Not at all what I expected, it is whimsical & enchanting. Neil Gaiman narrates with exellent timing and creates the perfect mood. Loved the quirky music.
As usual with Mark Billigham's books I enjoyed this Tom Thorne novel - however the author should not have narrated it. He should understand the characters better than anyone and yet it sounds as if its the first time he's met them. The mood suffers as a result of this.
As mentioned by other reviewers, the first section of the story is told via e-mail messages between a young woman & her sister, and recordings of "the fat man's" thoughts. I found the e-mails irksome but on the other hand, the musings of the fat man are at times quite funny.
The author repeats himself a good deal which is tedious but all in all the plot was enjoyable.
Jonathan Keeble was excellent, as always.
I've listened to the previous books and am so pleased that the author has the main character experiencing positive growth. No 'darkness' in this soul.
I enjoyed the people and the plot. Unfortunately the narrator does not understand the tone of the story which leads to his pace & inflection being off.
Still worthwhile to listen to.
The plot is enjoyable - with enough twists and surprises to keep you intrigued. Unfortunately the narrator misses the feel of the book and detracts from the enjoyment thereof.
Very enjoyable. Well researched without being too scholarly, The narration is very good - bringing out the fun element in the story
This is certainly not Dick Francis at his best, for that matter nor is it Toni Britton at his best. The story takes ages to get underway and is as exciting as wilted cabbage. Even Britton sounds bored. I love Dick Francis' books but unfortunately this was a disappointment.
The basic plot is interesting, unfortunately it does not survive the lectures on ancient mystecism. I fastworwarded through a big portion of the book. This would probably do better as a film. I enjoyed the narrator though.
John Grisham is always a good read. Unfortunately the narrator's style is so distracting that I could not enjoy it properly. He doesn't understand the feel of the book and reads it as if for children.
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