The writing is intelligent, witty and captures a sense of police culture which feels real to me. The dynamics between Rook and Heat are entertaining, and Roach are cool.
Heller is a great reader, giving real character to the voices.
It engages me constantly enjoying what's happening and wondering what's going to happen next.
I'm going to listen to the whole series for sure.
I was surprised by the complexity of this book. It had showed the dark side, and the best side, of a fictional circus from a startling point of view.
the insights into an aging man's challenges in a nursing home were vivid and saddening.
I loved the ending!
When August finally got what was coming to him was memorable.
Rosie the elephant
I laughed and cried
Yes. The various voices made it really rich. The female narrator was fantastic, particularly compelling as the lovely Lucy.
I was in awe of the bad guy, and almost wanted him to win sometimes; except that I liked the good guys even more. Real and engaging characters. Follett gives such an authentic feel to his period pieces like this.
This is my first time hearing Eric Lincoln.
I laughed, cried, cheered, worried, and even felt the lust of Lucy and "Henry".
Fantastic book. Follett just gets better and better!
I felt connected to the people telling the stories. For some reason, their interviewing each other was endearing.
I laughed and I cried
Great reminder that we all have the same feelings whatever walks of life we come from
Yes, anyone interested in understanding the way humans work, and how to influence others.
I liked the tips on preventing being unduly influenced. Cool research shared as well.
Ask a small favor before a big one
I'll probably read it again to refresh the insights
Butcher's work here was imaginative, creative and interesting. However, I'm personally turned off by the extensive sadistic scenes. There are also scenes of crisis where people act in very unnatural ways, making it difficult to buy into it. I won't be reading any more of this series.
Her characterizations were convincing and interesting. They were compelling. I was impressed.
In addition to less graphic violence, I wish that Butcher made the lead characters a little deeper.
The writing is both down to earth and emotionally sophisticated. Heller's reading really brings them all alive in a granular way.
I hope "Castle" writes more of these series. I'd snap them all up.
Not again, but I did enjoy it the first time. I will listen to the second in the series.
Hadrian (sp?), because he's got a great personality and really cares about people. Plus, being a bad ass fighter helps the cool factor.
He was convincing in each role. I was impressed with that.
A few times when the two anti-hero protagonists saved people at risk to their own lives.
The book started a bit slowly, but gathered momentum. By the middle I was hooked, and by the end I wanted more.
I will say that the (I suspect D&D inspired) role of Thief as an acknowledge profession seems odd, and when kings talk that way, it makes it harder to buy into the story.
But I do like their thieving adventures!
One of the best things about the book was various, unique and interesting characters. Sullivan does a very good job with that.
I also like the critical observations about religion. That was great.
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