This is my favorite book so far and I've listened to about 20 books. It kept my attention the whole time, always full of action and intrigue.
no--the reader was so bad I had to quit after a few chapters.
none --I thought the story was ok
the reader had a real hard time with accents
What an enjoyable experience. A well-written book with likeable characters. The plot revolves around the search for a missing person and was well-paced and absorbing. And as good as the story is, the narrator is even better. One of the best I've heard...with an extraordinary handling of the Danish accents. Hope there are more Department Q books to follow.
I would not even consider the next book in the Department Q series
I have totally enjoyed the Scandinavian detectives and will continue to read other authors.
The story is so bad, full of cliches, that the bizarre imagined danish accent adds nothing but an element of the ridiculous.
I can't think of a single redeeming element to this book, either the character, the writing, the story or the narration. I've read lots of books on Audible, not all of them great, but rarely ones that are this bad. If I could have given it less than 1 star I would have.
Ph.D. Psychologist and Coach
The American narrator butchers this book by creating horrid fake Danish accents for the dialogue. He sounds like a sick, slowed-down Arnold Schwarzenegger imitator.
I also wonder about the translation -- some sentences used words in odd ways and I hope that there are not as many trite phrases in the original. The story was quite good and I liked some of the characters but I wish I had read rather than listened to the book.
Well crafted thriller
I was riveted - the story twisted, turned, and kept me awake at night.
OMG! His performance was incredible - I couldn't pick just one! His voice ran the range between melodious to harsh depending on the character. I loved Carl Morck!
The Keeper of Lost Causes was so well written it is hard to pick one moment. I chuckled, cried, screamed silently, and enjoyed every moment.
Just seemed a little slow, and then by the end almost a little unbelievable in solution. I really enjoy story telling, but this seemed to move pretty slowly. And probably the more disappointing aspect was that I just could not connect with any of the characters. I pretty much read uncomplicated fiction, so having one or two characters that I can care about keeps me engaged. Others may find the characters more typical of real life...?
Have not....this was my first. Not convinced I would go for a second, but I might.
Yes, since I commute, this made for a different read, so to that extent it was good.
Somebody contact the publisher and have this good book re-read by someone else. It would not be so bad if Erik Davies just spoke in his own voice through the whole book but instead he does a terrible early Arnold Schwarzenegger impression when he's voicing the characters. It doesn't even sound the least bit Scandinavian.
I got through about 2 hours of the book and I can't take anymore. I can't even remember what I read because all I could see in my mind was Arnold.
The story seems good and gets great reviews from the reading public but for those of us who have to listen or just choose to this narration is unbearable.
The book was interesting and engaging. I enjoyed following the main detective as he pieced together clues to the cold case's conclusion and resolution. The narration was good and I especially liked the character Assad with his unique and homey contributions to the police department. Overall, I recommend the book.