Maybe. The production decisions that lead to the narrator attempting accents for every character make it painful.
Great plot line, interesting protagonist.
He's fine. Whoever made the production decision to have him do fake Danish accents for every character should be fired. Apart from names (personal and place names) if a story occurs in a country where everybody would be speaking the native tongue, ditch the accents. Makes it pretentious and sometimes painful to listen to.
I love the accents of the narrator even through he couldn't pronounce København (Kopenhagen) properly.
There is a lot of humor, especially interesting is the relationship between the police inspector and his mysterious Syrian assistant.
Just finished listing to this book a second time.
The whole department Q series among my very favorite audio books
suspenseful, sad, hard-to-put-down
The victim because of the strength of her desire to live.
This was the first time I've listened to Erik Davies. I thought he was wonderful. I loved his accent and pronunciations.
The descriptions of the victim in her cage were heartrending.
The dialog was terrible; maybe because it had been translated but honestly I felt like there were so many cliches packed into every conversation that I found myself rolling my eyes through the entire thing. I also figured out "who done it" and why too early on. The story wasn't that mysterious.
I'm not sure, I really got frustrated with the dialog.
A bit over the top with the accent. While I'm sure he has a spot on Danish accent, I found it distracting.
The characters were incredibly unlikeable. And many were entirely unnecessary - they did nothing to add to the story and just increased the amount of awkward dialog.
I would recommend the paper book. The unnecessary accents that the narrator adds to the characters makes listening to the book almost unbearable. I thought about not finishing the book many times mainly because of the narration
I couldn't put it down because I needed to see "what happened next". I enjoyed listening. I'm not accustomed to the accents but didn't let that prevent me from experiencing this book.
Jussi Adler-Olsen has just become. one of my favorite crime writers. This fist Department Q novel blew me away. And Erik Davies' narration was top notch.