Mission, BC, Canada | Member Since 2009
Absolutely. I'll leave it to one side so that I can allow my vivid recollections to fade somewhat but the story line, the characters, and the clever slotting of each aspect of the story so that it is unclear whether the good guys are going to be in time to thwart the bad guy and save the day.
The two previous books by Jusse Adler-Olsen are so different and yet just the same. These books don't just have a central character they have a cast of characters each richly contributing to the tales. There are great similarities with the books of Jo Nesbo and to a lesser extent Steig Larsson.
He has Assad off to a tee, the same character emerges in the narrative and the humour is not lost in translation. His narration is not affected or over done. Very neat performance true to pronunciations Danish throughout. Unrushed and smooth. Excellent, would seek out other books narrated by same.
Many, perhaps the most moving the naivety within marginal religeous sects which exposes those groups to abuse and within those groups the abuse meted out in the name of religeon. Terrible and inexcusable behaviour with patriarchs beating their children in the name of God.
Really looking forward to the next book in the series.
One of the best audiobooks I have listened to since I subscribed to audible. Top ten.
It really immersed me in second world war Germany and I could feel Himmelstrasse coming alive in my minds eye. The compassion of human beings traverses sides and it was quite evident early that the German people were far from enamoured by Adolph Hitler. The characters were quite vivid to me. It really reminded me that 'the German people' were subjected to a war and oppressed by a madman.
The narrative was excellent and the saukerl and saumensch regularly used with playful emphasis raised a smile.
It was a moving tale, beautifully written and narrated. A real mix of emotions from humour that made me laugh and then such sadness that did raise a tear. A real rollercoaster.
Will certainly revisit the book once my vivid memory of the text has faded a little.
The central characters in the book mature and younger entirely plausible characters are introduced brilliantly.
Absolutely. Never quite sure where it was going to go next.
Seamless and engaging. Both very much reading to the Jeffrey Archer intent in the writing.
The landlady of the guest house. Salt of the earth type who would sit and share a newspaper wrapped cod and chips.
Left hanging on the edge of a clifton. Can't wait for the next installment.
It was a gripping tale that instantly placed Florence on my must visit list
Fantastic plot and throughly plausible.
Paul Michael has an even easy tone and his Italian accent brought Firenze to life
Langdon goes viral to hell and back.
Just an exceptional tale which already has me trying to second guess who will play Sienna alongside Tom Hanks Robert Langdon.
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