I love Richard Morgan's books. I thought the story was good, but the mispronunciation of the Kovacs name and the during certain parts was annoying.
I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.
Although I toughed it out, this was not a fast paced book. It was fairly slow through the whole book. The plot was supposed to be futuristic and the ending was just lame.
This was an excellent series, . I highly recommend it, very well written and love his other books, also. I just wish, they would keep the same narrator!!! While I do understand, that this may not always be possible, the narrator could AT LEAST listen to the previous books in series, and pronounce NAMES and PLACES correctly!!! Nothing is more irritating and frustrating!! than having to stop playback, and try to figure out who narrator is talking about!
I am a big fan of this series, but I was a little worried about downloading this one because of the other complaints about the audio quality. At the beginning, they use this reverb effect that takes some getting used to. It is used sparingly throughout the recording, though.
In the end - I think it is just as good as the earlier books.
The third book in the Takeshi Kovacs series is fairly entertaining in my opinion. Readers should be warned the book does use a lot of profanity and the author seems to throw in graphic sex scenes at set intervals for no apparent reason but if you can get past that, the story itself is quite enjoyable. I think the novel would be better without those more adult aspects but I still find the character of Takeshi Kovacs and the notion of transferring your consciousness from one "sleeve" to another infinitely interesting.