I have been a fan of John Lescroart since 2006 when I picked up his book "The Motive" while on deployment. Because of that one book, it led me to read all of his Dismas Hardy series and even the ones that branched off of them. This book brought back to life a story that was once told in a previous book which made it more intriguing for me to listen to. I highly recommend reading "The First Law" first to get a better perspective and appreciation for the story being told in this book. Nevertheless, I was not disappointed with the story. For me, it was the narration.
When after reading the book series, and knowing the actors John envisioned playing the main characters in the book, it's hard to get past the way the narrator reads the dialog. For me, each character either sounded tired, smug, or simply emotionless. To give a better understanding, John is on record of saying that he would love to see Dennis Quad playing Dismas Hardy and Delroy Lindo playing Abe Glitsky. The narrator totally destroyed that vision.
Now I am sure that many who read this review would see me as a person who is finding fault in the littlest thing, but that is simply not the case which is why I am giving the book a 4 star rating. In fact, I plan on reading this on my own when I purchase the hardcover or softcover to add to my collection. I am just trying to state that, as an avid reader of John Lescroart books, I was disappointed in the choice of narrator, and would have loved to hear the story told with a little more emotion and differences between each character. Cheers!
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