If you like true crime novels, Ann Rule is the best. She developes the characters to the extent that you can see and sense them. They become your neighbors and friends. You walk with them through their difficulties and root for their success.
Truman Copote's "In Cold Blood"
Barbara. The Mother who wanted justice for her daughter and found the people and resources to see it through.
Made me angry. We watch weekly as crimes are solved through technology on our televison and wonder why in this narrative, the police were so incompetent.
Could not stop listening. Ann Rule draws you into the lives of these people and you just want to finish the book to see what happened.
My eyes are not what they used to be and I listen to many audio editions. I think they are written, directed and produced very well and am very happy to have happened on audio books on tape in it's infancy.
I loved the older woman who did not want her mountain made into rubble.
When the main character decided to stay and help people who needed her.
THEY ARE TEARING DOWN MOUNTAINS!!!
This book brought to light a great deal about coal mining that I was not aware of. I lived in West Virginia in the early 50's and buried my Grandmother there in 1976. To think that some of those beautiful mountains no longer exist because the coal industry does not do it's job in reclamation, make my heart ache.
I have and will continue to recommend any of Michael Connelly's writings. Characters are
realistic. They get into difficulties, worry about each other and find solutions in often unique manners.
All of Michael Connelly's novels keep you guessing. Through the introduction of many
characters, situations, and conflicts.
Not one scene, the introduction of a new partner, gives the main character a new
perspective to his work.
keep you guessing?
Lady Darby may have a past that is difficult, but she is very brave and intelligent. That is why she stands out.
Again Lady Darby. The performance allows you the emotional difficulties Lady Darby has
had to face and those she is currently undergoing
Oh those Aristocrats!
Ready for the next onw.
Excellent, Rewarding, Enjoyable
The Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen.
That each person had their own distinct sound.
Yes, but I listen while I do data input, so it got broken up into several days.
I love these types of novels, not just because of the strong women characters, but because of the gentleness of the spirit of the book. People are looking out for one another.
Compelling, Excellent reading, Familiar
Distinctive voices for each character. You always know who is talking
Going on to the next one.
The writer of this novel knows her characters. You also find yourself involved in their lives.
These types of books are why there are 30 plus novels of Eve Dallas, Jack Reacher, and some of our other favorite people.
Lee Child's character's, James Lee Burke's character's, you become attached to these people in their novels
Distinctive voices for the characters. Descriptions of the area allows you to visualize it.
Yes and did
We get lost in the adventures and want one more when that book ends. Wonderful, keep them coming.
Yes, the characters are real, with real problems of economics, politics, and endearments.
It brought forth the morals of the time, the difficulties and a good old fashion mystery.
No, but I will not miss a one from now on.
I laughed, can not remember crying, but could not stop listening. You become so involved in the tale, and you just want to keep up with the characters. Therefore I listened to all of them. Great while preparing to sleep and charming to lazily spend an afternoon with.
Yes I would recommend this book. The book is funny, romantic, and full of couples working through problems to find happiness.
Each personality comes through in his reading. You visualize them in his interpretation of the words.
Read the third book in the trilogy, and listen to another of the author's books
The characters, the performance, the historical context, the love stories.
The most memorable would ruin the ending, but lets just say it was one of the best endings ever.
The scottish borough, the language of the elders, these were brought to life by her interpretation.
Both, quick witted, sentimental, loving, sincere.
I am not inclined to recommend many books because I like them. I have been told that I have a fondness for books that would be read by males, but this one is by far one of the best yet. It even got me going again on the Outlander series.
I just did listen to Dead Famous again. I have listened to several of Carol O'Connell's novels twice. There are so many twist and turns to these stories, you might miss some the first time. I often enjoy them again, and again.
Any of Carol O'Connell's other novels.
The courage to give unique and trademark voices to each individuals so that you know who is speaking without being told.
Make me cry in the end. Not out of sadness, but out of surprise and warmth.
Read and Re-read all of these novels.
Report Inappropriate Content