If you want an audiobook that's just for fun / entertainment this one will definitely keep you entertained. The main character, Kate, is a Federal Judge who is something of a night-owl/loose woman, something that is obviously totally inappropriate for someone of her position. At times you just want to slap her upside the head and say "you have to be smarter than that!". As you listen more you come to realize what a complete psychological mess she is. But this isn't really a psychological thriller and her bad behavior is more of a subplot in a murder mystery which turns out to be completely unrelated to her bad behavior. It's a whodunnit with a rather ho-hum ending but 95% of the book moves along at a really good pace with plenty of wit that will keep you entertained. Overall a pretty good listen.
For the first couple hours of Sleight of Hand, I found myself debating about whether to finish this listen. I am so glad I made it past and finished it as once it grabbed me I found I could not put it down. I love mysteries/thrillers and this one was a lot of fun.
David Rosenfelt's series of books about lawyer Andy Carpenter are wonderful, and each new book is just a delight to listen to. This one was engaging, fun, suspenseful and immensely entertaining, full of colorful characters. Pick up this series at the beginning (Open and Shut) and if you enjoy that one as much as I did, you will want to read the books in order and will eagerly anticipate the next one as I do.
I think I've read all of the books in the Alex Cross series and this 20th book in the series didn't disappoint. Fast moving, held my interest and enhanced my daily commute. Not a blockbuster, and not as good as some of the previous books in the series but still a good solid listen. If you haven't read anything else in the series, I recommend you start at the beginning with Along Came a Spider.
Based on some of the other reviews I decided to take a chance on this book. Unfortunately, I am not on the same wavelength as many who raved about this book and found it very bland and uninteresting. Don't recommend.
Who knew that at the time of great contention over slavery that Mary Lincoln's best friend was an African American seamstress? This book was obviously well researched and included a good bit of the author's imagination, a combination which made for an outstanding novel. While most of this author's books have been designed for quilters, this novel will appeal to a broader audience. Really enjoyed this one and may listen to it again.
Devil's Food Cake Murder, like other Hannah Swensen adventures, are light and easy reading. There's a continuing cast of characters so, if you would like to listen to these books, you should start with her first, the Chocolate Chip Cookie murder. Recipes are included!
The Persimmon Tree (the first book in the Nick Duncan series) was my second listen by Bryce Courtenay (Jack of Diamonds was my first) and I am so happy there are many more Bryce Courtenay books remaining for me to enjoy. The narration of this book is spectacular, the story is completely engrossing. This is a solid 5 star book. Highly recommend!
The Forgotten was a very good story, plenty of action, and several well developed characters who are trying to stop horrific crimes in Paradise Florida.
While listening to The Forgotten, I was reminded time and again of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, as the two characters (Jack Reacher and John Puller of Forgotten) are similar in many respects. If you have enjoyed a prior John Puller book (Zero Game?) or a Jack Reacher novel, you will likely enjoy The Forgotten.
I've listened to (or read) all 19 books in this series, starting with One for the Money. Notorious Nineteen didn't disappoint! Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum seems to be edging slightly closer to resolving her difficulty choosing between the two hunks (Ranger and Morelli) but she still has her "issues" (cars blowing up, near death experiences, crazy eating habits) she should probably try to overcome before settling down. This book was on par with many of the past episodes and caused me to laugh out loud several times while listening. How many books can do that? If you have kept up with this series, definitely get this book. If you are new to this series, start from the beginning. Either way, enjoy!
This is my 2nd Harry Bosch book, lucky for me! Now I envision a future of happily listening to over a dozen prior Harry Bosch books! This book really kept me listening which is surely a sign of a great audio book. Great plot line, fast pace, wonderful characters kept me glued to my headphones from start to stop of this audiobook.
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