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.
Northern Ireland in 1981 during "The Troubles", one murder, then another, seems to be a serial killer of homosexuals, but is it? Sean Duffy is in charge and going to find out, but has many obstacles to cross trying to get to the conclusion.
This book recreates a great backdrop of the politics and civil uprisings of that time. Was a good history lesson for me, with a fascinating crime mystery to solve.
The narration is exceptional with the accents and character differentiation.
Glad to hear this is the first of a trilogy.
Faythe is totally self centered. If you keep reading this series, you'll have to adjust to her doing one stupid mistake after another and breaking the heart of the man that loves her. As far as the werecats go, I like the characters and the situations that arise. It has an interesting adventure and mystery going on. I'm reading the next installment now, hoping Faythe's character will grow at some point to be more like able. (Still working on that one) For someone that wants to be a leader and enforcer, she just doesn't have a clue at times.
A good title for this one, as the author gives us plenty of insight about chronic pain while solving his second murder mystery. I liked the book and wished I would have read it instead of listening. The narrator changed from the first installment and I had trouble with following this guy. Much of the time, all the voices sounded the same, which turned out to be a bad thing when there were so many characters to keep track of. The characters also had foreign names that were hard to keep track of. All and all it was a good crime story, but I would recommend the Kindle for this one.
This is the first of the Long Island Homicide series, which introduces us to Danny Beckett and his partner Jen. We get enough background on these characters to like them and want to hear more about them, along with an interesting police procedural. They're good cops with some believable issues, and no super human qualities, but manage to get their man in the end with good police work and keen intuition. Some reviews have said that it's too easy to figure out the murderer. Could be for some, but there's a long list of suspects thrown in to the mix, which leaves the reader wondering if they actually do have it right.
What I liked the most about the story was the character development. Like Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux, they're not perfect but have sparked our interest enough, to keep us going back to hear more from them. Glad to see there's two more books after this one.
Don't listen to this one while driving. I was almost crying at the wheel. Family bonds, pack bonds, bonds of friendship, they all get tested in this dangerous episode. Kate is put in to one perilous situation after another, as she and Rolland are out for a showdown, but her losses are great along the way. As Kate's heart breaks for the ones she loves, so did mine, as Renee Raudman did her usual excellent job of bringing Kate, Curan, friends and foes to life. This story was exceptionally emotional, as told through the eyes and heart of Kate, with a turning point in the end.
If you follow the series, be ready for one of the best episodes yet. If you don't follow the series, go to the beginning and catch up. You wont' be disappointed.
This has to be the best of the series so far, but you need the complete background of the other books to fully understand what's taking place. Another Archangel is out to conquer Raphael's territory and just who it is at first is a mystery, complicated by other women out to steal Raphael from Elena.
It's a beautifully told tale as the listener gets picturesque descriptions of characters and surroundings that puts you to mind of eyes lingering on a work of art. The author certainly has a way of pulling you out of the world about you, and sinking you in to the fantastical world of Archangels.
The love between Elena and Raphael is in the center of this story, as mysterious things are happening to Raphael terrifying Elena.
War outbreaks and it's non-stop action with an ending that leaves the listener in contemplation of things to come.
This is yet another great addition to the series that just gets better.
Morgan is framed for a murder and comes to Harry for help. Yes, Harry whom Morgan has tried to execute many times, but Harry being the good honest wizard he is, tries to help Morgan and find out who the real killer is.
He runs in to all kinds of obstacles while being aided by his faithful friends and family.
Full of non-stop action in the typical Dresden way, also has a couple of turning points in the end, with new alliances being formed and a sad turn in Harry's personal life.
The series never disappoints and the narration is always A++
All the poor reviews are true. It's one grizzly murder after the other. I like a good murder mystery. I like a good sci-fi adventure. I like JA Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I don't like slasher movies, and I think that is what this is in book form.
This is just gore with no direction or meaning. I couldn't finish it.
I think 3 stars is the perfect number for this one. It was an interesting tale, with a couple of likeable characters, as in Zeeman, the doctor and Quizel the Hangman. They had a special rapport between them that gives you a chuckle now and then. The Hangman is portrayed as a just man and not a cruel man. All and all the story isn't horrifying, as one might think it will be. It's a murder (several murders) mystery that Quizel and Zeeman set out to solve in order for an innocent woman's life to be spared, and to save the lives of several children. It shows the narrow mindedness of people, as mass hysteria takes over. Then and now, some things never change.
This has to be one of the best stories I've heard lately. Leonie Russell's world is turned upside down, when she discovers a mysterious mummy in the river close to her home. She and her husband Junius find Indian artifacts for a buyer from the Smithsonian. This mummy however, has a message for Leonie that unsettles the life she has known for the past twenty years and she's in no rush to give her up.
Clue after clue surfaces in this tale and had me speculating throughout as to what the mummy was trying to covey. Then when a link to Jun's past appears at the door, everything completely unravels in everybody's world.
I loved these characters and the world they lived in was so descriptive you can imagine being there.
Completely deprived me of sleep, as I couldn't put it down.
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