Waseca, MN, United States | Member Since 2008
I loved its prequel, Pillars of the Earth, but Ioved this one more. What a great story and great reader. I especially love the history lesson you get along with a wonderful and engaging storyline.
"Wow" is all I can say after finishing this "edge-of-your-seat" action thriller. It has been a long time since I read or listened to a book that portrayed action and adventure so consistently throughout each chapter. Court Gentry is the "gray man" in this series. You'll grow to love this character as you find he's not as evil as people may believe. He is definitely a killer (a very skilled one at that), but he only does the jobs (the hits) that he believes deserves the fate of death. In this story you'll find heart-thumping action, adventure, double-crossing, as well as some endearment that you'd never expect from a man like the gray man. Read or listen to this book, then move onto the next in the series. Mark Greaney is a very talented author that will leave you wanting more and contemplating the actions of the bad/good guy!
I can't believe how much I enjoyed The Kitchen House. If you like books like "Roots" and "The Help", you will love this book. What an engaging storyline. I love how the author built each character and how our lead character came to face the demons of her Master and Mistress as time went on. Each character was developed well and I came to really like each one, or dislike those that were evil. I'm faced with the indecision of the character of Marshall from the story. Do I despise his evil nature? Or do I feel sorry for him and sympathize with him for his awfully tainted childhood?!? You'll have to read and decide for yourself ! You won't regret getting this book. I couldn't wait each day for my commute so I could listen. I was even tempted to keep driving to keep the entertainment flowing.
I was very much looking forward to the third book in the Divergent Trilogy. I even pre-ordered it. Unfortunately, the story was only OK. It felt like something was missing throughout the whole story. I kept waiting for "it" to happen (whatever "it" was), but it never did. SPOILER ALERT: STOP READING IF YOU DON"T WANT TO KNOW A CRUCIAL PART OF THE STORY. The biggest let-down was killing off one of the two lead characters. I didn't at all see a need for that. Especially if this was a book written more for teens, the author definitely should not have done that. It did nothing for the story except provide an even bigger let-down than the story itself. I was actually hoping for more of an adventure for our Dauntless crew outside the city. However, this never came either. Oh well. Better luck next time.
There are a few good points to the book, such as someone reconciling with a parent which was very much needed. All in all, it was an OK listen, but it could have been much better!
Taita the warlock has seen a lot in his long years of living in ancient Egypt. This is the second book in this series. Read River God first before you read this one. You'll love that one just as much as this one and you'll learn the storyline that precedes this one. In this story, we have a new pharaoh (or wanna-be pharaoh) of ancient Egypt. Meanwhile, Taita must protect the true Pharaoh who is still young and help him to take the throne that is truly his. Taita is a medicine man of ancient Egypt (called a warlock or magus in those days). He has seen a lot in his life and witnessed much including wars. I love this book as it completely increases my curiosity about life in ancient Egyptian times. I highly recommend it! After this book, read the others in this series (The Quest and The Seventh Scroll). You won't be disappointed!
I really enjoyed this story, though it was written some time ago. It is a little hard at first to keep the characters straight and to figure out how all of their lives will be intertwined, but when you do the storyline really picks up. The writer describes the characters well and gets me to identify with them. I even sympathize with the bad guy for awhile........until the end when all hell breaks lose. I enjoy the fact that the real hero of the story will not be the strong male presences of the story, but the likeable female presence of the story. I would recommend this book to anyone. It kept me interested and entertained throughout.
I enjoyed this audiobook. I liked the fact that I got two adventures in one book. The book starts out with journalists in a war zone. This part is great by the way. The journalists learn of a secret in the jungle and upon returning to civilization, decide to go back for it......despite the dangers of returning to this war-ravaged country. This planning part gets a little long and I would have liked the 2nd adventure of traipsing through the jungle on their mission to be longer. However, all in all......it was an entertaining read. Packed with excitement, mystery and of course a love story (or two), I would recommend this book to anyone.
I enjoyed this book in the Virgil Flowers series as much as the others. Most of the others involved Virgil tracking down murderers, but his one offered a bit of a refreshing break from that. Virgil has to track down a stolen relic from another country....stolen by a priest!!! The story left me guessing up to the end with a surprise ending. This was an enjoyable read and the reader does a nice job as usual with the characters' voices. I recommend the story. I love the fact that it was a Minnesota-based storyline. Anyone that lives in Minnesota will appreciate the part about the Mosquitoes and Poison Ivy. I had a good laugh!
This was a fast paced story that kept me interested and looking forward to the next listening session. I had listened to Divergent, the first in this series, and couldn't wait to listen to this one. I was not disappointed. An interesting storyline with imagination, yet not over the top. The story reminds me a little bit of Hunger Games, so if you like that series, you'll enjoy this one just as much. The reader did a nice job with voices as well and held my attention.
Yes. I was captured from the start and couldn't stop listening.
Every moment is memorable.
No...this was my first.
The survival strategies of the main character.
This book is sooooooo darn good. I can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
What a great story that made me feel young at heart. I was pulling for the rabbits every step of the way.
Hazel of course. What a courageous and unselfish hero.
I would take Hazel and Blackberry. Hazel obviously because he's the lead hero, but Blackberry is so smart and clever. I'd like to talk to both.
Great story and performance. It was entertaining and made me care for the characters all the way.
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