The first half of the book was terribly slow and dull. The end of the book and the dinner party was just such a farce that as a reader you cannot beli..Show More »eve that would ever happen - or at least not all of the events and character reactions.
I only managed to listen to an hour of this book. For some reason the makers of this audiobook decided that playing slow piano chords and notes in the..Show More » background was a good idea. It isn't. If I wanted to listen to music when I listen to a book I can sure put some on. But I don't do this because it is distracting from the book, and why it should not be done.
In this case the piano playing is very slow, often with several seconds of silence between each chord or set of individual notes. This is bad because it's the same all the time, and that sucks when stories have light and shade, and slow and fast. In a film they work out music to fit the scene, but if you just play the same stuff in a book and it doesn't fit the mood of the scene that is happening it becomes distracting and quickly irritating. At least this was the case for me.