Neil Gaiman productions are always a delight and this one was right on the money! The characters voices were perfect and the Duke especially stole the show! The reading added such depth to the character that I probably would have missed had I read the book myself. I have not read the first book in the series but did not feel that it made any difference. The story and characters were complete without prior knowledge of them. It has, however, made want to find the first book to learn about the Dukes younger years and how he came to be the fascinating character that he is!
The duke. I could just picture him lounging and appearing disinterested but always thinking behind the facade!
I can't praise it enough! It is one that I would listen to again and I NEVER listen to books over again! I can't wait for the next one!
The scene when Tucker gets arrested for speeding before they know he is the new police chief.
The narrator starts out kind of slow but then grows on you and after awhile I couldn't wait to listen to his voice and southern drawl! The story spans 3 generations of small town police chiefs and how their experiences all relate. They characters are all very well developed and interesting. Woods does a great job of capturing the character and personality of a southern small town through the years. Highly recommended!
It's impossible not to compare Hill to his father. This book was right up there with King's and maybe even better. His attention to detail is awesome! The narrator is fabulous and does creepy voices better than any other I have heard! It is a story of the real world vs. the imaginative world of thoughts and how powerful that second world can be. If you are a fan of the King genre, you will love this!
I listened to the second book in the series first and am so glad I did. It was wonderful! If I had listened to this one first however, I would have never listened to the second. This one lacked the character development and adventure of the second. It really dragged and the political structure was confusing.
Skip this one and move on to the next!
I loved the characterization. Farris really captures the South of that era. The racial tension and interaction between the characters was spot on.
I'm not sure I can sum it up in three words... His performance of the dialog was brilliant and he can do that "good old boy" accent wonderfully, but he seemed very monitone during the narration and it took some getting used to at first.
I loved watching the relationship develop between Bobby and Dr. Valjean. Their friendship was bittersweet due to his illness and racial differences.
All the characters were great! Obviously aunt Florence is the most interesting but I loved Lena's mother! She was so sad but sweet.
Her wonderful subtle southern drawl was very pleasing. I HATE fake accents. Hers was perfect.
I lam from the south and lived in Alabama for 8 years during the eighties. The characters and setting are right on the money. I loved the scene where Burr meets the family. So true!
It was totally unpredictable! The characters were interesting and well developed. It was an adult Scooby Doo mystery with a steam punk twist and a little of the apocalypse thrown in!
The accents were very well done and really gave the characters dimension.
Probably not. The narrator did not do it justice. He took some getting used to. It did get better as the book went on, or maybe I just got used to him!
The twist at the end.. I had read books in the Harry Bosch series, so I knew who the poet was ahead of time but was still surprised at how the story unfolded.
I loved the authors attention to detail without getting too verbose! One example that stuck in my mind was " the smell of old dust on a warm lightbulb" .
Very graphic and dark story, but I like those kind! Very fast paced with lots of action. He does a great job of portraying a very sick and twisted mind.
I loved all the subtle differences in the British dialects.
I loved the tv series, which did a very good job of bringing Luther to life, but the detail in the book is wonderful. Great author. Can't wait for the next one!
I stumbled on to this series and am so glad I did!
Similar to other cop novels with the troubled detective who can't quite follow the rules but who has a soft side. But I like those kind of characters, John Luther, Myron Bolitar, Lucas Davenport....
If you love good characters with great mysteries, read this series.
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