No criticism towards the reader, but a heavy Nordic accent would be more appropriate for this series.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
If you liked the first Dept. Q book, you will like this one. The characters working with Carl are more finely drawn, and the "bad guys" part of the story is completely engaging.
I strongly recommend. GO IN ORDER.
Books are for dreaming with eyes wide open.
This is my new favorite series! Absolutely different and exciting. I devoured this book in less than 2 days! Could not stop listening. Last night I ended up going to bed at 2 am because it was so good & today I called in sick for the better half of the morning just to finish it. I'm downloading the next one! Characterization was on point and the story was twisted and dark.
I have to agree with the other reviewers on the new narrator. I had to restart three times to get accustomed to the British accent. It was off putting. The story was compelling and eventually I became comfortable with the narration. It's not the narrator - it's the choice of using British accents for Danish characters. I'm sure this is no problem for British listeners. 😬
I was immediately disappointed when I didn't hear Eric Davies reading this second in Adler-Olsen's Q series. Whatever his background, Davies was perfect! I also missed the interplay between the protagonist and Assad, his under-appreciated right-hand man. Not sure if I'll pursue this series.
Frustrated with sign ons between audible & amazon. Trying both over and over on ipads full pc, plus laptop. Never accepts characters fed up
Probably improves, but not for me. Language i can listen for short bursts but way too much F bombs for me. Some of the voices (high squeaky pit ch) to me is chalk on a blackboard.
I enjoyed 1st and was looking forward to continue all of series. Now i will take into consideration other books first.
There is so much in this story. I love the main characters and the continuing story line. This particular book really reached me emotionally the author did an awesome job with the characters and the events you could really feel emotions and depth
I enjoyed the story, but not as much as the first. The two main problems were the awful British translation, which, coupled with the performance, detracted from the "Danishness" of the book and the often preachy, cliché class commentary.
I was so disappointed with the use of an English reader for the second installment of a story set in Copenhagen. The person who did the initial reading in The Keeper of Lost Causes was so perfect, and while this second talent was ok, I really found it grating to have characters using Cockney accents in parts of the story.
It wasn't as good as the first, but still a good read.