I thoroughly enjoyed Christian Contreras' narration for this novel.
The story was well done, especially given that it is the author's debut. Th..Show More »e beginning of the book, a very lavish introduction, is set in pre-world war II Germany... I loved this part of the book, brought alive by Contreras' gripping reading and authentic German accentuation.
The middle of the book might be rated 'R' if it were in theaters (for language, sexuality, and nudity). I thought much of this content was unnecessary, and overly indulgent, but the story steadied itself after a few chapters.
All in all I would recommend this to adults who are not easily disturbed by some explicit content. In my opinion, it is an entertaining mystery thriller.