First the narrator, Ralph Lister was excellent. I haven't run into him before but I thought he voiced the dialogue very well and his narration had ex..Show More »cellent pacing. Clearly read but not dragging.
The points at which I did a little fast forwarding was the visit to Tyler's house and the first visit to Mitchell. Listening to someone repeatedly losing at pool (or was it snooker?) is only so interesting. And the Mitchell thing, well I did get a laugh at the end of the first visit, but the author put in a little too much information at the beginning. I kept waiting for the coffee making to have some plot significance, it finally started to seem like the innumerable cups of bad tea that English cops down while talking to suspects-- more a prop than anything of interest.
Otherwise, I thought this was a entertaining story and I am going to take a shot at the next two-- if I can get my hands on the audible versions. Not being able to purchase books available on other Audible sites is very frustrating.
Just to show where I stand on the Felix Castor, Dresden scale-- The only Dresden book I started, first in the series, was a DNF for me. Felix Castor books are autobuys.
I had no idea what to expect with this novel or this author. I wasn't amazing, or even unique, but it also wasn't predictable. Cop-turned-detective is..Show More » such an old, played-out concept, and I usually have zero patience for it. The fact that I listened long enough to get into this one is something in itself.
And then the direction it takes is unusual and interesting. Not as dark and scary as I wanted it to be, but maybe it wasn't meant to be that kind of novel. I would recommend this book without reservation.
I really enjoyed "Nightfall", the first book in this series and started the second recording soon after the first finished which may have been part of..Show More » the reason I didn't enjoy this as much. I much preferred the narrator of the first book in the series "Midnight". Actually, I much preferred the first book - then the story seemed fresh and I was willing to overlook some minor irritations with the writing. This time, the story seemed stale and recycled and the minor irritations became more major. The phrases "Nightingale shrugged" and "Nightingale lit a cigarette" were used so frequently that if they were removed from the text, I'm, sure the book would be pages shorter. A disappointing follow up .
Ralph Lister used to read this series and he was brilliant. He did the voices and read in an engaging way. This new guy for this book reads in a cli..Show More »pped boring tone that is really making me want to not finish this book :( I may return the, and read them myself on kindle.
Horrible. Why didn't the author leave well enough alone.