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Fitting protagonist for this day and age

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Évalué le: 2022-05-19

I listened to this novel without any idea of its storyline, and in spite of my irritation with the aging gay writer’s naïveté and neediness in the first section, I quickly became fascinated and horrified at once with the Maurice Swift character, wondering how far he would go. What a figure for our troubled times, so selfish, calculating and devoid of moral compass.

Another satisfying episode

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Évalué le: 2022-04-21

Great writing, dark and suspenseful plot twists. laugh out loud dialogue and slimy bad guys. Who can ask for more?

Entertaining history lesson

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Évalué le: 2022-04-04

I shall certainly move on to the next chapter of this series to follow the adventures of the recurring characters and their interactions with famous scientists, kings and vagabonds. Great reading performances, sometimes hilarious dialogue.

Bad southern gothic

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Évalué le: 2022-03-09

I have listened to and enjoyed many of Mr McCammon’s novels, and this is the first one I have not liked. I found the story outrageous and contrived, and the narration exaggerated and irritating. Mr Aiello’s voici is often too loud, and the drama he lends to his narration is usually uncalled for. Listen to A Boy’s Life instead!

Great dialogue

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Évalué le: 2022-02-07

I felt an intimate part of every conversation in this book, especially the family feuds! Highly realistic dialogue, even between dad and young daughter. One bummer: (spoiler alert) I thought it was too easy to guess who the killer was, right from the start.

Good listen

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Évalué le: 2020-12-21

I enjoyed this overall, except for my frustration with the main protagonist’s unlikely stubbornness and refusal to see obvious dangers, in spite of what she had been through in the previous novels. But I decided to « suspend disbelief » to enjoy the ride.

Gripping story and admirable reading performance

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Évalué le: 2020-09-24

I’ve recently read press coverage of expressed outrage over Galbraith‘s inclusion of a “cross-dressing serial killer” protagonist. Maybe these outraged people should read the novel first...
Anyway, I loved the story and the extraordinary gallery of characters in this novel, so exquisitely described, and so brilliantly brought to life by Mr Glenister. Wow. Must listen!!

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Slow but rich and rewarding

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Évalué le: 2020-08-01

A wonderful story, well crafted and full of wry humour and wisdom. Beautiful, bittersweet ending.

A graver Adler/Olsen novel

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Évalué le: 2020-07-12

Great story of friendship, hardship and (to a certain degree) redemption, which I listened to over a period of 48 hours. A more somber note than what I’ve become used to in the Department Q novels. Another extraordinary performance by Graeme Malcolm.

Best of the series

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Évalué le: 2020-07-08

Wonderfully paced and action-packed, with the endearing characters of department Q facing seriously weird bad guys . And just the right touch of humour, perfectly rendered by Mr Malcolm the narrator .