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.
Compelling. Immersive. Literary.
Yes. There were quite a few balls in the air, expertly managed by the author. It's very immersive, I really felt the sense of Victorian New York City.
What a marvelous reader! Expertly voiced men, women and children (rare to find a narrator who can do all three) in a variety of accents. He has a wonderful, intimate voice. Very easy to connect with.
Neither, but there is some lovely prose in this book. It's so much more than a mystery. Timothy Wilde is a character I have come to care about and I can't wait for more!
I've been on a Victorian kick lately and this is far and away the best book I've listened to in this genre. I can't recommend it highly enough.
The narrator was excellent. The story was well paced, suspenseful and the characters were not stupid. Too often in ghost stories the characters drive me nuts because they can't accept or understand what's going on. These people were smart.
Ooh. I really enjoyed it as it was. I'd love to see another book from her in the same genre.
I don't think I have a favorite scene. Probably the interrupted game of Chutes & Ladders.
Lacy. She was smart and compassionate.
More please, Ms. Condit!
I read a review that compared it to the Longmire novels by Craig Johnson. Wow, was that off base. It was bland. The characters were very one dimensional. The narration very flat. I've been spoiled lately by listening to some really wonderful narrators.
Oh, who knows?
Very flat delivery.
None. I would have added more character development.
Just listen to the Longmire stuff. You'll be glad you did.
It was very generic. There are long stretches where you'd be hard pressed to remember its about the Roman Army.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. He never disappoints.
I have a well documented audio crush on Ray Porter, so I'd go with him.
None of them. It was an adequate story. Poorly narrated--- his Roman soldiers were overdone caracitures of English thugs. So bad they became almost comical.
I was looking for something more authentic and more about the army, and the esprit de corps. This was a tedious "mystery" with such poorly fleshed out characters there wasn't anyone to like.
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.
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