Long Beach, CA, United States | Member Since 2011
To many people have given up on this story too soon. For me, when I've had too much of the SF, Armageddon, magic, and other thrills, and just want a good book with a character I can get to know and respect, as well as great dialog - read by a narrator who makes it real, you can't beat Chris Knopf and Stefan Rudnicki. There may not be a lot of earth-shaking twists, but it is a good comfortable read that you just enjoy going back to.
Rudnicki has great rhythm. I liked his read of Ender's Game and thought he was perfect for telling Sam's story.
Sometimes a good retirement is interrupted by little things like murder.
If you need non-stop action, don't read this series. But if you like a good story with great characters you can really get to know - and a few surprises, give the Sam Acquillo series a try.
I love an underdog in a tough situation. The hero - Tris, is a great underdog, one of those sho doesn't quite know who she is and what she can do yet. Interesting story and world with good bad-guys that you can boo. The story keeps your attention and makes you want more, though Tris does spend way too much time worrying and brooding, she still makes you like her. Hope they hurry up with number 3.
There are a number of books out there that are written for younger audiences, but touch that part in all of us. Don't worry you adults out there - we all enjoy these books. This series will be compared to Hunger Games - I think I like this series better.
Galvin is a good choice for narrator - sometimes you forget you are listening to a person reading a book, and just experience the story. Galvin is able to do this.
Sometimes you just need to have monsters and heroes. Correa is always fresh and fun, and yeah - epic on a grand scale. Just like with his "Grimnoir Chronicles" he will take you places you never expected with thrills and action. This is the 4th in the Monster hunter series - hope he keeps going. Be sure to read the other three first.
Wyman does a terrific job of characterizing each person in the story. He was a great choice.
I have been rationing these Joe Ledger books because, with as many books as I listen to in a year, there are only so many sure things. Maberry's Joe Ledger series is one of my #1 finds of this year. This is a thrill ride with a lot of dark turns and fast drops that will make you sit in your car - in the garage, long after you get home just to keep listening. Great characters that you care about and evil villains that you love to see "get their due." If you like Harry Dresden or Dirk Pitt, you'll love Ledger.
Ray Porter is the best - gets every joke and every emotion. There was a different reader who they tried with a few of these books - avoid him and get Porter's read. If you liked Porter's narration of the books "14" by Cline, and "Dawn Patrol" by Winslow, then you know that there's none better.
It's another great story by Crais - no Elvis or Pike, but the same depth of character and story that we've learned to expect. If you love a good story, and dogs, it's a sure thing.
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