This excellent story is absolutely a novel of suspense as the title states. A complex blend of history (based on historic events), intrigue, and myste..Show More »rious thriller wrapped up into one page turner of a book. Set around the time of the Russian Revolution and its violent aftermath --the story is peopled with a cast of memorable characters that grab the listener and captivate. The narration by Paul Michael was perfect. Parts of the book were a bit grisly --but not so much that I had to stop listening. I really look forward to the next book in the series. I have to admit that when I came to "The End" I had to give the recording a round of applause. It was that good!
I am a huge fan of this series and can't wait for the next book (The fourth book in the series - The Red Moth) to be released in audio. This book, Sh..Show More »adow Pass is the second in the series
It has already been published in print, Kindle and eBook formats, but audio is still in the works (HOPEFULLY).
I enjoyed the first Inspector Pekkala book, The Eye of the Red Tsar, and was anxiously anticipating this book. I was very much pleased with the outcome.
This book take Pekkala on a new mission with some of the same characters and also tells us a little more about the history of Pekkala. Like the entire series, the main theme or story revolves around actual history told through the eyes of a fictional character, Pekkala.
The narrator Paul Michael likewise does a fantastic job and I would happily choose another book given he is the narrator.
Overall HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I would definitely recommend taking them in order.
The entire Inspector Pekkala series has been a good one.
I would recommend starting from the first one, but it's not an absolute and I thin..Show More »k the book stands on its own as a solid story.
The stories are loosely based on historical fact but I'm not sure about this one. I'll have to do a little research to verify or not.
I always say a book is good if it makes me want to either research or want a sequel, and this one does.
The narrator might be good if I had heard him narrate from the first, but he is not nearly as good at voice inflection as the narrator in previous books - Pekkala's voice is a particular disappointment and it's hard to distinguish who is talking in rapid dialogue scenes. He has a good voice and narrates well so it's not grating in the least.
Overall recommended and looking forward to the next one!
How can Sam switch narrators? When listening and becoming, the narrator's voice takes you there. The new guy doesn't even pronounce Inspector Pekkala'..Show More »s name the same as Paul Michael. Story was good but.narration left me unemotional. Get Paul Michael back. Please!
I've not read all the Pekkala books. It is a good series. But in this one the investigator became a character one could more easily sympathize with ..Show More »and relate to. The other books are great stories with very good twists and turns. This one, however, turned the investigator into someone a reader could more easily see and feel for.