Like other reviewers, I felt that the translation from German must have left some of the nuances of the writing on the cutting room floor. Consequently, the language seemed stilted at times. That said, it was an interesting diversion, with many characters and personalities - and a story that moves forward at a quick pace. The character count was a challenge for any narrator and Mr. Fass did an admirable job.
Say something about yourself!
Ridiculous twists and turns with not one character you can buy into
Narrated it like a soap opera, over the top with drumroll and all
I went into this book expecting a Jo Nesbo like read. There were some similarities but most notable was the lack of violence in this book. Not a bad thing just an observation.
The title of course is what first got my attention. Then the book drew me in pretty quick and I couldn't put it down. There were familiar themes and characters but the story lines crafted is what was most interesting. Just when you thought you had it figured out there was a new thread. The book seemed to go on and on unnecessarily but as each new thread was revealed you were again pulled in and intrigued .
I enjoyed the book a lot. I didn't love it but would recommend and I'd be interested in another from this author. I read that this is book 4 of 6, though the first translated in the states.
The story was a bit overdone, but worth the ride. The narrator was just weird. His voice and inflection would be far better suited to reading children's books. He had no feel for the material, and read all the dialogue with a sort of wide-eyed sincerity that seriously detracted from the book itself.
The writing was adequate, characters were stick figures, and at least one bad guy was someone I'd hardly noticed. Few surprises, but not a terrible effort. If I every try another by this author, I'll read it rather than listening.
I am only half way through but it has many twists and turns - great development of characters and great development of empathy for the players in this intriguing mystry
a actual story line with an narrator that does not put you to sleep
not sure anyone could have made it a story with interest
nope - nothing redeemable about it including the fact i couldn't return it and wasted a credit.
Audible's return policy is NOT true - it does NOT work when you try to return so be weary of this book as to it is just plains horrid.
The pace of the story was off. The entire middle of the book reminds you that this book is part of a series about the investigators and is NOT about the intriguing investigation that draws you in during the first few chapters.
I did at first! I thought, this will be the next big hit series! There will be movies and I will be able to say I was the first person I know to give it a shot. Yeah... I don't think that anymore.
I am not sure that I would. The prose is wooden and it could be a translation issue. On the other hand the plot was convoluted and seemed to take forever to resolve all the different threads, and not always very convincingly.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
I think that it was a bit confusing when the narrator did not give much pause when going between the characters and the situations that they were in. You finally figure out who he is talking about and he switches without taking a breath. Then he does it again. You need to really be paying very close attention to this switch-a-roo, as to not get confused to what is taking place and who it is happening to.
I did eventually get into this book, but it took awhile. I do not like like to give away plot or endings about a book. I don't want to be the spoiler. So, if you need a mystery to listen/read, it is will do. Not the greatest but not the worst book that I have listened to.
This is pretty much a German version of a classic British genre -- murder and mystery in a small village where everyone knows everyone else and they're all hiding each other's secrets. That's good; I like that type of story, and this one doesn't disappoint - mostly. If anything, it's a little too convoluted, with new revelation after new revelation. Still, I liked the mystery, the main characters, and the narration, and I enjoyed the glimpse into German life and lifestyle a little (this is the first German novel I've "read").