Kansas City, MO, United States | Member Since 2005
I really enjoy this series. John Taylor, His teenage secretary, Suzy Shooter, Walker and the rest of the gang are always up to shenanigans. These books are very light and fun. They are fast moving and they are a great distraction from real life. This is another great book.
I can't say enough great things about this series. It is creative, it has supernatural fantastic-ness, werewolves, and vamps and witches oh my. And a talking dog, who happens to be my favorite character. I can't wait to listen to more. I love the narrator too.
I am totally addicted to this series and I think my favorite part may be when Oberon talks. It is exactly how I would imagine a dog communicating, well maybe a little more intelligently than I imagine, but I love this particular insight to the story. Atticus makes me want to spend 12 years learning arcane languages and spells to be a Druid too.
Still a very fun, fast paced book. I really liked it. I so loved the first three and Jim Dale that it was a little hard to get used to a different narrator. I still highly recommend this book and this series.
This story was really engaging and a bit frightening if this is really how life is in North Korea. The paranoia, the games, the "rehabilitation camps" the propaganda is so cold war it is hard to believe that this still exists. I immediately cared about the characters and couldn't wait to continue the story each time I had to stop the book.
The narrators were really excellent as well. The added alot to the story and really added life to the story. I am interested to read more from this author and this story made me want to learn more about this mysterious and dangerous place called North Korea.
I was engrossed from the beginning. There were so many twists and turns and surprises it kept me guessing until the end. I love the extra creative twist that the protagonist/detective is suffering from amnesia in addition to trying to solve a mystery. I can't wait to read more from this author. The narrator was excellent and really added to the experience. I admittedly have a thing for narrators with accents, but she was excellent nonetheless. Highly recommend. It is a highly unique story.
Despite all of the appalling things that happen in the Nightside, I have come to look forward to the next book and seeing what else is going to happen there. I love the idea of a flipside of places, like the London Below from Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere I like this hidden world that is known to only a special few. John Taylor is a utterly cool anti hero that always saves the day, even if he has to do difficult things in order to do it. Another good story. I like that Suzy Shooter is being more developed as a character.
Please please please please write another book. And please please please have Jim Dale Narrate it. I have found this series utterly charming and engrossing. The much more psychological and in depth look at Peter Pan and the complexity and loneliness of what it means to be Peter Pan is a remarkable spin on this beloved classic. It is a greatly three dimensional back story on a literary character that I never really thought much about. I was truly sad when the book ended. it is creative, well written, funny, fast paced and engaging.
Narrated by Jim Dale is like putting butter creme icing on a cupcake, it just make something already wonderful even better.
Another fantastic story of hero kids overcoming great odds and discovering that they are extraordinary, after a life of being an outcast. Love stories like this. Another creative and innovative story that kept me listening.
And the narrator is Jim Dale, what more needs to be said. Brilliant beyond what words can describe. he makes each and every character unique and alive. I can't wait to listen to the next book.
I somehow missed this book in high school and college and even in law school. But I am glad I finally got to it. It is a stark tale of race relations and "justice" in the early days of segregation that, sadly, has not changed enough to make the story a remote portrait of how it used to be in the United States. While clearly we do not like in the same openly racist society as the characters in the book, the inequalities for people of color in our justice system persist, though to a lesser extent, today.
at least we have moved away from the time that a judge can sentence someone to death and have that sentence carried out within months. The book is a dichotomy of a picture of how far we have come and not come at the same time. I am glad I read it.
Also a dear friend once told me that he always held Boris Max as one of his legal heroes. I can see why. He is a great portrayal of what it means to truly be a defense attorney. He was committed and fought for his client, who was difficult to fight for, all the way to the end.
Jim Dale has got to be the best narrator in the history of narrators. He is so magnificent I could literally listen to him read a phone book (do they even make those anymore?) and find it riveting. When you add in the fact that he is, in fact reading a rather exciting and charming story that is unique and engaging, it makes for such a brilliant combination and a book I wanted to keep listening to. The story was well written and I loved the characters. I also quite love stories where somewhat outcast children/teenagers are the heroes/heroines. The fact that the other good guys and bad guys were statues was very creative. I also love stories that creates parallel supernatural dimensions, if you will, to real life. This story was about another London inhabited by spits and taints, Statutes on buildings, gargoyles and other carvings that come to life and can only be seen by a select few. Like Simon R Greens the Nightside or Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere with its London Below, this book tells the story of yet another London. I cannot wait to listen to the next book.
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