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Bangkok 8

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bangkok 8 (2003/2011) John Burdett narrated by Paul Boehmer

bangkok-8This series has always fascinated me.

Sonchai Jitpleecheep is a Buddhist ahrat and a Thai detective–a rare uncorrupt detective–and the son of a Thai prostitute and an unknown American GI.

All of these things make him a man who is incredibly foreign to the western mind, but just as fascinating.

The narrator does a very good job with the various accents. Sonchai speaks Thai, English, French, and German–the skill that gives him a certain amount of respect in the department, that makes up somewhat for the fact he doesn’t take bribes–and he talks with Englishmen and Germans and Americans, and of course, Thais.

The narrator reads in an American accent and switches seamlessly between accents and characters, which actually helped a bit with a story that has a lot of characters, each with distinct personalities.
Rating: 8.5/10

Published by Random House Audio

Categories: 8.5/10, 8/10, Asian, Audio Book, Mystery, Police     Comments (0)    



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