I think the books are good, but the narrator makes it come to life. I find myself agreeing with a fictional character. I don't think anyone can go wrong with these books.
Loved the performance from the narrator - he's very good at doing different accents to create the seperate characters. His American is not his best (FBI agent sound a little airheaded) but I cant do any accent to save my life so....
Peter of course!
The editing on this book is lacking. There were two or three spaces where a sentence was repeated because of bad editing. There was also two spots late in the book where it was almost like a page was missing. One sentence Peter is drinking a cup of coffee and then suddenly hes somewhere else in the middle of a conversation. It was confusing and left me feeling like I should go buy the book to look up the missing dialog.
Literature professor and lover of mystery books!
The Cuckoos Calling, The Absent Ones,
Yes, in other books in this series.
Laughed out loud many times.
Absolutely love this book and the narrator. It is funny, interesting, full of twists, cheeky, and endlessly entertaining. It is also complex enough for multiple listens. This is my favorite in the series, but I love them all. The narrator is awesome and keeps getting better.
As far as performance goes you can't really beat this series. I really feel as though the narrator is Peter Grant, perfectly done.
The coming together of things in preparation for more books to come.
His performance of this series is perfect.
Not really a moving story, quite funny though in parts.
The use of London English is great!
I loved this entire series. I love how fun and over the top the writing is. I loved all the characters. Finally a fantasy that portrays men and women as real 3 dimensional people, even when they are completely crazy. The narrator is simply one the best I have heard on Audible. I put him in the same category as Stephen Fry. The different voices he has for the different characters is fabulous. The author's affection for London is apparent and really makes London another character in the book, which I loved. Just can't recommend highly enough. So much fun. I just can't wait until book 4.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I was charmed by the first two books. This one is better still. A bit stronger plot. And it's lovely to have Lesley back. Lot's of very witty charm here.
My one issue is that they've used the same music in all three books. That is tiresome.
Unfortunately this book in the series didn't grab me like the previous ones. The performance was on par with previous installments; however, the story seemed to drag and, to be honest, I did not enjoy the chapters that took place in the sewers. Yes, the author wrote the chapters in such away as to be tolerable but I just wish he had taken a different direction and kept the story out of the pig excrement. Having lived on a farm, I know exactly how bad pigs can smell..not good!
I will listen to the next book. I have faith that this series will continue survive and continue to give me enjoyment.
The story and characters are progressing at a pace that's easy to follow. I appreciate that he slowly learns things. Unlike a movie or book where they suddenly become an expert. Only thing, narrators American accent needs a LOT of work. It was almost comical! I've heard British people complain about bad accents done by Americans, but this is the first time I've ever seen it go the other way! I enjoyed his other character enough that I can overlook it though. I really like the narrator. I've overlooked some truly horrible English and Irish accents in other books that I love.