I love John Connolly's books---and I am especially fond of Louis and Angel. That's why this audio book was a disappointment. The story is great but the narration falls flat. In several places(especially in the second half) it sounds like it was dubbed over by someone trying to sound like Mr. Guidall. The reader has a fine voice but had some trouble staying in voice for Louis (mostly ok though) but never really got a handle on Angel's voice. At times he sounded like Detective Colombo trying to do a Cheech Marin imitation. I liked how he voiced Parker and his Willie Brew and Varno were great.
Probably not. It's not the worst of the supernatural fiction out there, but it's not near the top either.
Sufficient. Average. Acceptable.
Yes, I could see it being a tv series. No idea who'd play Jeremiah. There really isn't enough detail in the book to get a feel for what he'd look like.
This book tries very hard to mine the vein of writing that gave up Harry Dresden, Felix Castor, and Joh Taylor. But it misses. The characters are very one dimensional, the plot pretty thin and the conclusion very predictable. The narrator does the best he can, trying to breathe some life and humor into the story, but it still falls flat.
Hilarious, captivating, charming.
The language! It's so quirky and entertaining. It puts me in mind of the dialogue of "O Brother, Where Art Thou".
I had no idea she was an audio book performer. She is such talented and literary writer, to hear her do a pitch perfect Arkansas accent is a huge revelation. She was perfect. Other reviews have mentioned being bothered by the sounds of her occasionally swallowing. To me, it was perfect. I kinda imagined I was sitting in Mattie's parlor, listening to her tell me the story. Seems natural that she'd stop and swallow, maybe some nice hot tea. It's a charming image.
How could anyone beat that title?
Absolutely first rate!
Really freakin' awesome!
The return of one of my favorite characters, John theTripper.
He IS the voice of Mike, BT, and Trip. His. Timing is perfect for the sarcasm which underlies so much of the humor.
Several times I snort/laughed out loud. The dialogue between Mike and BT and Trip and everyone else is hilarious.
This series just keeps on truckin. I can't wait to see what Mr. Tufo has up his sleeve for #8.
I love Mike, but this whole alternative history riff falls flat. It seemed very pointless, meandering and not as amusing as I've come to expect from Mark Tufo. And the ending is a hokey device.
Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot. He does the best he can with this material.
It would have been better as a short story. Way too much superfluous stuff.
I love Zombie Fallout series, but I'd skip this little diversion, if I were you.
Not especially. I love the Godfather and have read it before and (of course) seen the movies many times. The narration was unsettling. Having one reader to do the narration and a host of others to read the dialogue was off putting to me. It was more like a radio dramatization than an audio book.
The Don himself.
HA! Is there anyone who hasn't seen The Godfather?
Yes, but only after I'd made them listen to all the other books in the series.
Well, I admit to loving Joe the most, but Ghost is a close second. And Bunny. And Top. And Mr. Church.And Bug.....Maybe I should just confess that I love all the good guys and the bad guys get what they deserve.
I've said it before and I will say it again. RAY PORTER IS AN AUDIO GOD. Seriously. The expressiveness in his voice (he never, ever reads you the story. He tells you the story) is amazing, but his range of voices is not of this world. How on Earth can the voices of Mr. Church and Top Sims come out of the same person? And he is one of the few guys who can make a female voice sound authentic.
Fingers. That is all I am going to say.
Can you tell I'm an out and out fangirl? This series just gets better and better. WIth any luck, Mr. Maberry is chained to a desk somewhere working on the next installment.
I haven't read the print version, but the narration here is wonderful.
The characters and their banter.
He voiced everyone perfectly. His timing is impeccable.
I'm not a fan of westerns, but this book delighted me. It has memorable characters that feel like real people you might meet or know. I also liked the banter between the main characters and laughed out loud several times. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
I adore John Connolly and all his Charlie Parker books. Jeff Harding, not so much.
Hum. Interesting question. Maybe Dennis Lehane's Kenzie &Gennaro series. I can't think of any other writer who marries mystery with supernatural undertones and makes the characters so flawed and yet still likable.
RAY PORTER. The other readers who have done this series either make Charlie sound too old or totally get Angel and Louis wrong.
Please, Audio Gods, let me win the lottery so I can hire Ray Porter to read this entire series to me!
I've read and enjoyed others, so maybe.
Probably a John Connolly mystery.
He was ok.
Oh, that is funny. The whole thing needs an editor to pare it down by half. It never seemed to end.
I love a good ghost story. Sadly, this isn't one. The characters are stupid waaaay past the point of disbelief. I felt smothered with foreshadowing that never really came to much. The only mystery here is why this story went on so long.
Joe Ledger Rules
I love them all. Joe, Bunny, Top, and Mr. Church are all so well defined and brought to life.
I enjoyed their visit to Pine Deep.
A must for Ledger's fans. The short stories really help fill in some of the gaps between the novels.
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