I honestly feel bad saying that the author of the book, who is a wonderful author, does not do the reading of this justice.
His pace is very laboured and dull and since the book has such a heavy subject matter it is hard to listen to.
Her writing is humorous and engaging and her narration is wonderful. I wished it were longer!
This book is rather gripping and based on an extremely interesting premise.
I would certainly recommend it. However, as the previous reviewer noted, the Australian accents are appalling and, as an Australian listener, distractingly so. Still, the book is worth it if you can overlook this.
One of the best and original thrillers I have listened to in a long time.
Let me preface this by saying that I have listened to and read many unashamedly rubbish rom-coms, light fiction and chick-lit and appreciated them for what they were. However, this book is utterly terrible. It is poorly written, repetitive and the characters are unbelievable. I have only managed to listen to about an hour of it. Don't be fooled by the hype. I would like my credit back.
Undoubtedly this book is filled with violence and disturbing imagery. So if you are particularly sensitive to these things then perhaps be wary of listening to it. However, it provides a satirical account of our hyper-consumptive way of life; alienation and boredom. The protagonist is utterly deplorable - he is a psychopath after all - but seeing an extreme version of the wealthy late 80's/early 90's New York through his eyes is intriguing. In terms of the audio production the narration is excellent and I will look for other books read by Nick Landrum.
This book is a great listen. The story is engaging and Kristen Johnston's narration is genius.
the narration is excellent and added another dimension to a book that I already loved
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