This book kept me interested throughout. The author was adept at maintaining the suspense and keeping me guessing about the identity of the killer. Although Simon Prebble sounded older to me than the 42-year-old character he was portraying, he made up for this through his skilled narration. He is definitely a master of pacing, inflection, pitch, etc. His acting ability, combined with the author's story, made this a book I will recommend to my friends.
The book could have been better if there was less narrative about the consequences of rape (how would I feel if my wife, my daughter, my sister-in-law, my elderly friend was raped?... how would the violated woman feel?... how can I ensure my son won't become a rapist?... how would society treat the raped woman and her husband?... and on, and on, and on). The book is 6.5 hours long, and most of it was devoted to a discussion of the above. There was almost no detection happening and certainly no action (until the very last scene).
No. I will continue to read books by this author. Several of Ms. Perry's recent books have been filled with suspense, detection, and action, so I'm not giving up on her.
The pace was fine. Ms. Porter's narration has been better, though. I felt that the character voices tended to merge a bit. In previous books, she did a better job of keeping the characters distinct.
Too many to mention.
Yes to another by Nesbo. No to Knai.
The narration sounded like a Godzilla movie dubbed into English. It was distracting and made the dialogue sound cheesy.
I have read other books by Jo Nesbo and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'll give him another try as long as the narrator is different.
I stayed interested in the story and kept listening despite the fact that Mr. LeDoux sounded like he had a stuffy nose throughout his narration.
I loved this book! It kept me interested throughout. The narrator is magnificent. I was never disappointed. The story is fresh, the plot moves along at a good pace, the characters are well defined and realistic, and the ending is adeptly written. Suspenseful until the very last page!
I'm on chapter 11 and I find the author's style of writing to be confusing, particularly regarding the setting of many sections. I find myself often thinking, "Where/when the heck is this part of the story happening?" Rewinding to the beginning of the confusing part doesn't seem to help. The characters are kinda interesting, but there isn't enough action, detecting, or suspense for me to really say I'm enjoying this book. If it picks up and I change my mind, I'll amend my review.
The author's choice of presenting the story partly through emails and voice recordings was an interesting change. The story had little action and detection, though, and a lot of description by characters of other characters and events. I enjoyed the narrator's performance of almost all characters, although Mr. Keeble's version of an American was a caricature. I found the plot to be quite uninteresting but kept on listening because I enjoyed the narration and hoped that something exciting or entertaining would happen later on. It didn't. During one of my final listening sessions, I fell asleep only to wake up and find that the police had put the case to rest. I didn't bother to rewind.
I'm on part two and considering abandoning this book, which I rarely do. By now, I should be interested in the plot and characters, but I'm not. The narrator's voice for the main female FBI agent character is absurd. There has been little action and a lot of tedious description. I'm disappointed and bored. I would like to say something positive about this book, but the only thing I can think of is that it's easy to fall asleep to.
I'm so glad I purchased this book. My interest was piqued from the first page and it was sustained to the end. The narrator was awesome. I enjoyed everything about the book.
I couldn't get very interested in the characters, basic plot, and setting, although I did stick with the book in order to find out who committed the crime and how Wexford would solve it. The narrator acted the part well, but his accents seemed too formal for British police officers, and his American accents were laughable. Sorry, Ruth. This one just didn't cut it for me.
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