The Story: I enjoyed this even though I felt the murder mystery a little vague. A...moreREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; 29 SEPT 2013: 3.8 STARS Narrator: Koullis Kriacou
The Story: I enjoyed this even though I felt the murder mystery a little vague. All I know, with regards to this, is that someone is killing off tall, blond Scandinavian women. The serial killer sticks a spoke in his own wheel when the latest blonde he's abducted turns out to be part Greek.
This isn't a straightforward serial killer mystery in that while the murders are solved, the reader is not presented with everything neatly tied in a little bow. While I liked this where the cops are concerned (and Andreas Kaidis' unGreek-like reaction), I would have liked more clarity where the killer was concerned. He is so distant from the story even at the last part where we are taken into the scene where he's got Annika, his latest prey, that, in the end I have to say my 4 stars is because I so enjoyed Mykonos through Siger's eyes.
This isn't a murder thriller on par with, say, Karen Rose, but while I missed the intensity of Rose's writing here, I'd say Siger's lightweight mysteries are more enjoyable for me. As a romance-lover, I'd have liked Kaldis to have a love interest but if that were to happen, I'd also prefer him to be gay, especially since he's a six foot-two good-looking hunk. As a straight cop, I like him unencumbered. I don't know if he gets hooked up in the later books; I just know that finding the right girl is there in his mind somewhere.
The Narrator: On my initial try, Kyriacou did not come across well but on the second attempt, the problem I initially encountered - speaking too fast, insufficient pauses - wasn't there. I've concluded it's the fault of my own aural perception since the audiobook is unchanged.
I liked Kyriacou's Greek-accented narration. It wasn't too heavy and he gave the characters sufficient expression. Pacing was fine.
The rest of the series is narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and I'm curious to find out how he compares with Kyriacou. I'm also looking forward to accompanying Kaldis and Kouros on their next Greek mystery island tour. (less)