I loved the previous Wallender books, but this one seemed to take forever. A disappointment.
A better plot and more action. More believable characters.
Soooooooo slow! I was introducing Reacher to my husband and was embarrassed that this was so boring and slow. What happened to the exciting fast moving plots of earlier Reacher books? Now we won't try another Reacher.
None. Turner did not sound like a commander but more like a mid level person. Plot got confusing at the end. Overall it was awful, to my mind. I've listened to many Reachers but sadly this is the last.
Most of them
Even Dick Hill seemed off his game. Timing so slow, I thought he was another reader. He sounded like he was trying to drag it out.
I haven't finished the book yet, I'm about 2/3 of the way through, so I probably shouldn't be reviewing it yet, but I have been totally drawn into the plot and the characters. The narrator does a superb job, with her Irish accent. Tana French writes beautifully, almost poetically at times! I can't wait to get back to my daily walk tomorrow when I'll continue the book.
the language and accents, the humor. Dalziel is a wonderful, unique character.
Not exactly. The plot was a bit confusing. I enjoyed The Woodcutter much more.
He is excellent.
I really enjoyed The Woodcutter and decided to hear other Reginald Hill books. Unfortunately I found this confusing, too many similar characters and a rather convoluted plot. But it was completely entertaining, and I'll try others. I'd like to know which Reginald Hill books are considered the best by other readers.
I read all of Henning Mankell's books and loved Wallender, but this book was just too long and boring. Is Mankell running out of steam? The story seemed to wander around and it was hard to keep interested.
I loved this book, and listening to it with the three different readers as the main characters made it truly come to life! I never read the book in print, but I imagine that this is a case where listening to the book was far superior to reading it in print. I'm old enough to remember what it was like in the 1960s, and the descriptions in this book rang true - even though I lived in the North, many things were similar to what was happening in the South in those days. The characters and story were wonderful, and I was sorry when the book ended. I recommended it to friends and family who loved it as well.
I found this boring, with cliche characters and plot, no real suspense, and too much violence - Mitch Rapp just loves killing and shows no remorse. He's a one-dimensional character. I'm sure Vince Flynn wanted to show how he became an assassin, since this deals with him as a young man getting into the business, but I still found the glorification of killing horrifying. The torture scenes were gruesome. The plot was confusing, with various political factions fighting and no real explanation of their differences. Most of the characters sounded the same. I read Act of Treason first and thought it was much better. Lee Child's Jack Reacher is a more interesting character than Mitch Rapp.
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