Loved the 'Succubus series" and this looks to be another. Has that hint of a triangle, and frustrating love life, that keeps you reading from one book to the next.
I found this to be a very good suspense/thriller. Patrick, now a reporter was an abused child, that we become acquainted with throughout the book, since he found evidence of a long ago missing child in his dead mother's belongings. The whole book is trying to solve the mystery of why his mother would be in possession of the medallion worn by the missing child. Patrick puts himself in deeper and deeper danger as he unravels the puzzle.Clues unfold and Patrick's tormented upbringing comes to light, as a killer pursues him.
I would give this story an "ok" but it really wasn't up to Jack Daniels standards. The whole plot was really far fetched and just not that interesting to me. Abe saved the story though through comic relief. He and Roy made the book worth listening to.
Love the humor in these stories. The narration makes them work at times, and the banter between Jack and Herb is well worth the listen. I've listened to or read all the Jack Daniels mysteries and if you like them, you won't want to miss this collection. These give us a better understanding of the character Phin, as there are several of his stories included.
This is one of those listens where you can very clearly see the characters in your mind. The narrator sounds like the bearded aging cowboy, dealing with young Rocky, a girl he's thrown together with, while running for his life. The story is one of a man who seems to find his redemption when his life is at it's end, due to an encounter with a very special 4 year old
It's a unique narrative that grows on you and not a happy tale, but I found myself not disappointed having listened to it either.
Listened to this one out of pure curiosity. Have to say it was interesting, but the main character of this story is one screwed up psycho. He's a patriotic killing machine, that defends a group of women from being raped and killed by terrorists, and in the next part of the story, he brutally rapes an innocent woman himself. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? The second story is completely absurd, as he picks up two under aged college coeds, and tries to teach them some safety rules on going places with strangers, them takes them out of the country on a cruise as his sex slaves (with the permission of the girls' parents, like that would happen) That story had so many fishing tips, it got completely boring. He's a good guy struggling with his bad guy. Neither of which win. Far fetched military action with a lot of porn.
Great book, 16 hours long and I listened to it in two days, that's how good it was. If you are following this series, you won't miss this installment and won't be disappointed. It brings together many of the characters we haven't seen in awhile, such as David and the pack, along with reminders from previous books, not forgetting Tristen and Ceri. The vampires play a heavy role in this one, with Ivy having a larger role. Jinks is at the top of his game, keeping us in stitches with his blunt outbursts of life as he sees it. Al seems to be the heartbreaker of the book, as we see where his torment lies (demon or not, I felt sorry for him) Things seem to be coming to an end as some of the lives of our friends get settled one way or another. The story mainly folds around Rachel and Trent though with yet another adventure to save the world, as they both struggle with personal emotions for each other.
My first listen from James Rollins, and I did enjoy the book, but did seem rather long. The book has it all, Sigma Forces, double agents, love triangle, supernatural beings and a whole lot of nuclear physics. I can't verify just how much of the science lesson is true, but it did get a little overwhelming for me at times. (The author did have a note at the end of the book to separate some fact from fiction). The book is loaded with puzzle solving through the characters that reminded me of a Scooby Doo episode for some reason. (Couldn't figure out if that was the author's fault or the way the narrator was presenting the info) For most of it, it's a fast paced life and death game between good and evil that makes for an interesting listen.
This is a non-stop narrative from Mickey Hallier, defense attorney, that finds himself in a real bad place with his new client. He's used to dealing with bad guys, but almost meets his match with this one. The story is very involved from the beginning, with quick character development, so you do care about what's going on in their lives, when they become threatened. Mickey has to be on the top of his game to save himself and his family, so put the earbuds on a go for a ride in the big black Lincoln.
Didn't realize this was the last book of the series, until I read the publishers review, but it's a great book to wrap-up the characters and the series. Everyone from past books seem to be involved with the pursuit of one special little girl. If you have followed the series, then this one is a must listen. I probably wouldn't start with this book, cause of all the characters involved from the other books (background is needed to appreciate it)
I was glad to see the series end before the characters and writing became stale. So many authors these days drag out a series too long, to the point of the writer and reader loosing interest. I would say this one worked out just right.
This is a wonderful narrative about the becoming of a vampire, and why, as told by the vampire himself. He's an evil entity, but you can't help but feel compassion for the guy, as true love drags him into the depths of hell. Which is a good complement for the author, because Strahd, the commander is heartless, but you understand why he is the way he is, and how that makes him a good ruler of Ravenloft. His downfall is falling in love, giving up his soul and humanity, for 'His heart's Desire", thus the painful existence begins for an eternity. The narrator does an excellent job taking you back hundreds of years to hear the story, kinda gives you the same feel as "Interview with the Vampire" from Anne Rice.
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