The story is interesting, but predictable. When the narrator does the women's voices, it is really annoying.
The narrator of this story does not speak. That makes listening to the book so interesting, because you are hearing the voice that no one else in the story does. And that voice describes the inner workings of locks in a manner that is so compelling that it made me want to learn to pick locks, just so that I could feel the way that the pins react to just the right pressure and tension. Hearing the narrator describe how he picked a lock, or cracked a safe just never got old for me.
Then there was the story line. The story is told primarily in the past, but from two past perspectives that are moving closer and closer to the moment where they intersect, and where in an intense moment of climax, all is revealed.
This is part mystery, part thriller, part love story. The end will not disappoint.
In the sense that the narrator's voice is only heard by the listener, this book reminded me of The Art of Racing in The Rain.
MacLeod Andrews brought the narrator to life. He also did a great job of playing the gritty gangster roles. I found myself looking for other books that he narrates just to keep hearing his voice!
The content of this book is interesting and excellent. But, who cast this narrator? The story is in the first person, and the author is a young, Indian-American grad student. The main characters are young black men. Who decided an older sounding narrator with an aristocratic voice was the best choice to read this book????
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