Light of Day has a stream-of-consciousness style, telling the story of a private detective who has fallen in love with an imprisoned murderess. The writing is powerful, full of wonderful observations on life. The reading, however, is even better--a masterful performance that brings the book to life.
The first two-thirds of this book are best, with some of the most remarkable writing I've come across. Swift delivers wonderful, inciteful observations and metaphors. He does lose steam in the final third, but only ends up stepping back to a more average level of writing.
What makes this audiobook remarkable is the reading by Graeme Malcolm. Malcolm's voice and reading style bring this quirky British detective alive, handling the complex stream-of-consciousness text masterfully.
The amazing combination made the first two-thirds of this book one of the best audiobook experiences I've had. If you only like plot-driven books, this one isn't for you. If you have any taste for something more, however, this book is well worth the time.
This audiobook has good sound quality. That's the only good thing to say about it, and its a shame that the quality wasn't lower. If there was some distortion, it might have masked the terrible writing and the horrible voice casting.
The writing in this book might appeal to a pre-teen, as long as that child has not read many books. I've seen better writing from high school classes.
The voice actor is terribly miscast for this role. Either that or he made some very bad choices about the character.
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