Review: An Unkindness of Ravens

  • Title:
    • An Unkindness of Ravens
  • Author:
    • European P. Douglas
  • Release:
    • December 11, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Jodi Gaylord
  • Series
    • The Birdwatcher, Book 1

Much of this story’s plot is nothing new. The driven female (FBI, CIA, whatever) agent, usually hellbent on avenging a murdered loved one. The struggling romantic life, the possible new love interest. I keep encountering these things everywhere.

Where this book shines is the mystery. I have about 2 hours left at the time of writing this (around 45 minutes at the speed I listen to audiobooks). I feel no closer to knowing the killer than I did when I started listening.

Solving the mystery isn’t something I try to do in mystery novels usually. It’s somebody else’s story so I go along for the ride. But I do find myself occasionally wondering who it might be. But every time I think I may have guessed right, there’s a new twist that turns everything on its head.

The narrator is excellent overall. Her male voice can be a bit lacking at first. But that’s often the case with female narrators it seems. Most lack the ability to make their voices deep enough to be convincing. I got over it pretty quickly and she does a great job of making each character feel like a different person. There’s at least one instance of audio repeating in the story. Being an Audible audiobook, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t at this point.

I’ve enjoyed this story; I’m writing my review early because I don’t think that’s going to change. If the two sequels were on Audible at the moment, I’d listen to them as well.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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