Alberta Canada | Member Since 2012
I'm certainly not a young adult but I really enjoyed this story. Combining physics and cosmology (explaining things like dark matter) made the book very engaging. Characters were well developed and I loved the narrator.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel come to mind. That series was incredible!
I'm expecting that a follow up book to Gideon and the Cutpurse is in the works as the story ended quite abruptly.
I loved the children.
The unseen world of past and future.
There seemed to be an underlying theme of good vs evil in the book and on some level the invitation for goodness. It wasn't preaching but the consequences of not living a good life were conveyed through Gideon.
i would absolutely recommend this book! One of his one of his best if not *the* best. The narrator - Michael Beck is brilliant, brings the characters to life and never misses a beat...flawless delivery; I am in awe how this is possible.
The storyline is engaging, interesting and what a surprise for an ending; I loved it. Also reinforced for me why I disdain most lawyers so much.
No but I will look for more by him; he's amazing!
Whiny Victim Revived.
If you want a light listen to pass the time and don't mind all the self reflection and whining, this might be a better choice than a gory murder mystery.
Possibly. If only the author offered more depth and realty rather than morality and obsessive self talk.
Can't comment because this book isn't worth a film.
Give us some depth.
It's a refreshing departure from all the violence and tension out there. A sweet story with Christian undertone. The story is plausible enough to have actually happened.
The overview of rural life and the rewards of being part of a mostly tolerant and generous community.
Young adequate narrator
Many parts bought a smile and a laugh....nice!
If you,re looking for an easy, enjoyable listen with a sprinkle of old fashioned morality thrown in - this is it.
Other than re-writing the entire thing, nothing could save this. The characters are unrealistic - pit bull gorgeous cop married to a billionaire whipping boy. I am so sick of this set up. Give me real people doing real things; behaving in civilized ways.
I will still buy and listen to murder mysteries but will stay away from JD Robb and the Death series.
There was nothing I liked. She made the main character - Eve come across like a pit bull. It got tiresome in a hurry. Its so unlike how people converse in the real world. Roark was another failure. Portraying him as someone who could rise above the pit bull was laughable. My time is too valuable to waste on such badly written books.
None - absolutely none.
There is an entire 'Death' series - even the name creeps me out and if this book is any indication - the rest have to be as much a waste of time.
The sweet and endearing relationship and love that Detective Frank Mackey has for his daughter and the wonderful conversations between them. I wish I had a dad like him!
A really good story and the awesome narrator that brought it all to life.
This man is a true genius. The accent he had to use and variations of it for the cast of characters must have been difficult - but he did it. Thank you Mr. Reynold's!
Very much worth listening to!
Absolutely great writing and narration. From the first chapter to the end it was engaging.
They were all so real and plausible ... All great but glad the story was told through the eye of our journalist.
If you're a murder mystery fan - this one is a must listen. Truly one of the - if not the best.
The story line was one that for the most part was actually believable. Also it was not packed with over the top violence, gore and over the top 'shoot-em up' scenes that I no longer want to put up with.
I would because it has some nice romance and normal stuff mixed in.
She has a very calm voice - east to listen to. Very precise articulation - takes pride in her profession.
The heroine was a great superhero kind of character - every man's dream. But she was not really believable. I had to overlook that plus I had to overlook boyfriend/cop Brooks who was every woman's dream but again - hardly typical of what most men are really like (unfortunately).
Scott Brick's narration is amazing - he's a true artist. Writers were great as well but I would have enjoyed it more if it were more based on reality. I'm getting tired of books that rely on magic and the supernatural. This element made the book a bit frightening.
The writers are masters of detail (almost too much) but they seemed to fizzle out at the end and I was glad for it even though it translated to parts missing.
This man is pure genius!
A bit too suspenseful/ scary due to what came across as supernatural.
I love mysteries but am getting sick of having my head filled with listening about crazy demented people in this world. The gory detail really gets in the way of my enjoyment of these kinds of stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and others have managed to write mysteries without all the gory details. I like that. I really like Michael Connely as a writer but wish he and others would tone it down and experiment with focusing more on the investigation and their personal relationships.
My all time favorite voice is still Dick Hill's. I had to get use to Len Cariou's voice but now that I have, I like him.
No - too gory.
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