This audiobook took me a while to finish. The story was an interesting idea but repeated certain themes over and over and over again. A shorter version would have been more powerful. I find it less dramatic once and author starts to drive home points to exhaustion.
This was my first Thomas H. Cook book. I may give the author another try.
The narration was definitely what kept me listening to this novel. Holsopple's performance does a perfect job of relating both the sadness and the arrogance of the main character. I wish the voice of Sandrine had been a little less negative and whining but all of the male character voices were spot on. The pacing also seemed to enhance the story.
I have enjoyed the entire Jack Caffrey series with a combination of reading and listening. I've liked them all, and was especially captivated by the narrator for the other audio books. This recent novel has a new narrator that I didn't care for, although it's difficult to replace a narrator that you've really come to appreciate.
As for the story itself I must also say that I'm sure it was just as good as the other books in the series. I, however, couldn't continue once I realized part of the story involved a dog being tortured. I want to emphasize that this is not a bad review- it's just a personal viewpoint and a caution for animal (particularly dog) lovers with sensitivity to animal cruelty.
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