I read this long ago and remembered how much I liked it so I had to try it as an audio book. I still liked it but for me it's not quite a five. I liked the characters, good and bad, a lot but as much as I liked them individually they didn't really mesh together for me. Except for maybe Kerwell and Inspector Renko. They had an odd relationship that was interesting.
The narrator was ok maybe a bit dry for me but at the same time maybe utilitarian was what they were looking for in conjunction with a Russian back drop that was kind of the same way.
I'll continue on but I think these are better read in book form.
I don't usually like wives and kids in series like this but Whether and Letty are okay. I liked the back and forth between the surgery and the robbery. LOL when Whether tried to run the guy down after he tried to kill her. That's probably why I like her.
Good story. Ferrone isn't outstanding with accents but I can live with it because he does Lucas and his people so well.
These books have a good plot and Renko is a great character even if he's about as sardonic as it gets. I'm looking forward to him being back in Moscow.....or somewhere warmer.
I laugh at Lucas dealing with the women in his life. The only people who can get him over a barrel. The rest of it was the usual good stuff.
Great narration as usual.
I love these books.
Loved every minute.
Can't imagine reading one of these when it's much better to listen to Richard Ferrone!
Good characters in a great world with a interesting plot. I always look forward to Bishop's books.
I really love these books. This was just as good as every other. Great characters and the plots work well.
Richard Ferrone always does a bang up job.
Good book. Every once in awhile I think she's wondering too far afield but then she brings it back and it all ties together. Good book but you have to pay attention. Like the budding romance.
Narrator was better on this one.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for every one of these. Love them all. Lucas and his band of merry men have broken up but it's still a great series.
Richard Ferrone does such an amazing job I'd feel cheated if I had to read one of these instead of listening to him narrate.
Never met a Davenport I didn't love. Really like the ending with the lady lawyer. Nice to see someone get a fresh start.
As always Richard Ferrone did a wonderful job.
I liked this but I didn't. It's actually closer to a 3 1/2 ****Spoilers*****
The author wants to have it both ways. We're suppose to think that Porpero's cooking Magic is terrible but she did it to save her brother. Not much villainy there. Then there is her friends magic potion abuse. The woman had busted ribs and whiplash. Addiction is hard to lick but it's hard to condemn people who get caught up trying to heal. So, their bad because of magic use is their big bad secrets but it doesn't wash. And frankly I'm tired of the addiction preaching. I'm glad Propero's gotten over her aversion to cooking and realizes good can come of it. For that reason alone I might read the next one.
Oh, and I'm also tired of her knocking John. He's done nothing that makes him the enemy but she doesn't want to admit that she still has a thing for him so she never gives him a break but she goes to him when her cases get tough. I also think she needs to admit that maybe there is a chance he's changed as well. Her condemnation is getting old.
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