There are too few books on the history of early pioneer life in many areas of the United States. Florida is one of those areas. This book is a real gem. Great descriptions of daily life, geographical surroundings and the commercial development of the state. I loved every word! And George Guidall is the absolute best narrator. I don't even hear him, I just see, in my mind, the pictures he is painting with the words. Have one negative thing to say, ''what do you read after finishing a 5+ book''?!
These two authors have created my favorite mystery series and, as usual, this one is outstanding. Scott Brick narrated this book beautifully. I don't always like his narrations. His talent doesn't match with the book he is reading. He can be melodramatic and it is annoying. But he is perfect for these authors. Thanks again guys for another totally absorbing read.
Yes, I know who this guy is and that makes it a little more difficult to picture him without the shadow behind him. I give him A+ for imagination and that is most impt tool for an author. I thought the book was too long. It sagged in the middle. Needed more editing. And I HATED the narrator and yes, I know who she is. When you quit listening to the story and start thinking about how you don't like the narrator, something is dreadfully wrong. I found her voice grating, intrusive and too melodramatic. All that said, I will continue to read Joe Hill.
Just found this author in one of Audible's sales. One of his characters reminds me of Reacher,just not so far out there. The other main character is partnered with him in a police dept in a small town on the Jersey shore. Good story, good characters and a fun book for a mystery!
This book is about loneliness which is a large part of life. It takes a particular time in the two characters lives and describes how they got there and hopefully going towards a better period in their lives. I think the author did a beautiful job explaining how loneliness is an integral part of living. The book ended on a positive note. I did not find it depressing. Loved the narration.
I came across Ms. Siddons many years ago and loved her work from the the first chapter I read. I have all of her books and read them all at least twice. I grew up in Mountain Brook,Al., a suburb of Birmingham. Her voice is so familiar to me. She truly evokes the voice of the South that I connect with. I really enjoyed this book. She gave me insight into several characters. I hope she will give us another book. I know time is catching up with her and writing is a very difficult process, but I can hope!
Also, so many of her books are abridged in Audible. Wish Audible would see if any unabridged copies of these books are out there.
If you are interested in court room drama this is a must read. One of the best I have come across. And I found because of Daily Deal. It is a perfect way to try new authors. Thank you Audible!
Have read and loved everything you have written and this switch works. I loved that the girl had the genius palate.I know how rare that is. Descriptions of the spices, cheeses, and meals were wonderful. I am not one of those silly foodies, I love food, wine and conversation. And any good book about them. Thank you.
Have read this author for years but this one is the best yet, I think this is some of the most realistic information regarding the horrors that occurred in 1960's in regards to integration. I am from the south and am 73 years old so I remember. Fortunately I lived in Missouri during those years. I hope younger people learn something when reading this. IT IS All True and just the tip of the iceberg. And Mr. Iles, you better be working on next one RIGHT NOW!!!
This book has mystery, suspense, great plot, and characters that are sure to become your friends on pages (that is what I call them). Love this author.
Have been having a mediocre run of luck choosing audible books the past two months. And then I bought Galveston. Loved everything about it. This book could be used as good example of terrific writing vs mediocre. Usually find book noir boring, but not this time. Also had no idea he wrote True Detective for HBO. It is the only show I have liked this whole season (sept-feb). This guy is fantastic!!! I checked to see what other books the narrator, Mr Kramer has done and could only find two and they were in a genre I don't like. He is memorizing.
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