After the bloodbath of "Thankless in Death" (I know the title should be in italics or underlined, but I can't get it to work!), this book was a welcome relief. I'm looking forward to seeing how the new forensic anthropologist will fit into future novels. Even though this book lacked the drive to solve-the-crime-before-the-next-body-turns-up, I loved the interaction between the recurring characters and hope to see some of the new characters again in later books. I just enjoyed the book. I look forward to each new book and the chance to interact with Eve and Roarke at least twice a year. And Susan Ericksen just nails the audio. Every time!
There was a gentleness to this novel. Eve is growing and putting her past behind her. I loved the way she dealt with Qwilla and the families of the murdered girls. Even the ending I found very touching. Sad, but very moving for me. Can't wait to see what happens in the next installment of this series.
I love listening to Susan Ericksen read this series. Each character is distinct, accents are dead on, and I love the way she reads lines. It's not hard to get lost in the story. I find myself spending more time exercising or cleaning or working on projects just so I can spend more time with the characters. The "In Death" books are books I listen to again and again just because Ms. Ericksen has created characters that feel like old friends. I like having them come to visit.
Bil Lepp came to our school and did a performance. He kept jr. high students in the palm of his hand - an amazing feat, I assure you. Listening to this brought back the wonderful memories of an incredible storyteller who knows how to time a laugh and how to deliver a line.
Meeting the Buck dog. Mr. Lepp told our students he is real, although some of the events the dog was involved in may have been exaggerated.
Yes, and this compares well. Bil Lepp is just a good storyteller. I loved his vocabulary and timing. That's a gift not every storyteller is blessed to have.
Knowing that Bil's older brother died young (36 yrs. old), I really like the story of using the monster stick for one last time. I thought it a fitting tribute.
Susan Ericksen. I love the characters that inhabit each of the "In Death" novels, and she brings them to life for me.
The description of the carnage created by the drug let loose really made me care about catching the culprit.
It's like listening to a play. She is my favorite narrator. She makes each character so individual and unique. Sometimes I re-listen to stories just to hear Roarke's Irish accent. She also gives pathos and emotion to scenes that make me care just a little bit more. She truly is a consummate artist and a very gifted storyteller.
I love this series. Granted, some books have been more powerful for me than others, but overall, I love Eve and Roarke and those who inhabit their lives. They feel like friends and very real.
Teaching is one of the most important professions in the world. Mr. Danza makes it real.
Tony Danza, obviously. After that, every student and teacher with whom he interacted. (I taught English. Can you tell?)
Having the author read a story gives it the passion he/she felt when writing the story. I felt that very clearly in this narration.
I shed tears at the end when he talked about the rewards of teaching. It truly is for the students, certainly not for money or the rules placed on teachers. I speak from experience.
I wish everyone from the president of the U. S. to the lowliest among us would spend a year in the classroom, any classroom. I truly believe things would change for the better in education. These kids are our future leaders. They are our future, period. If lawmakers understood what happens in the classroom and in the homes of these students, we could give them the tools and help they need to make the world a better place for all of us.
I would recommend this book because it is well written and one of the classics.
Couldn't pick just one.
Everything! She makes each character come to life and gives such meaning to the events in the story.
Never give up.
I was wonderful to revisit this book through the narrator. It felt like an old friend come by to talk.
enjoyable, interesting, enlightening
I enjoyed listening to her reaction to the homeless people she encounters.
Since it is her experience, she reads it in a way that let's you relive it.
I would have listened in one sitting, but that's not a reality for me. But I listened every chance I got.
I've never wanted to visit Paris, but she gave me insights into a Paris I didn't know before.
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