Engaging, authentic, compelling
To some degree, the Anne Perry series set in a similar (maybe a bit later) era. This one was deeper, though, and really made you feel you were in at the start of a great series, and at the start of modern forensics.
The main guy, of course! Walter!
Ahhhh....nothing! Very enjoyable listen. I like strong voices that handle different characters and accents well - male or female.
Hope to see more from this author!
A different take on the usual wartime stories and refugees, and, bonus, a nice love story too! I recommend it.
I did not really enjoy this book, it was an interesting premise, but it just wandered about, the main character, you couldn't love him or hate him and few others had much to offer either. In other words, meh...
Very well narrated! Switching from makmale to female, child to adult, and between accents was seamless, which made it easier to listen to this very complicated story. It was a little long and developed slowly, however it really was a good listen.
This book is set in an era where discrimination of various kinds was common, if not rampant, in the workplace. I lived through that era and suffered from it so it was not easy to listen to.
The story was good, though, I didnI didn't know who the killer was until the Verriand, always a bonus.
However the narrator was relentless and it sounded more like she was doing the play-by-play for a exciting basketball game sometimes. There wasn't a lot of differentiation between the characters from time to time which made it kind of hard to figure out who was talking.
I love Greg Isles because he has a different story every time - different characters, different locales, but this one was outstanding.
Slow creeping chills
The gradual change from mundane to mysterious
Added weight and dimension to the main character
Left a certain disquiet in my mind about whether the conclusion could actually be true...shiver...
The characters all seemed to be annoyed, hostile or defensive. Except Jake, who got two bedroom scenes and not much dialogue.
Probably not, although I have enjoyed "reading" her, "listening" to this book was painful.
Actually the narrator depicted the characters very well, but, they were aggressive and annoying, so it got a bit much, having that going on RIGHT IN YOUR EAR!
I found the narration overwhelmed the story, although it was very well done and faithful to the (again..) constantly annoyed, defensive and belligerent characters.
Yes, if they like stories about a spunky femme proviing herself in adverse circumstances
A conversation between the Churchills.
Maybe a TV series. That sexy redhead cop from The Mentalist would be perfect.
Another installment in a much-appreciated series is always welcome.
I think I have read them all! So, I am invested in the next one. Would like to see one with the Cory character featured, in fact. She could be interesting with the Pendergast connection to add flavor.
Characters are always more fully fleshed-out when you can hear them speak rather than having to create the voice in your head. I do like Rene, and this was a challenging book with so many characters. He did a great job.
Yes, and I listened to it while I was doing some serious decluttering so I was able to listen to long stretches at a time. I skipped forward through the Brasil piece pretty fast...I think it would have played better in a movie, but was too long for listening. The pace seemed glacial for such an action part of the story.
If you are a fan, then you will read this whether or not it's the best in the series. In fact, I am now going to go back and re-listen to the rest of the series. I did find this rather like a sandwich made with tasty leftovers, though. A little D'Agosta, a spice of Caroline, a dollop of Cory, a layer of Helen (past her best-by date), and some lashings of Pendergast. His Japanese maid and his chauffeur/bodyguard were kind of like pickles, though. Interesting up to a point, but ultimately did not add much flavor.
No, well, maybe, if it was on sale...
No. I don't have any friends that like this kind of story.
The narrator had a good voice, but I didn't like the story overall...so that detracted from my rating. It's just not my genre...was trying out something new, and I am sure that if you like this genre you will love the book.
Yes, perhaps it could be a historical reality show with really, really stupid or vapid ex stars. I hesitate to mention who they should be, but the initials LL come to mind. Also Danny B.
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