This is a great book to listen to and it introduces you to a nice character in this series. In my personal opinion is started a little slow but picked up speed and excitement. A lover of detective novels will like this due to the presence of reasoning and the interpretation of evidence and so forth. I would put this in the same league as Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch series. Very well written and the beginning of a new adventure as a detective in the series. Great listen overall.
Great story but dated - LOVED the characters and am definitely reading the rest of the series. Well worth the $5 spent!
Marc Viedor does a wonderful job on W.X. Delaney. Deadly Sin 2 and 3 are also good.
The main character is really the story.
Least interesting is an over use of fifties slang.
He does a wonderful job in the Sin series.
I have the tape version of the four books by an other reader with a weak voice and it isn't even worth listening to. Vietor fits the role.
Now reading Deadly Sin 2 and will likely get 3 and 4.
Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.
I had never heard of this series and after listening to this First Deadly Sin, have ordered the lot. I was a little put off by the opening part and thought I had ordered the wrong book but soon became totally involved in Mr Sanders great characterisations plus the brilliant narration. It was like watching a movie in my mind. There have been a few books where I was swayed by reviews and then found them wanting, but not this time.
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Fine writing. Believable plots and characters, detailed and descriptive scenes and personal thoughts.
My first Lawrence Sanders book and I could n't put it down.
Immediately bought the next two " Deadly Sin" titles.
Starts slow, but builds. Didn't care for the ending, but the book was well worth listening too.
I didn't realize it was written so long ago or based on the 60's/70's. The story was good, i just wasn't expecting such antiquated dialogue.
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I almost always finish every book I start, especially once I've invested time getting into the "meat" of the story. I had a hard time staying with this one, but it ended up being pretty good.
Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.
Read this when it was first written, just got around to listening to it, still good, hard to put down!
I got this book because I remembered reading other books by this author years ago and enjoyed them. Now I wonder if my reading tastes have matured or if listening to the book as opposed to reading the hard copy makes me notice things more.
In any case, the basics of this story are interesting and the narrator also does a good job. However, I became very annoyed with the repeated use of the phrase "oh yes" and "you understand". If the author used them once he used them each a thousand times, as a question, as a statement, as an exclamation. Maybe it is more noticeable when listening than when reading but I found it really annoying. If I wasn't such a stickler for listening or reading an entire book, I would have stopped, that's how annoying I found it.
The Deadly Sins series is able to get over the set in time cultural references that usually leave thriller and mystery fiction to go out of print until generations enough have passed to appreciate the antiquity. This is a well honed novel not often approached by the current crop of wordsmiths or even Sanders himself in his later works.