A stunning new thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Devil's Detective.
Thomas Fool, now the head of Hell's Information Men, must solve a new mystery that crosses the divide between Heaven and Hell.
©2016 Simon Kurt Unsworth (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
what started as another to solve turned into something different and far more action packed than what I expected from this story.
Well written and performed, with a good start but poor characterisation as sometimes the main character would fight back and other times he wouldn't. His motivations and actions were almost random in parts. Excellent description and world building but plot was chaotic. Not invested enough in the main character to pick up the next in the series
For me Audible is just so hit and miss with the miss list substantially outnumbering the hits unfortunately.
Reading is such a deliciously (almost always) self indulgent treat for me and when I sew I've started to listen, which initially made me feel I'd won a watch, and then the awful awful narration to be allowed air time on far too many great books (or ones that had potential but I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to reading them instead) started to tally up
The long and the short of it is; it's ALL in the telling of the story if you have someone else reading for you.
I always trust a story with swearing and this one was doubly delightful due in no small part to the narrator and my mental image of the man he is IRL and it tickled me to hear such vulgarity from (my mind's version of him) such a proper gent.
Applause indeed for Thomas Fool and that's largely because his story is being told well.
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