Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...
©2010 Reginald Hill (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd
This story had a pretty decent pace. I was interested in the main character and anxious to see how he would get out of his predicament.
I wouldn't put this book into that category, although I did find myself lingering at times to hear what would happen next.
I was disappointed in the way this book ended. I'm always frustrated when authors carefully construct a character and her psyche throughout a book only to have her act completely contrary to the fiber of her being in favor of a tidy conclusion.
One of the best, in the top 3.
Part of the pleasure involves anticipating the pay back revenge planned by a very clever character.
Beautiful command of the range of accents from within the UK.
A dish best eaten cold.
Can't believe I waited so long to buy this one. Sorry that master writer Reginald Hill is no longer with us.
Loved it just as much the second time as the first. Some hateful ugly cruel despicable people in this world. Beauty is as beauty does.
Oh how I love my audio books! I had nearly stopped reading and decided to get some audio to listen to in the car. Alas a new passion was born. I love them!
I had expectations for this book. When the see a book that has been on the the best seller list for multiple weeks or months, I assume other people have had a good experience.
This book, while interesting failed to deliver.
we've all been there to a point and wished we could enact revenge to those who have done us wrong. the woodcutter was very good, very very good. The English accent makes it a little tough for me to keep up and listen straight through without going back a little every 10 minutes, when I'm not able to pay attention 110%, but that's just my American assholedness thinking where every person on earth should should just like me, LOL. Honestly this is a must read for anyone who enjoys revenge and lots of twists. I was left wishing there was more.
A fascinating story and mystery. I never thought I would find a book and reader that touched upon perfection, but this comes close enough that the difference does not matter. To my mind, the author found the correct words to paint and portray every nuance of human feelings, and the reader never 'gasped' (all too prevalent) nor ever took you 'out' of the enthralling story for a moment. First rate.
The Woodcutter was a tiny bit difficult to get into at the very beginning, then it became almost impossible to put down.
Great characters, great story, great narration. I finished it in just a couple days.
I couldnt stop listening to this brilliant book. The narrator was perfect. Every voice so dufferent it was unbelievable that thevwords were spoken by the same voice. Keeble was brilliant. I shall look for other stiries narrated by him. Thank you fir making the story so gripping. I have never been a fan of Dalziel &Pascoe but I am tempted to srart listening to the other books by Reginald Hill now.
"Couldn't stop listening"
This was one of the best books that I have listened to in a long time. I had never read any of this authors books before and purchased it because it was on offer and I liked the narrators voice. I am so glad that I did take a chance as I just couldn't stop listening. I shall definitely be looking for more of this authors work and also books read by the same narrator who did a great job of making each character distinctive and believable.
One of the best i've listened to! Rivetting. Couldn't put it down. The Scottish accents were a bit Irish Geordie, but all in all a good narration.
Hill's writing is streets ahead of most of his peers. The narration is also superb.
"Enjoyed the beginning but no the end!"
Started well and the characterisation was good. Jonathan K is a master of voices, so reading very good but felt the ending was contrived and formulaic. but this the 1st Reginald Hill I've read
"Well written and well read"
A really enjoyable listen. I haven't read any Reginald Hill before, but I certainly will now. He can write.
The narration is excellent. A number of accents and voices are used for the characters. The narrator uses them consistently and none of them grated, which is unusual for me.
Had my full attention from the beginning and never lost it!... Brilliant intertwined story of love , betrayal, deceit, stretched over years.... With many interesting and well portrayed characters in the narrators various voices... Loved it beginning to end
"best audio ever!"
i have listened to many many books but this is the first one ive been compelled to write a few words for.
when you become excited at getting the chance to listen to a story before or after work or running, you know its something special. this is that special. the story is epic, the many characters so interesting and either very nasty or extremely likeable and the lead Wolf, one of the best characters ive come across, especially his dark wit. the naration is absolutely first class. excellent from start to finish, you will not be disappointed.
Amazing book with twists and turns and the narration is the best I've heard. Truly amazing characters. I can't recommend it enough.
A truly wonderful book, superbly read.by Jonathan Keeble! Perfectly created and immensely satisfying! Complicated and convoluted - but eryone seems to get their just deserts in the end - even Sneck!
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