Reston, VA, USA | Member Since 2002
After The Beekeeper's Apprentice I was hooked and wanted more. Just be advised that there are other books in between Beekeeper and Justice Hall, and some important things happen that you may wish you'd found out in the "correct" order. The reader does a great job of capturing the different personalities - so good in fact that I went right to Locked Rooms after finishing JH. What great characters Ms. King has both created and made to live on. I think these books would make such fun movies (Liam Neson as Holmes and Kiera Knightly as Russell - that's who my mind conjures up). Enjoy!
Very beautifully written and well read, but I had a hard time staying focused. I didn't know if I would ever make it through. I recently read Freeman which captured my attention far more than Cold Mountain. I think I need a break from the Civil War for awhile.
The characters, the history, the journey..... After one chapter I was hooked. I generally read a lot of fast-paced spy novels, but this book had me just as engrossed. I couldn't wait to get back to it, and I didn't want it to end. Everything I love about books (transporting me to another world, teaching me things, making me a part of the character's lives) is contained in this book. I had just finished reading Michael Shaara's Killer Angels, so this was a nice follow-on.
Sam. He endured so much, yet he never lost his humanity.
When I first started to listen I thought "oh no, this guy's voice is really going to bug me" but then I started thinking, "wow, he can really do women's voices well." To say he can do voices well is an understatement. This is one of the best performances I have listened to - at times I was sure I was hearing the actual characters and not just someone reading. Well done!
A long forgotten slice of history.
So well written! The way the different stories were ultimately woven together was excellent. At times a very tough story to listen to, but I was immersed and am so glad to have had the experience!
Although this book creeped me out in the beginning, the characters were so well developed and so believable that after I got over the yuck factor I was hooked.
I listen more to crime drama and thrillers, not so much to horror, but I am now looking at other Joe Hill books to listen to.
I was captivated by Kate Mulgrew’s narration. I have been listening to audiobooks for at least 20 years and I can comfortably say that this performance is among the best I have EVER heard. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a vast library of narrated books yet, I hope that changes as I would consider almost any book just for her narration.
I had to stop listening for a few days when I was alone in my house. After that, I couldn't put it down!
I was aware throughout the book of the quality of writing, and that made it even more enjoyable. Not sure how I will feel about Christmas this year, Charlie Manx will surly enter my mind....
This book kept me both listening and wondering why I was still listening. The story was just intriguing enough that I stuck with it, but still found myself saying "oh please, really?, c'mon". I agree with others, WAY too many other good books out there to spend time (and money) on this one.
I love the subject and I've seen the author speak and was impressed, but this book reads much more like a textbook than a story. Not bad, as long as you are anticipating this style - I was expecting something more along the lines of John Adams (which I loved). There were WAY too many "salient" points.
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