Bartonville, TX | Member Since 2012
A good mystery from the start. My first listen by Steven Hamilton. It was a nicely paced mystery and the ending pulled all the pieces together well. I purchased it on sale and it was worth the time. Dan John Miller does a good job narrating and is a good fit for the main character. I can see why people like this series.
A bit wordy but still a great story. I also enjoyed the movie which was just a bit different, very good with some good actors.
I had a great time reading this story. It was fun, interesting and overall a feel good time in a mystical, parallel universe. To really get into this adventure, you must love dragons, if not it may be a littler underwhelming because there are not many other fantastical portions. The interaction between the Captain and Temeraire, a dragon that chose him, is heartwarming and at times quite funny. This is a great book for all ages and I look forward to the rest of the series.
What I liked most about this book was the unfolding of the deeply, tormented mind of a young man, who could have had a wonderful life. A philosophical look at, if only one card in his deck had been dealt differently he could have had many different path choices. Stephen King did a masterful job of making the main character disturbing yet vulnerable, beautiful yet savage.
A great cat and mouse game with many flawed characters who were brought to life because of their relatable and un-relatable imperfections, no mater how bizarre. This was not a spooky SK, more of an action thriller that takes you on an insane and gripping ride.
The narration was spot on and could not have been done better. I often forget how good Will Patten is, until I am listening along, his voice disappears, and I am then in the story.
This who done it was paced very well which helped me to get to know the main characters personalities as the mystery unfolded. What started out as one investigation ended up turning into many different ones that kept our investigators twisting and turning.
There was a little bit of everything: the mob, police corruption, murder, a damsel in distress and a child that pulls on the heart strings. Perry and Pritchard, the main detectives make a good pairing and the narration was done just right for these two fairly rugged men.
What can I say about this whole series that will do it justice? The characters and storyline are so intriguing that Michael Sullivan cannot write them fast enough.
A rouge thief and a true hearted swordsman are paired up to take us right into a wonderful adventure. Excitement, humor and just a great plot make this epic fantasy one to not be missed.
I have read both series and would suggest starting with, The Theft of Swords in the Riyria trilogy. I will miss these books like an old friend.
Could not go on after 1/2 way. Liked the story but the narrator was ruining it for me.
A very typical Nora Roberts, with a good friendship story, a new romance, a birth and a ghost. Stella is a newly widowed, mother of two boys who moves back to her hometown in Tennessee, looking for a fresh start and a safe new place for them to settle. She ends up at a garden nursery owned by Roz, a strong older woman who provides her with a satisfying job and a safe roof over their heads at Harper House.
It is well known that a harmless, female ghost who is very protective of children inhabits Harper House, they call her, The Harper Bride. Once Roz takes in another border, Hayley, a pregnant, single, young girl, the ghost begins to let herself be seen more frequently than ever before. The three women bond and develop a very close, supportive, family like, friendship,.....all is well at Harper House.
Eventually Stella starts to date Logan, a local man who has become entirely smitten with her and her boys. Logan starts to frequent Harper House more often and for reasons unknown the ghost becomes unsettled and shows a different side to herself. When he asks for Stella's hand in marriage and The Harper Bride learns that they may be leaving to live with him, she becomes very upset and may not be so harmless after all. The ending was quite abrupt. I'm not sure if I will get into the series but it was a nice cozy with good narration.
Another great book in an excellent series. In this eleventh addition Walt Longmire, a Wyoming Sheriff, gets a request from his mentor and predecessor, Lucian, to help him conduct an investigation into the unexpected death of an old friend who was the Sheriff in the next county over. During his preliminary questioning of suspects Walt discovers that too many young, pretty girls have gone missing in this small town to be a coincidence. As his investigation progresses Walt starts to realize that this is not just about the Sheriffs death but is developing into a much larger conspiracy that is implicating a whole chain of bottom feeders. The clock is ticking on this one as Katie's baby is due any minute and boy if Grandpa Walt misses it there will be a whole new investigation into his own death.
All of the regulars are back Vic, Bear, Katie, Lucian, and Dog to help Walt tie up this mystery that is full of twists and turns, fast action and witty, humorous sarcasm. Craig Johnson does such a great job of keeping the series fresh and original so the books don't all blend together, each one is captivating and distinct. George Guidall is a master at bringing Walt and the rest of the characters right off the page, he never fails to elevate the listening experience to another level. I recommend any of these books but they are best read in order to fully enjoy all the nuances and innuendo's carried throughout the series. Can't wait to see where Walt's next can of worms will take us.
This was not classic literature, however, a fantastic, mind twisting story that evoked some extreme emotions including fear, loathing, anger, sympathy and just plain ole afraid of scary-crazy. The beginning was hard for me to get through because it was so juvenile but I think that the author may have been setting it up that way for effect. Once I got 1/3 way into it, it took off and the rest is history.
A phycological thriller that is a complicated, slow torture for the victims. It had a few holes but for me not enough that it took away from the main base line of the creepiness. Without giving anything away, just suffice it to say, I am certainly glad I am not any of the characters in this book.
I actually wanted to throw the book at the end and I hope Gillian Flynn can continue on with this craziness. I think these characters could tell more stories. The narration was good but a lot of the voices sounded the same. The writing held its own.
This was a good mix of crazy, horror short stories. Very imaginative and the added music made it a bit like a radio show, an X rated radio show.
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