Thoroughly entertaining; if you listen in the car, you'll hope for a traffic jam. Narrator Richard Ferrone does an excellent job voicing and pacing this story.
Hill's initial format is a bit unusual; he uses it to pull your mind's eye into the story. You'll suddenly find yourself hip-deep in an English shore community with a cast of characters that are not quite what you expect.
There is an element of that dry British humor, mixed with excellent character development.
The narrator augments this fine story.
After reading several other reviews, I wonder if all had read/listened to McKinty's other books? His stories are violent, with language; one can 'feel' the pressure circumstances exert on the main characters. "Fifty Grand" is no different; McKinty hits you with both barrels. His research on locations, including Cuba, are entertaining and educational.
It did take a few minutes to get used to the narrator, but she certainly did not detract from the story.
If you are a McKinty fan, this book will sate your appetite.
Classic Elmore Leonard, he always leaves you wanting more. Twists and turns, humor, and an excellent read by the narrator.
Having listened to Auster's The Brooklyn Follies, and The Book of Illusions, Oracle Night proved to be another gem. Auster, like Lawrence Block, is the perfect author/reader; well paced, understandable, and adding that something extra to the experience.
His stories often highlight those unexplainable moments and circumstances that many experience in their lives. Oracle Night is a tapestry, a story within a story, within another story. Entertaining, provocative, well worth the time. Auster, I think, intentionally does not 'finish' some of the sub-stories, allowing the reader/listener to develop their own ending.
An enjoyable, thought provoking literary and aural experience.
The book reminds me of the “Thin Man” movies. Enough twists and turns in the plot, humor, emotions and feelings the reader/listener can enjoy, and you won’t be disappointed with the story, characters, or reader.
Buffett, like most good song writers, offers a musical "hook"; he somehow moves this talent to his latest book. He creates a hook with every character, drawing you into the story, and develops their persona in a believable fashion. Entertaining, uplifting, laugh-out-loud humor, one feels refreshed at every turn of the page. We've all, hopefully, experienced the taste of a perfectly ripe peach, or well made margarita: this is what Buffett delivers, in some part due to the fine read by J. D. Souther. My favorite line: "I'm just a nice guy with a few bad habits."
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