In fact I have nominated Night Watch for my Book Club, and I feel sure it will generate a great deal of discussion, both around the book and the broader issues of abuse.
I found the book to be quite gripping, awfully credible and was engrossed right through to the end. Excellent narration helped. The unfolding of the story provided an insight into controlling and abusive behaviours and to the almost inevitable effects, both short and long-term on the victim and others in her orbit.
There are good lessons for us all in being more observant of others' health and well-being and providing support where it is (rather obviously, in this case) needed.
An excellent listen.
Narrator's voice is ok but the exaggerated over pronunciation of the final consonants in so many words is distracting and very annoying. Actually, on reflection, distraction from the story is probably a blessing as it is very predictable and the characters lack credibility.
I had low expectations of this book, and they were fully met - not a problem. A plot as skinny as some of the characters, and a glaringly predictable story was implicit in the title and precis.
Far worse than the story was the narration. Whilst the narrator's voice is pleasant enough to listen to, and has a better quality than many, it was the inappropriate intonation and strange emphasis on the wrong words that distracted this listener. I have noted this previously in other books read by the same narrator and it really detracts from any story.
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