I read a review of one of the 44 Scotland Street series which was not at ALL complimentary, to say the least. I was saddened because the writer missed the whole point of these fabulous books and one of the best narrators I have ever heard: Robert Ian MacKenzie. Was he looking for blood? Perhaps, guts? These aren't those kind of books. Instead, McCall Smith gives us a glimpse into an absolutely incredible world of (gasp) ORDINARY people. And I have fallen in love with them. Totally. When one book ends, I feel as if all my friends went on vacation at the same time and I am left bereft and alone...well, maybe that might be overstating it a bit...but, honestly, Bertie, Big Lou, Olive, Domenica, Matthew, Miss Harmony and Tofu, etc... are so very wonderful.
No one was more surprised as I, that I could simply adore books which weren't jam-packed with the requisite blood and guts. You go, Alexander McCall Smith and Robert Ian Mac Kenzie! I'm hooked!
Wow! Stephen King and Will Patton! I really don't think it gets better than this. This sequel to "The Shining" is really everything a Stephen King book should be...fast paced, exciting and scary. And with the absolutely fabulous Will Patton narrating, it only gets better. Patton is a man of (apparently) a million voices. He adds depth and believability to each character. I really don't think anyone does it better than Will Patton. To team with one of my all time favorites, Stephen King, it's like all my favorite holidays rolled into one!
I certainly enjoy Tana French's books , but narrator Stephen Hogan takes "Broken Harbor" to a whole new level. I listen to books from Audible all the time. I have a long drive to and from town. I have NEVER heard a better narrator. Mr. Hogan makes every character distinctive and so easy to identify by his voice alone. I would be happy hearing him read the phonebook, but how about some more really good books like Tana French!
As a huge James Lee Burke fan, I didn't think anything could be better! And then, Will Patton was reading James Lee Burke...and things were better! I would read anything narrated by Will Patton and have read everything by James Lee Burke. Creole Belle is another terrific Dave Robicheaux book and I enjoyed every page. James Lee Burke has no equal with his descriptions, dialogue and characters. I just wish he wrote faster...
I enjoyed this book and the narrator was fabulous. Lighthearted and enjoyable. I will listen to more Phryne Fisher mysteries.
As a 5th grader growing up in Homestead, Florida (former home of SAC-Homestead Air Force Base), during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Pat Frank's stunning novel, Alas, Babylon, is as powerful today as it was when it was first published. I am a HUGE Will Patton fan and have listened to everything he has read-even if I had already enjoyed the written word. Patton's brilliant narrative brings each character to life. What a fabulous combination: Frank and Patton. Bravo!
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