Funny funny funny, in a very smart way. I loved it so much, I am gifting this book to a very close friend who is going through a troubling time - I am SURE it will lift her spirits. Drop everything and listen!
I just don't get the hype. After reading recent news of fraudulent reviews on Amazon, I am suspicious of what is posted. I almost stopped halfway through, but kept thinking about the reviews and that this just had to get interesting. The narration is superb, but the writing needed editing. When I hear a contradiction, I get stuck on that and this book distracted me in that way. I thought it was a sappy romance, relying on historical figures to make it interesting.
This listen has left me stunned. It is such a powerful, insightful and brilliantly woven story that I can't even bear to begin another book for fear of losing the magic of Tana French. This is one of those books you wish you had never listened to, so that you could go back and experience it again and again for the first time.
As I knitted a shawl and listened, the characters wove themselves into the fabric. I will always look at my shawl and think of the interesting place this book took me.
An intelligent and thoughtful mystery, it was captivating. Thank you Ms. Penny for again for providing such a wonderful story.
Although Mr. Cosham does a great job of narration, I did get lost a few times in the scene transitions. The sentences ran together, and it took me a few seconds to realize the scene and characters were completely different from the previous sentence. Adding a few seconds break between these transitions would have helped. This is only a minor stumble to an otherwise fabulous narration.
This was a very difficult book because of the lack of a hero and the incredible evil that is portrayed in everyone. From ax murderers, child rapists, philanderers, and sadists, this is book contains the vilest, most dislikable characters I have ever encountered. I am not sure why such a book would be written. Do not recommend unless you want to experience the worst of the human spirit.
I have enjoyed the other Bosch books, but I really thought the ending was a total bust, dud, silent thud. The story deserved better.
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