I'm a retired teacher who loves to read, knit and enjoy my grandchildren. I tend to read mysteries and thrillers.
Yes! Dan Stevens does an excellent job with the narration. When he reads this beautifully written prose it's like a massage for the the ear!
The supernatural aspects of the story lurk in the background, tempting the reader to solve the mystery.
His pronunciations of the Spanish names, streets and areas of Barcelona.
This story drags a bit more than Shadow of the Wind, and I found the resolution of some of the plot points a bit drawn out. Listening to Zafon's beautiful prose does make up for this, though.
I enjoyed this book due to the plot, the narrator and the suspense. I would recommend it to everyone.
This is a reminder of The Thirteenth Tale.
I love the narrator, and the author writes beautifully as always. The story is a bit confusing at times, though. Might be better to read the paper version, so you can look back and read again when you need to.
The Angel's Game is reminiscent of old noir crime movies, of fedoras and cigarette smoke.
His voices were spectacular. Sometimes I would wait for a particular character to come up just because I liked the voice.
I am looking forward to reading more books from Zafon that are the quality of Shadow. This book did not have the plot development nor the character development that Zafon perfected in Shadow.
Stevens did a good job, but his (British ?) accent was a disappointment after hearing Jonathon Davis do such a good job that I was transported to Spain. At some points, I wondered what Sean Connery was doing in Barcelona. Stevens is a good, clear narrator I just couldn't match accents with the story and characters.
Perhaps, but not as quickly as Shadow.
Many who look forward to this book because they loved "Shadow of the Wind" (as I did) are likely to be disappointed (as I was). The story line is a bit plodding and ultimately there's no satisfying resolution. Coyly dances around a "Faust/Mephistopheles" theme without committing one way or the other. Characters in some cases border on caricature. Highly forgettable book in my opinion.