Fine story, but why, oh why, did they change readers? I loved David Chandler's narration but his guy is very difficult to listen to. I now need to decide if I will listen to the next four books or just skip to book 12 which is a return to Chandler's narration. I love the books and characters but, oi vey... it was laborious listing to Mr Schirner read.
I loved learning about Henry's history and family.
Return to the services of David Chandler! It could have been better in almost every way, but Chandler is one of the best. Don't change horses mid-stream.
Good question... I'm not sure yet. I liked the story but it was painful to listen to.
Use David Chandler as a narrator. Have him go back and re-do the four books that Buck Schirner!
Definitely another of the Cork O'Connor series but it will be difficult as I did not enjoy this book as much as the previous 6. Usually I rate them at a strong 4+ but not this time.
Just did not enjoy him. Not as good as previous reader.
Yes but it took awhile. I usually speed right through. This book took 10 days.
This gave a great back story on Maloo explained lots of things about him. I have listened to his books somewhat out of order so this explained some things in the future.
This is another great installment in the Cork Connor series.
Is it because we all are accustomed to the fabulous voice of David Chandler? Maybe. But the dramatization of the characters is not done well - especially the women.
The mysteries are pretty addictive!
This is one of my favorite Cork O'Conner books because of the background it provides for one of the great characters in the story: Henry Meloux. I highly recommend this book. It is tough to change narrators in the middle of the series, but it only took a few hours of listening to adjust to a new voice for characters that feel like old friends. If you've liked any of the books in this series, you will appreciate this one.
Glad I didn't listen to the criticism about the change in narrator. I almost decided to skip the books with him. Instead I took a break from listening one after another, and when I picked this one up I really enjoyed his reading. Plus, it's another intriguing story that I'm glad to have not missed.
I have really enjoyed this series. I, like other have gone through it pretty fast. I so agree with other reviewers about the narration. This reader might be good somewhere else but is NOT Cork! I wish audible would offer an explanation on why the change narrators in the middle of a series. I think you might get through this, but it definitely takes away the enjoyment. This story is good, and I want to get to the rest of the series, so I endured it. You definitely need to read this in sequence.
Chandler. This buck guy isn't awful as Cork and reading the story, but he's wretched with the other voices. Joe sounds like she should have a mustache and Stevie has hormone issues.
Henry is an important character throughout the Cork O'Connor series and now we learn much more about him. William Kent Krueger has deftly woven the past and present in this excellent addition to the series. I enjoy both David Chandler and Buck Schimer as narrators, and for this book Buck offered just the right voice.
I've been enjoying this series and was shocked by the change in narrator. At first I struggled along wanting to quit but hung on to enjoy another solid story by this author. I have loved David Chandler's performances and his is the voice of Cork for me. Buck Shirner does a great job but changing narrators in midstream was hard for me.
I lock into a narrator as much as the author. If I enjoy an audiobook I usually find my next book by following the narrator. Buck has a great voice and brings especially the Native American characters to life.