Interesting characters, solid writing, good tension, surprising twist, and excellent narration. Nicci French is a very good writing team. I'm looking forward to more.
Very depressing. Did not like this at all. Wish I hadn't wasted my time and money.
I couldn't get into this audiobook and it took me a while to figure out why.
Primarily I think it was the narration what was the most troubling. I didn't care for the timber, sound, or quality of the voice. And, felt think the entire book was read like a breaking news bulletin.
Plus, the story just plotted along too much. It wasn't all that interesting. More of the same about the middle east.
I was disappointed in the story and narration. [sigh] On to something better...
I don't usually like what I call plodding stories. I am talking about ones where a whole chapter is used to describe a walk to the grocery store. In Speaks the Nightbird, the entire story covers maybe only a two week time frame and it is over 30 hours long but it works. There is suspense and tension and surprises and heroes and villains.
And it is set in 1699 on the North Carolina coast. So you get a good history lesson plus great insight into early American settlement life.
Well worth the time and expense. Enjoy!
This book should be on the required reading list for all teenagers and their parents. And, anybody that loves a great mystery-thriller should read it too. WOW!
Good suspense but it goes on for chapters upon chapter without anything happening. Just like John Grisham. Extensive character development down to what they eat for breakfast. The real action occurs in 1 chapter then there's all of the angst of all the characters to wrap it up. Sorry but I can't recommend this but and won't be looking for any others by Susan Hill. This is what I'm coming to call a typical British suspense. Steven Pacey did a good job narrating.
Interesting story. Shows how teens and young adult brains are still mush and it's way too easy for them to screw their lives up with just a few bad choices.
The mystery portion of the book was OK but there was this very sophomoric romance that was a total distraction. Graham needs to decide ahead of time if she's writing a romance or a mystery -- then stick to the plan.
Luke Daniels did a good job with the narration.
Solid story, interesting characters, nice tension, not too much violence -- a good purchase. For my taste there's too much character development of the coppers but this seems to be a very British trait in murder mysteries -- at least in those I've read in the last 5 years.
Excellent performance by James Langton -- did not detract or intrude on the story but helped to showcase the story and characters.
Solid plot, interesting characters, crisp dialogue -- what else could you ask for. A Winner!
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