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I am not a big fan of Helen Walsh but I had to respect the lady. She had her quirks for sure but managed to get the job done. I was particularly impressed with Marian Keyes' descriptions of depression and what it feels like to be in the throes of an illness that you can't seem to get a handle on. The inability to escape your own brain, is truly terrifying - truly - and as such resulting suicide attempts are not the result of any rational thought, simply a means to an end for true sufferers of depression or manic-depression.
Hats off to Marian Keyes for her unique glimpse into mental illness and her ability to convey that it is not a weakness of character but an ailment unto its own. Helen Walsh is no lightweight, she is a strong, confident woman.
The story of the band, well, I wasn't really into it but the rest kept me going. I really like this narrator too.
I am a huge fan of Mo Hayder and, although I really like the perspective this story is told from, I was left feeling kinda ripped.
Of the two main characters, the Chinese professor was interesting and had a lot of depth. I could empathize with his story.
The young woman in the story had potential that was never realized, and she, along with the rest of the characters, made me just want to yell, "Get to the point already!" They simply bored me.
This one isn't going on my recommend list.
This third installment was the best yet. I was immediately hooked from the first few words. Joseph O'Loughlin has become one of my favorite characters whom I like to revisit as I listen to this series.
I found myself confronted with the question of how far I would go to save someone I love. And then, would my actions save them anyway?
If you like psychological thrillers, this is a must listen. The narrator is excellent and I can't wait to listen to him again.
Another winner! Thanks Audible!!
I listened to this book while cleaning out my cold room and I say this simply because it had such an impression on me that I will never forget doing that mundane task. I was mesmerized by this story that made me want to cry, to vomit, to scream. It was one of those books where I wanted so badly to interfere and guide the main character in the right direction, but would that be better? Mo Hayder's ability to visit the minds of characters who are abhorrent human beings was astounding. To say I loved this story as much as I was sickened by it seems odd but there is just no other way to put it. This story drove home the point that ignorance is bliss. Damien Goodwin was an outstanding narrator. I still get a cold shiver when I think of this novel.
There are consequences for actions and the fact that there seems to be no statute of limitations for revenge makes a person wonder if, in fact, we will eventually pay for the mistakes we made as wee children. Mistakes that most of us will never remember since our actions at 5 or 6 years old are often lost to the dull mist of memory. Hmmm.. this could be a scary thought.
Candida Gubbins narrated this story well.
This story was my first introduction to Mitchell Hogan and it did not disappoint. Sorcery and adventure are always fun but only if it is actually believable. When an author does it right, the magic makes sense and the world created does not contradict itself. There are rules and "culture" within which the characters make decisions and choose to act. The world feels real and the characters have substance.
Oliver Wyman as narrator makes the story even better. It was a win! Thanks Audible!!
I really enjoyed this story. It was relatable and didn't seem far fetched. The main character Kurt has some depth and although some of his behaviour is questionable (when it comes to the ladies), it doesn't come out of nowhere - he has reasons for his actions that are also relatable.
I will give the next in this series a try for sure.
I was curious to see what kind of detective story Harry Potter's creator came up with and I thought it was brilliant!!
The narrator was terrific and really drew me into the story.
Another win! Thanks Audible!
Looking for more authors in the style of Stieg Larrson and Jussi Adler-Olson, I stumbled across this book. Although the narrator was fantastic, I was disappointed with the story. The characters, other than the main detective, didn't make me want to invest in the plot. I may try another book by this author, but not for a while.
I wrote a few titles for this review, but none of them seemed to fit. It was unlike any other book I've listened to set in WWII. The soldiers hide in plain site desperate to survive Nazi Germany, but at what cost?
Fantastic story, superb narrator - Jussi Adler-Olson knocks it out of the park. Another winner. Thanks audible!
This series is just fantastic. There are many layers to Hogan's characters and that's what makes them feel so real. The narrator was outstanding. If you are looking for a series packed full of magic, intrigue, action and deception, this is for you! Another winner! Thanks audible!
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