The first book in this series was excellent. The story and narrator were great. The second was good and so I looked forward to the continuing story of the Cliftons.and Barringtons. Too bad the story drifted away from them and into another direction. I finished the book, but was relieved to be done with it and from the description of the next book, it appears all of the characters I disliked the most will be featured. Too bad. I'm done.
(In my best Mark Watney voice.)
The narration made this book the awesome that it is
And...I know next to nothing about science. But I understood most of it,
Get this book. You don't have to be an engineer to enjoy it.
As a fan of Agent Pendergast I was disapointed that this book had less of him and more of Corrie. When she was first introduced she was portrayed as street smart, but in this outing she has apparently been struck stupid. The parts of the book with her character seem like they were written for a 9th grader.
Pendergast's part of the story was a bit better and had the story been better written it could have been very good. The introduction of Corrie into the story seemed like it was written to create tension, but was just irritating.
A minor quibble is the very wealthy Pendergast disparaging the rich residents of this exclusive ski town. Snobbery or a tick added by the authors?
I listened to the first three Iron Druid books with relish. The first was excellent, the second was very good and the third was good.
This was such a disappointment
Artticus in this book is whiny and arrogant. He commits eco-terrorism to close a coal mine and puts people out of work and laughs about it. He does this so a gold mine can open. This to repay a personnel debt.
He and his partner rage against oil companies..while driving an SUV.
The Navaho magic was interesting, but other than that, there was really no plot. The story rambled from here to there. And, it turns out he's not even a very good friend.
That said, Oberon remains a delight and Luke Daniels is excellent. One of the best narrators I've listened to.
Save your credit. Listen to the first book again.
The plot dragged out to frustration. If I heard the protagonist say "I felt my heart drop" one more time I thought I would pull my hair out. Scott Brick, who is usually such a delight, was just whiny here.
Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. Here is an author who knows how to weave a tale.
I read this book when it was first published and thought it was good. The audiobook was so much better. Edward Herrmann was a surprise. His narration translated a good book into a moving experience. The beautiful prose written by Turrow was was brought to life.For these reasons, I would say this is a must listen. It's much more that just a courtroom drama.Do yourself a favor and try it.
While the narrator was fine, the book was a meanderaing, boring mess. The bad guys are identtified early and it's downhill from there. This is the first audible book I have not finished. Tried to, but it seemed more like a chore than the pleasure I usually feel when listening to a good book. Don't waste your time or money.
I probable wouldn't have finished reading this book, but the narration is just so lovely it made to book come alive.
While this was an enjoyable book, the forward plot, which was interesting, was stopped in it's tracks frequently for rambling love scenes and unnecessary descriptions. Still I will listen to it again when I need a long book to distract.
The story will make you cringe for the very evil of the main character. Still, a great novel well written and beautifully narrated
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