I ordered this book because of a recommendation from a friend. It's a great detective mystery that doesn't cut any corners and takes as long as it needs to get you there. I loved the introduction of characters, who are all so flawed and interesting it made me want to get to know more about them. I often wonder how I would read a book compared to how it is read to me and there is no way I would have gotten as much out of this book without all the accents. I loved it.
I loved the assistant, whose name I could not pronounce. I can't wait to find out more about him.
Yes for J A-O. NOT by Eric Davies.
Although the narrator did a good job giving different characters different voices he attempted to give them Danish accents and totally failed. They sounded like somewhat drunken Germans trying to do Swedish accents in English. Danes speaking English do not pronounce W like a V nor do they use the uvular R. The main character is named "Karl" He spoke it like "Call". Dove me crazy. On top of that he tried to pronounce Danish place names in a way HE thought sounded foreign but did not bother to learn that Copenhagen is pronounced Copenhagen in English but something quite different in Danish. A Dane would not speak the English name of his city using a fake German/English accent. You can't have it both ways. Why in the world would you try to fake an accent that you do not how to do? Why give these characters accents anyway? Just read the darned book.
This is the first- maybe the rest are better.
Most Danish writers demonstrate a very dry and subtle sense of humor. Not J A-O he's just too depressed. Decent story but I was hoping for some amusement.
1st book since I become member of Audible
I wanted to listen to it all the time. There is no laugh or tears .
I am going to listen to it one more time.it is a awesome book.
Enjoyed the narrator - he did a nice job of the accent style without making it hard to understand. I want to learn more about the lead character and his side kick. I can't wait to start the next book in the series.
Worth the wait!
Creative story line and especially enjoyed Assad's character development.
When Morck was trying to get Assad to tell him about his past.
Can't wait to reload with Book 2 of this series.
Loved it! It kept me guessing, entertained and in suspense! Well-crafted and interesting story. A great listen!
As I reflect on this book I find I have mostly positive things to say about the novel. If you like police procedurals, and appreciate the mysteries and frustrations of a Cold Case, I think you'll enjoy this book.
I know some reviews have been critical of the "promotion" this initially unlikeable character received but I read it more as a banishment. The powers that be can't stand Carl's PTSD induce bad attitude and can't fire him after what happen to him while on duty so they stick him in the basement in a new Cold Case department of one. Problem solved.
What the missing politician had to endure was almost over the top. It was so diabolical as to almost be unbelievable. That is until you turn on the evening news and realize there may just be someone sick enough, and hateful enough, to do something like this.
Lastly a comment about the narrator. I noticed a couple of critical comments about his accent however I really enjoyed it. The narrator used a fairly thick, but very understandable, Scandinavian accent. I thoroughly enjoyed the accent; it really helped me feel like I was running around Denmark investigating the Cold Case with Carl. However I did have to chuckle once or twice when his middle eastern accent came across a little like Bela Lagosi in Dracula, but overall I still enjoyed Erik Davies' narration a lot.
I really enjoyed this book and I hope you do too.
It took a while to get past the background, and the accents took some getting used to, but ultimately I couldn't stop listening, and can't wait to get onto the next book in the series. Stick with it - you'll be glad you did.