Grisham is still a good storyteller, but halfway through I started to think there wasn't enough of a story to tell.
Sure. He's written some good stuff.
Michael Beck is quite a good reader and I'd certainly listen to him again.
Well-read, pretty good characters but the repeated buildup to nothing much became tiresome. I got impatient with the lack of plot, and I'm a very patient reader. Halfway through my mind wandered and I decided to save time and read the spoiler provided by another reviewer. This one will get returned I'm afraid.
Beautifully written and read, a wholly character-driven mystery and love story that was full of surprises, little jewels that I never saw coming. This one will stay with me. Well worth the credit - you won't be sorry.
When I read the first in this series, "Medicus," I just had to binge on all the rest of the Russo and Tilla books in a row. Creating wonderful characters and carefully researched settings, Ruth Downie combines mystery with history in a most satisfying and entertaining way. The clash of ancient Celtic and Roman cultures provides a background to her stories that I find endlessly fascinating, and this was no exception. Always beautifully read by Simon Vance - Only bummer is waiting for the next installment. Loved it.
What a magnificent story of idealism and bravery.
The reader is quite good. My only nitpicky thought is that I wish he (or the editors) would have paused for a moment when venues, viewpoints, or subjects changed, without running them together. Otherwise great job.
I did get very choked up, and found myself searching YouTube and Wikipedia for more information and images of the characters.
Beautifully rendered, tragic chapter of Irish history, very moving. Wish the next chapter was available on Audible.
Another wonderful production and a terrific job of storytelling by Michael Koryta. Lots of surprise moments and wonderful characters made this a great read. I love that this author researches the heck out of his subjects, always pulls me in to the story and offers a whole new fascinating subject to frame and support the ghost story.
Anne putting on heels on her way to see . . . can't spoil it!
The one mentioned above, along with the curious interview Eric has with the bedridden elderly gentleman early in the book - again, no spoilers here.
Anne, so graceful in her old age and so brave in the face of her losses, threats of violence, and primal fear of storms. She'll stay with me.
This is a really good ghost story made even better by the unique location and well-drawn characters. Very different than the other books I've read by Koryta, and what a difference a reader makes. (I wish Petkoff read the Lincoln Perry series as well - I get tired of Scott Brick very quickly). Anyway this was extremely well read and the unusual production integrated music and sound effects beautifully, in a way that greatly enriched my experience of the story. Also must mention the poignant violin piece "Short Trip Home" played by Josh Bell which haunts the reading throughout. I had to download it from Itunes as soon as it was identified in the authors' acknowledgments. I became a fan of Koryta's with "Those Who Wish Me Dead" and this one sealed the deal.
Not as good as his latest, "Those Who Wish Me Dead" which knocked me flat, but still a good read. Similar themes are evident: brotherly conflict and devotion; sacrifice; the trick of revealing character via a personal discipline. All are even better developed in the later work, but this is a heck of a good debut.
I'm no football fan myself, but I wasn't at all put off by the game descriptions, which serve to deepen our understanding of the main characters. In his lastt book he turns a similar trick using forest survival training. In both cases the author has researched the heck out of his subject, which I really appreciate. Will definitely read more of his work.
Jo Rowling that is (the woman behind the Galbraith name). Great series, great characters, intelligently written - keep it up J.K. More Strike and Robin please!
Almost did. In 24 hours anyway.
Excellent, shows what the best of this genre can be. An outstanding thriller with well-drawn characters that kept me glued to my headphones. Eye-popping suspense, starting with a real grabber of an opening and leaving me choked up at the end. Ready to chew through this author's whole catalogue.
Read with great skill and subtlety, excellent job.
To be honest this was an accidental purchase, and I thought I'd give it a chance before returning it. Yep, it is in the vein of Game of Thrones, but it stands just fine on its own, not at all the disappointment I expected it to be. Very well-written and engrossing, this book got better and better as it progressed and left me wanting more. I was ready to move on to the next entry in the series right away, and was sorry to see that it hasn't been released on audio yet. Will be on the lookout -
Great characters that I really came to care about and clockwork plotting made this a great read. King is known for his supernatural work, but apparently he also knows how to hook the reader into a straight-up tale of suspense, and how to ooog you out with a very very creepy bad guy. Made me wish he'd write more in the "police procedural" genre. Also have to give another huge thumbs-up to the wonderful Will Patton who seems to be born to read for Stephen King.
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