I dont think I would recommend the book, the story is not very engaging
Not really - It was difficult to tell which character he was voicing, made it hard to follow along
The story was well read with names and name places properly pronounced making the listener more present as the story unfolds. Although it starts slowly once you are drawn in the storyline is compelling. Some parts of the book, probably intended as character development for the protagonist, are mostly background noise or filler, such as the antics of the annoying teenager. Overall worthwhile. Would I buy a sequel? Probably not.
interesting main character
The place of the story, few books I have read are set in Denmark. The story itself was a bit much in one way......not to spoil the plot but I did find myself saying oh really!
He gets every name, word, accent spot on.
Starts slow but reels you in. Weird accents add to the charm
Learning the secret of the bad guys
no, i am sorry. the authentic (to my ears, at least) accents of the characters in the book are very tedious for the listener. It would have been nice for one minor character to be characterized by his foreign accent. but the whole book?!! this is insane. I am still listening only because the story is interesting, otherwise i would have stopped already. actually, i am even contemplating buying the kindle edition and stop listening.
I loved the story, but the narrator's accent sounded like Arnold Swarchenegger. I'm sorry, but I have friends who are Danish and their accent doesn't sound like that. The Stieg Larsson books were SO much easier to listen to. I listen while I drive, and I found that I had to replay sections just so that I could grasp the meaning. The names were difficult to follow, particularly because of the Austrian pronunciation. Next time I'll read it myself.
There's always a little lost when you're not familiar with the landmarks referenced, and look up the exchange rate for a krone to dollar before starting. It's a little predicatable at the end but a good read nonetheless.
main characters: both were stellar; more from both Carl and Assad would be great
complex interchange among characters
he had wonderful voice, ancents
at the end, when it seems Mareda might have regained her life.
This was a shot in the dark book for me. I knew nothing about the author or the premise of the book. It was a little hard at first getting use to the Danish names, but once I got that down it was a very thrilling book.