LISTENER

Ian

Eaton, United Kingdom
  • 10
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 29
  • ratings
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-16

Disappointing

The excellent narrator was the only thing that got me to the end of this fairly mundane tale. Bought the book to try something a little different and can't say this story has rewarded this optimism.

Read more Hide me

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Great 2nd Book

I enjoyed Memory Man, but this book took the strong group of characters from it, wrapped them up in a great plot and really delivered. I think DB is building a very successful series here if book 2 is anything to go by.......

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Slow burn - worth the wait

The early part of the story did hook me in at all - however as the book was a recommendation I hung on in and I'm so glad I did. Great twists and turns that weren't predictable with a suitable ending not a Hollywood one!

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-16

Another Joy

I have read all the books in this series and love the characters as much as the stories themselves.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-15

A Gem

Took a chance on this as a daily deal from Audible. It isn't the sort of book I normally listen to but it captured me from the start. What a beautifully crafted plot and wonderful selection of characters.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Good Yarn

Did what I needed an espionage novel to do, twist and turn right to the end. 2nd I have read by this author- will be reading his others

Read more Hide me
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-15

Oh Dear..........

Good narration is the best thing I can say about this drawn out and flat tale.....wish I hadn't invested 20 hours listening to such an unsatisfactory story. Lacked pace and would have benefitted from a braver editor.
If I could get a refund I would.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-15

Good Yarn

This is the 4th BC novel I have read and the best - good characters and solid storyline. If you want an easy listen with a good yarn this is for you.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-14

My First Henning Mankell Novel

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Fully recommend this book- a good plot , some interesting 'fictional' insight into Scandinvian modern history, brought to life through great charachters

What other book might you compare The Return of the Dancing Master to, and why?

The Jussi Adler Olsen novels - good plot, believeable characters and a proper finale!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not one scene, but I liked the mix of pressure the dectective's personal issues caused versus the cracking of the case - added a realism to his character. The steady pace of the book also appealed and I always felt the story was going somewhere worthwile.......so many books are strong for the first 75% but then seem rushed or run out of steam at the end......this one stayed strong for the duration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very realistic internal highs and lows the detective had on his own health issues - won't say anymore as I might spoil things for others.....

Any additional comments?

If you want a good strong detective novel that's well written and moves at pace try this....

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Thanks To Those Who Recommended Name of The Wind

What made the experience of listening to The Name of the Wind (Part One) the most enjoyable?

The mix of fantasy and realisim the author provides.

What other book might you compare The Name of the Wind (Part One) to, and why?

The Joe Abercrombie novels - they were more military and these are more magic and fantasy but the quality of the story and the characters is very similar.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The application to the University or the first public playing of the Lute - beautiful story telling

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Music, Magic and Mayhem in a world you would want to visit!

Any additional comments?

I'm not a regular reader of 'Fantasy' novels but I am now hooked on this wonderful world that Patrick Rothuss has created and I am now working my way through the complete set - I am so glad I trusted previous reviewers comments

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful