Timothy Dalton's performance is fantastic, he makes the book. While I do love the characters, and the writing is very strong, I am sure without Mr. Dalton something would be missing. I am going to search for other performances. Excellent.
After reading Christine Falls I thought I would try the next book in the series. Everyone in the book was miserable and quite unlikable.. Quirk was more colorful when he drank. The storyline wasn't particularly interesting and I couldn't care what happened to any of the characters. I was happy to finish the book and will not try another in the series.
I enjoy complex mysteries but this one simply annoyed me. The author seemed so preoccupied with how many characters could have sex with each other, he forgot to sustain a decent plot. I won't be buying any more if his novels.
This was a tedious listen. Although author included a little mystery and a little sex, the book is just dull and heavy. The narrator reads the story with dramatic tones and whispers which does not help. Christine Falls was a better book but not sure I would try a Quirke story again.
Defintely an enjoyable listen, but preferred the first and third books in the series more.
He is very dramatic which worked well with the dark aura of the story.
Oh yes! I would love to see Ciaran Hinds as Quirk. He is Irish and could easily portray the broody Quirk!
Jeez, this book is tedious. Unattractive characters with problems. . .and it just goes on and on. I loved Christine Falls, and I like noir mysteries in general. But I couldn't get through this one. Dalton is a great reader but he goes a little far with the bitterness. I mean, I know Quirk's life is a mess but even the least sentences in the narration are delivered like the world is ending. It just gets to be too much.
The book kept me guessing
He has a full, vibrant voice that brings the characters to life and keeps you listening
The twiists and turns are lots of fun.
Quirk - He is human - makes mistakes - woders what to do - doesn't know it all.
I like his work.
Not really, just a good read.