I have to admit the initial reason I bought this was Sean Barratt...however, I really enjoyed it...good to be immersed in Italy! Interesting to learn about violins...a well written tale of intrigue, a crime thriller with a difference. Obviously narrated perfectly by the velvet voiced Sean Barratt...he is exceptional as always!
I was really looking forward to this book and wasn't disappointed...a good solid storyline and a bit more in depth than the other Olsen books I've read. The regular characters come to life more than ever, and the other characters are dark and menacing. I Really didn't. want this book to end...Stephen Pacey does a great job of the narration...thoroughly recommended!
Marvellous ...made even more marvellous by Sean Barrett...welcome back Harry...seventeen hours of unadulterated bliss which passed too quickly!
Strictly speaking this is a detective story. It has all the necessary requisites and details - a dead body, mystery and romance. At the same time it gives added value with the side line of historic information on Paganini, famous violin makers. So, this might not be a book for those who look for constant action and tension as in "normal" crime stories. All in all interesting, and enjoyable. Good performance by narrator.