Well, it is in the top ten. I love the storyline and almost felt sorry for the vampires when they tangled with Charles....don't mess with a man/wolf's mate!
I compare it to Alpha-Omega and to the Mercy Thompson series. The characters are the same in Alpha Omega and are interwoven with the wolves in the Mercy Thompson series. Hard not to put them all in the same category of 'excellent' storylines and character development. Of course, the author is responsible for these important aspects of a book. Patricia Briggs doesn't disappoint.
Yes. I liked Mr. Graham's performance. He has good inflection and you can tell that Charles is a Native American by the way he pronounces the words. Obviously Mr. Graham studied inflections.
Fur Flies When Wolves Mix With Vampires!
I love all Patricia Briggs' books. I'm glad she is a prolific writer. I am not a patient reader and like to read all books in a series.
Bosch was on trial for doing the right thing and his efforts were questioned by a defense attorney who knew nothing about police work but she had right on her side. The trial could have been boring except for the body found.
You can compare any Bosch book to the gritty detectives like
Philip Marlowe but the other books would not measure up. Connelly's writing style is pure police jargon and true events. The other series are intriguing and the detective was gripping but it lacked the grittiness Bosch. These are usually considered men's books but I find them much more interesting than the romance genre.
Bosch of course but he did a good job with the two attorneys and the judge. Hill's skill at narrating can't be beat. I hope he narrates all of these books.
Yes. I had read most of the later books but had not read Books 1-6 so I got the first two and the the next three. I've niw read or listened to them all. I got so,hooked that I read the next parts on my Kindle when I went to bed.
Love all of these books. I hate that Harry is aging but I'm thrilled that there is a TV series due soon. I had the privilege to review the pilot. Harry is now immortalized.
Seems that Bosch's attitude has finally done him in but that turns out not to be the case. He decides while on leave he will investigate a 30+ year old murder, his mother. The case takes him to Florida and back to LA but he uncovers lots of mysteries along the way. His world has more conspiracy theories than anyone should have to deal with but he perseveres and with some not exactly straight forward moves he solves the case. It doesn't end where it begins but he does get cleared of wrong doing. Again, Dick Hill is a superb narrator.
Bosch is in rare form helping solve a particularly bad murder. He is now working out of Hollywood division having been punished for some unexplainable events from the first book. He shows up at the scene even though he's not supposed to be on this case. Suffice it to say that he not only solves the murder but he solves a very mixed up family situation of the killer. He also gets to know the widow and gets himself out of trouble with his bosses. It is a very well done mystery with the usual Bosch "take no prisoners" attitude. He has established his persona even tho,this is only the second book. Great narrator in Dick Hill.
By now I love the Bosch attitude. He's tough but tender and he's honest. He doesn't plant evidence and so far the Internal Affairs guys haven't found anything on him akthough they keep trying and this is only Book 5. The finding of the body is only the beginning of a long effort to find the killer. The trail goes from LA to LV and back several times. I thought I had it figured out only to be fooled thanks to Connelly's writing skill. I love this detective and the gritty dialogue and smoking because I'm sure that's the way it really is in the homicide divisions. Dick Hill is a great narrator and gives a Bosh the vocal strength I envision. This is another great book in one of the best detective series around. Buy it but buy the first four first.
Not sure how I missed these first books since I've read all others. This book sets the stage for Harry Bosch's personality and issues with management. Even though it is before cell phones it is superb. Dick Hill is ideal as Harry and the plot is as intriguing as later books. Harry Bosch is an irascible detective in the old school who gives no breaks to anyone. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and recommend it to anyone who likes detective stories where smarts wins over brawn.
I liked this book and this story but it took me a while to get into it. The main character was Cory, Pendergast's waif, from another book. I found Cory annoying and pretty self-centered but she is only 19 so guess that goes with the territory. (Too long ago for me to remember.) She gets into a bit of a mess, solves the mystery, but has trouble getting it done. Pendergast to the rescue after much angst and traveling to London to confer with a renowned Sherlock Holmes expert. Yes, there is even reference to an unpublished Sherlock Holmes story. The book picks up speed midway through and by the end,you want it to continue. I am always impressed with the detail and complexity of the writing of Preston & Child and this book demonstrates their skill. I like the Pendergast series and so do others.
Well, what can be said about Diana Gabaldon's 8th book in her Outlander series? I loved it. Of course, after waiting almost 5 years and being immersed in Facebook fandom for the last year or so, it is hard to wait for Book 9. Book 8 does not disappoint although it lacks the surprises and indepth sexiness of earlier novels, it has enough to make the reader salivate over Jamie. Now we have a picture of Jamie in Sam Heughan who will play the role on TV and can share our hopes about all of this on Facebook. This story wraps many loose ends left hanging after Book 7, Echo in the Bone, and leaves us hoping that peace will prevail on Fraser's Ridge. These characters are such a part of my life that I think in 18th Century Scots. Diana is an amazing author and Davina Porter brings the characters to life with her linguistic skills. I have read it twice and will read it many more times before the next book is published. Sigh!!!!
This is a new series for this author. Who would think the same author could write Harry Potter and then write something as gritty and grubby as this series. The protagonist makes you want to know more about him right from the start. He is a sympathetic character who is very smart but dumb in romance. Not unusual I guess. Anyway, Cormoran is now living in his office after breaking up with his abusive girlfriend of 12 or so years. He is contacted to look into a suicide which his client believes is murder. The story takes off from there and gives the reader a good story. It is a sophisticated storyline and the author inserts lots of references to let you know that Strike is no dummy. I like the deep voice of the narrator and his accent which adds to the strength of Cormoran. He is a big man, 6'3" and weighing 16 stone (224 pounds). The descriptions of his disability and his unusual hairiness are important to seeing him. I hope there are lots of books to follow.
It is hard to believe that the same author who gave us Harry Potter can also give us such a gritty and dark mystery series. Cormoran Strike is a private detective along the lines of Phillip Marlow or Sam Spade. The descriptions make you able to actually see his grubbiness yet gentile personality. The sophistication with which this series is written is part of what makes it so real. I feel like I know London's streets with the descriptions provided and the make up of the literary world. Can't wait to catch the next book in this series. I keep hoping that Robin and Cormoran can be a couple but that is part of what makes the series so intriguing, the play off each other's weaknesses. He's a damaged veteran of the Afghanistan war trying to revive his life. She's a nice girl from Yorkshire. They do provide the care for each other.
This was the first book of this series that I read and by far my favorite. I have the paper back which is marked for the 'best parts.' Jake and Emma make you want them to succeed. I found this story one of my favorites and it is why I bought the earlier books and have continued to buy the books as they have been published. Christine Feehan is a terrific story teller and the Leopard People is one of her best series.
Jake is richer than most and ruthless as are most of the leopards in these books. I like the story told here about Jake and Emma and their experiences. If you like strong men not afraid to be strong, these books are for you. There is no abusiveness but there is some manipulation on Jake's part and there is lots of sex.
Jeffrey Cummings is a good narrator and has a strong voice which is needed for the storyline.
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