Rebus is back and in rare form. The story is classic Ian Rankin and the narration by James Macpherson added greatly to my overall enjoyment of the book. Fans of the series won't be disappointed
I bought this primarily because I enjoyed the Harry Potter series so much - not just the storyline, but also the writing. Obviously by the time I made my purchase the secret of the author was out ! I never read Casual Vacancy but I do enjoy mysteries and I was curious to find out how the writing would translate in to a more mature theme. It did! I echo many others in hoping we hear more from Comoran Strike - if there were more titles available in the series I would download them today.
Robert Glenister's performance, together with a well constructed story made this a very enjoyable listen. It's been a while since a recording hooked me like this one.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good summer beach read. While the storyline is predictable, it's predicable in a good way and what makes it enjoyable is MKA's writing. I love her books about the south and this one doesn't disappoint.
I haven't, but I will be looking for more of her work. Her narration made the listening very easy - she did a wonderful job!
While it would have been easy to do this, I generally listen to books while driving so the time I listen depends on the length of the drive.
14 is one of the best audio books I own. I very much enjoyed the story and the narration by Ray Porter really enhanced it.
The development of the characters and the time spent on setting the scene. It pulled me in gradually and I had no idea how long I had been listening to it. Of course, the narrator was an essential part of making the characters come to life
This is the first time I've heard Ray Porter, but I will be looking for other performances for sure
1 star removed for the" convenience" factor by which I mean the convenience of having a character with the specific knowledge needed to solve the problems and challenges the group faced, especially the character of Tim. But then, if you allow for the fact that the building was being watched, then I suppose you can allow for the fact that Tim would exist.
Vague, i know but I dislike reviews that give away the plot. Listen and judge for yourself!
Epic, historical, spellbinding
Matthew Corbett because of his quiet stubbornness
Eduardo's performance lifted the book to a whole new level. All the different voices for the different characters and his masterful storytelling made me "see" Fount Royal and its townspeople in a way I would not have if I had read the book because I have a tendency to skim through long descriptions.
Yes! Despite the length of the book, I was reluctant for it to end
I bought this on the recommendation of Audible's listeners like you feature. There is nothing I like better than finding a new ( to me ) author, unless it is a new author with a series of books. Listening to the second in the series right now
I really enjoyed "Nightfall", the first book in this series and started the second recording soon after the first finished which may have been part of the reason I didn't enjoy this as much.
I much preferred the narrator of the first book in the series "Midnight". Actually, I much preferred the first book - then the story seemed fresh and I was willing to overlook some minor irritations with the writing. This time, the story seemed stale and recycled and the minor irritations became more major. The phrases "Nightingale shrugged" and "Nightingale lit a cigarette" were used so frequently that if they were removed from the text, I'm, sure the book would be pages shorter. A disappointing follow up .
Sometimes you take a chance and find a hidden gem, sometimes not so much. I really lucked out this time! I had no idea what to expect - bought the title based off the reviews and because (I think) it was in a sale over Christmas and it sounded like something I would enjoy. I did, very much. The story was gripping, enough that it over rode some of my minor annoyances with the writing, particularly the continual reference to Jack's smoking - not sure why there was such an emphasis on that because it really didn't add anything to the plot. There were other parts where I felt some editing would have helped but since I just finished this and about to start the second book in the series within the next 24 hours, obviously not a major hindrance.
"It" is one of my favorite Stephen King books and this a wonderful version. If you love Stephen King, this will be a valuable addition to your collection and if you've never listened to any of his work before, this is a fine place to start.
I picked this up as a freebie and ended up enjoying it so much, I bought the next in the series. If you enjoy the cozy style of mysteries you will love this, and if you're an Anglophile you will love it even more.
I always enjoy Inspector Rebus, and this was no exception. My only quibble was the choice on an English narrator for what is such a Scottish series. Not only were his accents questionable, there were also a couple of mispronunciations (which would probably go unnoticed if you're not a Scot).
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