This might be one of those great dark, Irish books if you are reading it, but listening to this book is torture. These are the most boring people on earth. I gave up after the first third and came to the web site for another book. The narrator should just divorce her husband and move on -- maybe get a job and a life. Initially I wanted to know what happened to Liam as a child, but then I just wanted it to end.
Domenica Ruta rose above a troubled, scary childhood, and although she probably carries a lot of baggage, it looks like she turned out ALL RIGHT! She is a fantastic narrator and could have a career doing that if she wanted to, Very clear, strong voice with humor. This was a good story very well told.
I've read/listened to all of Kate Morton's books. Sheer entertainment. Good plotting, and Caroline Lee is an excellent narrator. This book had an unexpected twist that I really did not see coming. Very enjoyable -- great book for walks or a long drive.
And neither does Will Patton as Dave Robichaux and the lovable Cletus Purcell. This is probably my fifth Burke audio book and each time I expect the books can't get better or might get repetitive and they just don't. They do get better and just as usual, I did not want the book to end!
I kept thinking, "is Steven King annoyed?" because I do think the book was very like The Stand, but I listened to the whole thing in spite of the sometimes irritating narrator. He had a lot of voices to do, but when he had to express emotion, he was not that great. His idea of a woman's voice crying . . . Not good. But it's a long book, good value for the money and the apocalyptic story came together well in the end. Although, I kept thinking, with all the bottled water in this world . . . surely there's enough of that to last for quite a long time!
Parts of this book are very hard to listen to because the events are likely to make you very uncomfortable, but it's a good story, albeit sad in parts but ultimately uplifting and redemptive. Highly recommend.
Not full of huge surprises, but an entertaining read and good narration. I would look at another book by this author/narrator combination.
Sachs is the greatest narrator and Nesbo an amazing, layered, and complicated writer. Harry Hole is every woman's bad boy with a heart of gold fantasy.
Great narration and interesting up until the very end at which point Ms. Joss decided she was tired of writing this book and ended it. Abruptly and weakly.
Good narrator and moved quickly, but this is really a book for teens. Not literature. Not plausible science fiction that adults could appreciate.
Nesbo is an amazing writer, and Sachs equals him as narrator. He's got the gravelly cadence of Harry Hole's voice perfectly, and he is a total asset to this book. I listened to the sample of Nemesis (the volume preceding The Snowman in the Harry Hole series), and that narrator does not cut it. Americans can't do Norwegians. Sorry.
In typical Nesbo fashion, this book is exciting, surprising and you will find yourself walking the dog more than usual in order to get to listen to it. First rate on all counts.
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