Unless the narrator tells who just spoke you almost have no idea. It is as if someone who does not understand the language but can read the words is reading them. I will never purchase another book that has him as a narrator. It is a drugery to finish the book.
I bought this book because of reviews and Lou Diamond Phillips who I think is excellent at reading. The story drags and the writer has the reader yell words to make sounds. Like when someone is speaking after each word or so he says slap. Which I took to mean a slapping noise in the background. Another example is when a character is about to say something and in mid sentence the reader yells axe. Then explains he cut off what he was saying. The story is supposed to be about crimes and a reporter and police officer according to the reviews. After 5 hours it had to gotten to the story.
Unless the narrator told you which character was speaking you would not know. There are so many good narrators out there why would they pick this one? You could barely tell the female characters from the male. No emotion just reading like you would get with a computer except different voice. I will not buy another book with this narrator.
I do not know if this was a good book as after about an hour I could not listen any longer and deleted it.
I saw where some of the reviews said that the story had too many characters. I think the multiple story lines made the book all the better. It worked well as the book came together for the climax. In fsct, at the end I would sit in my car after arriving at my destination just to listen longer.
I have purchsed numerous audiobooks. This is by far the worst I ahve ever pruchased. The narrator sounds like he is reading a documentary about rocks, air or something that bores him. The story drags. I am half way though the first half and have stopped listening. I am buying something else and the only reason I will remember the reader is to make sure I never buy a book with him again.
A few years ago someone gave me a Scarpetta book on cd which I enjoyed. This boospends most of the time going through her thoughts about her lifhe e and emotions not tthriller I had thought I was buying. Do not waste your money or time. I only a one because they would not let me rate it lower.
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