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Darlene

North HighlandsUS Minor Outlying Islands | Member Since 2009

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  • Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2361)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (991)

    The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

    Derek says: "Not Connelly's Best"
    "hated it"
    Overall

    This is the worst HB Michael Connelly has ever written. Its very boring, racist, predictable and totally without any redeeming value. I wish I could get my money back. I'd love to spend it on a really good audible book. dk

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (538)

    Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There’s power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

    David Walker says: "Back in 3 Pines"
    "what happened??"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Long Way Home better?

    A Story, a real story not a rant on the condition of the art world in Canada. I'd waited so long to connect again with the Village and the lovely people there, instead four natives go searching for Peter, the least interesting of the residents. It turned his wife into a whining coward and his neighbors into simpering idiots. The Gamache that I'd come to know and love would never have gone off on this silly journey. I'm half way through the second half of the book and seriously considering giving up.


    What was most disappointing about Louise Penny’s story?

    There is no plot, only a meandering mess of four people going no where fast.


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Cosham is still his wonderful self and I'm sure must have found the reading of this mess incredibly difficult.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Long Way Home?

    I would have at least given them a crime to solve.


    Any additional comments?

    no. Except can I have my credit back????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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