For me, the reader was impossible to listen to, between her horrible fake Italian accent and her slow pace (I thought my player was accidentally put on the slow setting). Then it seemed that the story wasn't going anywhere, although that might have been due to the narcoleptic reading. I deleted the book after enduring the nauseating graphic details of a murder.
I've enjoyed several books by Bohjalian so expected to find a riveting story. The story might be fine if reading it myself.
Mark Bramhall was fine but I do love listening to David Pittu. I'll bet Isabella Rossalini could do an excellent reading.
All of part 1 could have been cut down to 1 hour. Listening to this is like listening to grass grow.
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