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.
Walt Longmire Rules.
True confession time. The mysteries always take a backseat to the characters and their interactions for me. I would enjoy a story where Walt, Henry, Lonny,and Lucian and went camping and did nothing bust fish and talk just as much as the most mysterious mystery.
Well, he IS Walt Longmire and even more so, he IS Henry Standing Bear. He completely ruined the television series for me.
Walt, at the end.
You won't go wrong with this series, but you'll get so much more out of it if you listen to it in order.
I don't think so. The story isn't bad. The characters are well done and we are given enough of their backstory to really feel like we know them. My problem is twofold: are all the other people in this world seriously STUPID?? They never thought of the rather simple solution that the Warden Man comes up with? REALLY?? I found myself asking "why don't they just do ***" almost immediately. It was a long wait for someone in the story to think of it.
My other problem is with the character *****SPOILER****** who is savagely raped. I get how it "made sense" in the story but I cannot believe that a few days after that attack she would be throwing herself at a man she isn't even sure she likes. I thought it was callous and out of character for me.
Yes. All those. I saw a pathway where this could have been an amazing book.
Maybe I'm just getting old. I dunno.I love character development, but the main characters can't be the only smart people on the whole planet.
The narration was superb. I felt like each of the main characters was a real and separate individual. The pacing of the story and the way to jumped from present day to "The Day" was wonderful.
I was fully prepared to dislike both of the Wicked Girls. But I found myself caring about their fates very much. I don't think I could choose between them.
All. The girls were so different and she voiced them both wonderfully.
Well, I obviously wouldn't want to take them both......but maybe I could take them each on different nights? I'd love to hear more of their stories.
For me, this novel surpasses a mere "thriller" or "mystery", and takes us deep into the meat of what it is to be human, to make mistakes, and to live with the consequences of seemingly insignificant choices. How life is not "fair", the road to Hell really can be paved with good intentions, and sometimes chance/luck/fate makes all the difference. A very powerful and moving performance of an unsettling and profound story.
Oh, somewhere in the top 50. I listen to A LOT of audio books.
I liked Piper. She was an ordinary extraordinary girl.
I liked Piper. Through her journal entries, I felt like I really knew her. She was a very realistic teenaged girl.
Trust No One.
I'm not sure. I've enjoyed the previous entries, but I had some issues with this one. Credibility was strained to the breaking point and beyond, in my opinion. Joe is less real in this installment. I think he really needs the backdrop of his family to be a fully fleshed out character.
The mystery wasn't bad, but it was fairly predictable. These series novels work when each book gives us more insight into the detectives. I felt like I learned nothing new about Joe or Vincent.
The very, very end.
I'd like to see a return to a more realistic storyline. I'd also like to see Joe clear up the mess in his personal life. More about his relationship with Vincent and how Mr. Parkinson is affecting his life.
Yes. His insights into an Asperger's adult are fascinating and ring true to my ears. Several times I caught myself smiling at things Edward says or does because I've seen the Aspie in my life behave the same. Luke Daniels did a stellar job.
It's truth. It's heart. It's compassion for all the characters, while not making them pitiable.
He's a wonderful narrator. I always ipenjoy his performances.
Can't wait to listen to the sequel.
Oberon. There needs to be more of his wisdom in the next installment.
Yes, although I though this entry was not his best work. It took too long for the story to get started. There wasn't enough Atticus/Oberon interaction and I felt like Owen's reenter into society was a rich story not given its due. Frankly all the Granuile sections could have been omitted and I would have liked it more. She is a tad smarmy for my tastes.
Luke Daniels is wonderful.
No. Like I said before, some of the sections lagged. I felt like the whole Yeti thing was just padding.
More Oberon/Atticus and less Granuile, please.
I very much enjoyed Noctural by him. The reader was very competent and I cared about the characters. Not so much in this one.
The fact that I enjoyed a different book by him. There was no character in the book I cared about. Much was made about the female doctor being not good enough for the big time BUT she was hot and frequently imagined having sex with her bodyguard. Seriously?
Stereotypical. Annoying. Rough.
A bunch of the repetitive science. Tell me once and I get it, you don't have to keep telling me the same thing. Use that space to make me care about at least one character.
I do recommend Noctural by this author. It was great.
The humor! The relationship between Dave and John and their banter makes the whole story enjoyable.
Hum....John, I think, he is so out in left field.
He did a wonderful job narrating the story. The voice he chose for Detective Falconer was great.
Yes, but I am going to keep it a secret. I hate spoilers.
A great addition to the adventures of John and Dave. I look forward to more!
I listened while I did other things, so it wasn't a waste of time. The narrator is serviceable and there were elements to the story I enjoyed. It was, however, very predictable.
I love Stephen King, but I've noticed his non supernatural stories are my least favorite. The evil of the sick psycho in this story doesn't interest me as much.
Didn't have a favorite.
Nope. Except maybe to listen to The Shining or Duma Key again. They are masterful.
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