I am listening a second time.
more closely this time.
I love the story line, yet I seem to get a bit fuzzy in trying to make the links. OK so whats new about this, and PKD?
Usually I can follow the involutions and almost dreamlike shifts of PKD and I am curious as to why I seem to miss some linking threads in this story. Hence my second listen, so soon after the first.
For newcomers to Dick, I would suggest either 'Flow my tears the Policeman Said' or 'Dr Bloodmoney'.
So this is about much more than 'Alien' invaders who have become the masters, highly addictive drug induced time travel, coexisting alternate realities, high tech body repair and replacements and even well developed AI robots. There are well disposed other Aliens and a man separated from his wife travelling on a quest. There are ethical and fellow AI concerns for so called defective pupose designed AI and delightful responses that a human could call humane.
If you know PK Dick, and really like his work you will not be disappointed.
PK Dick was an extraordinary writer.
Trust an ex British SAS soldier to be a hero. And one does wonder who else was in the club and who exactly are the dark angels and why Geordy thought.he was the target.
The story lacks a kind of cohesion and is still lots of fun. I found myself keenly engaged and wanting to learn what comes next. The cat is wonderful. So is the Secret Service visitor.
Very well read by Ian Hanmore.
Great writing and good story
I hope Audible manages to get more for us,from this author with Jot Davies reading for us.
For now, avoid downloading any other than top format as part 2 seems to be lost on 4 and 3. I think I have 6 part 1 as I tried to get part 2 without avail.
I enjoyed The Trinity Six and this is even better
As Charles Cumming is a widely acclaimed author who is well respected, I am surprised that there are so few Audible listeners. It may reflect the great divide of the pond in storytelling even if the UK and US are much closer than people know in other ways.
Waiting on Audible to release 'dead men's bones' . book4.
There are a couple of stories running through this series and they can be read or heard separately.
Not brilliant 5 stars at this time, though I expect that if the series continue with the same reader, the series may rank high 4 or 5.
Forget any Ian Rankin references from the reviewers/publishers.I am beginning to think quite a few reviewers are illiterate. (And have no idea why there will only ever be one Ian Rankin.) I get a tad sus whenever I read silly remarks like,,the new ,, etc.
On the surface there is a fairly preictable plot, a current day Batman with an Alpha and a few good fellas and girls. Then read on.
No shrinking rooms or damsels tied to railway tracks yet,
hardly serious. with silly superiors. lots of crime, graveyard shifts in graveyards. granny slasher, greasy midnight meals and new partners.
Just for fun, a low 3 star foggy frosty tale.
I did not like this one too much and
it is a very very good story
After hearing this I wonder if I need to re listen to, re read my other Bateman stories.
It is a well read provocative story
There is not a lot of jazz in this story and I can still almost hear it behind the voice of Stephen Greif all the way through .
It is a story set in the world of painters, poets crooks and thugs.
Maybe a little trendy with Tuscany and Sav Blanc and maybe a jump to right into a willing suspension or maybe just an odd surprise here and there.
My first John Harvey and a great change of pace from my other mysteries, so I now have a couple more JH on my wish list.
But how did John Harvey convey Jazz through prose?and voice?
This is a 'second listen story' for me as I try and discover how he did that.
There is so much going for the series and after 4 books Louise really could have hit her stride.
It ia painfully repetitive.
A good editor would help..
Dino Marnika just does not provide the ambiance that is given by Peter Hosking.
Love the Cliff Hardy stories read by Hosking more than me reading the hard copy. His performance makes the stories great.
Peter Corris has won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for his crime writing.
Set in a Sydney and streets I have known I have enjoyed all I have heard and I would love to hear more. with Hosking telling it.
Lots of Australian idiom and references that place each story in an historical time.
do check the UK reviews.
Police procedural, more at the higher end and involving different departments.
It reads a little like a series intended for a tv show as the story does have natural breaks where there is a resolution and then kicks off in a new direction.
Skinner is an over the top hero who is not really lovable.
There are a few plot weaknesses, when the whole story is considered. The introduction of the diplomatic and secret service is actually quite good as it does highlight the difference between English and Scotish law.
Not a bad listen.
James Henry does a decent Frost story and Stephen Thorne is the better reader..
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