The story seemed to be good but was very confusing as the narrator basically had two voices - one slightly higher pitch reserved for all female characters and one deeper voice for the male characters.
Since this book involves a vast number of characters, this quickly became confusing.
Books are windows into other worlds--and listening is my favorite way to get there!
I would listen to this book again- there is so much going on that there are parts I would like to hear -just to see if I could pick up on clues I might have misssed. The storyline is very entertaining and the narrator is perfect for the characters.
It definitely keeps you guessing throughout--there are a lot of possible suspects, and it was hard to figure out who the real culprit was until almost the very end. Also, the story was really fresh- not a re-hashed idea from some other book as happens too frequently in my opinion.
I didn't have a favorite scene- but I had a had time turning the ipod off as I couldn't wait to find out how a murder was done and what kind of weapon was used--the author was extremely creative in his ideas.
I cringed at times while listening to the details of the murder's- which could be very gruesome- but I have to admit I was intrigued by the inventive nature of each one.
Overall, a great murder mystery-----I would recommend it to anyone who likes a story that isn't easy to figure out.
Here we go again. Another predictable, stereotypical serial killer story. It's 12 hours too long. How do these stories get such high ratings? I kept listening thinking it had to get better, but it doesn't! Wait for the unabridged version if you really think you need this book.
This is the worst novel and narrator I have ever wasted a credit on. I only downloaded it because of all the positive reviews. It was long ( thought it would never end) and the fact that I listened to it all attests to my aversion to wasting money. Please don't waste yours.
This series just keeps getting better. Robin Sachs has become the voice of Harry Hole in my mind and has another excellent performance. Twists and turns kept me guessing all the way through.
Lots of twists and turns, kept you guessing till the very end .Believable characters which I find helps me get into the story.
I have accepted the rules of the game without hesitation. The true villain was not clear to the moment that the author decided to show him/her (not to spoil effect). Translation is good and narrator is very good. The difference in opinions of reviewers was surprising. People give it from 1 to 5 stars. Some do not like sex. It is not too graphic. Somebody said that it is not the Silence of the Lambs. Why it should be? It is closer to classic detective stories then Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, where the author introduced a magic bullet - hacking - as a tool for solving problems, which I consider a big disadvantage. The killer is bad but not supernatural. Comparing to real life killer who devastated Oslo a couple of days ago, this story sounds rather mild. Summary: if you like detective stories, this one will be enjoyable.
Horrible book, extremely pornographic with unnecessary details, no depth to the characters (except for the sex) and absolutely no suspense.
Written in the same style as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series this book kept me guessing "who done it" until the very end. A great read!