This is my first Koryta novel, but it won't be my last. I loved the performance, the style in which it was written and the book overall. This book caught my attention from the first and kept it going. I could not wait to listen to it after work, in the car, before I went to work. My husband asked if I would ever take the buds out of my ears. Cypress House was just that good to me. I liked the way the characters were built, capturing their essence was not hard to do. And while there were some things I expected, there were a lot that I didn't. Thanks for writing such a good Book Mr. Koryta.
yes. It was not hard to keep up with, which made the book most enjoyable. Once I had an idea of the danger the charaters were in, it was easier to find characters more likable.
What I truly enjoyed was the way he did the various voices. None were a stretch for me to imagine. Even Ms. Katie's voice was good, not too falsetto the way some male performers do female voices. And while this isn't really about his performance, I liked the way the additional sounds worked within the story. It was a great blend to listen too.
I was especially moved when Wagoner understood his father and went to visit him
If you like a good suspense, I suggest this one,
Good story of a man with a gift who finds himself in the middle of a criminal enterprise in Depression Era Florida. The characters are nuanced, the writing is bold and emotional. The plot twists and turns and the ending is surprising. Well narrated by Robert Petkoff.
This is the second Koryta book I have read and unfortunately they carry a B-movie feel. The dialogue is a little forced and the characters are unrealistic. The narrator doesn't help either. It makes it hard to 'buying in' to the story, when you have to look past the eye-rollingly awkward points. The author has imaginative ideas and good twists... I just wish he would partner with another writer to round off the edges. I liked 'The Ridge' better. Worth the listen if you're in the mood for something different.
While I enjoyed the book, I dislike the use of sound effects. This audiobook often inserts creepy music whenever something supernatural is occurring. Let the words the author wrote tell the tale.
Say something about yourself!
Sometimes you cannot avoid what has been prophesied no matter what you do. Michael Koryta weaves story within a story with fitness. Each character is well defined and integrated into the story.
When I read that Dean Koontz loves this authors books I had to try them and I was not disappointed! Really intense characters, great plot and the actors portraying the parts did a really good job! Michael Koryta is definately on my must read list from now on!
I know a lot of people liked this book so maybe it's just not my cup of tea. Too macho. Too predictable. Too beautiful people.
This story was just not that exciting to me. I think its more of a "man's" story. It was easy to finish but was glad I could move on to something else. The narration was good.