I have always found the books written by John Douglas an interesting look into the behavioral understanding of crime. The content of this book was good but I continually had to move past the rote reading and incorrect pronunciations of commonly known words (Quantico pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, library pronounced as libary etc.)I have been an audible customer for several years and have hundreds of books in my library. I will not buy another book read by the narrator.
I've always enjoyed stories with archeological background and biblical history as context. The story regarding the finding of a testiment possibly written by Jesus sounded interesting. The example listen sounded good so I bought the book. All went well until the narrator had to read as a southern penticostal minister. Not only is the author clearly using the worst characture of a penticostal minister possible, the narrator couldn't come up with a southern accent that was even remotely plausable. His basic american accent wasn't much better either and when reading the american Pope, left me thinking of a sleazy used car salesman.
I was so put off but the dialogue, characterization of the minister and church members, and the dreadful tortured southern and american accents that I nearly put the book down and didn't finish it. But as I'd spent a perfectly good credit for the book I persevered. The story was ok but the ending left one hanging. I would definately not recommend this book to any one and please, if you need a narrator to do a southern and or american accent please don't use this narrator.
This new series is a great read. The story line is intriguing, the characters well developed and the narrator extremely good. I very glad I found this author and series.
The Dresden Files series provides a very different view of the supernatural world than most television or movies. Jim Butcher has created a complex world and ongoing story lines that leave you wanting more, much more. James Marsters is masterful in his reading and adds much to the story by creating voices for characters and putting emotional context to the read. These books are a must for anyone who enjoys this genre.
I have always enjoyed the Harry Bosch novels and look forward to many more but this new character and direction is outstanding. The book is extremely well written with tight dialog, believable characters, interesting insight into the life of defense lawyers and enough suspense for a lifetime. Don't miss this read!
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