"Another great book in the Rome series"
David Hewson's love of Rome comes across in these books in the Rome series and I felt that this was particularly so in The Fallen Angel. The Roman backdrop was brought to life very effectively, the plot was intricate and well structured and the characters came to life readily in the narration. Another very enjoyable audiobook.
"A bit disappointing"
I generally enjoy Henning Mankell's books but this one fell a little short for me. I was expecting a typical Kurt Wallander storyline but this one featured his daughter Linda as the major character and I found it somewhat disappointing. The narration by Sean Barrett was as good as ever but I was left feeling that the story was just a bit too contrived.
Henning Mankell is one of my favourite authors and the combination of his writing and Sean Barrett's narration makes for an excellent audiobook. This is one of the best of the Wallander stories in my view and I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.
"Good but a bit too long"
I enjoyed this audiobook although it did seem at one point that it was never going to come to a conclusion. I can see that it must have made a good TV series,although I did not see it. David Hewson writes well and the story was gripping and never lost my interest. A bit shorter might have tightened it up for the better.
"A good gripping tale"
This is only my second Michael Robotham novel and I enjoyed it much better than the first. The story is gripping and I wanted to keep listening. Sean Barrett's narration is very good and I would thoroughly recommend this book.
"Excellent - one of the best"
I enjoy Henning Mankell's Wallander novels and this is the one I have enjoyed the most so far. The story is well put together and moves along at the right pace with good twists and turns in the plot. Sean Barrett's narration is excellent and this was one of the best listening experiences I have had.
Jo Nesbo crafts a good story and the book is brought well to life by Sean Barrett's narration. It is the concluding part of a trilogy and the other books should be read in the correct sequence to get the best from them. A very enjoyable listening experience.
"Another Follett Epic"
I have read/listened to a good number of Ken Follett novels and he generally delivers a decent story. This story follows on from Fall of Giants and provides a good historical perspective. I enjoyed the story - where I was somewhat disappointed, however, was in the narration. Although other reviewers seem very happy with John Lee's narration, I have to say that I found it a bit irksome - rather stilted and overly articulated and failing to bring much life to the characters - and it spoiled the listening experience somewhat for me.
"Falls a bit short"
I have enjoyed the other books by Stuart MacBride and was expecting more of the same in this one. Unfortunately, it didn't quite do it for me. I found the storyline a bit manic and over the top and I couldn't really accept the credibility of the main character.
I enjoy the Rome series from David Hewson and this is one of the best in my view. A good story line which holds the interest very well. David Hewson weaves a good plot and captures the atmosphere of Rome within the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and must give credit to Saul Reichlin for a very smooth narration.
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