I generally like Amanda Quick stories, but these Arcane Society novels are excellent with a well-developed storyline and strong leading characters. The romance does not overshadow the main mystery. The narrator does an excellent job of portraying the varied characters and their accents.
The narrator was excellent. I don't think the Louisiana accent was authentic, but her Boston accent was spot on. My husband and father were both born and brought up in the Dorchester and South Boston neighborhoods respectively and that is definitely the way they speak. Loved the setting, the humor, and especially when Theo goes outside the Swan and the cheerleaders are misspelling his name. It was great.
I loved Big Daddy. He was so humorous and manipulated Theo so well, but in a good cause.
I thought she overdid the Louisiana accent on this one, but did like her narration of The Ideal Man.
When Theo bought the fence for the little boy.
This is a great story and the narrator relates it in a compelling manner.
The heroism and determination of the American naval personnel who, at every turn, risked everything to ensure that the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal would have the backing to defeat the Japanese.
Listening to the audiobook makes it come to life. You feel that you are with the troops as they confront the Japanese both on land and sea. It makes you appreciate even more the men who sacrificed everything to ensure that evil would not triumph in the Pacific.
We listened to this on a road trip on our return from Colorado and were impressed. There are places where your heart goes out to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel and what they endured.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the history of the first significant invasion the U.S. made against Japanese held territory in World War II
A good story but the voices, especially the women's characters, have a tendency to blend. This would have been better with two readers. Because the main character is a man, they went with a male reader. Even some of the main male parts seem to blend. Sometimes, unless you actually have read the book, you are unsure which of them is speaking.
Regardless, I did enjoy the humor and the characters, however, you may want to read Sea Swept, Rising Tides and Inner Harbor first to get in depth knowledge of the entire story.
This was a great story. I liked the characters, their interaction and the way the author incorporated Eclipse Bay into the story. The reader was terrific. You could really tell which character was speaking. This was one of my favorites. I wish all of Krentz's stories were unabridged.
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