I purchased this book during the $4.99 promotional and it was worth every penny and more! I was not familiar with the case of Jeffery Archer, but being familiar with his case is of little importance in “reading” this book. Archer gives an excellent portrayal of the British prison system, which contrasts markedly to ours in the U.S.! The book was well written and extremely well narrated! The narrator really brought the characters to life and he made the story a listening pleasure. I would highly recommend this book and only wish that the U.S. prison systems would/could take note.
Superior set up, many comical/horrific stories with an underlying satire on humanity. I loved it!
If you are into psychological thrillers you will really dig your heals into this one! There are not a lot of books that come by with such great and unpredictable story lines!
Odd, interesting and poignant all at the same time.
I had to get the book because I only read the paperback versions (I like to carry them with me) and I am impatient. I am somewhat new to the audiobook idea and have listened to a handful of other books before this one. In my opinion, the narrator was a very poor choice as he made the main character sound pompous and cocky which while this may be the case in the Company Man series; I do not think Mr. Finder meant it here. He also represented the other characters very poorly, especially the women. I know that as a male reader, it can be difficult to represent a woman, but this narrator was particularly bad. The characters did not “come to life”; rather they ran together as this narrator made them all sound the same, with the exception of the women, which he did in a slightly higher voice. I will be sure to avoid other books he narrates. If Mr. Finder has any input in who narrates his books I do hope that he will consider another reader, such as Martin Jarvis who did a phenomenal job in Jeffery Archer’s “A Prison Diary.”
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