I'm three hours in and still finding this a hard slog. The pacing is uneven and, though I've previously liked Scott Brick as a narrator, on this project he's dragging it out a little too much.
I'm beginning to regret buying this one.
This book read like an assignment for Creative Writing 101.
And I'll know now to avoid Scott Brick narrations.
A big thumbs down.
Coming off of Stieg Larrson's trilogy, I really wanted to like this book. In fact the first third looked very promising, great characters that I really cared about, good plot to look forward to, but then it fast forwarded to the future with characters I could care less about and the further long in the story, the less I cared about them or the plot. I'm afraid I don't care enough to finish this.
Any recommendations out there for the "post Stieg Larrson blues"?
I am hoping for a sequel. It kept me interested the whole way through and I was sorry it ended. The writing is like S King without the petty political garbage and unnecessary detail that seems to go on forever. Creative and nicely paced!
Reader was slow, boring and dry. I could not stand the story, but I stuck with it for half the book. Finally, decided I had better things to do with my time and many wonderful books to read (or listen to.) I have listened to all of Steig Larrson's books and loved them; this was recommended for me;not in the same league.
The first narrator couldn't have sounded more like Pooh's sad friend if he tried. I expected him to sigh heavily after each sentence. Save your credit
I don't understand how anyone with a love of this kind of fiction could love this story. If the reader isn't to you liking then just listen to the words. The story is detailed, prosaic and a fabulous journey.
I really loved it, great writing
This book was agony. If you want to read it, I recommend an abridged edition. I stuck with it to the bitter end (which is a whole other can of worms...the ending), hoping it would go somewhere but it never did. I actually got lost a few times, characters coming back to life and whatnot. This is truly not worth the effort. Of course Scott Brick was at his usual excellent self.
I guess it's OK if you're into vampires. It's very dark, with rather too much inconsequential filler that doesn't add anything except additional gloom. Not my cup of tea. The narrator does a good job but can't save the book. Didn't finish it (rare for me).