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I really like Jo Nesbo's books, but with this book, for the first time, I found myself wandering, putting it down and struggling to pick it up again. It still has the Nesbo style, which I consider excellent, but it's not up to the calibre of his other books.
I don't want to spoil the book for anyone else, perhaps I can say that he goes to the same end with the one love in his life...at the end of every book...there are the ups...and then the lowest low.
This is the first time that none of the scene's stay in my mind, none are so memorable.
Nesbo has an incredible style of writing that holds me, keeps me listening, until the very last page. I have to admit that I just fell asleep listening to this book, over and over...and don't even know if I listened to the end...it didn't seem to matter. I started another book.
Lee Child is another of my favorite authors, have read them all and this one is another GREAT READ!!
All of it. As you read/listen to this story you feel as if you know Reacher, you've known him forever and you're in there with him through the whole story! Lee Child has a way of making you feel like you're an active participant.
Yes, I hate to turn off the phone (listening device) to even go to sleep when I'm listening to one of Lee Child's books, really loved this one.
If you've never read this author, you're in for a treat. I don't think there is a single book that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. This is another home run for Michael Connelly!
I think the end of the story, when all of the pieces finally fit together, the bittersweet understanding. It's great!
It made me laugh, and maybe not cry, but I felt it, deeply, especially at the end.
It's a great read.
First, I have to be honest, I am not a "western" type of person. Not sure how I found him, or even what made me buy the first book…but, I thank God I did. This writer is incredible. I love everything he has written, have listened to all that I can get my hands.This book is particularly good, but all get 5 Stars from me. I have listened to almost all of his books on my downtime in Dubai, Iraq, or Istanbul waiting for meetings, and he has made it actually enjoyable to have to the downtime that I usually dread.
Craig Johnson writes with an easy pen. He pulls you along, slowly, but completely enthralled in his story. He always leaves me wanting more, this is one of the best books, but they're all great.
You get addicted to the way he speaks the words, truly builds the character as he performs. It's hard to explain, you can almost see Walt Longmire as this man speaks. Great performance!
Yes, there is one scene when he is describing the young woman who is the center of the book, a lovely young woman who just happens to be mentally disabled…he wrote "Her smile was like the sun coming through a church window". I could see that smile, bright and colorful and warming. My youngest child is multiply handicapped, the joy of my life, Craig Johnson put into words what I could not; simply, completely and perfectly.
I missed a reception for him in Washington a couple of weeks ago because I was traveling. I'm not a "fan" kind of person, never have felt compelled to meet an author, I just enjoy the books they write, but don't feel the need to get a signature on a book. I would love to know this man. I'd like to know the man behind the great, down to earth, steady, intriguing and so incredibly well written books.
Dennis Lehane is an excellent writer, he keeps me listening into the wee hours of the morning. This book was very good, twists, and especially at the end. Absolutely never saw it coming.
It seemed pretty straight forward, the job was clear and seemingly a simple lost and found kind of thing, but as great books do, the twists kept me thinking "whoa".
The performance is excellent, the inflections…the hesitations…all keep you engrossed and wanting more.
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