I'm not sure if this is just a poor translation or what, but it's one of the worst books I've ever listened to. I stuck with it to the end, and was disappointed by everything--story, characters, and especially the dialogue.
The Winter King
This book is part of a wonderful series--Department Q--with great characters. Carl, Assad, and Rose always entertain.
There are too many chase scenes with Marco getting banged around but escaping every time. It gets tiresome.
He does a great job with all the characters.
This could be a better book with some editing.
After reading three other Aurelio Zen books, I had developed a fondness for Zen (with all his faults and quirks). In Dead Lagoon, I found him to be both dumb and kind of a jerk. The plot and the writing in this book are not nearly as good as the preceding ones in the series.
I might try one more to see if the quality improves.
The voices this narrator uses for the characters are dreadful, especially for the women in the story.
Pass on this one.
The translator overdoes the use of English idioms, which I found distracting. The narrator would do better to use his natural voice than attempt Danish accents.
The plot unfolds in an engaging way, shifting seamlessly between its present and five years earlier.
I looked up some information about Denmark.
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