I have listened to all the other Harry Hole novels and almost didn't get this one due to the reviews about the narrator. And it's true that he isn't anywhere close to being as good as the other two. But the story is quite good, and if you are already familiar with the characters, as I was when I listened, you can transcend the bland narration. It certainly makes a strong case for getting the right Narrator for audio books.
Unfortunately, the narrator doesn't live up to Robin Sachs and certainly not to John Lee who in my opinion is BY FAR the best reader to listen to in this series. It would have been great to just have John Lee all the Harry Hole books!
I almost didn't buy this one due to the consistent bad reviews (really bad) of the narrator. I'm so glad I did, though! The narrator is certainly no Robin Sachs, but then again, Robin passed away, and he was a one of a kind. If you listen to the sample and don't find him irritating, I think you will enjoy the experience.
Story was OK though a few too many bits and pieces so didn't fit together as well as Redbreast. narrator was hard to listen too, especially his accents.
The most frustrating in the series thus far 1. I disliked the narrator 2. the mystery of Ellen's death barely progressed 3. too many twists in who actually was responsible for the murders of the primary story.
I thought he had less range in his voice than previous narrators.
I will know if it was worth the time when I get on to the next book and see what seeds may have been planted that I may have missed in book 4.
Great Harry Hole adventure. I had a bit of a hard time keeping track of all the characters but enjoyed listening to the quiet parts as well as the parts that put you on edge, fearing what will happen next. Definitely will be working my way through the rest of the series.
A great mystery with many plot shifts and a surprise ending to the case. The narrator starts boring but gets better about halfway through. He is not as good as the previous narrator who did the first books.