I loved Bill Bryson's guided tour of the Appalachian Trail. The story stays interesting due to the author giving us tidbits of the history of the places he is hiking through and the history of the trail itself. There are also some hilarious interactions with the denizens of Appalachia-human and otherwise. His hiking partner, Katz, not exactly a model of fitness, also provides much comic relief. Overall a greatly entertaining listen.
I love the original Bridget books and could not wait to read this installment. Now I wish I could unread it. Sad is the word that comes to mind when I think about this story. Bridget's once endearing mishaps fall flat in the world she now inhabits. The narrator's voice has a rough quality and I found that very annoying while listening. I did not feel that she was a good match for the title.
Adrian McKinty is one terrific writer. He.creates memorable characters, interesting mysteries and witty dialogue. I really love this series since I knew nothing about the Troubles prior to reading The Cold Cold Ground. It is bit of a history lesson wrapped up in a great story.
I usually love Carolly Erickson's books but this one failed to capture me. Mary Tudor is certainly an Interesting subject so I don't know why I was unable to connect here. Ms. Erickson provides plenty of information in a well written format and the narration was okay but I just found myself wandering while listening.
These stories are very funny and charming in an offbeat way. I really enjoyed the author narrating his own work which sometimes does not work out as well as this one did.
Falling Glass is a very brutal, fast paced thriller. Killian Pavee is an interesting protagonist. He is an aging (all things being relative) enforcer for an Irish kingpin in America but is trying to get out of the business. However, fate intervenes in the guise of a payday he cannot refuse. All he has to do is find an Irish airline magnate's wayward ex-wife who has disappeared with the couple's children. Of course all is not as it seems. There are some graphic scenes of violence which I found disturbing but the need to know what happened superseded any queasiness I felt while reading them. Adrian McKinty is a very good writer.
Wicked Autumn ranks among the top half of all the audiobooks to which I have listened.
I loved the feel of being amongst the inhabitants of a small English village.
I found Max Tudor to be the most compelling character of the story as well as my favorite narration of a character by Michael Page.
I did not listen to this book all in one sitting. I spread it out over a few exercise sessions.
Waiting impatiently for the release of the second book in this series.
Wow! This story was enthralling to me as the mother of a son who has just entered the armed services. The story is intense and had my heart in my mouth at times. I personally cannot imagine going into a building not knowing if there are people waiting inside to ambush and kill me. The bravery of these men and women takes my breath away if I dwell on what they do from day to day. The narration was very well done,in my opinion.
This history of The Tudors was informative however the author's dislike of two of the family members is easy to deduce. Love them or hate them, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made the Tudor family so fascinating. I personally love Elizabeth despite her foibles. Gloriana!
Anne Perry has an excellent mastery of the language. This novel is superb. The characters are well drawn, the mystery is intriguing, and the atmosphere is oh so Victorian.
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