Like many Audible listeners, I was looking to find the next "Dragon Tattoo" series. "Lost Causes" isn't it. The story has no redeeming value. Keep the Audible credit, I wish I could get my TIME back. Believe the many people before me who labeled this as bad. They are right.
Spoiler alert: this book is driven by extensive descriptions of torture. I'm appalled it was ever published. And I'm against censorship. I'm not against good taste.
love to read, love to listen
The ending was pretty fantastic!
Yes, but...the accents were really weird and I'm not sure they were necessary. The characters sounded kind of goofy and it was hard to get past. I don't think Danes really sound that goofy when they speak English.
Yes. It was a pretty great story.
The bad guys were just as crazy as they come and what they did was horrible, yet the author made it seem believable.
Did not read the print version
Assad, the assistant to Carl Morck, is the real star. He has a mystery past that we will learn more about.
Authentic sounding accents and characters
The ambivalent ending re Merete and the revelation of her disabled brother's attachment to her.
Looking forward to the next translation and audiobook by Adler-Olsen
The story was riveting, and contained the right amount of humor; the format intriguing; the narration interesting; and the characters endearing.
Way to real
The story line is just enough different to seperate it from other books of the same nature
The book would be just as good of a read. Davies does help with the forgien names. The plot can be confusing to follow with out a consistant voice for each charater.
The reality of what would be apt to happen after the ending.
A good book but if you are looking for a "feel good" ending instead of reality one might struggle with this story.
Have the narrator drop the phony accents. I found it distracting and annoying.
Maybe. It would depend on the narration. I would never listen to one that was directed and narrated like this one.
I'm tempted to say anyone, but Mr. Davies probably had poor direction. When he spoke without the accents, it was fine.
I have already recommended this book (audio and hard copy) to friends. It was a great story, had me hooked from the beginning.
I liked the main detective. He was seemed like a real person.
Loved the accents, I wouldn't have come up with them on my own.
Did not read the print version.
Yes. The plot got deeper throughout the book.
Didn't really have a favorite.
Edge of your seat fantastic!
Probably not. Erik Davies Dutch accent was just horrible! He made them sound like they were mentally challenged. I did like the story very much, but there were times when I was into what was happening and would all of a sudden get lost in some other minute detail about something else, taking me away from the excitement of the story, then took for ever to get back on track. It just seemed a bit all over the place for me. Two cases going on at once? It was a bit confusing. The narration like I stated before did not help at all.
Mareda, the women who one of the main characters, she was a good character. I also liked the assistant in department q. He gave the story some humor and depth.
Only if it was his actual voice, he has a great voice but the accents he tried to do in this book were excruciating. They were horrible, made it hard to enjoy the story.
I would rent it for a dollar, if I wanted something easy and predictable to watch. The whole movie budget would be used for the big finale at the end, that you had been waiting for the entire time.
Get some other person to do the narration who can do an accent better.
Better writing, frankly, as well as better narration though the writing is the foundation.
Not based on this.
Not based on this.
It's not a matter of cutting scenes or editing. The characters were two dimensional and/or unpleasant, crudely drawn. The plot un-original, nothing to grab one's interest. There simply is no compelling or convincing story line here. Other reviewers mentioned the bad Danish accent attempts on the part of the narrator, this might not have bothered me too much if the story had been interesting. But it's true that even in his "natural" American-accented English, the narrator's voice is unpleasantly nasal, flat, and his delivery very sleepy/slow. I'm sorry! I would like to find something nice to say but....