©2000 David Michie; (P)2007 Oakhill Publishing Ltd
"When it comes to writing about the world of PR skulduggery, Michie is an insider trading on his strenghths." (The Times)
This is a gripping story of the business world and how PR tries to clean wash dubious business practices. David Thorpe delivers a masterpiece as a narrator brilliantly impersonating each character. That is how a story needs to be performed.
There are a lot of characters in this story so you need to concentrate to keep track of who is whom. At first I thought it was just going to be a story about the high-life among business people and their PR acolytes. However, soon a darker and more interesting story emerges and it transforms into a thrilling tussle between good and evil people.
The reader is very good and helps one identify the different characters.
Well, the other reviews are really positive, and I suppose it does rattle along, but it just seemed to lack any credible interest or reason to go on listening. Rare that I give up on an audio book but this one didn't make it.
I listen to my audio books in the car on long commutes in to and from work, however, with this audio book I found myself turning it on every time I started the car - even just for a quick trip to the shops!
The story is engaging, thought provoking and very well narrated.
That said, I may never be able to buy another sweater free of a guilty concious and a suspicious mind...
"Well narrated, a good yarn."
A good yarn well narrated by David Thorpe who has a good range of voices and accents for the different characters. The story is well crafted and unfolds very cleverly with some twists that all together made it a good listen - great for journeys or entertainment during tedious tasks like ironing! The book is long (one reason why I chose it) but the pace of the story is well maintained throughout. A good, if not great, buy.
The story is good, but somewhat predictable and takes some time to come to the end. Good easy listen for the road.
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