Edward is a 40+ year-old with Asperger's. He is high functioning, and has high self esteem. The compulsive traits of his Asperger's comes through and it's hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing. There's a coming of age story within the story. Not sentimental. Great Book.
Three outstanding narrators weave a mystery that requires the reader to stay alert and constantly tuned in to the character of Rachel to even hope for the remote chance of figuring out this outstanding mystery. And good luck with that.
Rachel is the blue ribbon winner of the most pathetic female character award in the category of contemporary mystery.
An alcoholic who drinks to the point of experiencing fugues, this emotional train wreck only feels alive when she is involved in the lives of others. It is a basic need, and I assure you, she gets her needs met.
As with all great mysteries, I wish I was with other readers who had just finished the book, sitting around drinking wine, and saying, " jeez louise, that just barked like a big dog, didn't it?"
The Descent is the best Mystery I have read in years. Xe Sands gives the performance of her career, and RC Bray is great.
The 18 year old daughter of a couple whose marriage is already in trouble disappears. That's all I can say without giving away more of the storyline.
What Tim Johnston has done is taken a sensative subject (the possible loss of a child) that I usually cannot handle, but he doesn't over-emotionalize the tragedy, so the story flows without the reader feeling like they are looking at a bad wreck they don't want to see, yet can't turn away.
Johnston has written a mystery with powerful descriptors you can feel, smell, and almost touch. He put his characters in the majestic Rocky Mountains, and kept the secret until the last chapters of the book. This mystery was perfect for me.. who truly is the pickiest reader out there.
Allan Russell's second novel in the Gideon/Sirus series didn't disappoint. I would have to say that book 2 in the series was better than the first one. Character development of this unique detective team continues, and I have grown to like these two.
The mystery develops when a homeless alcoholic claims to have had a celestial encounter. Our protagonist does not want to let go of his version of the world as he believes it to be, but is challenged when he has no explanation for the event.
This detective mystery and police procedural is well written, and kept my attention.
I downloaded The Rosie Effect yesterday evening and listened into the night, so I am worthless today at work. (What am I thinking when I start new audiobooks at bedtime?).
Rose and Don are pregnant and they have a houseguest. Don continues to spark the readers interest and has amusing moments with his antisocial personality. Rosie is charming, but just doesn't make the story sing.
This novel lacked something as compared to the first in the series, The Rosie Project. We are not apt to laugh and make fun of Don as in the first novel. His quirky personality is what we loved. The author gives the reader the perception that Don is handicapped and mentally ill. (Which of course he is, but that's no fun).
It's so rare to experience a 5 star follow up to a sequal, and this sequal is no different. Narration is consistent with the first novel, and very good.
Keep in mind, I am among the pickiest of readers, and I did enjoy the novel. For most audible listeners, it is probably worth a credit.
A solid mystery writer and a great narrator. Is there anyone that narrates the detective/police procedure/mystery role with more class than Christopher Lane? His consistant low-key voice is so likable and believable. This novel has an unusual mystery storyline. The author chooses to bring the reader in on the mystery about 2/3 of the way through the book, just in time for the chase. I am very hard to engage as a reader, and this novel kept my attention until the end. There is a lot of talent within these pages.
This novel had a shot.. the genre was stated to be mystery / suspense. The reader does experience some suspenseful moments, but way too late in the story, causing problems with the story's execution. My primary issue is that the entire first quarter of the book, and off and on throughout the novel, was the protagonist's obcessive description of her cheating husband. There was little to no character development due to this, which sadly puts this mystery/suspense novel in the chic lit genre.
The deal will be when this novel gets to the extinction point. Was on a commute, and it was the only listen I had. It BARELY beat out listening to nothing. The reader experiences no character development with the one exception of a stray dog. There was no real attempt to link sci fi elements with reality, and the writing didn't allow the reader to suspend reality, resulting in a poor attempt at story execution. Pass it by.
I only follow four audible reviewers. Elle from the Northwest led me to this paranormal mystery and love story, and as usual, she hit the mark. This story line is original and entertaining. This horror novel is about a talented and likable tattoo artist who unintentionally creates a new artistic trend by mixing the ashes of cremated love ones into tattoo ink. This audible mystery was very well done. The ability to suspend belief would have been challenging had it not been for the narration of Luke Daniels, who keeps it real. Worth a credit.
"From a Buick 8" is written in my favorite King style... nostalgic, capturing from page one, and with a story line that has not been done before.
As always, the reader will be in the Stephen King vacuum just minutes after the story begins, and quickly sucked up into his character's world.
I often have read great books, and am sorry when they end. This novel made me wish I hadn't started it yet.
I passed this one by somehow a long time ago. So glad I found my way back to it.
As I watched my six year old granddaughter listen and laugh to Junie B's antics for the first time, I realized how timeless this character is, and how she grabs the attention of children and adults alike.
This little hyperactive kindergartener has entertained our family for two generations. Junie B. is an original, and always will be.
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