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In the Woods
- By: Tana French
- Narrated by: John McCormack
- Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
When he was 12 years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past.
Strange & pointless
- By Carol on 19-10-14
Great story but odd narrator
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this audiobook for the story, but the narrator was really off putting.
What aspect of John McCormack’s performance might you have changed?
He quite often spoke as if reading items from a shopping list and his intonation was bizarre at times, which made certain sentences sound incorrect or made them hard to understand. He also mispronounced a lot of words, at once point he was describing how a character smoothed out her skirt and pronounced it as "smooth-ed" as it was two separate words. I'm sure many people did not notice or care about this but it really irritated me and it distracted me from the story.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it's much too long for that, but I did listen to the final few hours all in one go.
Any additional comments?
I felt the narrator did a really good job of distinguishing between characters and gave them each a unique voice. However although i will probably read or listen to more books in this series I think I would be put off from another book narrated by this person. I'm really surprised this wasn't picked up when it was being edited, it's almost constant throughout the book.
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The Girl in the Spider's Web
- Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
- By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
- Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
- Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....
- By DKHerts on 14-11-18
Hated the narration
This was one of the narrations I disliked the most out of any book I've listened to on audible. Almost every male character sounded like an 80 year old man gasping for breath. It was weird and extremely irritating.
I didn't feel the narrator did anything much at all to distinguish between characters (which so many other audiobooks have done so well) and this made the book even less enjoyable.
That aside, I haven't got anything particularly positive to say about the writing style either. I don't think it was a patch on the original authors work. I kind of wish I hasn't listened to this and left the trilogy alone in my mind. But since I'll forget this book in a couple of days, maybe it'll be ok.