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 will probably revisit the whole series again before the next book comes out, just to refresh my memory.
Agent Franks has always been a high point in the series, so it was nice to "flesh" out his backstory (see what I did there?).
Just as great as always. Very. Consistent reader and the voices never change from one story to the next.
I have no idea.
Another winning installment in a fun series.
Dunno. I've only experienced the audio version.
Ha! Nice try. My lips are sealed.
Kalladin and Pattern.
No. There is a lot going on and it's nice to take a break and process it all.
Love this series. I cannot wait for the 3rd installment.
Compelling, succinct, and evocative.
The tenacity and adaptability of the men in extremely adverse conditions. There wasn't anything uninteresting about the story. In fact, I wish there had been more info on the men before and after the voyage. I wanted to know more.
Very good with all the voices and excellent pacing.
We are all wussies now.....these were REAL men.
Yes. Because it was magnificent. Stop reading this review right now and download the book.
You're still here? What's wrong with you?
Sigh. You need more convincing? The narrators knocked this one out of the park both were amazing.
I couldn't stop listening. All the characters, the world they inhabited, their social customs, how everything worked...just amazing.
Ok, you're done. Now go get the book. You might as well get the second one tool it's even better.
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.
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