The induction of Brevity
those involving action
Campbell Scott did a good job of narrating a bloated dialogue. I drive for a living and found that I missed whole passages to daydreaming because of the lack of action in this book. Internalized dialogue is quite frankly boring and this book is mostly that. I like Hemingway, one of my favorites is the Sun Also Rises, but I chose poorly in this instance.
the quality is superb. I just found the subject matter too sadistic for my taste.
very well-written story
Michael Robotham is a great writer but I found this story too sadistic for my taste.
The candidness of the author
So good I imagined I was listening to Bukowski read the story himself.
The overall writing style was what captured me. I could tell that Bukowski was influenced by Hemingway.
I thought that Silence of the Grave would be more like a Harry Hole or Harry Bosch book but not quite. I bought this book based on the fantastic reviews which were just a bit skewed in my opinion. I was hoping for a more macho storyline and am not one who enjoys soap operas and family dramas.
The ending was a bit of a surprise in that it was very abrupt.
George Guidall is always a great narrator and this book was no exception.
I believe it is already a series.
I would like to see a search filter that delineates books rated highly by men vs those rated highly by women.
The book was good but the narrator was not my favorite. I would suggest buying the book and reading it yourself. For my money, no one can beat Mel Foster as the narrator for a Robert Crais book. Patrick Lawlor is a close second however.
Audible customer for 4 years and this is my first written review. I found this book to be mundane and so bogged down with detail that I stopped listening before finishing the first part. The original Tom Clancy books were much better. This book could have been slashed down to 50% of its volume and it would have been a much better read (listen).
Lou was fine but a little too soft-spoken and monotonous.
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