I was introduced to Mr Riordan’s works by my teenage cousin who wanted me to read the Percy Jackson series with her. I was instantly hooked to the series. I am a sucker for anything historical/mythological related.
I began to search for other books written by Mr Riordan.
I came across the Kane Chronicles. The dynamic relationship between Carter and Sadie reminds of my own relationship with my sibling. The sarcasm. The mutual understanding that we can pick on each other however we want, but if an outsider tries to pick on either one of us, then they’ve another thing coming…
The wonderful narration + Mr Riordan's writing made me felt like I was on the same adventure as the Kanes.
I look forward to finishing the Kane series.
never collected the beanie babies myself, but strictly from a business perspective, it was genius how these companies market their products and how consumers regardless of how smart you think you are... fall for it.
So picked up this title for $3+, not a bad listen for the price.
Enjoyed the narrator and had a few chuckles.
Like me, you'll be screaming in your head on what McKenna should do towards the end...
On a whim and recommend from Audible, I picked up this audiobook.
The overprotective drop dead geougeous Cal, who just happend to be a vampire meets Iris Scanlon the mortal. The witty banter that ensues is more than worth the listen.
Why do I feel like it's the ending to The Soparnos all over again?!
So many unanswered questions. Why can't endings be wrapped up in a nice little bow.
Huzzah for saving the world and fighting monsters. I even enjoyed the "getting" to know a bit of Reyna's back story. But when did Percy and Annabeth become background characters?
Even though the book was a good listen, it just felt short compared to others in the series.
I must admit, the storyline of the 2nd book, The Silkworm, didn't keep me as engaged as The Cuckoo's Calling. The whole London publishing world, Owen Quine's novel subject matter, hunting for clues that went nowhere, etc got muddled in somehow...
What kept me listening on was Cormoran Strike and Robin. You get to find out a bit more of Strike's background, and Robin's family. Their complicated personal lives kept me engaged. We all love drama.
Great plot brought to life by excellent narration.
Just enough intensity at the crucial moments to keep you engaged, and the character development got me caring and cheering Cormoran on.
The first book was so so, and thought I should give the series another shot...
Yea, I'm out on the series.
Victor is thrown into another entanglement, and his "friendship" with Proctor develops, albeit tenuous. Again, the overall story was just okay for a thriller. I need to be taken on a roller coaster ride, ya hear?
On a chance, I took up a new series by Tom Wood...
While the story felt like it dragged at times, overloaded with words and not enough "catch" to get you engaged in the story... I did like the characters and was looking fwd to their development.
At the end of the day, the formula was there, sure, but it wasn't a fun ride like a thriller should be.
I think the review title says it all. The approach is refreshing. But can't quite put my finger on it, something was lacking.
I am a big fan of thrillers, whether is police, spy, legal, etc.
And I Am Pilgrim is simply one of the best that I've heard in a long time.
The breakdown of the parts and chapters are refreshing and very easy to follow.
Not to mention the narration by Christopher Ragland makes the story believable and engaging.
The storyline deals with all the possible relevant “what ifs”.
Hope "Pilgrim" will appear in other books down the line.
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