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©2006 John Harvey; (P) 2007 by W F Howes Ltd.
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"Literate, expertly plotted"
This is my first John Harvey novel. I hope Audible adds more of his novels from the Elder series.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this - well crafted, intelligent, intriguing.
"Mediocre plot read badly"
The stars I have given are for the author - but I am only half way through so far. Mediocre slow moving plot, made so much harder by the narrator. He is ok until he gets to dialogue, but then it is painful to listen. All the characters speak in fast clipped sentences (the female characters the most), all with the same strange emphasis, which just makes the characters all seem identically uptight, nervy and difficult to like. I think the book would be readable, but not great, but this narrater makes listening an ordeal.
"Gripping from start to finish"
Although I thought I had worked out who the baddies were early on there were enough twists and turns to keep me riveted and needing to know the whole story. The whole concept is darkly believable. Loved every minute of it.
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