This plot was predictable and somewhat juvenile for those who read a lot of mysteries.
Not for me.
Not as good as the other books I've read by Ms. Harper. I don't care for the in-depth description of the blood-drinking, and the tedious on-and-on about how the vampire was "born", and came out, etc., etc.
Performance was fine.
I don't care for this type of book. I thought it was going to be a mystery.
Don't get this book unless you're into a LOT of technical detail about piloting a jet. Blehhhh.
I loved the characters. If you're in the mood for a well-written "cozy", this is a good one.
I'm not sure if this is meant to be a "Young Adult" novel, but I think even my 17-year-old niece would find it too stupid. It started off okay, but then quickly devolved into one cliche after another. I finally quit about halfway through. I really wanted to like it, but just couldn't hack it. The reader, Toby Leonard Moore, however, was excellent. Don't blame him!
All of them?
Just too cliche.
I took advantage of a sale to try one of the Phryne Fisher books. I am SO glad I did. Now I'm hooked. Reader was perfect, characters are delightful. I LOVE them.
This was an well-crafted mystery as well as being interesting as historical fiction. I really felt as if I could see how the village and environs appeared and truly felt the flavor of the times. I love the character of Matthew and how his confidence in himself grew through the investigation.
I loved the part when Matthew realizes what the Indian Chief has in the walls. I also enjoyed knowing that the evil innkeeper got what was coming to him.
Mr. Ballerini's voice and reading were perfect accompaniments for this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I haven't checked yet, but I'm hoping this is a series character.
Maybe after a few years, I don't like to reread books.
It was a good premise and I thought the details of the monastic life were interesting, however, it felt like a bridge to the next book. The ending was very much a cliffhanger. I really missed the usual cast of Three Pines characters.
I've listened to all of the Louise Penny novels, which he reads. He is superb.
Hmmm, not sure if moved me is the right way to put it, but the whole situation with Jean Guy relapsing was quite intense. I felt very frustrated that the Superintendent was able to play him so beautifully. But he's not thinking clearly in this situation, is he?
Action. Action. Action.
Harry is my favorite character, however, I love all his nearest and dearest almost as much.
I adore Mouse, I love the scene where he and Harry reunite.
I do have a small bone to pick with Mr. Butcher. It seems like this book may be a bridge to the future Harry story lines. I VERY much missed more interaction between Harry and his cohorts. There was a smidgen here and a smidgen there, but mostly the book was about Harry preparing for the action in the book, then Harry being in the action, etc.
I'm not fond of the change in narrator, especially THIS late into the series. At the very least, couldn't the producer or director or whoever is responsible have asked her to pronounce things they way they have been doing since the beginning of the books? Despite that not-small irritation, the story was a lot better than the last installment. Still an enjoyable listen overall, and full of surprises.
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