Both story and narration were superb.
Unusual characters portrayed by narrator with humor and gusto.
My mind's ear would not have voice the characters so colorfully.
It was a "page turner," but fun to listen to over a course of weeks.
I will look for more audiobooks by this narrator.
Yes. Although the story is dark and rather sad, the narrator was convincing and largely invisible (a good quality, as opposed to a narrator who is distracting).
Yes, a good "Whodunnit?" murder mystery.
Yes, I bought this title because I loved Mr Prebble's performances in the Detective Kubu books by Michael Stanley. This one is almost as good as those.
The characters were fascinating and believable, the plot was subtle, the story involved a time in history about which I knew very little. I call this a "challenging listen," however, because at times I had a hard time following the story. It was a bit more work than entertainment for my rather unsophisticated taste.
Narration was delightful and captured a variety of accents that enhanced the characters.
Yes, I'd be interested in following the characters in further adventures.
Yes, if I would still be surprised by the twists and turns.
Yes, the complex plot kept me guessing.
The Irish accents were remarkable but almost transparent; very convincing and consistent, identifiable characters.
The autopsies were gripping, not just gruesome.
Another fantastic story in this series.
Spies meet detective
The setting (almost entirely aboard ship) requires extra attention from the listener, and it makes the action more vivid.
The various Russian and American accents bring the characters to life.
No, but I couldn't wait to keep listening.
Just about as good as it gets for an audiobook.
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