Many times I wanted to quit listening to this one but I pressed on. I don't think I ever wanted a book to end so much before. Every time I thought it can't get any messier, the lead can't do anything more stupid, or the other characters more despicable...I was wrong. I also got extremely tired of the descriptions....tell me a couple times what something looks like but 4 or 5 different ways to describe the scene got old and annoying, Definitely not my kind of book.
This is a dark book about what the author imagines happens after most of the world has been destroyed by bombs or war, he doesn't ever really explain. You just know it was a very, very bad thing. The life of father & son is hard and touching. There is danger everywhere yet the father is smart enough that they miss most of it. The tension is heavy all the time yet there is happiness and lots of love between the two that keeps it not being as terrible a situation as it possibly could be. It is hard to imagine and yet the descriptions make it easy to picture. There's not a deep plot....just father & son trying to get somewhere else, somewhere better, but is there anywhere good anymore? I think you'll like it well enough.
This story is terrible...not in the way it was written terrible but the content, the actions of these people, their deaths and lives....in that order since it was more about their dying then their living. I couldn't get somethings out of my mind. As I try to go to sleep it creeps in days after I've finished it and started listening to something else. What they did to one woman is particularly heinous. I still cringe. It makes you wonder if people can really be this bad? I guess they can which is a very sad and sickening idea. I can't imagine going through any of this torture...that's what it was....horrible torture. I don't know whether to recommend this book or to tell everyone to stay away. Luke Daniels was wonderful once again as the reader. I really like him. He probably made it so real it helped effect me as well as the storyline. Read at your own peril!
I'm from this time period...not the south. I wanted the book to have a different ending. I wanted to know the bad lady got her "come uppins". I wanted to know all ended happily but I guess that would make it a fairy tale. It makes you remember & think. It made me feel happy & sad at points. The readers all did an excellent job.
This is the last of the 3 books. It pulls everything together and finally answers all the questions that have come up. It probably took until this book before I really had all the characters figured out...Swedish names are not that easy to remember. I liked the ending. That's probably one of my best things to say. So many good books have terrible endings but this one was all right. Don't forget to start with Book #1...the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It begins to build the characters.
This is the middle story....have to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo first and the Girl that Kicked the Hornets Nest after this. No way around it. It's basically one long book. Read them all.
This book was enjoyable. The characters were very likeable. Almost everyone was related by marriage, ex-marriage or best friends which made it difficult to follow at first. Secrets and murder combined wth sex, lots of sex. In the end the murders were all solved, the man got his woman (or woman got her man) and everyone who should have been happy was. Sometimes I just need light, fun, make me feel good stories....murder and all! This book fit that bill.
Luke Daniels makes this series as good as it is. His many different voices are perfect. I can completely imagine all of the people, creatures, animals and scenery throughout the entire series.This was my least favorite of all of them. It might have been because it encompassed such a long period of time without any storyline. It might have been because one of the good characters went bad and that was a bit upsetting. It might have been because I'm not a Druid and believe in coal and oil and so I had to once again tell myself, it's only a story and a very good story at that. The Jesus part was a little difficult to take but overall, I do & did enjoy this series. If he comes out with another one I'm sure I'll listen to it also.
I like this series of Druid stories. There might be a part or two that went against my beliefs but keep in mind the continuous background story and it is only a story. Twists, turns, ups, down and any other other direction you can imagine. This author has quite an imagination. The narrator is great. All the different voices were perfect. I enjoyed this as much as the first two. I'm looking forward to the next.
I could hardly get through the beginning.....I knew there was a child involved, that bothered me a lot and I was immediately afraid. The atmosphere & period of time when this is set (late 1800's) was terrible. Jack the Ripper was still on everyone's mind. The conditions, the way the police handled evidence and the way citizens treated the police astonished me. How did they survive? How did they ever solve a crime. The story ran in 3 parts at least....the murder of police detectives, the constable and chimney sweep, and the boy all meshed together in a miraculous way that kept me on the edge throughout. It made me want to shake some sense into these people. It was real, gut wrenching, high anxiety "reading". It was always difficult to stop listening. Well worth it. Be prepared to be either amazed or appalled.
I liked the 1st person style. The story kept me coming back; in fact, it often kept me driving farther than I really needed. There was a story within the main story and all sorts of tangents that had me wondering what they'd find out next. It's a good mystery that seemed as if it could be a current sad news story. As soon as I finished it I couldn't imagine how much I had enjoyed it. I really enjoyed it.
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