As the Harry Bosch series has grown, so has Harry. In recent books (say the last 5 or 6) his relationship with the woman who gave birth to his daughter was evaluated. now in this new case, he meets a new woman and his feelings regarding sexual predators is questioned, as well as whether she is attempting to use him. In the meantime, his old nemesis is back and still causing trouble in the council with the police budget. When Irvin Irving (yeah that's the nemesis' name) asks Harry to prove if his son was killed or committed suicide he gets drawn into politics while he really wants to work an old case of a sexual predator. Being Harry, he will successfully solve both cases while becoming closer to his daughter (an amazingly bright teenager) and examining his own feeling of retirement.
As Harry tries to regain his old life and priorities while being the winter knight for Mab. Can he hold on to his ethical standards and not end up insane like previous knights? As the saga of Harry Dresden and his friends continue, the characters continue to develop and grow. A must listen.
Listen to all three of these books in order. Makes me want to visit the real Inn Boonsboro which is owned by Nora Roberts family. The town of Boonsboro and the residents responsible to keeping downtown alive keep you entertained through all three books. This is book three of the series, and once you listen to the first two, you will want to find out about who Elizabeth really is and what happened to Billy, and will have to download this one.
Listening will bring bursts of laughter and bouts of tears.
As truck drivers my husband and i listen as we drive. This entire series is fantastic. The characters are amusing, touching, and truly unforgettable. Normally, once I hear a book, it takes a while before I am ready to listen to it again. This series however, I find myself re-listening the next day while he's driving instead of going to sleep as I should, and laughing out loud again, even though I just listened to it the night before.
Boonsboro, the small town in Maryland has both male and female characters who are strong successful individuals, yet vulnerable in their own ways. Nora Roberts always entertains, but this series may become my all time favorite of hers (which in the past was the In Death series she writes under JD Robb). Don't miss the fun nor the ghost in Inn Boonsboro as the Montgomery boys meet their individual matches, in women, dogs, and kids.
And as Hope says in the final book of this series, what women wouldn't want to grow up to be Justine Montgomery, the mother and driving force of the Montgomery clan.
As an avid listener (I drive 10-11 hours daily) I have a number of series that I wait and watch for new releases. I can tell you right now that this will be one of those on the top of the list. There are plenty of changeling books out there, but this one brings a new twist. As our wolf changeling started as a Navy Seal team with some ESP type powers, who after an attack in Afghanistan are recruited to work for the government out of the Wyoming wilderness to help ward off attacks by the non human populations of the world. As with humans, not all paranormal creatures are bad, and our team captures those preying on humans with the hopes of rehabilitation. As always, there is a bad guy, in these books its a corporation trying to manipulate human DNA and create their own changelings.
The characters in our Alpha pack are developing into the characters we love, and some we will always love to hate. I will be listening to the next book soon and hope that JD Tyler doesn't leave us hanging for too long between books.
I enjoyed most of the short stories from Dark and stormy Knights. I like a longer book better than short stories on the whole.
Jim Butcher's Dresden series as well as Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series
When the mob boss saves the little girl. He's not as bad as he wants you to believe
I especially liked the story by Jim Butcher. Instead of a story about the main character in his Dresden series, he writes a story about one of Dresden's adversaries. He makes the mob boss human and likeable. At the end he adds the twist that the security measures he uses to destroy the monster that attacks his headquarters were put in place for his final confrontation with Dresden. Now you don't want either of these characters to lose that confrontation.
Yes, I would listen again. Alexia is straight forward and amusing at the same time. The character development of all the characters is well thought out and most of them are extremely unexpected.
Alexia is my favorite character in these books. As a pragmatic woman, who speaks her mind is extremely entertaining. Her attitude toward the acceptable and social status expected in the class conscious England of the late 1800 is refreshing and laugh out loud in it's boldness.
All scenes in which Alexia swings her parasol rate high on my list. When she first meets the BUR head investigator makes you laugh out loud. And in the humor and craziness around her, there are also touching scenes, like when Alexia helps an old vampire watch a sunset unharmed.
I read while I drive. I didn't want to reach my destination as I wanted to hear what happened next.
The entire changeless series is delightful. I would recommend you listen to all of them in order, and be prepared to laugh out loud.
Although winterfair gifts is a short story about wedding, it is worth the listen as all of Admiral Nesmith's and Mile's friends and family come to celebrate with him.
laugh out loud
The last Druid, only wanting to be left in peace, is constantly drawn into combat with the various Gods, The premise is that all Gods exist that people still remember, be they Greek, Roman, Druid, Etc. Even Jesus and Mother Mary help out our Druid, who only wants to be left in peace to honor the earth and repair a large damaged area in the mountains which was damaged in the first book. I recommend the entire series. If you liked Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher, you will like these. Our Druid is not only over 2100 years old, but has a great dog he mind speaks with, a sparkling wit, and a variety of friends and characters to amuse, scare, and keep you entertained.
As most romances, you know what the ending will be. The thing that makes this book worth listening to is the laugh out loud style of the writer brought to life by a great reader. Throughout this book I smiled and laughed.
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