I've read books by Rankin before and enjoyed them. This one did not disappoint me either. Just the right mix of amusing and serious story lines. I also enjoyed the narrator. I'm no expert on accents, but i thought he provided a perfect voice for Rebus. I'll definitely download more of the series. For reference, other authors I've enjoyed recently on audio include John Sandford and Daniel Silva. (If you've read those authors too, you can tell if we have similar tastes.)
I'm not sorry i listened to this book, but not sure i'd recommend either. It had some good parts, and mostly held my interest, but it seemed a bit flat at times, and the narration just wasn't entertaining.
I've listened to most of this series, but kind of gave up because the formula started getting a bit annoying... the Bosses yell, and don't listen, the papers blame the cops for not solving crimes the day they happen, and Logan never, ever gets a day off. Of course, there are some great parts to this series - primary among that is the funny characters, like Steel, but i guess the annoying parts just got too repetitive for me. Anyway, it's been a couple years so i thought i'd try another, and i'm kind of sorry i did. The formula is still the same, and this one wasn't quite as funny. And the previous narrator seemed better to me as well.
I just didn't enjoy the characters or the story here. Everything seemed too simple and black-and-white, and after getting half way through, for only the 2nd time in my 8 years of listening to books, i stopped and gave up. Guess I just couldn't take one more reference to springsteen, or bon jovi... Narration seemed a bit flat too - especially the voice of Ceepak. Sorry, it does seem that lots of folks love this series, it just wasn't me.
I usually listen to police procedurals (or sometimes spy novels), but felt like change and tried this. It was quite fun and interesting. Can't say it was one of my favorites, but i'm definitely glad i listened, and would do so again.
I almost didn't continue listening to this book after the first 30 to 60 minutes. The lead character narrates and he's just wordy and flippant, to a fault. I found myself wishing he'd be serious for once, or just shut up. But slowly, i either got used to him, or the yammering slowed a bit (or maybe both), and i really kind of got sucked into this story. I was surprised how much i ended up enjoying the book and definitely recommend it. Just be prepared for a rough beginning.
There were some really good parts in this book, but it was also one of those stories where the lead character takes such silly and stupid risks that at some point, you start kind of rooting for them to pay for it. It wasn't a terrible book, but not a series i'll be pursuing either. Narration was fine.
I think this was worth listening too, and certainly touched on some disturbing and eye-opening subject matter. There were parts that didn't quite work for me, and (spoiler alert) there's a bit of cliff hanger at the end which i found cheap and unnecessary, but there was also lot i enjoyed, so in all, as i said above, it was worth the listen.
This is about the only series i never seem to tire of. Great repeating characters, but always something different and interesting too. In fact, i save these books for after a read i did not enjoy - they get me back up. (and, i don't want to run out - so have to take my time.) Bottom line: this was another good installment, with good narration too. Recommended.
I bought this on special, thinking "ii'll try it for that price", and i was pleasantly surprised. I mean, i know Ken Follett is a good author, i just didn't expect as much out of an earlier work i guess. Not sure what i thought really, but regardless, this is a good book. Highly recommended.
I enjoyed the first in the Micheal Forsythe series by McGinty, and thought the second was ok, but not as good, so i decided to try a different set of characters by the same author. I wanted to like this book because i do enjoy the "edge" he gives his heros, but i found this story pretty blah. My mind drifted more than a few times because it wasn't holding my interest. Not sure i'll try this author again at this point. Narration was quite good.
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