Fantastic story with an ending that I surely didn't see coming! A fairly long book but one that was truly hard to "put down."
Really most of them, including all the major characters were well done. I've not heard Mr. Keeble before but I'll look for him in the future.
Be careful what you wish for!
Realistically, a movie couldn't do this story justice. There's far too much detail and development of character and intricacy of plot. Forget a movie... perhaps a miniseries?
I commute about an hour each way to work and listen to audio books enroute. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my car because I'm at a really good place!
I downloaded this book to listen to on our 48 hr driving trip. OMG, after 4 hrs we were amazed that we were only a fraction through the book. I took a nap twice during the trip and didn't miss a thing (my husband was still listening). If there is an abridge edition, buy it instead.
Perfect match of narrator and material, great story. Has me looking for a replacement.
Custom jewelry designer who listens to books while she works.
It has a good solid story with many mysteries to "solve", very interesting and engaging.
A real treat! This was my first Reginald Hill and I will be on the look out for more. Tightly plotted, lots of lovely twists and turns. Characters are developed with a palette of dry, wry humor - although the male villains are treated more kindly in this than their female co-conspirators. Excellent narration, Jonathan Preeble delivers this book with skill and style. My favorite character? The dog! You'll see .....
Terrible language. Constant f words
The female voices very hard to hear even with the volume up
I only listened to it about two hours. I cannot tolerate anything that mentions "kitty porn" that is just too disturbing for me.
Maybe the book gets better but even slight mention of child pornography is just really upsetting.
Proud Canadian. Lakeside views. LOVE audio. Living with MS. Prefer male authors. J.K. fooled me aka Silkworm. Action, adventure, suspense!!
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