for women or quiet, even at full volume, I could not hear it.
Have always enjoyed the books about Natchez however this book went into too much gory detail boarding on pornography. I enjoy listening to a longer book but this one seemed to have too much unnecessary stuff.
The performance was outstanding
I really enjoyed the story but it seemed as if
The author was being paid by the word
This was one book I could have enjoyed even more as an abridged edition
There were some characters such as the Texas ranger
Who could have been left out altogether and not hurt the story at all
He was a good character but seemed as if it was a sub plot that got out of control and the author
Didn't know where to go with it
This book was infinitely better than the second book in this series, buy not as good as the first. There wasn't really any mystery, but it heald my interest
Story was good but all the different voices and sound effects made it so hard to follow. I wish they would have just read it straight up without trying to turn it into a play.