Yes, because the narration is simply that good.
Carl Mørck is a great character. He is not AS flawed as many of the detectives in other Nordic crime series. I would call him a less messy Harry Hole (Jo Nesbo).
Any time Mørck interacts with his co-workers. He's hysterical.
Tell us about yourself! I love to read or listen( audio), nothing abridged ,I want every word the author penned that is what I want.
We meet Carl and his cast of characters in Keeper of Lost Causes he has just solved a cold case that had many road blocks from outside as well as inside the precinct ,never the less he gets the job done. In this new case we get a new character who is just as quirky as the janitor but equally as good in doing her job . They are up and running on a new cold case that involves the upper crust many twists and turns , very edge of your seat action and again you won't want to put this book down until the last page. I can't wait for book three .
I think Jussi Adler-Olsen writes an interesting thriller. Gritty and witty at the same time. The first book of Dept Q, The Keeper of Lost Causes, had me fully engaged. The narrator was perfect in that he mixed English with the Danish pronunciation and character voices wonderfully. With The Absent One, the British narrator was never believeable as Carl Morck. I really had a tough time with it until half way through the book I just had to get over it, but never fully like it.
Yes, if he were narrating a British novel. He has a great voice for an audible book, he just needs to be in an appropriate venue.
Can't wait for the next in the series. I so miss Steig Larsson.
I found this book to be very entertaining from several aspects. First, it is a really good thriller as well as a good detective book. Second, it provides some insight into the Danish/Swedish culture. Though not the same quality, this book does have similarities to the books by Stieg Larson. Book does provide some sense of humor.
The story about the abuse, mental anguish and then revenge is very human as well as very touching. There are not many innocent characters in this book, even the victim are not all that innocent which makes this book very interesting.
Steven Pacey is one of my favorite narrators and he did an excellent job here as well.
I would recommend this book, and I can’t wait for the next book to arrive on audible.
Who needs the mall?
The plot was spectacular.
Kimmie's every display of TLC when she was with her most treasured possession.
He did a very good job making the voices sound different.
It made me feel sad for Kimmie. I knew full well what she was, but it was largely the fault of the people who'd damaged her throughout her life. A pitiful creature who did AND didn't deserve her fate.
Really looking forward to the next book!
The characters and the story line
If I wanted a narrator for a Sherlock Holmes book, I would have ordered it. Why wasn't the narrator from "The Keeper of Lost Causes" used, he at least had a reasoanable Danish accent and made the listening more authenic.
I almost didn't listen to this book after reading the reviews regarding the narration. Although Steven Pacey reads totally different than Erik Davies, he brings such life to the characters in this book that you can't help but to be totally engrossed in the story by the end of the first chapter.
This story is intense and not to be missed.
The story was griping and well paced
Tara French, latest, sorry forget the title I think it is Lonsome Place. Has the same sort of compelling characters.
He is a wonderful narrator who captures the personalities of the various characters very well.
Yes, and almost did
Tell us about yourself!
The Absent One takes a walk on the dark side. This book was very well done. I really enjoyed the working of Department Q. Their interactions added a bit of lightness to an otherwise dark undertaking. The narrator did a good job but everyone sounded English. (not really a problem but took a while to get used to. Other than that Steven Pacey did a fine job). I have really enjoyed both Department Q books and look forward to more