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.
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
I was totally enthralled with Keeper of Lost Causes even though the story of the victim is horrifying. I liked this second in the series, but I felt the story had less punch and less humor overall. That said, I still think this is an above average crime story and well worth the credit. I'm curious to see how the recurring characters develop in books to come.
I do my gardening listening to Audible books and, at times, end up sitting on my gardening cart sobbing away, while hoping no one's looking
What happen to Erik Davies as the voice of Karl Merck? He had the cadence of a Scandinavian. Steven Pacey made the characters sound like what one would expect if the novel had been set in London.
I enjoy Karl and his entourage and look forward to many more stories but with Danish characters.
This is the second novel I've listened to/read from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and I can't wait to get the next one in the series. Great characters, interesting story line and good narration.