Might have gotten a higher score but his ego gets a little irritating after a while, but I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. There were several plot lines in this book - who killed the kid who was investigating who the mummy was, who killed the mummy, who was stalking Knighthorse's girlfriend and who killed Knighthorse's mother. A lot to pack into a 4 1/2 hour listen with some romance tossed in, plus a kid's revenge against some bullies. It was very entertaining and it will be interesting to see what he does next in relation to his mother's killer.
This book contains several cases but only the first one is more in-depth. It got a little repetitive and was a little overly long but still interesting. It just goes to show how vulnerable women are on the road by themselves.
There were around five more cases a lot shorter but just as interesting. She sort of just hit the highlights on those.
This is the second book in the series and unfortunately the only one I've heard so I feel like I wasn't able to get the full benefit of the book and therefore unable to give a complete review. There were many references to the first book and continuing character relationships that took up most of the story which was started in the first one so I felt like I sort of jumped in the middle of a story and missed the beginning. This one centered around Ruth, who's an archeologist, and what was happening to her. There was some action and a mystery that needed solving and some surprises, but was mainly character oriented.
I know I'm in the minority here and never saw the movie, which probably wouldn't have helped since several of the reviewers were confused by the movie until they read the book, but I just couldn't get into the story and my mind drifted a lot. The only things that kept me listening was waiting for something interesting to happen that I could understand (there were a couple spots) and the narration. There wasn't much to the narration since there weren't that many characters that actually spoke (he did a good HAL) since the majority of the book seemed to be descriptions but he has a nice voice that you could listen to and not really care what he was saying.
There's a couple story lines going on in this second book of the Dark Angels series. First is the task of finding out who summoned the demon that makes vampires age, sink into madness and die. The second one is Risa's father, a fallen Aedh priest, has given her the task of finding the keys that will open the portals between the two worlds. There's a lot of action and violence. You get to meet a couple new demons that Risa and her friends of course get to fight and on top of all that is the growing sexual tension between Risa and her guardian reaper Azriel. There's also a few love scenes between Risa and her fallen lover Lucian.
These are not standalone books and need to be read in order as there is the continuing quest to find the portal keys and a cliffhanger or two.
If you're an animal lover this one might be hard to hear. It goes into uncomfortable descriptions of animal cruelty. To offset the shark fin case he also goes on the hunt for a flasher. In between those cases he continues to look for his mother's murderer. It's a short book but there's a lot packed into it with a surprise ending. And, of course, his ego is heard from a lot.
Typical love story with the typical conflicts between the two main characters but if you're in the mood for one this would be a good one to listen to. It does drag on at times and at times you just want to shake them and tell them to get over it and open their eyes, but at least the love scenes aren't overdone and you do get to know the characters in this small town. Just a nice easy listen.
This second book doesn't contain as much detailed description of the hangman's job in the 1600s, i.e., the torture part. It's more of a scavenger hunt for the Knights Templar treasure. You also have the hunt for thieves who are preying on travelers. Even though this book didn't contain many torture scenes, it does contain a lot of violence. After all, you have a lot of different sets of people hunting for the same treasure, some of whom were religious fanatics. It gives you a glimpse of life in the 1600s. I'm just glad that was long before my time.
At the end of the book the author gives a nice travelogue of the area where parts of the story took place.
Yes. It's funny and the characters are well-developed and mostly weird but likeable. I liked Mo's character but Cooper was harder to really care for. He was just a little too up and down.
It wasn't quite as good as her Half-Moon Series.
Very easy listening.
I had a lot of trouble getting into this book. In fact, I had listened to the first 2 1/2 hours and then put it aside for a while because I couldn't get into it. Then when I decided to try it again I had to start from the very beginning since I couldn't remember anything about it. At least the second time through I started to understand it a little better. This book might have been easier to read than to listen to because it took a lot of concentration to figure out what was going on and the formatting. In fact, I never did figure out a lot of it. It keeps jumping back and forth between all these different characters. You would hear about something from one person's view and then the same situation from the other person's view. Sometimes it even seemed like some of the chapters might have been out of order. My mind kept drifting and I didn't care enough to go back and listen to what I might have missed. I just wanted to get to the end, which of course I didn't understand. Not the part where you finally find out what was going on, but the very end.
Considering the material I think the two narrators did a very good job.
If you took out a lot of his self-pity, thinking he's responsible for most of the deaths and everything that's happened, even though there were other adults who made their own decisions that he had no control over, plus his constant introspection.
This book would have gotten a higher rating if there wasn't so much of my above comments. There was a lot of action, a lot of fighting and a lot of blood and gore, which I wouldn't have minded if there had been a little less. You did learn about different types of werewolves. Good guys turned out to be bad guys. Unfortunately my mind did keep wandering because between each bought of something happening we'd have to hear Harry's every thought and they weren't always that interesting.
The narrator was okay, except he is pretty noisy. Maybe overacting the part.
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