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Immersive story, WEAK performance
This was a hyper detailed book that really put you in the passenger's seat of the convoluted yet exciting search for the BTK killer. By the time things were concluding, you felt a real connection if not kindred feelings toward the well presented characters.
That said, my major complaint is with the narrator. Throughout the book it seemed as if he were reading the book for the first time right along with you; just unrehearsed with odd phrasing and pauses from start to finish. This along with his countless mispronounced words made for a constant distraction, and for some an irritation to overcome.
This is my second John Douglas audiobook and although the first had a different narrator (I checked before purchasing this book), it too had poor narration that detracted from full enjoyment.
Certainly give this one a try though, the story is well worth overcoming the narrator. I'll continue to give John Douglas books a go and hope a better narrator was found.
Slow starter but stick with it!
A little tough at times to “purely listen to” without looking at the diagrams referenced in the discussion but way worth the time. It starts off a little sounding like it will be a philosophy lecture but if you stick with it, you get into an engaging discussion of the science and history of our current knowledge on LIGHT!
If you aren’t interested in listening to physics, theories and the history of folks who chased the knowledge of not only how light behaves but what it actually is, then give this a hard pass.
Sub interesting story and trite 50s detective reading.
The show is much better than the details in this book however, I think it would be ok were it not for the reader's take on how to perform the reading. His voice and stylizing is right down the middle of a 50s murder mystery or true detective show. It is really distracting and makes this less than enjoyable.