Waseca, MN, United States | Member Since 2008
Great book. I love having an entertaining and suspence-filled read/listen.......plus an art lesson as well. We learn the story behind Harry Bosch's infamous name.
I enjoy series books and I have found in a "winner" in this one. I took a chance and I'm glad I did. Corchran O'Connor is a great leading guy who we can relate to and become interested in. This book takes place in MINNESOTA, so any fellow Minnesotan may want to take note of that if you like stories that take place in familiar places as I do. Either way, this book contains a great mystery to solve, interesting characters, and fast-paced adventure...the trifecta! The reader did a great job portraying the characters as well. I can't wait to see what happens next in the saga of Cork O'Connor and his family!
This book is the sequel to The Shining, so I made sure to read that first and I was glad I did. This book centers on the mother and son (and the man that saves them) from The Shining. I enjoyed this book more than its prequel! It wasn't what I expected either, but I mean that in a good way. It is definitely a book that involves the supernatural, as was The Shining. In this saga, the boy (Dan Torrance) is now a man and is living with all his baggage from this past. He must try to overcome the things that still haunt him because those "things" are NOT gone, but ready to prey on another young person. In this story, we really get to know the man that Dan has become and see the depth of his character. We also get to know that pure evil exists in this world that people like Dan must face head on, lest we all fall victim to those "unknown" things around us. You'll enjoy this listen as I did. It was well worth the audible credit. Enjoy!
I heard this book was a movie, so as usual, I like to read/listen to the book before I see the movie. I enjoyed this book as it was well written and had a story that left me in awe. It brings us back to a time in history that I still cannot believe happened; when humans enslaved others in the U.S. This book does a good job of sharing the author's trials and tribulations and we see the depth of character of this man. The reader does a great job of capturing the voices and making me believe I was really hearing them. I believe this book is something that everyone should experience. You will be spending your audible credit well with this selection!
This has been my favorite Pendergast novel so far. I've read/listened to 5 of them to date. Pendergast makes his appearance early and the complete novel is exciting and held my interest the whole time. Scott Brick did a nice job with his performance as usual. The story is a great mystery to try to solve and you will find yourself surprised at the culprit. The last part of the book will have you on edge and you'll have a hard time turning it off, so once they enter the caves, prepare to stay put and finish the story. We get to meet Pendergast's young protégé for the first time in this book and she will appear in future episodes. You'll enjoy this listen thoroughly and be glad you spent your credit well!
This book had a slow start, but eventually picked up and held my interest. The story is a bit far-fetched, but nonetheless, a mystery that I enjoyed trying to solve. Pendergast makes his appearance a bit late into the book and that is probably why it took a bit for me to get interested in the storyline. His character always seems to have that effect. Margo is portrayed as a strong female character (healing from her tragedy from the Relic, the first Pendergast book) within this book and I appreciated that. The story is a bit gory, but I like that, though some people may not. I had read The Relic a long time ago as well as a few other Pendergast novels and my goal is to finish them all in order this time. This is the 2nd in the series and I enjoyed the listen and will continue diving into the Pendergast adventures. Dick Hill always does a fine job of narrating.
Wilbur Smith has done it again with the River God series and the adventure of Taita. This story is not as long as the other books, but still manages to compact a lot of adventure into a smaller amount of time than its predecessors. The reader does a wonderful job with his different characters and voice inflections. In this book we find Taita caring for the daughters of his beloved queen Lostris as well as attempting to thwart attack by the dreaded Hyksos society on Egypt again. Taita's adventures and ideas continue to keep me amazed and entertained. You won't be disappointed with this "listen". It is a nice addition to the series and I'm hoping Mr. Smith keeps the saga going. Oh yes, and we also find out why Taita seems to have such a long life and so many talents within this book...........you'll have to listen to find out.......... Enjoy.
The fourth book in the Gray Man series and I'm not even close to being disappointed yet. As always, this book is action packed, full of adventure and keeps me on the edge of my seat. In this story, the reader wonders if the Gray Man, the number one assassin, has met his match. After all...he meats up with someone from his past that has trained like he has and knows how he thinks. I'm not giving it away though. You'll need to listen to the awesome book to find out for yourself! If you are new to the series, start with the #1 book. You'll be so glad you did!
I love all the books in the Gray Man series. I liked this one even more if that's possible. Each of these books is like a wild, continual ride. Just when you think things are going to settle down, something explosive and exciting happens. In this book, our hero and most-wanted fugitive, meets up with the family of an old friend. I completely enjoyed the flashbacks in this book and getting to know our assassin so much better and probing deeper into this complex character. You won't be disappointed in this series. The reader does a great job as well keeping the listener enticed. If you are new to the Gray Man series, definitely start with book #1.
"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.
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