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After reading Ritual and enjoying it immensely, I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series. Thankfully, Skin did not disapoint: the story provided the same calibre of excellence found in Ritual, with an exciting and gritty plot. As with Ritual, the main characters are extremely likeable. I enjoyed the book from start to finish.
Unlike other reviewers, I really enjoyed Andrew Wincott's narration, I think his use of different voices for each character is very well done and can only serve to improve the enjoyment of the story. I suppose like anything else, it's simply a matter of personal preference.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's taken me two attempts to finish this book. It's a good story, well written, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. I've never encountered any of Hayder's work before but will definitely be looking out for the other books.
BUT (and it is a big but) audiobooks are heavily reliant on good narration. I'm afraid this book is delivered in what I can only describe as an over acted sneer: all the characters sound as if they are starring in a 1930s pulp detective novel. It was bad enough to make me give up first time after only half an hour's listening. I eventually came back to it on a long drive with nothing else to listen to. The plot slowly overcame the deficiencies of the narration, but it never failed to irritate.
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