Although one of the 'villains' was obvious before too long this was still a good listen. The narrator performs characters well and it's nice to have a Scot reading a book set in Scotland. I'm always looking for well spoken mysteries and will try another Alex Gray
You need to read/listen to the first book in the series to be able to follow the main characters since, like in any series they develop in relation to one another. I loved this book. It was well read and the plot flowed very nicley.
I couldn't make it through the entire book. The writing seemed simplistic and the narration bad. I don't like when the narrator changes their voice dramatically by character, especially when a woman puts on a deep voice for a mans character and an East End accent that sounds so fake.
The plot was very slow with a lot of (what ! thought) was unnecessary, protagonist to self/audience dialogue. The chatter didn't add anything to the story. Very disappointed.
I decided to listen to this because it's the first in the series. I've either listened to or read about four others. I wanted to get sense of where the character had come from. The story was, as with the others in the series very good and the performance was excellent. I love that the narrator could "do" the accents well.
As with the other Hole books there were twists and turns to the story which kept it entertaining. Worth the credit
As with the other Jo Nesbo stories this is well written and superbly performed. I think it could have been slightly shorter. Nevertheless I'll choose Jo Nesbo again very soon.
The set-up of the beginning and end is strange, but the story as a whole wasn't bad. The woman narrator does her accents well.
The story went on longer than was necessary. It could have been about a third shorter and still delivered. The plot was good and there were times when I was unsure about exactly who the baddie was, but as i said, it was a bit drawn out.
When I started listening I thought there was somethjing wong with my iPod. The narration sounded stilted. The I realised the problem was with the narrator herself trying to 'do' an English accent. I could only listen for a short while. I ended up geting another version from the public library.
After the fact, I read the reviews and saw that this was something that others had commented on. Oh well, better luck in the future!
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