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William

Jackson, WY, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • One Step Behind: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (182)

    On Midsummer's Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in 18th-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander's most trusted colleagues, someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime, also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can't begin to imagine how.

    Joanna says: "Definitely Recommend"
    "Great writing, less than great reading"
    Overall

    Having read Grover Gardner's terrific reading of Mankell's "Return of the Dancing Master", I was disappointed with Dick Hill's reading of this work. I found his character voices somewhat annoying. This said, still a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of a Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Tadd Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm doing background research for the partners. It's not that he isn't smart. He is. It's just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn't really his thing. Underachiever? Yes. Content? At least until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down.

    Battman says: "It's No Andy Carpenter"
    "Disappointing narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you ever listen to anything by David Rosenfelt again?

    I look forward to the next David Rosenfelt book of the Andy Carpenter series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In contrast to the subtlety of a narrator like Grover Gardner, this narrator caricatures the voices of different characters in a heavyhanded and annoying manner.


    Do you think Heart of a Killer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. I kept wondering what Andy Carpenter was up to while listening to the book...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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