Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog Tour- Audiobook Review: Invisible Murder + Giveaway

Invisible Murder (Nina Borg, 2) by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, read by Katherine Kellgren, October 2, 2012. 11 hours 21 minutes. Published by AudioGo. Source: publisher.
Red Cross nurse Nina Borg's life is at a turning point. Her husband, Morten, has pleaded with her not to get involved in any more dangerous projects (with her network of volunteers who assist illegal immigrants and refugees). But when Morten is away on business, Nina agrees to help her friend Peter at a camp of mysteriously ill Roma refugee children. The situation reveals itself to be much more complicated and perilous than she could have imagined, and suddenly more than her marriage is at risk.
First Sentence:
"Maybe we'll find a gun," Pitkin said, aiming his fingers at the guardhouse next to the gate. 
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Story

Last year, I had the opportunity to listen to and review The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis for a tour, and could not turn down the chance to listen to the next book in the series. While I really liked it, I enjoyed book one a little more.

Invisible Murder starts out with a bang and the tension in the plot just kept on climbing. This was perhaps one of the most stressful books I have read in along time because things go from bad to worse for Nina and a whole bunch of characters.

One of the things I like most about this series is that the book has a wide range of characters from different countries and with varying back rounds. It definitely makes the book all the more interesting to listen to since the reader does such a great job with all various accents. It was just cool to have all these different views and thoughts from the characters, it definitely made the book all the more interesting.

What I liked most about Invisible Murder is that the authors did a really good job of making their characters and there problems real-like the trouble between Morton and Nina brought on by the work Nina does. While the outcome of their relationship may not have been for the best I liked that felt real, and that the tension between them was something that could and has actually happened between couples.

While everything about the plot and writing is most excellent in Invisible Murder some of the content, like excessive swearing, was a huge turnoff for me. I can only take so much swearing in a book, so when a character starts spouting off a whole slew of cuss words you can see my eyes about popping out of my head from shock. If you read the content section of my review you'll be able to see what I mean and learn more about what you'll be reading/listening to with this one.

Content (will contain spoilers;highlight to see):

Goodness gracious! While I enjoyed the story in Invisible Murder I am disappointed by how much swearing there was in the book. Things would be going smoothly and then the characters would just star swearing up a storm and making my poor little ears burn. If you like swearing in your books, and colorful swearing at that, then you'll most likely find nothing wrong with the book.

As for violence and sexual content, there is fair bit of violence in this book. Including a couple of beatings, which is definitely not cool in any book (I mean real life). Some of it is of 'screen' while some is pretty in your face with what is happening.
Then there's Nina's daughter who is kidnapped, beat, and more may have happened to her, but things got a little laud and I missed what happened so I'm afraid I cannot inform y'all on that count.

Narration
Katherine Kellgren is perhaps one of the best female narrators that I have listened to, ever. Even though this is only the second book that I have listened to were she was the narrator, I just loved the way she reads all the various accents and dialects in the books' that she reads for.

Even though I already mentioned how great Katherine Kellgren is when it comes to the various accents in Invisible Murder, I must repeat that since it is my favorite part of her narration of this book. Her ability to do all of them is just amazing and makes the book that much more enjoyable to listen to because its almost like your there in the book going through what the characters are going through...or at least eavesdropping on them.

I actually do not have anything that I don't like about the narration. But there were a couple of things I did not like about the book, which you can see above.

Final Verdict: Invisible Murder was one of the most gripping, heart-pounding reads I have come across.

Invisible Murder earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.

Nina Borg:
The Boy in the Suitcase
Invisible Murder

Want a taste of Invisible Murder, well you are in luck because I have a clip from the excellent audio book. Just a little note for those who choose to listen, the clip does have some foul language with the use of the f-word.

Giveaway Rules:
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5 comments :

  1. I think it really helps a book when the narrator is good. I think there are some that I may not have liked if I had read them instead of listened to them. Thanks for putting another book/series on my radar.

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    1. No problem! Katherine Kellgren is just fantastic as the reader in this series. *hopes you'll enjoy if you get the chance to listen/read*

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  2. I love the force of Katherine Kellgren's narration!

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  3. I love he force of Katherine Kellgren's narration!

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