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!
Absolutely. Ray Porter brings the story to life.
Wow!! Tight plot, unrelenting pace, great characters, and of course, Ray Porter.
Well, he is an Audio God. I am a total fan girl of his. Every character has their own distinct voice. And they're all different and easily identifiable. How does he do that??
Two that really got me. I'm not going to tell you because I don't want to spoil it for you.
This is the best entry yet in an incredible series!!
Very highs up in the mystery field. In the top 10 certainly.
I love the Wilde brothers. Tim and Val are both multifaceted and complex characters. I'm a fan of the BBC America series Copper, and it is of a similar flavor. New York City before the Civil War is a fascinating place and this book opens a window onto Northern views of slavery and the South.
Any time Tim and Val are together.
I've no idea.
The is the second book featuring these characters. I'd highly recommend you listen to Gods of Gotham first. I really hope the author is hard at work on the next installment.
Probably. It's a good, solid story with excellent narration.
The narrators. Both did an excellent job with multiple characters and kept the pacing perfect. There is such pain and suffering in the story and it comes through in the narration.
Sara's love for Gertie broke my heart.
The only book I can compare this too is Drowning Ruth. Both were very compelling and moving.
All three narrators were very good. They easily moved between characters and had excellent pacing.
I'm not sure. The plot was complicated, but not difficult to predict.
All three are consummate professionals.
Very predictable gothic romance.
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!
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