I love how Ms King can take me to other places and times so perfectly. It is as though she has traveled there and then herself. Add to that the mystery and fun and you have a wonderful story. Jenny Sterlin is superb as always, a real pleasure to listen to. I was sorry when it ended.
The narrator is brings the story to life like none other I've heard. This is audio book at its finest.
Everything a book should be. A classic and one of my favorites.
I enjoyed it as much as any I've listened to. The writing is fast paced with the perfect balance of humor and tension. Good story, held my interest from start to finish.
The constant references to sex added nothing to the story, it came off as adolescent boy content. Everyone, but the police, thought about and talked about sex through over half the book. That kind of thing gets boring quickly and none of the characters are likable. The writing is excellent and the author knows how to put together a novel but for me, it was much too seedy, I felt like I needed to shower after every listen.
the narrator used far too exaggerated accents
Tana French was able to make The Place and all of her inhabitants rich, colorful, multidimensional, and fascinating. I could not stop listening. I was sad when it was over leaving The Place and everyone there. I like that the protagonist is not all perfect with the purest of motives. He is flawed and at times unlikable, but growing up in Faithful Place he would have to be; anything other than that would have been more than unlikely, it would have made him unbelievable.
The prose is perfect as you get the flavor of the characters. Their colloquialisms are a delight. This author really takes you there and the narration couldn't have been better.
I'm downloading the first and second ones now, I'm an official Tana French fan.
I couldn't listen past the first hour, it was too painful. Who in the world decided to give this to an American reader? Unless it is Barbara Rosenblat, then it is not Amelia Peabody Emerson
What great fun this series is turning out to be. As much as I enjoyed the first, the second is equal in enjoyment and interest. At first I was bothered by the narration of the voice of Emerson, but I'm accustomed to it now and the ability of the narrator to ease from one character to the other is uncanny. I am glad there are many more ahead for me in this series because I have grown to think of Amelia as an engaging companion.
I love the series and having Holmes and Russell in Palestine gives us a chance to go back in time in another land. The introduction to the places is fascinating and I feel I know a lot more of the history of the middle east from having listened to this one. Well done Ms King
But was still glad to have spent time with it. If nothing else, it gave me more time to spend with Holmes and Russell which is always enjoyable
I am so pleased to have found this series of books. I love the character, the narrator and most of all the author. Being a Sherlock Holmes fan, I began with some trepidation, but by the first chapter I was in love with them. Thank you, Laure R. King for bringing my Holmes back to me in such a fun and interesting way.
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