Enjoyed the Gothic feeling of the plantation and the spooky feeling I got in the pit of my stomach every time Caren had to race across the plantation in the dark. I thought Quincy Tyler Bernstine did a good job with the narration, especially Caren's internal dialogue. Might have wished for a better outcome for Caren and Eric, but then it would be a romance novel. It's well worth a listening.
DeMille has written a powerful, emotional story. Ben Tyson was not an easy character to like in the beginning, but by the end I found him to be a person of honor and integrity. Having served in the USN through the Vietnam War I found myself at various times feeling angry, sad and frustrated. DeMille's research and preparation demonstrated his knowledge of the intricacies of war, the military and the military's judicial system. I highly recommend this book, it is well worth the credit.
Scott Brick is the best, he really makes the characters and story come alive.
In no way is this book Twilight for Adults. Deborah Harkness immediately draws us into her story by way of the immediate attraction between Diana and Matthew. Their love story is at the same time charming and sweet as well as hot and sexy. Once you get drawn into the story you realize that there are more critical messages entwined in the story.
The author has written a book about 3 groups of creatures, Witches, Demons and Vampires. For centuries they have made war with each other and now they find themselves in need of each other. The magic of the present day Witches isn't as strong and complex as it once was. The Vampires aren't as strong as they once were, they've taken to feeding on raw meat as much as humans. Matthew and his son Marcus along with Miriam are working diligently in their lab to learn the genetics of all these groups , how they're changing and the problems these cellular changes are causing for them. The Bishop farmhouse finds itself welcoming Matthew and Diana, the Vampires Marcus and Miriam, a Demon married couple to live along with Sarah and Emily. It is incumbent upon them to learn to work together for the better good of all. Perhaps this is a message that can be applied to the world we live in as well.
We live in a world of many different peoples who over the centuries have reigned down terror and war on one another. With technology and a global economy we are in need of learning to work together for the greater good. Perhaps Deborah Harkness wished to give us more to think about than Twilight for adults. In the meantime I'm eager to read the next installment, to follow Matthew and Diana on their journey as well as their romance and to learn how those left in the present are faring with the members of the Convention.
Karin Slaughter gets better and better! She lures you in with the story of Lucy and then takes you on a roller coaster ride of numerous twists and turns. It's important to listen carefully or you will lose track of the story as you are moving between the present and the 1970's. Finally we learn what is so special about the relationship between Amanda and Will and get a good luck into the early life of Will. It also leaves us with some hope for Will and Sara. You won't be sorry to spend a credit on this book. Enjoy!!
This is an earlier Gabriel Allon novel that I recently found. As a previous review stated there is some minor and brief skipping. I enjoy the narrator and the different voices he gives to the characters. Once again the author takes us on a ride of many twists and turns as he once again is on the hunt for stolen art work. I hope that Daniel Silva goes on writing for many years to come.
This is the first book of SAA that I have listened to and found so much enjoyment in her tale of magic and healing. It seems we can always count of the young to help the adults with healing. It's wonderful to listen to a story that is uplifting and carries one away from the everyday woes. I will continue to listen to her books.
I'm really enjoying the new main characters that Hoag has written for this book and Deeper Than the Dead. The love affair between Nick and Anne is loving without being too gooey. I hope that she will continue to write books with these characters delving into more mysteries.
So enjoy reading Louise Penny's books. I love her character development, learning more about Gamache, his character flaws and strengths. I like that he recites poetry and is truly in love with his wife of many years, and can admit when he has made a mistake to his child. Beyond that the mysteries are always good, but there is more than that to them, it's the scenery, the relationships the characters have to one another, and the lessons that are taught. I enjoy learning about Quebec, Montreal, and the village of Three Pines. I look forward to more books from Louise Penny.
The Avenger is an excellent combination of fact with fiction. The story is absolutely compelling and filled with exciting suspence. Right up until the last 45 min. of tape I had no idea how the protagonist was going to get out of his assignment alive. I couldn't put my ipod down, wanted to listen 24/7!
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