I loved Collusion and The Ghosts of Belfast. Pretty rough and gritty and read really well by the narrator. the only negative is the mouth noises in Collusion were quite bad at times. After listening to Ghosts of Belfast, I wonder if this is an Audible problem with editing, as the first book was narrated beautifully. Still it wasnt so bad i couldnt finish it. I hope Stuart Neville keeps writing more books like this.
The storyline wasnt too bad.
I havent listened to a book by him before but he speaks with a sort of lisp which can be very distracting. I wont listen to another one by him again.
This is not only a great story of its own accord, but Gerard Doyle is the most amazing narrator. His irish accent is perfect for this story set in Ireland but not only that, he is very clever with different voices. You never have to wonder who is talking! I hope Audible add more McKinty books to their list, but they must be read by Doyle.
A definite credit worthy purchase.
I loved the Berrybenders. A big rowdy quite eccentric family wandering around the west. I particularly loved Lord Berrybender and the reader did a wonderful accent. I laughed out loud at his obnoxious attitude, but people must realise that is how the English upper class did really think about their servants. It is a great laugh now, but it wouldnt have been much fun. He was a wonderful character. After all of the adventures, they probably should have stayed home in their castle. Worth a listen!
I kept with this book for a long time but nothing happened. Apart from wanting to know who he ended up marrying it was as slow as a montana winter. After about 10 hours I just couldnt take one more minute of it and turned it off. The descriptions of the place are lovely but that just couldnt cut it.
This is a great read and the pace doesnt let up for a minute...it is narrated so well i was so disappointed when the book finished. I have discovered the sequel was published this month, so i hope Audible dont take too long getting this started.
WOW! I nearly didnt buy this audio book based on the fact that it seemed so similar to Stephen Kings book "The Stand", which i loved. I am glad i took the chance as it really stands alone. The story is utterly believeable and not a nuclear bomb in sight! Amy, Carter and Babcock get woven into the story along with the other characters you will get to know and the journey begins. Just be glad you can sit and look at the stars in this life, as in their world darkness is a cause of fear.
To say i am disappointed in the audiobook is an understatement but it has nothing to do with the actual book but with the narration. I found the saliva and lip noises disgusting. it got to the point where i wasnt listening to the words but to the narrators disgusting mouth noises. after listening to John harts other two books which were fantastic, i was so keen to start this one and even though i had read about the saliva noises it didnt show up much on the sample, so i wasnt too concerned. I tried so hard to concentrate on what he was saying but after about 3 hours i had to give it up. surely the production company can minimize this problem as i am sure it would have been a great book. Disgusting!
what a lovely feelgood story. the characters were a mixed bunch and even though you can guess a lot of what is coming, it is still a very enjoyable listen. makes you wish real life was as easy.
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