Mid 40's. Single father raising two daughters. Texan
the narrator's performance of accents was good, however, it often made characters sound the same. however it was a good story and Erik Davies did a fine job.
After reading the reviews I started this book with the prejudice that the narration was bad. And in the beginning I agreed, but by a quarter of the way through, I no longer felt that way. Keep listening! This has a fantastic storyline and I loved the relationship between the detectives. I was totally swept away by the story and wouldn't have minded if Oscar the Grouch had been narrating.
I've had this on my favorites list for a while. The plot kept me coming back for more. I can't wait to start book 2 in the series.
Nurse, Mother, Wife... Happy!
I enjoyed listening to this book very much.
I love the two characters that make up Department Q. They are so different from one another, it's comical. The plot was fantastic. Writing/translation superb. Excited to read the next installment.
In the top 20. I'm falling for thrillers from Northern Europe. This series and Larsson have me looking for more.
I was constantly trying to find the motive and killers, and then at the climax could not figure the ending like I can with most novels of this type.
No. He grew on me to the point I was let down tat e doesn't do book two. Others made fun of his "Schwarzenegger" accent was not bad. I think it fit perfectly.
I'm a die-hard fan of detective stories, with a new love for Scandinavian ones, and this story is a winner. The mystery itself grabbed my attention from the first and then there were the characters - a story unto themselves.
I thought the narrator was just super and Carl, Assad and Rose and the interaction among them was believable and witty, as well. I cannot wait to follow these people in the next Carl Morck stories.
The narrator sounds exactly like my Danish friends and colleagues - he made the characters really come alive for me.
I live in the Catskills and I enjoy listening to audiobooks, particularly when I am working around the farm. Fiction works best for me. Reality is overrated.
Great road trip book and no way will you get sleepy listening to this edge of the seat cop thriller. It made the miles go by effortlessly and my wife was totally caught up in spite of herself.
I was in a funk because I had completed all of the Pendergast series. I was in need of another detective to satiate my hunger for unique detective stories. I enjoy the Robert Galbraith (Rowling) Cormoron Strike new series, same type of twists and turns. Most of the characters sound like versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger but that's ok, it was in English and you got the feeling of being in Denmark. Great first book. Ready to download the next book!