I agree completely with the review by the Librarian. I really enjoyed the first Dept. Q book, but this one caught me completely off guard. It was very disturbing, unnecessarily brutal and very sexually explicit. I could not listen to all of it.
I enjoyed the narrator and the parts of the book featuring the main characters.
I will comb through the reviews of Book 3 in this series before buying it, to be sure it is not a repeat of this type of writing.
This second installment of the Carl Morke series is great. It kept me well-engaged throughout the whole thing. It was a little to fantastical to be believable at a number of points, but that didn't really matter in the end. It was well read.
Narrator and plot were disappointing. Loved all the other audio recordings in the Department Q series except this one. Carl, Assad, and their police work take a back seat to the unbelievable antics of multiple morally challenged bad guys and gals.
I liked the character development in this book as well as the animation in the narrator's reading. My only disappointment was knowing who the guilty parties were in the very beginning. It didnt leave the reader with anything to figure out.
The suspense and the development of Carl and Assad. I am hooked on this series now and am about to download the next in line.
Whiny and British.
As many of the other reviews state, I don't think this was a good narrator for this book. He would be a fine choice for a book set in England but not Denmark. I spent the first couple of hours or so struggling because all the voices were different and the pronunciation of the names have changed. I have not read the book so I don't know if he is reading it word for word but it seems like there was a lot of British slang in this book. It was hard for me to create Denmark in my mind listening to the book when I hear British voices and words thrown around.
Enjoy Carl, Assad, and Rosie and their growing camaraderie. Plot is disturbing but keeps readers going, going for the best but expecting the worst.
good writing and extremely gripping storytelling. just so dark. I can't take too much of this author at a time. I do plan to read or listen to the rest of the novels in this series, but I'll probably have to space them out.