Read this series in order. They seem to end with each installment, but you need the background to really enjoy the story.
Rachel is as interesting as ever. She has one problem after another pop up, and they all seem to be life threatening, and heart threatening. Something seems to be starting with Rachel and Trent, then it also takes a turn, when a tragic event happens. This brings old characters back into the picture, sure to cause havoc in episodes to follow. That also plays a part in the frustrating ending.
Ivy doesn't make an appearance til halfway through the saga, which I have to say didn't disturb me one bit. With Ivy comes the vampire politics, setting the stage for the next book very clearly.
We get new views of Al and Trent in this book. (maybe everyone will find out they have a heart and soul) Characters are becoming more independent of each other, with the series starting to wrap up. All and all it was a good story, with a couple of heart wrenching shockers. It was a little slow in a few spots with too much descriptive dialog going on, but I did listen to it in 2 days, so that says something for it.
This was my first read from the Elvis Cole-Joe Pike team, and I'll have to go back and start with the first book now. Found this one on sale, so thought I'd give it a try,and have to say that I really like the characters. Elvis Cole has all the humor, while Joe Pike is a bit mysterious. Both are devoted to their client, and have a real human side, that comes to light in different ways.
It was a very interesting story, that keeps you guessing, and the narrator does a great job with differentiating the characters, while capturing their individual personalities.
Yep, I'm going back to the Monkeys Raincoat, and start from there, to get to know these guys better.
Virgil Flowers is on assignment from Lucas Davenport. He's sent to investigate a double homicide, when he stumbles upon another homicide. They seem to be connected, when more homicides occur. Now, to find the culprit. That's when all the fun begins. Virgil is an interesting character, that's easily liked. As the story develops we learn more and more about Virgil, til the end when we want to hear more from him, just because Sandford has made him so intriguing. This is a enjoyable 'who done it' that keeps you guessing throughout and is no disappointment if you're in to crime drama that has a bit of humor and sex. The character development is done superbly, which adds so much to the story. As for the narration, I thought he did a good job, with catching the essence of each person, and Virgil needed to have his own persona, so we could differentiate between the two characters of Lucas and Virgil.
This is an easy series to get hooked on. Cork O'Conner is an everyday guy with his flaws. An ex sheriff that gets drug into police business, because of his expertise in his field and knowledge of the local people and geography.
This is a suspenseful crime mystery, with a bucket full of intriguing characters. David Chandler brings them to life, with just the right amount of laid back charm, to make them the friends and neighbors you want to know better.
The 'who done it, and why are they doing it?' makes the story an interesting listen, but the background stories of the people makes it worth your time, just to sit back and enjoy.
Ms. Kearsley never disappoints, and this story is right up there with 5 stars, as are her other books. I've read. I listened to "The Winter Sea" a long time ago, and this story brings back some of it's characters for an update many years later. It's a beautiful narration, recreating many historical places and people bringing this delightful, and sometimes tear jerking tale to light. The 14 hours fly by, so don't let that dissuade you from listening, as it's well worth your time.
I tried to get interested in this book, but just couldn't make it work. The characters didn't appeal to me, and MaryAnn was the absolute straw that broke the camel's back. I think she was supposed to be cute in her absence of mind, but it just irritated the heck out of me every time she opened her mouth.
The main character got off on the wrong foot at the very beginning of the book, by taking the word of a malicious troublemaker, (which she knew her to be a conniving con) then not even listening to the love of her life's side of the story, just immediately kicks him out of the house. I realized it was going to be one of those books, where you stay half mad at how stupid the characters are acting, and just wasn't in the mood to deal with frustration. At any rate, I decided to go to something else.
Haven't read Stuart Woods, I didn't know what to expect. What I got, was a very intriguing story of a guy somewhat in a crossroads of his life, finding whole new beginnings. This is a complex mystery with all sorts of threads being intermingled throughout, coming together with a rather unusual ending.
Our burnt out reporter/author finds himself in a lake community that holds all kinds of secrets with all kinds of mysterious characters, including a ghost. It's one of those books that keeps you listening with never a boring moment.
The narrator is very good at capturing the characters personalities.
My headline says it all. Set in New Orleans, a who done it, or should I say 'who didn't do it?' cause everyone looks to be a suspect. The story is jam packed with little clues from page to page, but just isn't that easy to figure out. Has some twists and turns, that you don't see coming.
It's a good listen that wraps you up in the characters, eventually learning their dirty little secrets, and motives for what they do.
The narrator does an excellent job, with bringing this murder mystery to life.
What a fascinating character, Joe is. I won't stop with him, this book is full of great characters, that I want to hear more and more about. It's a non-stop story, full of action, and suspense right up til the ending.
I thought this was going to be a bizarre sci-fi story,(judging from the picture) but it turns out to be an anti-terrorism tale, with a new secret branch of the government out to foil the bad guys. Full of espionage, mystery, suspense, gun battles, humor, with a touch of love interest. Everything's there for a non-stop page turner, and it keeps your right on the edge of your seat. If you like Lucas Davenport, Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and even Harry Dresden, you will probably want to hear more from Joe Ledger.
A great narrator adds to this story, but reading it would not have taken anything away from this heart gripping tale. It's a story of a good man, that has lost most everything of his way of life; his job, his wife, his home and is trying to hang on to his children. It's a suspenseful thriller/mystery that explains the circumstances of each character as you try to figure out, just who can be trusted. With lots of twists and turns along the way,
you can see the perspective of each person as the story unfolds, with greed, murder, deception, and love, all entangled in this complex mystery.
With a justifiable ending, it leaves you glad you listened to it, but not feeling warm and fuzzy... mainly thankful there's another in the series to go to.....cause you won't want to leave Iron Lake just yet.
This is my first listen from James Lee Burke, and definitely not the last. It's one of those stories that keeps you listening when you know you should be doing other things.
The characters are a colorful lot, with bits of humor, and lots of deception. Billy Bob finds himself defending his illegitimate son, which leads to learning a whole lot of dirty little secrets from many of the town's residents. It's a suspenseful who done it, with a side monologue from Billy Bob's Grandfather telling his own story straight out of the old west.The narrator does an excellent job, capturing the feel of a small town in Texas.
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