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Big Sky

Auteur(s): Kate Atkinson
Narrateur(s): Jason Isaacs
Série: Jackson Brodie Mysteries, Livre 5
Durée: 11 h et 20 min
4,4 out of 5 stars (86 évaluations)

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Instant international and New York Times best seller

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies.

Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner, Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes.

Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for a suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him across a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past.

Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

©2019 Kate Atkinson (P)2019 Bond Street Books

Ce que les critiques en disent

"For those of you who do not know: Atkinson is one of the best writers working today, and her crime fiction, including novels featuring the now-retired Scottish inspector Jackson Brodie, rank among the finest." (The Washington Post)

"It's been eight years since Atkinson's last Jackson Brodie mystery, and, while the three historical novels she has written since then - all with some connection to WWII - have been uniformly brilliant, fans of the ever-brooding, painfully tenderhearted private investigator will be thrilled that Brodie is finally back.... Atkinson [has a] rare ability to create in a relatively few but stunningly deft brushstrokes at least a half-dozen characters with the depth and complexity to own their own novel. Another dazzler from a writer whose talents know no bounds." (Booklist, starred review) 

"A small cast of characters collides and careens in a manner that straddles Greek tragedy and screwball comedy. The humour is sly rather than slapstick, and Atkinson is keenly interested in inner lives and motivations. There are villains, certainly...but even the sympathetic characters are complicated and compromised.... The deaths and disappearances that Jackson investigates change with every book, but the human heart remains the central mystery. The welcome return of an existential detective." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

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I had missed Jackson Brodie

Another wonderful book from Kate Atkinson. The language and intricacies of the story is, as always captivating. The narration by Jason Isaacs is excellent. There are few authors whose work I do not hesitate in recommending, and K. Atkinson is one of them.

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Current themes, relatable, exciting, suspenseful crime story

Excellent character building with edge of your seat mail biting ending. Complex intertwining of storylines. Loved it

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Loved it!

Took me a bit to get used to the voice, but story so well written, and amazingly funny in spite of a gruesome subject.

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Big Sky

Another brilliant Atkinson story, very well voice acted. Accents were spot on. Intriguing plot, topical themes- more please KA!!

  • Au global
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4 hours in and STILL character development

Well narrated, has some promise, but let's get on with it! Having a hard time staying engaged with this one

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Not bad but too slow

I almost considered discontinuing after 40 mins. Seemed way too slow and had too many unnecessary descriptions. But it did pick up eventually. It’s a well narrated, decent story but I will admit to getting bored often.

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Great Story line but Lacking

Lots of back ground but when jumping back and forth from earlier to present confusing . Narration good.

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Not worth the listen

Too many characters and tiresome character developement. 22 chapters of character development before any crime is committed. Thought it finally ended but there were 6 more chapters to go...

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Slow start to an intertwined story

Until about 1/2 way through I had a hard time following the story. The author tells the story of a dozen different people with no apparent links between them. It isn't until halfway through that the connections start to form. While the story is well developed, it felt too slow to start and the end was also a bit drawn out. Overall I enjoyed it and would listen to another of her books.

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Enjoyable

Entertaining novel. There are a lot of characters and interweaving stories, a bit of dark subject matter but some humorous twists and turns. I enjoyed it, despite some very improbable coincidences.