This story was very good, well written...but it was too "messed" up for me, meaning it was really gruesome. My husband loved it! I know there are people in the world like those in the book and it was disturbing to me, but my husband says "it's just a good story, by a clever minded author". I know my hubby will read the sequence of Department Q...I'm not sure I will. The reader was very good, the plot was enthralling.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
Protect us from teenage girls! Story is interesting, however, I didn't like any of the characters except for the two investigators. Narrator does an incredible job with the story and is the reason I stuck with it!
I don't know what possessed me to return to this series after my review of book one was lukewarm at best. However, I'm pleased to have returned to Department Q. This book is gruesome and sad but despite the mystery being pretty much revealed from the start it is engrossing to listen to the detectives figure it out and find redemption. This time around the characters are more enjoyable and there is hidden humor in this dark story. On to Q #3.
No, ready to go to the next in the series
Always Carl M
Stay with the original narrator, erik davies
I enjoyed the Keeper of Lost Causes and found the leading characters interesting but this book dragged and was needlessly violent. The sadism was repulsive and mistreatment of animals disgusting Since there was no mystery I felt it hard to stay engaged. The narrator was good. No complaints there. I did finish the book but would not recommend it.
Yes! From beginning to end the author keeps you entranced!
He has a way of writing that lets you visualize each character. He can put you on an emotional roller coaster with his words.
I will buy every translated audio book he produces
All! It takes all of the characters to make the story!
Since I listened to Keeper of Lost causes First I loved the narrator with the danish accent.
This made me rather prejudice against Steven style however after working thru my own closed mindedness i grew to appreciate Steven. as a narrator. Based on listening to this book he would be a plus in influencing me to buy a story narrated by him.
I Just love this author and am hoping his other books are translated into English..
Why in the world would the publisher of a Danish novel have the narrator assume a very heavy British accent & frequently use colloquial British slang terms like "Bloody". I like Britain & speak English as a native tongue, but this rendition is very bod & detracts from the quality of the book. Don't buy this book with this narration.
None. Don't buy it.
Profoundly. Get a Dane to read it who speaks English fluently & drop the English slang.
Definitely not. Sorry I spent the money.
Do you need more?
Jussi Adler-Olsen has another great book about Department Q, the ugly stepchild of the Copenhagen PD and the surprising results they get on old, cold cases. Carl Mørck and his two odd helpers will not be deterred in their investigations, regardless of the obstacles thrown at them. What a ride. This is book 2 and they should be read in order but I didn't get them that way. That's OK. You can weave the odd bits of the personal histories as you go. The cases are independent in each book. They are hard, edgy, dark stories well presented and not for the squeamish.
Hang in there. If you listened to the first story and became involved with the characters, the new narrator was a shock. An English accent just did not work here. But if you stick with it for a while, the story more than makes up for it.
My favorite character was Rose. She is the latest addition to this team of cast offs that demonstrates the whole is better than the sum of the parts. She seems to be a scatter brain that finds a way to produce results. She is just fun.
English accent is not suited for Nordic Noir
Kimmie and her package make you realize just how disturbed a soul can be. Even under circumstances she helped create.