A great thriller. A good versus evil mystery with some grey areas between the two. Romance, evil characters, suspense and a pace that makes it a really fun listening experience.
Nice narration by David Pittu, however the characters in "Salvation of a Saint," tended to be without much depth, even one dimensional. The book was still interesting enough to listen to. I never felt the need to stop in disgust, but was able to listen all the way through. Just not a first class work of fiction and not much mystery there either.
A modern day rewrite of Dumas should find any book writer quaking in his boots, but Archer does a good enough job of it. I wouldn't award him any prizes for insite, and his version of vengence and justice was rather feeble, but all in all you might not want to pass it up completely. It was decent, but bland entertainment.
I throughly enjoyed Julia Glasses "The Widower's Tale," but, then again, I am of a certain age.
Mark Bramhall was the perfect, slow, almost drawling voice of an older man, but far from boring. He made Percy Darling jump to life with his gently sardonic wit, and insightful self deprecations.
The book was a little slow going at times, and its punches were slow to build rather than a constant bombardment of action, but I think it was well worth the listen.
I liked the way the author introduced our main mystery and interwove other cases making quite a basketweave out of the book, but I did get tired of the constant whinning of our main protagonist. My wife left me, I drink too much, my daughter avoids me, my father is nuts, and on we go. I like reality when I read (or listen), but all dark and no laughter gets boring after a while.
Dick Hill did a credible job with his narration. He did a good job of finding the voice of Kurt Wallander, and I enjoyed the resonance his voice gave to the characters.
While eerie thinking of a psychotic, serial killer who believes himself to be a kind and compassionate liberator, not to mention a demonic father thrown in the mix, the idea of government run amok surrounding everyone with lies and laws, with privacy only an illusion, is the real bone-chiller.
The narrator did a wonderful job when speaking as the voice of all the characters, but when it came to narrating the body of the text, would all the sudden speed his voice up as if he couldn't get the words out fast enough. I would have perferred him to use the same cadence as when he was speaking as the voice of the characters themselves. I gave him a four because, all in all, an exceptional job.
I love Koontz and I thought this book one of his best.
An easy listen. Good for filling in the gaps, with Scott Brick up to his usual best in audio performance.
The story was fresh, riveting and insightful and, yes, about women. The readers were excellent, each lending their own unique voice to the deeply drawn characters.
This story will remain with me for a very long time.
Scott Brick has one of those clear, easy to follow, professional sounding voices. While an interesting piece chocked full of historical information, sometimes the story line bogged down by way too many details.
I liked the by-play, and juxtaposed images of the White City and the Devil. I intentionally look for audio books that are on the long side, but perhaps this story could be better served by a little condensing.
Overall worth a listen.
Very enjoyable listening experience. Kept my interest throughout the entire reading. Highly recommend.
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