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?
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.
You need to read/listen to the first book in the series to be able to follow the main characters since, like in any series they develop in relation to one another. I loved this book. It was well read and the plot flowed very nicley.
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!
A bit too obvious - people are a bit too complacent with the evil ones! The main characters are great! I got caught up in them and would most certainly give this series another chance.
I loved being introduced to the characters in "The Keeper of Lost Causes" and Erik Davies portrayal of each one was great. I did not enjoy Steven Pacey's acting nearly as well and thus did not enjoy this book as much as the first one in this series.
Thrills and suspense continue in Department Q, where closed cases come to light in a new way. Detective Carl Morck, and his office staff, a pesky Muslim, and mouthy Ruby, work in the basement of a Denmark police station. As the laughing stock of the station, they find themselves working against the system most of the time.
A case file mysteriously finds it's way on Carl's desk. Strangely, it's not a cold case, but a closed case. So why is it on his desk. As his department Q starts checking it out, it becomes obvious that there are a number of very rich and powerful people involved in numerous assault and murder cases. There is also a mysterious bag lady, Kimmie, that everything seems to revolve around. Many people seem to want to find Kimmie, but she's successfully kept under the wire for most of her life.
The thrills and suspense driving this case bring up more and more past murders, but the rich and powerful main players are cunning and sadistic in keeping their secrets. Without giving anything more away, you will grow closer and closer to Kimmie, who has a tragic and terrible story of her own---will you become more and more sympathetic to her or more and more disgusted by her?
This second department Q mystery keeps the thrills going at a frantic and psychological pace that leaves you hoping that book three will be translated into English immediately!
No, I did not like the narrator.
Characters and plot.
Author does a great job of setting the scene in his novels.