This is the fifth book I've experienced by Henning Mankell, the first audiobook. The story is unique and subtle and poignant, strange as only real life can be. Henry Strozier has a voice that perfectly suits the main character. The story begins slowly and flatly to express the emptiness and desolation of this man's life, yet moves forward with the events that pull him back into the land of the living. I both laughed and cried while listening to Italian Shoes. I will listen to this again one day, with great pleasure.
The subtlety of this unique first-person story.
The main character, this damaged, vulnerable and greatly flawed man.
The party for the dying Harriett. Beautiful.
Young teens might not object to the amateurish writing, but the material is not appropriate for them.
Simon Vance is an excellent narrator, but even he can't save poor writing.
I purchased the Audible of this book because of my love for Simon Vance's delivery, which is excellent, as always. I have also enjoyed other Swedish crime fiction, particularly Henning Mankell. But Lackberg is no Mankell. Even a fine narrator cannot compensate for poor writing skills.
Mark Meadows was absolutely fabulous. There were many characters in the novel and he was able to assign a distinct voice to each one. I don't believe I would have enjoyed reading the book as much as I did listening to the story, because of the wonderful narration.
Enjoyed Mankell's writing, as always, and Robin Sachs did a terrific job. I'll be looking for more books narrated by him.
Loved with relationship between Wallender and his daughter.
I feel that Henry Strozier's reading enhances an excellent and readable story.
The character Sam Simoneaux seems like a real person -- kind, gentle, flawed, a man with realistic ambitions and unfortunate luck who perseveres. All the characters in Mr. Gautreaux's story are unique and realistic, some more fleshed out than others. The story flows along with the ups and downs and drama of ordinary life in a difficult time in American history.
I seek out books read by Henry Strozier. His voice soothes my mind, as well as bringing characters to life. He paces a book perfectly so every word has the significance intended by the writer.
A story of loss and living.
This is one of my favorite books read in the last several years. He is a wonderful Southern writer. I have shared with friends who also enjoyed it.
I would listen again to nearly anything read, for me, by Will Patton.
Will Patton gives individual voice to each character in the story, with just the right nuance and emphasis.
Mr. Burke is a master at varying the pace and rhythm of his narrative, so that you rock along enjoying the ambience and then are shocked and compelled when action and sometimes violence occurs.
The voice of the reader is a deal-breaker for any audiobook. Will Patton is the best there I've ever found.
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