Boring, boring, boring. Wet, wet, wet. Made worse by the narrator's attempts at women's voices especially the sick, tired or sympathetic ones (of which there are far too many). I don't know how I made the mistake of picking this book, thinking it was a novel.
I was sorry when the book came to an end. It is a great story, the characters are slowly revealed and some are truly loveable. It reminded me of "The Shadow of the Wind". It is also beautifully read.
American Dream, American Pie (mostly pizza but some fruit), work ethic, entrepreneurship, family values and interior design. I almost utilized Audible’s generous returns policy but I got into the story and stuck to it all through the trilogy. True romance.
I won’t get another Nora Roberts.
I loved the Martin Beck books, back in the 70's: "The Locked Room", "The Laughing Policeman" and several others and I often looked for more. Somehow I missed "The Terrorists" so it was a great surprise to find it on Audible. I thought it must be new but it turns out that it is not, but the story really could be. The good, the bad, the smart and the stupid policemen are all there, with hints of politics and romance, and the plot seems entirely up to date. I took a point off for "performance" because the narrator was a bit fast some of the time but he slowed down at the best bits and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Fans of the Millenium trilogy, lovers of Lisbeth, do not get this book! You might think you are going to learn about "The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson" and get a clue as to whether his life partner might write a sequel but what you get is trivia about the publishers and the translators and a totally redundant retelling of the stories of the 3 books. Why? Noone who chooses this biography will not have read Stieg Larsson's books and he told the story a thousand times better than Barry Forshaw. I am really sorry that I downloaded this and I doubt if I will listen till the end.
I'm sure he is a good and serious scientist but if you're thinking of buying this book to help you loose weight, don't do it! His message is "stop eating and drinking carbohydrates" and eat as much fat and protein as you want.
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