What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
More complexity. More red herrings, even.
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator's accents were atrocious. The Scottish sounded like Romanian (or something), the American/Canadian was all over the place. And why did he have to yell every time one of the Scots spoke? It was distracting, to say the least.
Any additional comments?
I'm 3/4 of the way through and may not be able to finish because I can't really pay attention to the story with all the ridiculous accents being hurled at me.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but The Night Calls simply did not get any traction with me. I wanted so much to love this book, but I found it tedious and - as another reader wrote - "annoying." This said, if you are looking for Dickens-like detail, this is probably a book you would enjoy. The writing is excellent, BTW, just not my cup of tea. I suggest anyone read the reviews on Amazon before purchasing this book, so you know what you are getting into.