I've been a fan of Forsyth for many years. The attention to detail that a few reviewers complained about is one of the things I love about Forsyth's books. Characters are well developed, the reader comes to understand the background, intentions, procedures, risks, possible outcomes, and so on. While reading Forsyth you won't think, "That's out of character" or "How could they possibly do that?" No plot holes. Yes, to enjoy Forsyth one must think and pay attention, bit it's always so worth it. I can't imagine a better narration than David Rintoul's.
The narration may be wonderful, but the two stories I listened to (to preview for my granddaughter) were more like horror stories. This is not a book for small children....or for any children!!
Follows the same formula as the one other book by Seymour which I have listened to. Interesting characters and beginning, but the story soon gets tedious and boring. It was also quickly obvious what would happen in the end, as the story line was so similar to the aforementioned other book. I'll try to return this one.
I have enjoyed all Nesbo's other Harry Hole books. This book is as good, but I miss Robin Sachs. He had become Harry's voice for me. I am disappointed that he did so few audiobook performances, and sad that he is no longer with us.
Thanks to Audible for listing this book for $4.95, and to Richard from San Anselmo for his review! This is one of the better audiobooks I've tried lately, and Kramer is now my favorite American narrator.
Having listened to a few of her books from other sources, I couldn't do without more. Ralph Cosham is absolutely wonderful with all voices, but especially with the Chief Inspector's. The plots are exciting, the characters engaging, and I've lost many an hour of sleep to finish one of her books!
I chose this series by searching for books narrated by Simon Prebble, who narrates the later books in the Banks series. Prebble is one of my favorites. However, I then thought I should start at the beginning, but this narrator made me want to stop before the end of the first chapter. I will read the earlier books in the series and go to Simon Prebble for the later ones.
I highly recommend this book--the story is provocative and gripping and the narration is absolutely wonderful!
Malcom's narration is so pitch-perfect that I was very disappointed to find that he doesn't narrate the other books in the series!
I prefer unabridged audiobooks, so can't listen in all one sitting. But this is a book I will listen to again.
Other readers admitted to some confusion caused by the changes in time and the number of characters. I did go back to listen to a couple of chapters from the beginning when I found myself lost or distracted, but didn't find this a problem, as I considered the author's turn of phrase and the narrator's interpretation of the characters to be so enjoyable.
Report Inappropriate Content