Indiana | Member Since 2014
I am a Harry Potter fan so I loved all the intricate details of the behind the scenes arena of the Harry Potter fan world. Had no clue so much was going on. A few good glimpses into JK Rowling???s life as well. Worth the time if you love the series. Well written and fast paced.
A lot of detail and intricate plotting. Let's see, a tidal wave in Central Park, plant viruses leading to bizarre genetic twists in criminal humans, diving in mud, and a multi-level city under New York. It just got better and better.
Fast paced. Well narrated. Well written and interesting plot. Kept ones interest. Recommend. Will listen to next in the series.
Story is good. Narrator's voice is pleasant but she does that droning tone and trail off at the end thing that has replaced Valley Girl talk among some women. It's a sing song, consistent emphasis on the same portion of a sentence that becomes monotonous and like walking down a stairway where the same foot hits the step and attracts your attention. She doesn't do it with the dialogue, so this is a habit that could be corrected. It's annoying and distracting. I had to increase speed to 1.25 and at one point nearly quit listening. However, the story was good enough to power through this narrator's habits. She needs to examine this pattern of inflection. Her voice and characterization is fine in the dialogue so she could fix it. Needs a voice coach to identify the pattern and then stop doing it.
Good solid story. Kept interest. Romance is not fantastical but still has some good sex scenes. Realistic people and situations. Liked it. Will get another from author now. Take a chance on it.
Continues the story from books 1 and 2. A few interesting twists. Locomotives, werewolves turning, high level politics, coming of age feelings, and floating schools. This series and the petticoat series by same author are winners and this one holds its own among the others. I recommend.
Pretty well done modern day version of an old gothic novel. I liked the setting on the bleak shore of Lake Superior. The house itself was one of the characters. A bit light but still entertaining. Certainly worth a listen if you like light cottage mysteries and want a new venue other than a small town or knitting shop, haha. I think I will get the next, should there be one and from the abrupt ending, one would think there will be. Interesting plot lines etc.
Good fast paced story. Depth in the form of character and plot development. Fun to listen to and held my attention. Minimal romance/sex, which is sometimes refreshing after the gratuitous and repetitive bodice ripping descriptions in other urban fantasy. Is also consistent with the story line. This woman was so embroiled trying to adjust to her life change that she didn't have time for a hot romance. Realistic situations within the context of accepting that vampires exist. I didn't expect much and was pleasantly surprised. I have gotten the subsequent books. I like this series.
Chet is delightful. Bernie is smart and pretty cool.
Together they figure out and fix a complex problem with roots well into the past. Along the way they find some romance.
Chet's chicken's may come home to roost (Chet is the dog, Bernie is the detective) and that is interesting as we so often think of dogs as having no personal life.
If you like a good detective story and you like animals, you'll like this. Chet narrates much of the book, responding and speaking as a dog and with a dog's perspective on the events his owner drags him through. I have read a few others of this series and find it delightful.
Chet's voice is so much like what I think my own dog would think and say. Even if you don't like dogs you'd like the book because the story is good.
Maybe because I'm a nurse, but this is so accurate and what a good historical snapshot of how it is to enter someone's home, provide intimate care and then move on to the next home, having touched the lives of everyone and that includes yourself.
Good slice of life. Some things no one can fix. Some things can be improved. Some miracles occur, on a daily basis. Health care, whether then or now, is dealing with humanity at it's best and worst.
If you like medical stories and good stories in general, you'll enjoy it. Every bit as good as the TV show.
From the beginning it packs a wallop. Family. Cops. Change of venue that still manages to be home. Friends. History. Sex. Deceit. Friendship. Adaptation. Confidence. Skill. Law. This one has it all.
I am a huge fan of this series. Also on A and E TV but books are not the same as the show so do them both.
Cady is hurt and Walt goes to her side, and solves the mystery. Along the way he learns more about Vic. Henry shows up and helps. Even Dog is there. Good plot but it's not the plot that makes this book, it's the characters. They are finely drawn and full of life with all it's beauty, mystery and heart.
I liked this one very much. Superior use of your credit. Keep reading. The whole darn series is this way. It sneaks up on you and sticks with you, making you better for having read it.
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