such great visuals, author is amazing for the writing and narrator amazing for the reading, cant get enough of the series - even if a bit corny at times and somewhat dated with the modest hero type, I fall for it every time - love it!
I really appreciate the fantastic work that Gerard Doyle does with these books, amazing characters he creates, but Adrian McKinty writes a very dark story, really hard work at times due to the incredible tension, the fear and depth of violence that overfalls the whole story but i needed to finish. Will I buy another one and keep torturing myself? Definitely.
I read mostly detective stories and mainly with middle age males as the hero but this one just take the macho too far. Every time a woman comes into the story the author has to spend time describing her body, there is even advice to women on how to act and look, it is just so demeaning to women that it impacted on the story for me and I had to ask for a refund. I note tho that not one other person - mainly male - has picked up this issue. Interesting but not surprising.
I have listened to over 7 of these books and I must say that each time it takes me a few chapters to relax and enjoy the story as the overall story is very corny - about a predictable hero, modest yet highly skilled and brave tho he never admits it - self depreciating constantly.
However despite this I will continue to buy these addictive books and listen to the wonderful performance of James Marsters.
It must say something about an author when you start to see the bad guys as heros. To be able to place you on the other side of the fence and see the world through the eyes of very bad people is quite an experience. There is some very graphic violence in this novel and I must admit that I had to fast forward so I did not hear it - the bits i heard were very graphic although correctly in context - there is enough violence of a tolerable level for me to get the idea. I loved the detail Adrian went into describing the 'tinkers' and their beliefs and history - made me do a bit of research on the side to see if Adrian was accurate - he was! Gerard Doyle is amazing, changing his voice and accents for so many people. Some books should never change their narrator and thank goodness Gerard appears to narrate all of Adrian's books.
I am a great agatha christie however this one was just too old on many levels..constant conversation between the husband and wife sleuths..and in the end there was no point trying to work out 'who dun it' as agatha just introduced a random person in the end who was the murderer...very hard to stay involved
I think now I have read all of Michael Connelly books - sometimes the authors just don't write quick enough. I loved this book, two of my favourite characters together with lots of tension throughout the story so you could not stop listening. Michael Brandon is excellent with his amazing ability to depict each character so exactly.
The reason that I don't like American dramas is that the characters are predictable in many ways: heroines and heroes are always 'beautiful' - tall, slim, muscles etc. they always have an offsider who is not 'tall, slim, muscles etc in fact they are the opposite and are always shorter then the hero/ine with a slave devotion to their master/mistress.
So predictable I don't want to even bother writing anymore...even the story line is predictable....this sums up Delusion in Death - end of review.
The narration by Susan Ericksen was impressive - she does so many voices and characters - quite amazing.
Having read most of Christie's detective books I found this one a major change. Still a mystery though with no detective taking the lead. Written in first person the husband takes us on a journey with a great twist - just loved it. Hugh Fraser is amazing. So may characters I had to keep reminding myself they were all the work of one man.
I had no idea Agatha Christie had written books such as this, so it is with excitement I head back into the Audible catalogue to search for more of her unexpected and unusual works.
Not particularly, I liked the setting - just after WW1 - the author created a very interesting setting and it was also very interesting to hear how England life was affected by the war.
Not one particular moment
I'm sorry but Mr Prebble just reads too fast. He does all the characters beautifully but I found I had at times needed to 're wind' to hear what he had said. It made it particularly difficult as there are so many characters and it was quite difficult to keep up with who they were and where they fitted into the story.
I was a bit more used to it by book 2, but still quite difficult to keep up with all the characters.
Best read on long drive when you won't have any interruptions - very hard to keep up with the story otherwise
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