Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada | Member Since 2011
As I live in the North myself, I can tell you that Paver captures the feeling of the cold and isolation extremely well. A simple premise, but Paver explores relationships between friends and man and dog effectively. Class issues permeate through the relationships between the men and the main character comes to new understandings through his experiences and is a changed man by the end of the book. A unique book which I would highly recommend. The narration was excellent.
I have listened to the previous Dresden Files and have found this one to be by far the weakest. Very uninspiring, lacking any excitement and covering old ground from the other Dresden Files. I will listen to the next book by Butcher as it is a good series, but this one was poor in comparison with the others.
Bond himself is great as a character, but this story was disappointing in terms of being difficult to believe. It also lacked action and excitement. It wouldn't put me off trying other Bond books, but it has been the weakest Bond book I have listened to.
Having read quite a few books on the subject of the mafia, I found that this book gave a new perspective in some ways. The narrative is simple and easy to listen to. The later part of the book held some surprises for me in terms of just how many people turned state's evidence and Carlo explains what was done with that evidence.
I thought this book was laugh-out-loud funny, told with self-deprecating humour, picking fun at his mis-spent youth, Barrowcliffe captures his adolescence and obsession with dungeons and dragons (at the expense of everything else!) so well that I could see him and his over-inflated teenage ego sat with his fellow D&D-ers rolling dice oblivious to the rest of the world. As one of his contemporaries and having grown up in England I can attest to how well he captured that time and filled it with humour.
Solid story with good characters. This author and Andy Carpenter are the reason I own a dog.
This completely hooked me and made me buy the first book in the Star Force Series.
The real footage and actual people with firsthand accounts around the JFK assassination was absolutely fascinating. Highly recommended.
I read this book by Zuiker first. You really have to suspend belief in this book, but it was quite fun to listen to. I would recommend reading only one of these Murder on Mystery Island books.
I listened to the second book first and then went back to this book, which is the first in the series. I would recommend reading this book first and would not recommend reading the second book as the two books are quite simply more of the same and one is enough.
The minutiae of the music industry is portrayed in an engaging, humorous way by Mixerman. The characters and incidents could apply to any office situation. This was hilarious and entertaining. I liked the soundtrack to this book and found that it added a great deal to the listening experience (and afterwards wished that more books had a similar soundtrack).
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