I enjoyed the story and he writing, but this was the wrong narrator for it. So, I would recommend the book but not he audio.
Fascinating characters and a very well-defined sense of place.
I felt the book needed a different voice, perhaps a female narrator, to bring the characters to life.
The second Tana French book I've read, and I do like her strong plotting and characterization. But for a mystery, this was just too long, too much emotional ruminating by the characters. And, unfortunately, the central character, Frank Mackey, was so unlikable. Narration was good, although the Irish accent and vocabulary took awhile to understand. I liked "Broken Harbor" much better.
This seemed like a great book for a film buff ( me ), read by a favorite narrator, Cassandra Campbell. Wow, what a disappointment ! Poorly written, badly narrated ( I never thought I'd say that about the usually great CC ), over-all a flat, uninteresting story about an exciting Hollywood era. Film fans, skip it.
I loved this charming fantasy ! I'm not a reader of fantasy, but after this, I am anxious to read more by Neil Gaiman. In addition to writing a great story, he narrated the story perfectly ! A definite thumbs up !
A compulsive page-turner, marred by irritating narration by the (3) primary narrators.
(The only good narrator is Keith Szarabajka.). If you can tolerate the narrators, it's a great story.
Fun story, excellent narration. I'd prefer it without the steamy romantic interludes, but otherwise, a nice diversion.
Great story, excellent writing, and a fabulous narrator ! Skip the movie and listen to the book. Stephen King is is a wonderful, discriptive storyteller. This one has all his trademarks, horror, gore, and great characters. Great audio book !
I loved this book ! Admittedly, there are a few over-long sections ( part 2 was a bit slow, but having a second perspective on the events in part 1 was intregel to the dynamic of the story ). The discriptions were almost cinematic, placing the reader in the scene. And, of course, the narrator ! Fantastic performance ! If you enjoy atmospheric stories set in Victorian England, similar to a Charles Dickons epic, this is for you.
Lots of insight and humor the experience of being a Dad. It started to be a little one-note at the mid-point, but the love Jim Gaffigan has for his family is really touching. I'd recommend this one to parents with young kids.
This one did not live up to the hype. It's not terrible, and the structure of (3) alternating narrators is engaging. But, it is too drawn out, and I could see where the story was going at the half-way point, so the suspense was diluted. Clare Corbett's narration was excellent, the other (2) narrators were not as compelling.
Lots to like about this darkly humorous novel about a family crisis. The narration by Julia Whelan was perfect. She brought humor and some likability to the self-absorbed Kate.
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