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The story starts off quite well but really drags towards the middle, the themes felt old.....bad cops intimidating innocent citizens etc. I persevered and though it felt a bit far fetched at times I enjoyed the book overall.
While not his best book it had enough twists and turns to keep me engaged while driving and doing housework.
This was my 5th audiobook by this author. I would recommend 'Trust Your Eyes' , ''No Time for Goodbye' and 'Never Look Away' before 'A Tap on the Window'.
Would you try another book written by Linwood Barclay or narrated by Mark Zeisler?
I was looking for something easy when I picked this as I'd just finished a fairly heavy book. Having read a few Linwood Barclay's previous books I thought this would be a safe choice. How wrong I was. A terrible and utterly impluasible storyline, cringeworthy dialogue all delivered in a gruff and aggresive tone throughout. Unless you fancy having someone shout a rubbish story at you for 12 hours, I would certainly not recommend this audiobook.
What will your next listen be?
I will be looking for another crime or thriller audiobook, but will avoid Linwood Barclay like the plague.
What aspect of Mark Zeisler’s performance might you have changed?
His performance was fine, I think the source material was the problem.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Anger and how bad it was, dissapointment that I'd wasted a credit.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Linwood Barclay has written some gripping thrillers but this isn't one of them. It takes nearly 9 hours of listening padded out by inconsequential details for the momentum to get going. It's a thin story that depends on some stupid decisions by the main character mixed with the fallout from his son's death a couple months earlier. The book did get better for the last few hours as the various strands of the narrative, that seemed unconnected, came together.
The narrator is very good.
I've listened to many audio books and this one has the longest silent pauses between chapters that I've ever come across. I kept thinking my player had turned off.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is only my second book from Linwood Barclay, and while they seem like an episode out of 'Law & Order SVU', he is very entertaining and always has a twist, leaving you guessing till the end. His books are not far fetched, but are real life scenarios. Very clever, without going overboard. Love him.