Light, enjoyable and charming.
The Royal Flush books are a nice addition to the cozy mystery genre
Yes, in the first Royal Flush - it was just as good this time around
No extreme reaction - I just enjoyed 8 hours of escape in to a vanished world :)
Epic, historical, spellbinding
Matthew Corbett because of his quiet stubbornness
Eduardo's performance lifted the book to a whole new level. All the different voices for the different characters and his masterful storytelling made me "see" Fount Royal and its townspeople in a way I would not have if I had read the book because I have a tendency to skim through long descriptions.
Yes! Despite the length of the book, I was reluctant for it to end
I bought this on the recommendation of Audible's listeners like you feature. There is nothing I like better than finding a new ( to me ) author, unless it is a new author with a series of books. Listening to the second in the series right now
Rebus is back and in rare form. The story is classic Ian Rankin and the narration by James Macpherson added greatly to my overall enjoyment of the book. Fans of the series won't be disappointed
I really enjoyed "Nightfall", the first book in this series and started the second recording soon after the first finished which may have been part of the reason I didn't enjoy this as much.
I much preferred the narrator of the first book in the series "Midnight". Actually, I much preferred the first book - then the story seemed fresh and I was willing to overlook some minor irritations with the writing. This time, the story seemed stale and recycled and the minor irritations became more major. The phrases "Nightingale shrugged" and "Nightingale lit a cigarette" were used so frequently that if they were removed from the text, I'm, sure the book would be pages shorter. A disappointing follow up .
Sometimes you take a chance and find a hidden gem, sometimes not so much. I really lucked out this time! I had no idea what to expect - bought the title based off the reviews and because (I think) it was in a sale over Christmas and it sounded like something I would enjoy. I did, very much. The story was gripping, enough that it over rode some of my minor annoyances with the writing, particularly the continual reference to Jack's smoking - not sure why there was such an emphasis on that because it really didn't add anything to the plot. There were other parts where I felt some editing would have helped but since I just finished this and about to start the second book in the series within the next 24 hours, obviously not a major hindrance.
"It" is one of my favorite Stephen King books and this a wonderful version. If you love Stephen King, this will be a valuable addition to your collection and if you've never listened to any of his work before, this is a fine place to start.
I picked this up as a freebie and ended up enjoying it so much, I bought the next in the series. If you enjoy the cozy style of mysteries you will love this, and if you're an Anglophile you will love it even more.
I always enjoy Inspector Rebus, and this was no exception. My only quibble was the choice on an English narrator for what is such a Scottish series. Not only were his accents questionable, there were also a couple of mispronunciations (which would probably go unnoticed if you're not a Scot).
I resisted reading the Hunger Games for ever (as you can tell by the date of the review) but with the release of the movie, I couldn't avoid it any longer. I loved it!
I wouldn't classify it as YA, so if that's what stopping you, go ahead and take the chance. You'll be glad you did.
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