The descriptions were vivid and emotions are strong in the characters. They were flawed and well written.
However, I simply could not relate to Stephen. I was born sickly and developed determination as part of a coping mechanism and detest people who are physically strong but appeared weak willed.
So the part I like least is Stephen, but everything else was great. Which, seeing as s/he is the main character, made my position a little odd.
If there's a sequel I don't want to know about it.
Descriptions. The author's voice was a little too fast, but it was manageable with the audible software.
Uh, no. It actually depresses me. Success and money does not make a person happy.
I don't have anything against Stephen in terms of sexual preferences or social standing. I just wish she would grow some self esteem. Self-sacrificial tendencies are so not attractive.
Very Noir StoryBecause it IS very typically noir with all the detective work and what not. All it lacked was a slick, mysterious lady of the night.
Murder of the Orient ExpressDo I have to explain this??
Since I listened to Pinchot's performance in other Grimnoir works. It held true to the story.
Murder! Mystery! Unexpected Twists!
All I had to complain was that it was too short! Moar, Mr. Correia! Also, would like to find out Toru's reaction re Mr. Sullivan's latest daring rescue.
The suspense, the bloodshed, the sheer blood and guts of it. Nothing sparkly or clean here.
When Jake Sullivan revealed his plan M. I was bowled over. Totally did not see that coming.
His male, female and narrative voice are all very distinctive. No overlap, very well done. Although would like to see his 'shouting' voice actually shouting or at least a little louder. Only knew the characters were shouting via... he shouted...
It was a little odd.
Quest to find the Pathfinder
Go read it. It's worth your time.
Amanda Quick, maybe. Anne Flosnik maybe never.
I have waited for a long time for this book to be available in audio form, keeping fingers crossed that it would be Tomlinson to do the performance. Unfortunately...
Let me count the ways.
First, the pace of the performance was just a touch slow. Nothing that can't be solved with the speed option. Optimal speed is at 1.25.
Second, the male voices were a little... odd. Not very masculine and uneven allover, like a badly made jumper.
Third, voices tended to bleed into each other. Flosnik's narrative voice and masculine voice jumped around a bit. Made for a very irritating experience.
No. The first book already stretched my ability to suspend disbelief. Fine, the female character's amazingly intelligent, when it comes to money, and incredibly dense to the point of stupidity when it comes to matters of human relationships. I could credit all this as naivete and escapism but NOT. THE. MALE. HALF. OF. THE. FAMILY'S. LOW. CLASS. ACCENTS.
Seriously? They are gentry aren't they? At least the second generation? The very good looking twin brothers? Surely they have some pride or at least would have tried to distance themselves from sounding like low pay help?
It's either that or Flosnik put too much emphasis on all the 'ain'ts' that appeared in the story. OMG, I want to dig out my eardrums with a spoon.
I'm returning this book, I can't have it taking up a credit I could have spent on something else. How did it get a 4.1 rating anyway?
It's about Franks, what more can I say?It's a story that explored the INSIDE of Franks' head. A head that is more than a little alien and very different from any human's.
I've always liked Z and Earl, but Franks is frankly in a league of his own. Almost literally. Oh, I'm still hoping that we'll get to see Jason Lococo in the next installment. Please say he's not dead, or an undead. Or a transformed mutant thing.
The moment when the warrior monks tried to get their long spears out of their very colourful bus under the Bureau's wary (and incredulous) eyes. It was awesome.
Franks have a heart. It was painful to look at yet incredibly sweet at the same time. Like warming up a frostbitten limb.
I've listened to audio recording twice. Once by itself, and once going through the whole series again.
GODZILLA VERSUS GUNDAM!
What other books but the other THREE awesome Grimnoir Chronicles starring Sullivan Senior? Clearly Joe inherited more than his dad's brawn and powers over gravity, it's a pleasure to see how that scholarly brain would have turned out with proper education. Bronson Pinchot gave Joe a voice that gave the impression of being as deep as mountain roots (Like his dad) but with a crisper edge and just a hint of uncertainty as the son of a famous man.
When I first heard Pinchot's voice it was in Grimnoir book 1. At first, I was a little put off due to heavy favoritism for Oliver Wyman's voice (Performing Correia's MHI series) and could not really give the book my full attention.
Jake's rather slow drawl takes some getting used to.
I giggled. Peopled looked at me oddly at coffee shops.
This story is good enough to be a standalone even though it's a continuation of the Grimnoir Series. Only wish it could be just a bit longer. Readers who like this should totally read about Sullivan Senior's adventure.
Yes, I've listened to it many times
The moment when Mr. Darcy first danced with Elizabeth
Mrs. Bennet. Funny!
Ah, when Elizabeth realizes she loves Darcy
I would love to listen to other dramatized version of Jane Austen's books.
Also, sorry Kiera Knightly
An elderly scary female detective as oppose to one who might be side tracked by a bit o' muslin' on the side? Count me in! Sorry Nancy Drew, I stopped reading about you once it started to center round her relationships. I read Mysteries for MYSTERIES.
Also, Mrs. Bradley is scarily awesome, or was it awesomely scary?
Mrs. Bradley! The others are mere side dishes. Also, I may like the forgetful and sporting pastor.
I bought this book because it was Patience Tomlinson.
Beware of old ladies with teeth.
I like mysteries well enough, but I think I'd only purchase more if they are on sale.
I've listened to it more than 5 times now.
It was funny without being overdone, and oh the misunderstandings and the minor intrigue and Lady Whatshername being all snobbish and "After serious consideration, I have resolved to ignore my nephew's misconduct' indeed!
Act 1! The whole of Act 1!
Ah no, there are MORE? I MUST HAVE IT!
Yeah, only 2 hours, I have listened to it sitting, standing and driving.
IF THERE ARE MORE I WANT THEM!! GIMME!
TOP NOTCH! For casual no heavy thinking full of explosions listen. It was better than watching Mission Impossible. There are werewolves and concerned citizens turned werewolf hunters! Full of Awesome!
Ah, the part when Earl realizes he may have found True Love!
I love everyone of them! Earl especially, though a special mention of the Lady in Charge of the School Gym is very satisfactory as well. Part of the reason why I read MHI was Wyman's voice.
I did listened to it in one sitting.Until 4 am...
I had a headache, but it was well worth it. A few days later I listened to it again, at a more reasonable pace. Starting from book 1. Yeah.
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