Great American Novel.
Jake Riordan is more fully fleshed out in this latest whodunit/romance by Josh Lanyon -- an author whose prose is as clean and refreshing as sierra spring water. Through the intricately plotted mystery, Jake's inner-life of turmoil is cleverly revealed without breaking the character's penchant for few words. Getting to know Jake heighten the star-crossed romance with Adrien English, and elevated this novel to a new literary peak.
Chris Patton's reading is expert. Mr. Patton is able to modulate the tone, quality and speed of his voice to master eccentricities of each character. I wish Mr. Patton performed all of Mr. Lanyon's book, because less face it, all are not equal.
The most memorable character was Jinx/Jane Powers. She was fearless woman of power and prowess.
Josh Lanyon is good enough to write a great American novel that could qualify for the Pulitizer Prize in fiction.
The author and narrator imbue a charm and wit to every sentence. Alexander's facility with language and Mr. Northton's ability to convey elegant wit with bite are a dynamic combination. While the plot is over-the-top, it is easy to forgive because of the beauty of the language and colorfulness of the characters.
The beginning of the book when Detective Glass sees the bunny slippers on Peter sets a tone that rings true throughout the entire book.
It's excellent. I wish he would narrate more. His easy vocal charm and ability to realize different characters with his voice make me hope that he'll narrate other audiobooks.
Bunny Slippers & Murder
This was a very enjoyable surprise from a first time author.
All 5 of the Andrien English mystery/romances rank among my top 20 favorite audiobooks.
The second murder by the person in the skull mask was daring and well-paced.
Mr. Patton brings a clear personality to each of the characters based on the verbal cues written by Lanyon.
I enjoyed the Hollywood setting. It was glamorous and fascinating with sociopaths.
Mr. Patton has an unparalleled ability to differentiate characters.
Yes. Josh Lanyon's prose is so good, and his ability to weave trivia and facts and romance is unmatched in my opinion.
Jake Riordan: a fascinatingly complex character.
I loved the research that went into this book. It effortlessly educates the reader into a dark world of cults and ritual killings that paints the best milieu of the series.
I don't read enough books involving the occult that to compare it to.
Adrien's visit to Angus home and the discovery of the ...
This one did not make me cry. "Dark Tide" did.
One of the best in the series.
Yes. Jay Bell has created a romantic story that captured my imagination and fantasies in clean prose and fascinating characters.
Benjamin Bentley is fearless and a hero.
Mr. Free's vocal acting perfectly matches Josh Lanyon's writing cues as to how his characters would probably sound.
"Seasons of Love".
I loved this book and it was the perfect summer book.
It is in the upper third. I've listened to audiobooks for 15 years, so that is pretty good.
JX Moriarity's character intrigued and delighted me. He is both a protagonist and antagonist in portions of the story that gave him a three dimensional quality. Mr. Lanyon is a talented character writer, who depicts characters from the inside-out without needing the characters to over dialogue their feelings.
The "drawing room" reveal of the solution to the mystery -- many mysteries don't bother with the Agatha Christie moment anymore.
The moment JX revealed that Kit broke his heart.
This is an excellent mystery. I am a Josh Lanyon fan with this book.
I find them equally good. I am a fan of narrator Kevin R. Free. His voice acting provides a welcome dimension to Josh Lanyon's excellent prose.
JX and Kit's patient and intimate sexual exploration that took their bedroom romance to the next level.
Yes. This is one is excellent.
Christopher/Kit, the primary protagonist, was memorable because he revealed more of himself in this second installment to the mystery series.
I felt both happy and disappointed that I solved the mystery halfway through the book. I'm happy that Mr. Lanyon's mysteries do not conceal clues until the end, but sad that I knew much of the facts were unnecessary red herrings.
This is my 4th Josh Lanyon book, and the only one where I thought the narrator detracted from Mr. Lanyon's writing. Before purchasing this book, I recommend listening to an excerpt. Andrian Bisson attempts a hardboiled reading but instead achieves a base monotone with little voice modulation and inflection. Mr. Bisson demotes Mr. Lanyon's lyrical prose into a one note song.
Shooting of Taylor on the cliff.
Not go camping.
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