I recently discovered Marcia Muller and I am so glad that Audible is releasing her earliest works. Marcia paved the way for Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Karen Kijewski,Linda Barnes and so many others by creating the first female private detective and having someone publish it. Sharon McCone is obviously the daughter Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and Robert B Parker would have wished for. This early work (the second in the series after Edward of the Iron Shoes, also available on Audible) will take you back to San Francisco in the early 1980's and is tightly written with wonderful local flavor. This was my first experience with narrator Laura Hicks and she was just what Sharon would have wanted.
Wow. Absolutely loved Winds of War and Pariseau narration so I had to follow up with War & Remembrance and have just finished this even better work. This may have been the finest 56 hours I have ever spent with an audiobook and I have listened to over five hundred books over the years. The now familiar characters fit like a comfortable pair of jeans and Pariseau's style felt like hearing the reminisces of an eyewitness. I am sure Wouk's words made a large contribution as well and in my mind he has now surpassed the great Irving Stone in the category of author of historical novels.
Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone could be the illegitimate daughter of Lew Archer and the older step sister of Kinsey Milhone. The setting for Eye of the Storm is Agatha Christie inspired and the story line would fit comfortably in any PD James, Minette Walters or Ruth Rendell book if it were transported across the pond to 1980's California. Another lost classic from Marcia Muller. Thank you Audible
Yes, narrator Miller makes the book
Yes, this was my fifth and I will get around to finishing the series in good time
Miller is the perfect voice for Alex. Story not one of the best in the series but narrator keeps it alive.
Maybe not in one sitting but three days well spent
Maybe time to to give Alex a hiatus again and try some stand alone's. Lock Artist and Nightwork were great as well. Either way, keep them coming Mr. Hamilton.
Thank you for adding this lost gem. Laura Hicks does an excellent job of being Marcia's voice and bringing Sharon alive. Please keep them coming.
If you are like me and are a fan of either (or all of) Michael Connely, Robert Crais, TJ Parker, Thomas Perry, Joseph Wambaugh, Robert Ferrigno, Ross Macdonald or Sue Grafton then Robert Ellis and Lina Gamble are for you. Not only has Ellis created a great central character in Lena but he uses the LA/Southern California backdrop as a supporting actor (or shall I say actress) in the tradition of the greats listed above. The plot twists will keep you guessing till the end. This was my first experience with Coleen Marlo and her voice was pleasant and easy to listen to. My only wish was that she would have exhibited a greater range of emotion when the plot situation call for some. I hope you enjoy this listen as much as I did.
Chevy Stevens impressive debut, Still Missing, is very similar in concept to the bestseller Room except that it is told from the adult captive's viewpoint rather than a child, The language and details are more graphic and if you are offended by language and or adult content please beware, if not, both are in context with story and not over the top. The main character was both well developed and sympathetic. The first three quarters of the book was reminiscent of Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag or Tess Gerritsen at their best. Unlike some reviewers, I found the the ending much more complicated than it had to be and and more in line with a soap opera or bad Lifetime movie. As a result what could have been a great thriller is merely a good one.This was my first experience with narrator Angela Dawe as well and she was absolutely wonderful so I am not sure how much credit goes to the writer and how much to the reader. I know I enjoyed the book and recomend it.
Excellent listen. My first experience with this author. Good police procedural that did not get bogged down with too many details. Good character development. Lots of plot twists without getting to confusing. I suppose ending was predictable (aren't they all) but just off center enough that I did not guess it completely. Would not have known the gender(s) of the authors if I had not been told. Only my second experience with this narrator and he did an excellent job this time.(my first was more forgettable) Will definitely add the sequel to my wish list.
I just finished listening to this audiobook and find myself confused. I would describe the actual book to be a fair to middling short story more equatable to Stephen King than David Baldacci in content with a predictable ending that was only redeemed by Scott Brick's usual stellar narration. I am confused by the timing of the release and its intention. The plot of the story seems to clearly indicate that it was written over ten years ago and yet its maketed as something new with a copywrite of 2011. Second, while I paid the cash price which was fair for the contentent, I like others would have been upset if I had used up a precious credit instead. I question the intent of Audibles marketing in this regard.
I so eagerly awaited the 3rd installment of the Millenium Triolgy that I purchased a copy of the UK book in December rather than wait until it's May arrival in the US. After reading two hundred pages in the first week I realized 2 things. While Larsson is a great writer, I dearly missed the way Vance brought everything to life. I put the book down and waited the 6 months for the audio release. I was not disapointed. The team of Larsson and Vance delivered another winner.
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