This was unbearable to get through and will probably be my last Cornwell book or at least my last Scarpetta book. I book read the one after this and half way through it I think I threw it at my wall I was so disgusted with the turn it took so I may try some of her other characters, but I've moved on to other authors for now.
I know the series. I know the comic books. I had originally purchased the hardcover and became spoiled with audio books, so I purchased this in audio and started listening and could not "put it down." Walking the dog, sitting on my porch, before I feel asleep. It's a fantastic story, a great back story to the series and a phenomenal story even if you don't ever pick up a comic or watch the series. The narrator is fantastic!!!! One of the best I've ever heard, his range of voices is astounding. Once I'm done with this one, I'm on to the Rise and the Fall of the Governor (books 2 & 3). But I suggest you start with this one, where it all began.
and it started a lifelong love affair with Dean Koontz. That's probably why I bought it as an audible. I recently listened to his Watchers, which was another favorite. But by far, Whispers was my first favorite. The performance was excellent and had you on the edge of your seat at all the right moments. Even though I knew everything about this book, it was like I was experiencing it for the first time. If you've never read anything by Dean Koontz, or looking to expand your library, this would be the book for you.
Guidall really does Craig Johnson's novel justice. He's perfect for these books. I particularly enjoyed this one. It's like going on vacation without leaving your ... in my case ... desk. It's especially nice when you're interrupted and don't return for weeks at a time, which in this case was 3 weeks. But I could pick it up and it was like an old friend. Longmire's second in command isn't around much in this story but his daughter is planning her wedding which leads to some interesting plans of her own. Plus the new chief of the tribal police, especially the way Walt describes her, seems to be a tantalizing distraction. But the wedding finally comes off without a hitch, in such vivid detail you almost feel like you're an invited guest.
I really miss Longmire on A&E but season 3 is due back "sometime in the summer of 2014" is all that's being said. Thank goodness I still have season 2 saved on my DVR so if I'm really desperate I can watch it. But listening to George Guidall read a Craig Johnson Walt Longmire Mystery is way more satisfying. For one thing, the characters have much better roles than on the A&E show and it's almost like listening to an entire season. I enjoyed it so much, I just downloaded another Walt Longmire mystery. Guidall is perfect for his books.
I'm listening to this book when I walk my dog, which is about 45 minutes per day. I'm about 7 chapters in and this guy is so into designer clothes and accessories and furniture and fine dining. I saw the movie and that didn't impress me much either. So I'm going to keep listening for a few more days and if he doesn't start killing soon, I'm going to pull the plug. The guy reading it is fantastic.
I read other reviews of this book but I was not bothered at all by the narration, nor the story. I have enjoyed other narrators but I couldn't find any flaws at all in Guidall's telling of the story. Yes, the book is about a sensitive subject but it wasn't like it was full of court testimony. I think you need to "read" as many Charlie Parker books as possible to understand the character and this was just one in the fabric of him.
At the top of My List.
The scrabble tiles and the system's they rig up for Einstein.
Einstein, and the lawyer friend.
The young couple. They're faced with so much. Nora, she's so brave and full of life once she starts to trust Travis.
This was one of the first Koontz books I read. It's one of his earliest and I searched it out to listen to it through Audible because I was very depressed and needed something to cheer me up. I couldn't believe how much I had forgotten and was in such a great mood by the time it was concluded. If you love dogs, you should listen to this book. It's a great story and you'll love it.
One of the best. Stephen King isn't one my favorite authors, but after seeing the film, I felt I had to read the book and was happy I did. Frank Muller sounds so much like the actor who "narrates" the story in the film. Dabbs Greer plays the old Paul Edgecomb.
John Coffey, like the drink, but spelled different. I think this was Michael Clarke Duncan's breakout role. Percy Wetmore is a close second.
No, this is my first book read by Frank Muller. He was considered to be one of the best audiobook narrators in the world and he has recorded over 200 of them since 1979. On Nov. 5, 2001 he suffered a serious brain injury from a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA. He did make a partial and miraculous recovery. Unfortunately he died in 2008 from his injuries at age 56. He has 2 children.
This is already a film. It has 15 wins and 23 nominations. Seeing the film made me want to read the book.
This is truly one of Stephen King's best books. One of his earlier ones as well. You gain a lot of insight of him because he talks about how this was going to be a serial story, done in parts, like Charles Dickens had talked about. It's great as a audio book.
Definitely. This was an excellent "read." Thrilling, suspenseful, sad, heartwarming. Since I work in an entertainment industry, I've been anxiously awaiting for World War Z to come to the screen. I remember seeing the first trailer before it was ever in the theaters (as a trailer). With Brad Pitt attached to it, you can almost bet this will be done well.
The early part of the book when someone from China or an Asian country is being interviewed and he believes he may have encountered patient "zero."
Because many "voices" are narrating their accounts - it's almost like listening to the actual telling of their stories. Very effective, very moving.
Why Max Brooks of course, this was really a silly question. Wouldn't you want to take the author of the book to dinner?
Even if you see the movie, this is a great book to read before or after.
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