Unfortunately, this book in the Arkady Renko series by Martin Cruz Smith, doesn't hit the audible book mark. I was fortunate enough to have read this book, so when I bought it, I was looking forward to a great listen. Not so. Personally, I really didn't like the reader of the book. His flat delivery and slow cadence had me turning it off within 10 minutes. I jumped ahead to see if the reading got better, it did not.
I recommend you buy the book (and the entire, wonderful series). Skip the audio version-not worth the money or credit.
Melvyn Bragg has done a wonderful job telling the story of the English language. From its beginnings in Sanskrit (who knew?!) through the development of "Singlish" (Singaporean English), he brings to light facinating information about words, phrases, and terms developed by English-speaking cultures around the world. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in language.
This book is an easy listen. Harper Connelly our protagonist and her step-brother, Tolliver Lang work together to communicate with the dearly departed.
After being hired by a college professor, who hopes to expose her as a fraud, to read very old graves in a graveyard in Memphis, Harper finds a much newer corpse in one of the graves. The corpse is of a young girl Harper had been hired to find a year and a half before when the child went missing in Nashville.
The plot twists and turns with many likely suspects, and some not-so-likely. The characters are fleshed out and interesting,
Charlaine Harris's series keeps you tuned in and listening. The "gift" that Harper Connelly possesses is unique and opens up the imagination about what it would be like to communicate with people we have known or mysterious deaths that haven't been solved.
Sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy.
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