I have listened to all of the Charley Bone series and also her Magician series. I LOVE the narrator and the stories are fun and engaging. This new book is every bit as good as the rest and somewhat less stressful (the Charley Bone series gets kind of stressful when evil characters get away with some pretty horrible things). If you've read or listened to the Charley Bone series it's fun to get to know the origin character and his experiences and how it all began.
From the very start of this story, the skill of the writer comes through with the skill of the 2 who narrated it. I am looking forward to the series!
I don't know if Charlaine Harris plans to write any more of these books. If she doesn't, I do feel satisfied with how she wraps this one up, solving the mystery from the beginning of the series. It's emotional and powerful and, well, satisfying.
I'm getting more and more addicted to these stories and characters. I also like the addition of the psychic and her grandson in this story. Charlaine is doing a great job of creating an interesting series that makes me want to hear more and more.
This is one impressive author! I LOVE the way she spins the suspense and brings to life the characters!
I have heard many times what a great book this was and I am so very glad I purchased it and listened to it. WOW. The characters and story are quite compelling. I am still thinking about the story weeks later and that is VERY unusual for me. What a tragedy that there are only 3 of these masterful books. I look forward to reading the other two.
I am really enjoying these characters. I have to say though, that Harper is a VERY similar character to Sookie... kind of a variation on a theme. That said, I like Harper as a character better than Sookie. Just personal preference. This mystery was fun and different and I have started to buy all the books.
I wish I didn't like this book now that I know what a brainwashed idiot the author is. Sigh... I think after this I must boycott the author so that he isn't getting any more of this 99 %ers money.
I enjoyed this book. It starts slow so be patient. I really liked another book by the author so I decided to try this story out and enjoyed it as well. A good and engaging listen.
Lenny Henry sounds a lot like Neil Gaiman and so it's almost as if the author is reading his book to you in this recording. I LOVE the book and the characters and listening to it just put me right in the middle of the story. Really excellent and enjoyable storytelling at it's best.
Robin has created a wonderful and annoying main character in Sunshine. She's not your typical hero (she whines a lot and is extremely reluctant to step out of her simple life). She is a lot like us normal folks who don't want to stretch too much and grow into who we CAN be. Even if you don't like stories that include vampires, this one will surprise you. Very unique and engaging story. Bravo for another triumph for Robin McKinley who is one of the very best writers in the business. Now if she would just give us the sequel for the pegasus book!
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