This was an earlier version of Nero Wolfe than I had read before (thought I'd read them all, but I hadn't read this one). I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to Nero Wolfe fans - not the best Wolfe but very enjoyable.
I love this series by John Sandford. Virgil is just the right kind of smart gilded with vunerable. I like my heros with lots of intuitiveness and just a little "misguidedness". Virgil has just the right blend. Some people may not like the background - lesbianism, but Virgil's persuit of the answers/killer is the really interesting part of this for me.
Plenty of excitement. Plenty of interest to keep you listening. Had me guessing until the end. I have just recently discovered Virgil Flowers, and he seems to be an "aw shucks" type of hero. I enjoy heroes who are usually right, and this one is.
I love to escape with a super hero, and Jack Reacher is certainly a super hero. He is the strongest, the smartest, and the biggest (almost). He's certainly the 'baddest'. Jack figures it out and wins the day in the end. In this world of weak-kneed, namby-pamby, and wishy-washy, Jack is an escapist's dream. Love me some Jack Reacher.
I love the Spencer books, and Joe Mantegna makes him come alive for me. The story is "good trumps evil" even it does smash a few folks around and maybe leaves some not-so-alive. The story was a great read and a small escape into the land where "everything works out in the end".
I love Jack Reacher novels. This one had enough ins and outs to keep hooked to this book. Great read.
This book plods along. I had to wait until almost the last few pages (last CD) to like the characters even a little bit. I did enjoy the descriptions of the things that Harold saw as he walked, but that wasn't really enough. If this had been a paperback (or even a hardback), I would have put this book down after the first few chapters and not picked it back up again (well, maybe I'd try to get into it later...) As it was I found myself fast forwarding through many of the CD's that I had burned). You might really like this book, but it wasn't for me.
Ace Atkins is truely Robert B. Parker's clone. Lullaby reads just like one of Parker's Spencer novels. I was bummed out when I read that Parker had died because I thought that Spencer had died with him. Fortunately Ace Atkins is channeling Parker 'cause it's him - it's Spencer. Great book.
The story was great. The narrator, David Suchet, was wonderful (as usual), but there wasn't enough Poirot for me. The Poirot chararacter was sprinkled in during the trial at the beginning, but didn't really appear again until near the end of the book. Although the characters were well done, I really read Poirot mysteries for Poirot. He eventually solved the case, but I was left wanting more...more Poirot. This is just my bias, and hopefully, this won't dissuade you from reading this book.
Miss Marple was only a very small part of this novel, but it was an excellent read nonetheless. This is Christy at her best. Just when you think that you know...you don't.
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