This is my first Graham book, and I enjoyed the story. Fun, light read, cheesy romance tossed in but not distracting from the mystery. The narration is fine when no real creativity is necessary, but when required to do anything more than simply read aloud the narrator is just plain annoying. The female voices and a couple of the younger males do sound just like Mickey Mouse with a horrendous "southern" twist. The story is interesting enough to keep listening, but it was a strain. I was elated to find no other Graham books are narrated by Cummings.
I recently discovered the delightfully flawed town and characters of the Three Pines novels. All the books are brilliant, filled with carefully woven stories that intertwine in and around the the characters I have loved from page one. DO NOT BEGIN WITH THIS BOOK!! It is the culmination of all the other novels and you will be spoiling a beautiful journey through them if you begin with this one.
If you love Three Pines and Inspector Gamache, you will automatically adore this latest installment. I was taken aback at just how "big" the arc running through all the novels turned out to be!
I will probably relisten to this story. It's that good, and that engrossing. All characters are flawed, conflicted, and extremely interesting. Obvious parallels to the Kennedy lore abound, but it makes for a great story worthy of being mentioned with the likes of DeMille or Turrow.
I wasn't sure about Rowling's second adult fiction outing because the last book really did not appeal to me. I took a chance on this one, and fell in love with the protagonists. Robin and Strike are a delightful detective team. The mystery itself is solid, with enough clues scattered around like breadcrumbs along the way for the reader to digest and draw conclusions alongside the characters. Twists and turn abound, but none "out of nowhere", as everything comes together in the end.
I now anxiously await more Strike mysteries from Galbraith, and look forward to what will become the rest of his story!
I picked this one up from the bargain bin, so im out of order in the series. Delightful setting and well drawn cast of characters in a solid mystery. I was hooked from page one on the story, but the town and its residents are captivating companions for several hours of entertainment. I laughed aloud more than once and was pleasantly surprised at how the threads were sewn together.
I can't wait to start this series at the beginning and meet these people for the "first" time.
Detailed investigative look at Scientology, and exciting from start to finish. It was like a train wreck that I could not turn away from. Just when you thought it could not possibly get any wackier--well...buy the book...
I am a J.D. Robb (Nora's sci-fi pseudonym) fan from the very beginning. Eve Dallas could take a nap, and I would buy the book about it. But I have never been a true Nora Roberts fan. I find her efforts hit or miss. This book is a definite HIT!!
From the very beginning, this is an involved tale of intrigue, mystery, and suspense. The romance comes along nicely and predictably, but the story all around it is terrific!
I will actually listen to this one again at some point I'm sure. The characters were so good, I didn't want the book to end.
This was a disappointment for me. McCullough is a master historian AND storyteller. This time, he is also a master engineer. Engineers would be in heaven reading all the details featured here, but some of the human interest was lost in all that detail.
I am an avid history buff, and a tech head--but The Great Bridge lost me about 3/4 of the way through. Frist time I have ever let a McCullough volume go unfinished.;
The concept itself is intriguing enough. Anyone who cares about history would love this, even with the sci-fi twist. The research had to be grueling, kudos to the author for making such details exciting and interesting at every turn.
This is not a stand alone book--it is a two volume novel which should be read as such. Go ahead and buy them both!
Eve Dallas. If you haven't met her yet, go back to the very beginning. If you have met her, chances are you are here after 34 other stories of Eve, Roarke, Peabody, and the gang--and this one is one of the best of the lot!
The interaction between Eve and Myra in this particular volume was a treat for Dallas fans. There is a nice twist in the mystery as well.
Now.... when is the next one out?
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