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This is the third in a series by Preston & Child with FBI Special Agent Pendergast and the NY History Museum. It is just as riveting as the first two. This one can be read as a separate book vs the first two (The Relic and Reliquary) need to, or should, be read together. In this one we learn the cool and debonair Pendergast has some very unusual skills past what has ever been known before. He has a fantastic way of remembering everything I think he's ever known. As usual, there is a lot of suspense, murder and deception. These guys have some very vivid imaginations. Over all, everything ends happily...the guy gets the girl, some of the police are shown for their incompetence, the bad guy loses all and NY is safe again. I do like these series of suspense stories and will continue to listen to more. Jonathan Marosz does an excellent job of reading and keeping all the various voices unique.
I read this so very long ago. It was even more of a pleasure to listen to this time around and remember all of their different adventures. There is so much detail in this story of tragedy and hope. It goes against the assumption that adults are too old to enjoy a story about rabbits. These rabbits live adult lives of adventure and uncertainty. One could almost replace humans for the rabbits and then everyone would think it was all right, but that is not the story. It's not difficult or light. It is a feel good story with mystery, deception, thrills and romance. It's told from a rabbits point of view - if one could imagine their perspective. It's not a book for the vampire or the murder mystery even the romance book lover unless they have a soft side for just heart-warming fun. Good for young and old but I'd say that the adult might like it even more than the teenager. This book is worth listening to because it is very good and it has been around for a long time. One could even call it a classic.
There was a good story here and I liked Dick Hill's voice for the main character, Terry McCaleb but he wasn't especially good with the females and I think the voice of Graciela turned me off of her character. I didn't particularly like her character's personality anyway but the voice didn't help. I found her kind of sniveling - at least a little whiny at times & clingy. Terry McCaleb, without any badge or license, did a good job of finding the bad guy while staying within the law (mostly) and keeping the LA Detectives Bureau hating him. His exceptional FBI experience helped him and in the end was the entire reason for the murders. There were unusual twists and turns that kept me interested throughout. I learned alot about heart & organ transplants with this story. I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read it, then maybe I would have a different attitude about the entire story. I'm not good with seeing movies for anything I've read or want to read either. I usually like to create my own characters in my minds eye; how they look and talk. I think I missed that with this reading.
I love this series. I love the characters. The love story between Darcy & Georgi is both heartwarming and frustrating. I'm waiting and hoping for further development but I'm glad Darcy keeps showing up unexpectedly. The mystery plot in this one was interesting and the ending was not expected. The family is a hoot. What an interesting bunch of characters. I can see this one in the series continuing into the next. They all kind of do but maybe she'll add Jack as a new friend to keep in touch with. You can't go wrong by starting at the very beginning of this series and reading, or listening in this case, to this entire series. Enjoy!
This series is one of my favorite fun mysteries with a wonderfully, easy romantic side to it. Some people say you can read this alone, but I strongly recommend you start at the beginning. Each episode is it's own "who done it" mystery, but the romantic thread starts with #1 Her Royal Spyness and has basically taken over, at least for me. I know there's going to be a murder & Georgiana is going to help solve it but I never know what's going to happen between she and Darcy which can be as much of a mystery as the murders themselves. As usual this murder(s) is well planned and very clever fitting right in with the Christmas season. Georgie comes close to losing her life in the process of catching the killers and Darcy is there for her in the end. Speaking of the end, I think it will be my favorite of all the series endings ever, at least Chapter 41. Rhys Bowen will have to go some to top this one for me. I sure hope she's not finished with this series yet. One more after this is all I see right now. As much as I love the story line, Katherine Kellgren makes it all the more enjoyable. I don't know how she does it, but she is wonderful as the narrator.
This series is just fun. An innocent, naive, smart debutante who can get herself into some weird predicaments mostly because of the Queen...who can say no to the Queen? It's a touching series with romance and mystery. It's an enjoyable listen that keeps me driving way out of my way so I don't have to turn it off. In this one, Lady Georgiana finds herself in a Transylvanian castle for the wedding of her good friend, the Princess of Romania (who she almost doesn't remember) from her days at boarding school. Tagging along is her newly hired inept Lady's Maid, Queeny and best friend, Belinda. It just so happens that the handsome and love interest in her life, Darcy O'Mara is at the same wedding. Of course, someone is murdered and she and Darcy try to figure it out without becoming victims themselves either from vampires or human hands. I think Katherine Kellgren does a good job with the voices.
I enjoyed Elisabeth Rodgers narration once again...she does an excellent job with voices and inflections. I liked the story but would have wished for a more romantic ending. They'd lead up to it but then mess it up. It's good to be a strong woman, but Kendra had almost any sort of issue with compliments thinking everyone wanted to use her. She was mostly always angry. I would have liked for her to be a bit more accepting and not so defensive, maybe even softer. I think they could have had the same plot and outcome even then. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story. Good plot, good surprises, twists and turns with a happy ending. It would be interesting to know if there are people who can do what Kendra could do with her 5 senses. Pretty amazing. I wish there was a sequel to finish or continue with Kendra & Leach's story.
If you are expecting this to be a book that looks like the movie, it is not. This is pure history. It is a nonfiction book dealing with the relationship between Lionel Logue and the Duke of York, through his ascension to become King George VI, over many, many years. It is a passionate tribute to an unusual friendship beyond teacher and pupil. This version does contain a few of the original speeches by his Royal Highness. The content is taken from the Logue family history collection; which is massive in its scope of personal documents. It was particularly enjoyable and educational even if I’m not British.
This is a dark book about what the author imagines happens after most of the world has been destroyed by bombs or war, he doesn't ever really explain. You just know it was a very, very bad thing. The life of father & son is hard and touching. There is danger everywhere yet the father is smart enough that they miss most of it. The tension is heavy all the time yet there is happiness and lots of love between the two that keeps it not being as terrible a situation as it possibly could be. It is hard to imagine and yet the descriptions make it easy to picture. There's not a deep plot....just father & son trying to get somewhere else, somewhere better, but is there anywhere good anymore? I think you'll like it well enough.
This story is terrible...not in the way it was written terrible but the content, the actions of these people, their deaths and lives....in that order since it was more about their dying then their living. I couldn't get somethings out of my mind. As I try to go to sleep it creeps in days after I've finished it and started listening to something else. What they did to one woman is particularly heinous. I still cringe. It makes you wonder if people can really be this bad? I guess they can which is a very sad and sickening idea. I can't imagine going through any of this torture...that's what it was....horrible torture. I don't know whether to recommend this book or to tell everyone to stay away. Luke Daniels was wonderful once again as the reader. I really like him. He probably made it so real it helped effect me as well as the storyline. Read at your own peril!
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