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The Labyrinth of Osiris | [Paul Sussman]

The Labyrinth of Osiris

Much has changed since Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and hard-nosed Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roi last met. Ben-Roi is about to become a father, and Khalifa is struggling with personal tragedies. But as they each work on their own - seemingly isolated - cases, the two investigations begin to entwine. They soon find themselves drawn into a sinister web of violence, abuse, corporate malpractice and anti-capitalist terrorism. And at the heart of the web lies the Labyrinth...
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Publisher's Summary

Much has changed since Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and hard-nosed Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roi last met. Ben-Roi is about to become a father, and Khalifa is struggling with personal tragedies. But as they each work on their own - seemingly isolated - cases, the two investigations begin to entwine. They soon find themselves drawn into a sinister web of violence, abuse, corporate malpractice and anti-capitalist terrorism. And at the heart of the web lies the Labyrinth...

©2012 Paul Sussman (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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    Wayne Rogers 06-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The Best Book I've Received"
    If you could sum up The Labyrinth of Osiris in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent Excellent Excellent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Do not know the spelling ... but the two detectives.


    What does Gordon Griffin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Accents and emotions


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    Read it! .. or Listen to it! ............. its good

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    Robert FREEBURG, PA, United States 11-21-13
    Robert FREEBURG, PA, United States 11-21-13 Listener Since 1998
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    "Another dead author"
    What made the experience of listening to The Labyrinth of Osiris the most enjoyable?

    I keep finding great authors who have died. Paul Sussman is recently deceased, and now I discover him - same thing happened with Stieg Larssen, whose 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' hooked me. I'll read all of Sussman's books, and mourn when I've read the last of them.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There's lots of detail of an historical nature, which I find enjoyable. The characters are compelling.


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  • alan
    Canvey Island, United Kingdom
    10/30/12
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    "Excellent!"

    Having read or listened to all of author Paul Sussman's previous books I was really looking forward to this one and it certainly did not disappoint.

    An intriguing fast paced story with many twists and turns - a thoroughly good listen and I highly recommend it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Henry
    East Molesey, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "Brilliant but flawed"

    I have always been in two minds about Paul Sussman. He has the ability to grip from the beginning; his canvas spreads across the Middle East both ancient and modern and his knowledge of the area, it's customs, people and history oozes from the story. He tells epic tales in a way that, in the main, urges the reader/listener unrelentingly to the end. I absolutely adore his characters, especially Inspector Khalifa. On the other hand his novels can be too real for the reader/listener who is after some simple escapism. He deals unrelentingly and, to my mind, with too much detail with topics such as, children's deaths, prostitution and rape. The level of swearing by the main characters might put some off. There are areas where he lets himself down by lazy writing. There is too much reliance on coincidence and his protagonists consistently put themselves in positions of peril through sheer bloodymindedness. Having said the above I have read all of his novels and would have continued to do so but for his early death - the brilliance outshines the flaws. The narration of this talking book is excellent. Gordon Griffiths copes extremely well with dialogue with different accents without letting any of them slip.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    London, United Kingdom
    7/11/14
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    "Enjoyable book, shame about the editing"
    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Labyrinth of Osiris?

    Firstly I'd completely re-edit the audio file to remove the duplicate sections where the sections of the text are repeated (at least 10 times throughout the book and often mid sentence) There are also sections of the audio where there is interference or crackle which can be frustrating at times


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book and would recommend it however would struggle to recommend this audio version. The performance itself is perfectly good without ever being outstanding however this has been very badly recorded and edited making some sections very frustrating and difficult to listen to. Having read the previous books in this series I would gladly recommend them all however until they fix the audio file would recommend reading rather than listening where possible.

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