First let me say the Narrator Jonathan Keeble was terrific! I didn't have any difficulty identifying each character. Set in Great Britain, Jonathan has a wonderful set of accents which really adds to the atmosphere.
This is a unusual novel with a mystery in it. A brief summary would be: A likeable, flawed poor man who makes it good, gets what he wants in his life, gets it taken away from him and copes with his loss. The novel has numerous "clues" scattered throughout it which make you expect one thing, and then off you go in a different direction. Except for the prologues, you basically start at when Wolf Haddu loses everything. I've tried to not give anything away but the novel has mystery, some amount of thriller, smaller amounts of love stories and plenty of personal values by both the "good" and "bad" characters.
The story takes place a few years (2 -6yrs) in the future which was odd. Not sure if it added or detracted from the story. It basically just exists, but perhaps it allows for an agency to be present that isn't in todays world.
There are a lot of great reviews available, especially some of the longer ones. I found them useful afterwards to help re-think various scenes and actions. It was a wonderful book if you enjoy a slower paced action book with lots of character development and plenty of opportunities to consider why people do the things they do.
It was one of those books that once I got going, I'd walk in from work and keep listening except for a few brief comments and a kiss to my patient husband. I'd finally shut it down when I reached a good stopping point (or my guilt made to stop) : )
I'd highly recommend it!
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