This is probably the stupidest book I've ever run into. Did a publisher actually pay money for it? I'm very sorry I did!
What a clever idea. I don't know this author, I think he's fairly new. So he offers 3 free prequels to his first book! What can you lose? And to top it off the narrator is very good and the story may be OK. I' listen to the other two freebies and then decide if I want to buy the real book.
After the title it was all downhill.
Written it better, given the supporting characters a personality.
I'm not looking for a narrator with 10 different voices, just someone with a pleasant voice. Ms Moran wasn't bad with the material she had to work with or I wouldn't have given her three stars.
A real waste of time and money (fortunately it was on sale).
It is quite possible that the mystery novel has grown beyond this book and that I would have had fewer expectations if I had read this one soon after it was originally published. I just felt that it was too understated. Maybe the book cover image threw me off. The protagonist was a likable fellow, though. Narration was good, too.
Well, it was one way to stave off boredom during a nasty cold spell - in February of all months.
It wasn't really interesting. It brought nothing new to the slavery "sub-genre".
I would probably avoid another book using this narrator. Some of the voices were so over-done it felt demeaning.
I don't think there is any more worth saying.
If you are interested in a really good novel discussing this subject matter, try The Kitchen House among a few others.
This book has a decent plot, but I just can't abide a cop, even one of the female gender, who calms her nerves by twirling her baton just as she did in school. Besides using the grammaracally incorrect phrase "as best as". It just doesn't work for me.
The narration isn't bad except when she tries to sound like a dog or a dog whistle or other non-human noises.
Sometimes the author should just leave the reading to others. Samuelsson may be able to translate into English, but he really doesn't know the language. His phrasing was so stilted and awkward it made it impossible for me to continue after the first hour or so. This seems to be a good story of triumph over the odds, but I will never know.
Yes to both the author and narrator. This is my first experience with either and they both did a credible job.
It was enjoyable. Not Great Expectations, but that is not what I was looking for when i selected the book. I'll be coming back to the series.
I am thoroughly enjoying this series. The characters are well developed; the plot seamless and the narration is flawless. What more could you ask?
I am overawed that anyone could endure what this man did. How could the body and the mind survive what he (and others) did?
A good enough story except for all all the stupid puns and word play.
He had a really good premise and some good platforms to build it on, he just failed to tell it well.
Not sure. His voice is pleasant enough but he over-did the mushiness of old age and dogginess.
The problem isn't with the scenes it's with the descriptions of the thought processes. But I would have cut "what is 'dog' backwards."
Too bad; it could have been so much better.
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