Bartonville, TX | Member Since 2012
This was a feel good listen for the beach with an enjoyable, somewhat predictable plot. It's great to come across a really good, easy read for those wonderful mindless summer days. Heads up for some five alarm, steamy love/lust scenes that may require headphones in mixed company.
Somewhat tortured characters who's complex personalities are intertwined from 1931 to 1938. The time period is depicted beautifully and Seaview, RI almost becomes a character in itself. Heartsick lovers Nick and Lily are separated because of tragic events, secrets and guilt. Time, revelation, confessions and true love may be just enough to bring them back into each others arms and lives. Or......, will they just be blown away?
Kathleen Mclnerney did an excellent job bringing all the different characters to life. Her pace and timing definitely added to the story, especially the turbulent ending. I am looking forward to listening to her narration of, "The Nine Lives of Christmas", in December.
I liked this book much more than I thought I would. It is supposed to be a YA series but I think it is just good fantasy. Tom, our main character, is the seventh son of the seventh son and when he becomes 13 his parents send him off with "The Spook". He is to train as his apprentice to learn to fight and protect his county from the bad paranormal entities that are a constant threat. I really liked all the characters in this book, even and the bad characters were interesting and original. Tom is a young man but seems to have an old soul and the maturity to handle himself, I think that is why it did not feel like a YA to me. The Spook is teaching Tom about witches, ghosts, braggarts and obsession, but, what he is really trying to teach him is to use and trust his own instincts. Overall not a thriller but not silly either, just enough adventure to keep it moving along without becoming too wordy or over explaining every thing.
Christopher Welch has great tone and cadence to his voice and did a great job with different voices without going over the top. I hope this series just keeps getting better and better, I will be reading the second book.
Travis Magee is a rough, retired, military man with a big heart who lives on "The Busted Flush", a houseboat he aquired in a poker game. When he runs short on funds he takes on the occational investigative, recovery job for the fee of half of whatever he recovers. In this first addition Travis try's to help a young girl find her sadistic ex-boyfriend who stole a fortune that had been buried on the families property for years.
I enjoy this series because it returns us to the simpler days before the complications of modern technology. A fast action mystery series with grit, well developed characters and captivating stories. John MacDonald's writing has been touted and emulated by some of the best writers of our day and when coupled with Robert Petkoff's articulate narration produces an impressive combination.
Different Philosophies of fundamental fragments of our lives and how self absorbed/or not, we may become. Does age = intelligence? As he ages these are some of the questions that Tony, our main character, is asking himself when he finds himself on his own. It's remarkable how two people can have a memory of the same occasion and it be completely different for each of them, which leads us back to self absorption. I did have to re-read the last bit of this, because like many, I was trying to put two and two together. Pay close attention to the little things.
A great read for philosophy classes everywhere. The narration fit the story and had good timing. I think many people will have different feelings about the ending. I liked it. It made me use some gray matter.
The fascinating connection between twins is prevalent in this story. A fast moving short thriller that had a good premiss. I'm glad this was a short, reading about kidnapping children is not my bag but this was not too bad. Crazy, Silence of the Lamb, occult, genius takes them and it is up to Dallas's team to get them back before the witching hour. A twist makes it even creepier.
Dr. Who to the rescue in this BBC radio production with sounds and music. A sound creature is killing people and it is up to the Dr. to capture or as a last resort kill the sound creature before it gets to everyone else including himself. Dose Dr. Who outsmart the entity???
Diana Gabaldon does it again, she brought me right back into the wonderful world of Jamie and Claire's historical lives. This is a fantastic series but IMO should be read in order to completely enjoy the amazingly rich characters.
This is a fantastical story of a combat nurse who is transported back and forth through a door in time from 1945 to the mid 1700's. The creative way that she administers medical aid in the 1700's is ingenious. Because she is so knowledgable in her field, that in that day was normally a mans field, she has to be extremely careful not to be marked as a witch. This addition takes place in unsettled America in 1778, the historical events that are woven throughout are informative and exciting, many famous, prominent people touch and change their lives. The flip side to the story is that in the last book, Jamie and Claire's adult daughter Brianna and her family reluctantly had to return to the future to receive medical attention for one of their seriously ill children. Now they are dealing with dangerous thugs that somehow learned of their strange ability and will stop at nothing to learn more only to exploit it for their own gain.
An epic adventure that includes love, war, death, romance, danger, friendship, hope, fear, loyalty and humor. I enjoyed this book even more than the last one I read in the series. The outstanding Davina Porter does a flawless narrative that really flows with the wonderful writing. One not to be missed and now of course, I will be waiting with baited breath for more of Jamie and Claire's story. I highly recommend this series especially to those of you that love historical fiction and or the medical field.
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.
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