I really loved this book and I thought the narrator was very good. However, the book was structured such that it was rather difficult to appreciate by just hearing the audio version. Fortunately,this is one of the titles I chose to download both the Kindle and Audible version so I could read both versions via Whispersync for Voice. After the first article or two, I switched from the audio book to the Kindle to get my bearings
The story begins as a series of semi-related pieces of documentation that don't really have the full impact in audio. Once I switched back to the Kindle version and re-read the beginning, I was able to really appreciate the author's method of storytelling. I did switch back to the Audible version once the book became more narrative in nature.
This is not a criticism of the narrator at all, nor of the author's writing. Both were extremely good. It was just one of those rare books that I enjoyed reading more than listening.
This was my first Robert Crais book and although crime/mystery genre isn't my favorite, I am a sucker for a good dog book so I decided to give it a try. I had previously enjoyed MacLeod Andrews' narration of Will Grayson, Will Grayson and he did not disappoint with this performance. Suspect is a quick and easy read. Having just finished back-to-back Kate Morton and Bryce Courtenay marathons, I enjoyed the change of pace.
The writing was good, the plot was interesting and I cared about the characters (especially Maggie the dog). I wouldn't really call it grippingly suspenseful, but a good crime novel.
I would probably try another book from this author. I purchased the Kindle book with the Audible book (I love whispersync!) and I intend to finish the Kindle version (will probably start over), but I would not try another book read by Gary Farmer. I believe this was the most poorly narrated book I have every purchased from Audible in the 12 years I've been a member.
I haven't gotten far enough along in the story to say, but I am intrigued by the characters and premise, which makes me want to read the Kindle version (well.. also because I've already purchased it).
It seemed that the narrator had never read aloud before, or as if he was unfamiliar with the English language. He would read a line and pause, then continue with the next line, pause, etc. There was no flow at all and it was extremely difficult to listen to. I have 450 books in my audible library, some of which I've listened to multiple times. I barely made it into Chapter 4 of this book.
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