Michael Connelly is one of our favorite writers, I think he is a master of the detective genre. His characters are great, the twists and turns in the plot keep you glued to your listening device. (For us it's a Kindle Fire docked on a FireStation so we can all listen to the story at the same time) The only drawback to this story was the narration. Richard M Davidson does a good job, but for me he just didn't feel right. I would have given him 3 1/2 stars, but that is not an option, and I couldn't knock him down to 3 stars. Definitely give this one a chance. The story is great, the narration is not a detractor...just not as good as Dick Hill.
The characters come to life in this story. McCammon paints a scene so vividly with his words, that you will shudder in disgust , hold your breath in suspense, and laugh out loud. My husband and I listen to books together, and we sat up late several nights until we couldn't stay awake. Helping the story come to life is the narration. Edoardo Ballerini is spot on here. His voices, his pacing....perfection
So many books are advertised as being suspenseful, or thrillers, but do not deliver on that promise. This book does. My husband and I listen together, and we sat up late several nights glued to our Kindle waiting to see what would happen. Dick Hill's performance is outstanding. If you enjoy action books, this one is highly recommended
Almost all books are "better than the movie". It's just the way it is. Invariably one of your favorite parts will be left out, whole characters left out. The Water for Elephants movie was good...very good in fact, but not nearly as good as the book. The magiic I felt when reading the book didn't translate to the big screen. I was disappointed as this is one of my favorite books.
Then Amazon came out with the "if you own the book get the audio book for a reduced price" deal. I thought, "Why I would want to do that???"...I have read the book three times, and seen the movie several times as well. THEN, I listened to the sample and I was enthralled. Jacob at 90 (or 93) is just perfect. The raspy voice, the crochety attitude, it all works so well. And young Jacob...let me just say he makes the character come to life.
No matter how many times you have read this book or seen the movie, THIS book was made to be listened to. Treat yourself to this one. You won't regret it.
With a Longmire book you expect great writing, humor and a good mystery. It's all here, with the addition of the poignancy of Walt's daughter being injured. George Guidall's narration is once again perfect.
fabulously fun fantasy
Harry and Susan at the laundromat...I loved Susan tossing the machines around.
James brings depth to each of the characters. He has a voice for each character, and NEVER mixes them up. His reading of this book is not only good, it's great. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Yes...it's hard to stop, but I always looked forward to getting back to it.
This was the first of the Dresden Files I have listened to. It was so good I bought all the rest.
I lived through the Vietnam War era...my husband was a helicpoter pilot who did two tours there. This story really brings it all back, and is very true to all the first hand stories I heard from the soldiers when they returned home. Bronson Pinchot does a really great job with the voices...it's hard to believe only one man is reading this.
This is a long listen, but the story never drags. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and you will be angry at the useless slaughter of so many young marines..marines moved around like.pawns on a chess board by commanders pursuing promotions.
This is my second book in the Elvis Cole-Joe Pike series, and I thoroughly enjoy the characters. Take a little mystery, add some humor, suspense, great characters, and combine with a great narrator. It's a winning recipe. The next book in the series has a different narrator. Hope he does as well as Mel Foster.
There was nothing about this story that stood out and made me want to continue to listen. Usually I am looking for a little time throughout my day to listen to a chapter of whatever book I am currently listening to. With this book, I had to make myself go back. I kept hoping it would get better, but it just slogged along at a slow, rather boring pace. The mystery here really wasn't, the narrator wasn't good, and throughout I felt like I was being lectured to. While some may enjoy this, when I finally got to the end I was glad it was FINALLY over.
This book, and Dick Hill's narration, truly deserve the 5 star reviews. We were completely captivated by the story and Dick Hill's voice. While there is some violence in the story, none of it is too graphic, and violence IS part of the story. It's a war story after all.
Greg Iles develops the characters beautifully...they become real. There are twists and turns to the plot, and throughout you are pulling for the characters to accomplish their mission. We were so wrapped up in the story we sat up into the wee hours of the night listening.
This is now on my list of books that stand out from a field...a field that incoludes many excellent books.
If you like this I recommend trying the following books. In a pack of A- books, these stand out as A+.
The Book Thief
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