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I thought this book would be a page turner. I found the characters so hard to get into. They where literally quite boring. No suspense or excitement. Very dull ending. I actually fell asleep several times while listening to this.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. At one point I almost retuned this book because I hate people who make stupid choices. But as the story went on Sophie's character developed more and I found I did not want to put the book down. The end is a bit predictable with a twist. Worth reading
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
One of the best of Mark Edwards books. Absolutely fantastic, so many twists and turns. Loved how part of it was set in Brighton as I used to live there!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I was first introduced to author Mark Edwards' work via Audible and as a result, have enjoyed listening to his various titles. This, his latest release, was a crushing disappointment. Why? well, it was all an overstuffed gothic- horror-meets-workplace-from-hell mishmash and the plot was pretty hyperbolic and downright silly at times. I didn't return it though, as I would for other titles, so it must have gripped me somewhat.
The narrator's rendition of the main character, Sophie's, black country accent was really quite awful; it sounded like somebody doing a really bad impression. That said, the rest of her characters were impressive, hence the 3* rating.
Oh dear, I do feel somewhat unable to recommended this title. As a person with Asperger Syndrome I was also a bit peeved to hear the condition used as an excuse for one of the character's personality flaws.
22 of 24 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to The Devil's Work again? Why?
I don't usually listen to Psychological Thrillers. The prologue nearly put me off as it was too disturbing, so I skipped it until I had finished the book. The rest of the book kept me interested and wanting to know more.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sophie, the main character was very relatable.
What about Anna Parker-Naples’s performance did you like?
The Narrator's performance was very good, it was well read, expression was good. She was good at the various English regional Accents and she did male, female well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did stay up way too late to find out what happened next.
Any additional comments?
It was an interesting plot with a seemingly mundane setting, a publishing workplace but there was a history which collided with current events. Not predictable. Lots of mystery, twists and turns.
I would have returned this book, however I wanted to see if it would get better.
The narrator was very average - it would have been better if it had a more experienced narrator like Julia Barry, then the story would have had more of that Sophie Hannah creepiness.
The story was average and I was able to work out who the murderer was early on *sigh* . The ending was boring.