I finally found a female author that I love...Louise Penny and the Three Pines series. I can't say enough about her characters or stories!
I could not stop listening...that hasn't happened in awhile!
This book is a stand alone for me and I rushed back to the Audible to search for more books written by Reginald Hill and narrated by Jonathon Keeble!!
His ability to take on all the voices and you forget that you are listening to the same person.
Don't deny yourself of a book that has it all...intrigue, suspense and a twist around every corner!!
Heck, even if the author makes a complete hash of the ending, the journey was worth it.
I listen to a lot of mysteries and thrillers; most of them are lightweight both in terms of plot and the author's writing ability. This is generally jim dandy; I'm here to be entertained. But The Woodcutter not only entertained but delighted. Well written, complex characters, interesting plot (I think I've figured it out but suspect I'll be wrong). The reader has a great voice and does the regional accents really well. Um, I think he does them well, guess you'd have to ask someone from England, though.
Give it a listen--it's smart, sometimes funny and, yes, entertaining!
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The main character was complex; the plot was intriguing; the mystery was difficult to solve.
When he and his future wife meet for the first time.
No, I have not, but I will listen to him again.
No, it's an enjoyable read, a good mystery that kept me guessing til the end, but it wasn't a soul-gripping type of book. For that I'd read Khalid Hosseini
The Woodcutter has it all: great story, great narrator, and enough surprises to keep it interesting to the very end. I admit that I tried to spin this out for as long as possible, but eventually it had to end... Great listen!
Strong, new characters and mystery from Reginald Hill best known for his Dalziel/Pascoe series.
Who is good? Who is bad?
Yes, very suspenseful.
Great character development with well structured suspense.
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
I know I am partial to the Brits, but Jonathan Keeble exceeds expectation and is absolutely marvelous. His accents are perfect, and he manages to make the female voices distinguishable yet not creepy, as some narrators do.
The detailed development of even the side-plots is incredible. What a story! Sorry to read that the author died the day I started listening to this book!
The Woodcutter is an enjoyable mystery novel with a strong English flavour. The characters are interesting and varied, plus the pacing about right. Best of all, the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life.
a page turner
This is my first Keeble book but now I want to hear more.
expect the unexpected
Author Reginald Hill and narrator Jonathan Keeble make a great team. They remind me of the great pairing of Stephen King and Frank Muller.
It took me a while to get all the cast of characters straight in my head, but once that was accomplished, I loved the book. The story was never boring and seemed to build and build as deception, fraud, greed, murder and revenge played out their parts. The ending was a nice surprise as I didn't see it coming. (love that)
I would recommend this. It's a story with lots of twists and your interest never wanes. The characters are well developed.
Character development was excellent. Just a great range of different personalities.
Great mix of accents. Great reader!!
Yes. Couldn't put this down. Couldn't wait to find out what happened.