Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels are best read in chronological order, and this is the latest in the series. The character of Spenser has grown amazingly in the tellings and has become not only a hard-boiled dectective, but the kind of man you want as your best friend. Parker is also to be commended on his fine and subtle sense of sarcasm in the use of dialogue. If ever there was a series that is suited to the audio format the Spenser books are it! There is a wit and charm going on that may not come off in hardcopy if you haven't first heard these books done well; and they are narrated VERY well by Joe Mantegna!
Anything by Reichs is a great read, but this latest in her Temperance Brennan series is even more enjoyable in the way she brings her characters to life. Reichs tells not only a great story, but forces us to take a look at the seemier side of politics and the fascinating world of forensics while involving her readers in the life of the main character, Brennen. I am waiting impatiently for the next books to show up here in Audible!
Like her other books in the "Dragonriders of Pern" series this is another great McCaffery offering. All three stories are engaging and, like so many of her books, deliver characters you can love and identify with. McCaffery's heroes/heroines are going through the coming-of-age problems we all have faced (though most of us don't have dragons to help us through...) and need to learn to make adult decisions while barely out of childhood in a place where life and death situations call for courage, strength, and taking chances. If you love fantasy, the Dragonriders of Pern series is one of the best!
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