Waseca, MN, United States | Member Since 2008
Wasn't what I expected, but I really liked it a lot. It took some getting used to with the male and female voices, but after awhile, it became natural. Great storyline and a chance to learn some culture.
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.
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.
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