Wildwood, MO, United States | Member Since 2010
This is the third in a series by Preston & Child with FBI Special Agent Pendergast and the NY History Museum. It is just as riveting as the first two. This one can be read as a separate book vs the first two (The Relic and Reliquary) need to, or should, be read together. In this one we learn the cool and debonair Pendergast has some very unusual skills past what has ever been known before. He has a fantastic way of remembering everything I think he's ever known. As usual, there is a lot of suspense, murder and deception. These guys have some very vivid imaginations. Over all, everything ends happily...the guy gets the girl, some of the police are shown for their incompetence, the bad guy loses all and NY is safe again. I do like these series of suspense stories and will continue to listen to more. Jonathan Marosz does an excellent job of reading and keeping all the various voices unique.
The very beginning was a bit difficult to follow but once that was figured out it was sad, fun and entertaining. Not crying sad but you can't believe that's happening to someone sad. It was kind of fun trying to figure out the end throughout the entire book. I have recommended this book to many friends. I really enjoyed it. Never dull as it kept you following many different lives and how they all fit together around small incidents.
This was a clever story. How she every came up with it is more than amazing but it was fun to listen to. There was a great plot with loads of off shoots to try and keep track of through the entire story. I really enjoyed the characters and "characters" is exactly what they all were. The Night Circus traveled from town to town adding to itself as it goes with the most remarkable tents to visit. Each tent is magnificent and your imagination is called to action as each is described through out the story. Jim Dale did an excellent job of narrating.
I love this series and I know Rhys Bowen is trying to keep it really cozy reading but I'm getting as frustrated as Darcy, who doesn't show it a bit. Actually the love story part of this one was pretty good. At least Georgie and Darcy were together more than usual. There was still a lot of emotional longing, kissing and hand holding. Don't give details if you want to keep it a cozy but please marry them so they're not going to stay celibate the entire time. At least this time we got a glimpse into what Darcy actually does for a living. They could do wonderful detective work together. Remember "Hart to Hart"? Robert Wagner & Stephanie Powers - a detective love story. That could be Georgie and Darcy and I would be very happy. I find myself dwelling on the love more than the detective work anymore. The story itself was good with lots of strange characters adding to the "who did it" question. They traveled from England to Hollywood with something going on the entire way to stir the story. What made me give this story only 4 stars, and I thought about 3, was the fire. It really bothered me. It was way too quick, too much and too destructive. I felt it was used as a climactic way just to end on a disaster, but there was enough of the story left that it was not necessary. Just figuring out the answers, and catching the bad guy would have worked for me. The fire could have just been smaller and it would have worked better. No matter how it's written, Katherine Kellgren is wonderful as usual. I truly do enjoy this series and from what I've already heard about the next book, I think I could be even more disappointed. I hope not. It's difficult to wait another year to find out.
This had me laughing out loud many, many times. The story might not have been the most thought provoking but it kept my interest and I truly enjoyed it. The back and forth between characters was just right. If you need something to make your day enjoyable, this is it.
A heart wrenching story set in WWII Germany. The love, life and crimes of a group of everyday Germans and their interaction with each other and others. It's an intimate story of a young girl, her family and best friend. It' a history of the war, caring and terrible atrocities that happened in Hitler's Germany with a lot of love thrown in for good measure. You'll cry. I sure did.
I read this so very long ago. It was even more of a pleasure to listen to this time around and remember all of their different adventures. There is so much detail in this story of tragedy and hope. It goes against the assumption that adults are too old to enjoy a story about rabbits. These rabbits live adult lives of adventure and uncertainty. One could almost replace humans for the rabbits and then everyone would think it was all right, but that is not the story. It's not difficult or light. It is a feel good story with mystery, deception, thrills and romance. It's told from a rabbits point of view - if one could imagine their perspective. It's not a book for the vampire or the murder mystery even the romance book lover unless they have a soft side for just heart-warming fun. Good for young and old but I'd say that the adult might like it even more than the teenager. This book is worth listening to because it is very good and it has been around for a long time. One could even call it a classic.
There was a good story here and I liked Dick Hill's voice for the main character, Terry McCaleb but he wasn't especially good with the females and I think the voice of Graciela turned me off of her character. I didn't particularly like her character's personality anyway but the voice didn't help. I found her kind of sniveling - at least a little whiny at times & clingy. Terry McCaleb, without any badge or license, did a good job of finding the bad guy while staying within the law (mostly) and keeping the LA Detectives Bureau hating him. His exceptional FBI experience helped him and in the end was the entire reason for the murders. There were unusual twists and turns that kept me interested throughout. I learned alot about heart & organ transplants with this story. I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read it, then maybe I would have a different attitude about the entire story. I'm not good with seeing movies for anything I've read or want to read either. I usually like to create my own characters in my minds eye; how they look and talk. I think I missed that with this reading.
I love this series. I love the characters. The love story between Darcy & Georgi is both heartwarming and frustrating. I'm waiting and hoping for further development but I'm glad Darcy keeps showing up unexpectedly. The mystery plot in this one was interesting and the ending was not expected. The family is a hoot. What an interesting bunch of characters. I can see this one in the series continuing into the next. They all kind of do but maybe she'll add Jack as a new friend to keep in touch with. You can't go wrong by starting at the very beginning of this series and reading, or listening in this case, to this entire series. Enjoy!
This series is one of my favorite fun mysteries with a wonderfully, easy romantic side to it. Some people say you can read this alone, but I strongly recommend you start at the beginning. Each episode is it's own "who done it" mystery, but the romantic thread starts with #1 Her Royal Spyness and has basically taken over, at least for me. I know there's going to be a murder & Georgiana is going to help solve it but I never know what's going to happen between she and Darcy which can be as much of a mystery as the murders themselves. As usual this murder(s) is well planned and very clever fitting right in with the Christmas season. Georgie comes close to losing her life in the process of catching the killers and Darcy is there for her in the end. Speaking of the end, I think it will be my favorite of all the series endings ever, at least Chapter 41. Rhys Bowen will have to go some to top this one for me. I sure hope she's not finished with this series yet. One more after this is all I see right now. As much as I love the story line, Katherine Kellgren makes it all the more enjoyable. I don't know how she does it, but she is wonderful as the narrator.
This series is just fun. An innocent, naive, smart debutante who can get herself into some weird predicaments mostly because of the Queen...who can say no to the Queen? It's a touching series with romance and mystery. It's an enjoyable listen that keeps me driving way out of my way so I don't have to turn it off. In this one, Lady Georgiana finds herself in a Transylvanian castle for the wedding of her good friend, the Princess of Romania (who she almost doesn't remember) from her days at boarding school. Tagging along is her newly hired inept Lady's Maid, Queeny and best friend, Belinda. It just so happens that the handsome and love interest in her life, Darcy O'Mara is at the same wedding. Of course, someone is murdered and she and Darcy try to figure it out without becoming victims themselves either from vampires or human hands. I think Katherine Kellgren does a good job with the voices.
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