I started with book 1 on Audible and fell in love with the character, Stephanie Plum, and the narrator, Lori Petty. I listened to a sample of Loralei King and swore I was not going to listen any further (I loved Lori Petty's Jersey accent). But when it came time for book 7, I caved because I wanted more Stephanie Plum. After listening to this book -- I must say, Loralei King does a tremendous job and I've become a fan. It takes me some time to get use to different narrators but after the first little bit, I was able to adapt. I'm glad I caved because I really enjoy Loralei's rendition of Stephanie and all the other wonderful characters. As for the book itself--loved it--true to form for the series and Janet Evanovich.
I've listened to two of her books--The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden. I enjoyed both for different reasons. The Forgotten Garden was a little more predictable but it was also a little darker, which I liked. The House at Riverton I felt was more suspenseful and mysterious. Others listeners may think the reverse.
Kate does a fantastic job of taking the reader between present and past without creating too much confusion, I think. Excellent books. Can't wait to download the next one.
Narration is great as well. Caroline Lee does a tremendous job.
My favorite genre is historical fiction and my second favorite genre is crime thrillers. This has both and I couldn't get enough. I definitely am not an expert on the "Troubles" in Ireland during the late 60s to early 90s and have enjoyed learning more about it through various books. This has been my favorite so far. I really enjoyed Sgt. Duffy's character--intelligent, down-to-earth, and witty. Very cool book.
I don't know if this is the only novel with Sgt. Duffy's character or if there are others as I would love to read more with him. But I will certainly be listening to other McKinty novels.
This is the second time hearing Gerard Doyle. He's great and cannot imagine anyone else narrating these stories about Ireland.
especially about Jacobites. I really enjoyed the Winter Sea and would definitely recommend it. The story was fun and the characters were charming and interesting in both the Jacobite rising error and the present time. The two story lines surprised me at first and was a little off putting, as I wanted the book to be more of the history. But as the book read on, I found myself enjoying both storylines and in the end was very pleased.
until I discovered Lori Petty doesn't narrate any of the remaining Stephanie Plum books. Lori Petty is great and made the audio books for me. I love her Jersey accent and quirky voice.
I'm not hip on any of the other narrators except maybe Debi Mazar so after listening to those, I'll finish the rest of the books by reading not listening. I think this is a great series and really enjoy Janet's style of writing.
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