The fast pace and the technical details. Wow, it was shocking and frightening.
The clues and the way you learn about the intricacies of film-making, as well as psychology.
The one where they start to take apart the strange film and see what's hidden in it.
It was intensely frightening. The story plays almost like a horror movie, more than a crime story.
I hope they make this into a real film. It would be as much fun to watch it as it is to read or hear.
Yes, I would recommend it. The narration is easy to understand, and the writing style is very brisk yet includes a lot of detail. It's a relatively short book, but you get to know each of the personalities in the powerful families. Makes learning history a lot of fun!
Learning a lot of facts about the kings, especially Harold. I had never heard some of the main points of his life story before. All I knew about were some battles he'd been in. In this audiobook, I picked up a lot more.
Her voice is warm and she handles the dramatic tones very well. She lends the narration as much enticing sonic strength as an actor in a play.
Wanted: man of strong character for job in politics. Must not mind intrigue, skulduggery, large hats.
There is one problem with the audiobook. For some reason, the last two shorter segments repeat the end of the second major section. We hear the entire stories of the Despensers and Percys twice. This is some kind of production mistake, and the BBC should post a re-edit with the corrections, to ease the listener's experience.
The Scottish setting. I am a big fan of U.K. mysteries.
It reminded me of the Caroline Graham 'Midsomer Murders' series. Simple, clean but attentive to detail, and makes you wonder who's telling the truth.
The interviews with the first suspect. I kept wondering whether he was telling the truth.
The discussion of the victim. I always feel sad about the hopelessness in loss of life.
I wish this book had been a little longer. Thanks.
Yes, it was a good listen. It's pretty short, but it's fun for kids. Grown-ups will get a smile out of it too.
Possible spoilers. Please skip if you haven't heard it yet.
I would have made the humans fight the creature.
Funny, witty, brief.
Yes. There could be more to it if you make the plot more involved.
Thank you Neil.
Yes, I would. It's an odd story, and you sometimes have to be careful that certain facts don't slip by you.
The attack on the newswoman in South Africa. I wanted to tell her, "Run away!" That doesn't work, though.
His voice is very creepy. It's the kind that makes you want to check to make sure that the lights are on.
I was frustrated at some of the plot points- they tested my believability factor. You can have crazy plot twists in a mystery, yes, but if you make them too weird, you almost have to move to science fiction. Nothing wrong with sci-fi, but they're just different. Still, the sense of fear adds to the anticipation. It's the audio equivalent of a page-turner. You always want to know what's coming next.
The end is very strange. I really hope the author will come up with more mysteries, even if this seems to be the end of the trilogy. A shocking book, but a real adventure for those who like their villains super-creepy. Listen with the lights on!
I haven't read the entire print book, so I can't say which one is better. The voice narration in the audiobook is very good, though. He moves along at a brisk pace.
I usually side with the detectives, and I did here as well.
He has a compelling voice, like an actor. He keeps moving, so that even though the plot is complex, you don't get bogged down.
Yes. I was on edge the whole time, like with a horror novel. I was almost sad that it was in two parts, but I'm glad we got the whole story.
Reginald Hill once again does an excellent job of showing that things are not always as they seem. The villain and the detectives all have complicated personalities. This creates the noir sense of struggling for truth. Don't worry that it's a long story- it moves forward very well. A puzzler to enjoy.
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