The narrator was excellent--which makes the presentation a great listen. Good book. x x x
I like the characters in the Higgins books. This is no exception. The action is very quick. Characters are well developed. Plots very believable.
This book was a surprise. It was sweet, meaning it was very well written with fully loaded descriptions and sentence structures that left you feeling like it was prose but also poetic. In all senses it was a fully developed novel. Well presented. Well conceived. MMMMM Hard to explain--but recommend that this is a book that is read.
This was an easy book to stay with--a historical picture of the years around the years of potato crop failures in Ireland and Europe. Very descriptive of the effects on workers, their families. The role England played in NOT responding to the crisis. Money is the primary element in creating the death of hundreds of thousands of poor in Ireland. The book starts before the famine and carries it forward to the Irish exodus to other countries--and the disappointing reception these poor people received. Very interesting and very well written. Very nicely narrated.
I like this series of mysteries and the quality of writing. This series reminds me of Agatha Christie in that they are not gruesome. Det. Gamache and his crew, although identified as 'castoffs' are geniuses at identifying the culprits. I do think Louise Penny needs to come out with a cookbook with all the food discussed in the books. And a map to Three Pines (I want to live there and visit the cafes, bookstore, etc.) I did not find this the best of the Three Pines mysteries--but felt it was very well written. Sub-plots as is usual in the Penny books.
Well worth a read...but start with #1 in series and move forward as the characters develop from book to book.
The characters in Department Q are terrific. Carl narrates actions with great humor as his Department Q staff stumbles through each day as comic geniuses who catch the most slippery and vicious criminals. The cases no one else wants. Jussi Adler-Olsen is a wonderful author. I have enjoyed every book I've read of his. Narrator is great.
Jussi Adler-Olsen is a great author for suspense, intrigue and unbelievable gruesomeness. I've read several of his books. This was a bit more disturbing than some. I love how intelligent Jussi's books are. Smart. Characters are both serious and funny. The narrator did a fine job switching roles.
It is a key to understanding this book to focus on the title: "the spending of a ...fortune." Primarily it seems H. Clark is only know through her expenditures. Who the money went to. What the money went to. But Huguette Clark was a mystery to EVERYONE and still is. Besides long descriptions of what money was spent on--she remains a mystery. The history of her father and mother is interesting and more detailed. I am not sure how I felt about what this book discussed...more like a shopping list and a list of those who 'used' her to get rich off her fortune. Interesting--but the book left me 'frustrated'
If the words of a book could be soft or hard--these would be soft. Like floating --as nature and narrative intertwine. The connection with the Garden and the people is very 'sweet', the concepts interesting. The story is good....
I have listened to nearly every Harry Hole, Nesbo from Audible. When Nemesis appeared I wondered what happened as I thought I'd read all of the Harry books....was he reincarnated? I don't know about this book--I could only listen to about 10 minutes of it. I really disliked listening to the narrator. Where is Harry's voice? It has been the same narrator--very raspy Harry voice the entire series and then all of a sudden--a voice not belonging to the character. And the first minutes are so unlike anything else Harry that Nesbo wrote--I just shut down and didn't go further.
I requested credit for this book--as I could not listen to it. A FIRST for Nesbo.
I can't believe how much I loved this book. I love the two injured souls meeting and healing. Maggie doing her own narrative? Well--it usually is not my thing to have animals narrate anything--but this was great. Very nice book. Good narrator. Very enjoyable.
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