Murder Mystery Misery
I burst out laughing when the Trooper is invaded in his small bunk by two women & a kid. Did I mention the bunk is in a tiny soggy fishing boat that's slowly sinking into the harbour??
The Trooper, who is phobic about airplanes, riding the pontoon of a seaplane & jumping off to capture a murder suspect riding an ATV.
A good story about small town life in the back woods of Alaska with all it's inbred problems & racial misunderstandings. The author doesn't side with either culture but treats them both with dignity, humor & realism.
Yes. Lot's of action, a good story, believable characters, a ton of suspense & even a little humor. A great listen.
Similar in style to David Baldacci's Camel Club books
A very good performance!! Lot's of accents & very believable.
The drowning of New Orleans.
I sat up till 3:30 in the AM on a work night to listen to the ending of the book because I couldn't shut it off & go to bed!! It's one of those books that you need to listen to when you have lots of time. If you turn it off, you'll make yourself crazy wanting to get back to it.
A spooky adventure.
The moment that Ruth realized WHO the real bad guy was. The ending was a bit of a surprise too.
Yes. In fact, I almost did but had to finally give it up & go to bed at 4 in the morning!!!
I liked it. I liked it so much I bookmarked the entire series. It was surprisingly good. Lots of action. Lots of suspense. Nothing unrealistic & everything was quite shockingly believable.
Yes. The series is a fast moving look at the personal lives of fire fighters & cops in a small city. I like the personal development of a few characters in each book & the in depth look at their lives. Nothing is sugar coated & the action is well done. I like a series with familiar characters & like this series because it's slower paced & escapes the desperate shoot-em-up, blast-em-to-hell attitude of some of the books I love. Sometimes you just need a break with nice people even if they're the town's Bad Boy.
I'll buy the whole series!
Depends. The idea of the book was great. The Orthodox Jews live in a world apart from the modern world & the idea of peeking in was very intriguing. But the book doesn't really develop that look into the closed community. It's all about a woman abandoned by a mother from that world instead.
I can see it being made into a two hour special. There's just not enough story to develop it into a series.
Not a bad read, just a rather ordinary read. Good idea but not developed enough & not enough of a look into the Hidden World.
Action enough to keep me interested with just a little relevant sex to keep the story real. I like a good story & usually go for the Murder Mystery or Thriller with lots of action & suspense but sometimes I want something slower & more like real life.
I have to say it, I really do BUT these books are very much like Harlequin Romances in a lot of ways. But, they have a twist as well. Good thing or they would just be another formulaic romance.
Jeffrey does a good job.
I've enjoyed the series so far. They're like Nevada Barr's Anna Pidgeon series in a way. A little law & order, a little romance, lots of adventure, mystery & intrigue without all the dirty words, guns & gore. A nice break from the ugly world in a lot of ways & a bunch of nice characters to get to know.
Yes. Although I love Murders, Mysteries & Action books, sometimes you just need to take a break & find something homey to listen to. Debbie McComber is one of my goto authors when I'm not feeling good, when I'm wrapped in my jammies & laying on the couch. It's that mug of hot cocoa, the pat on the shoulder & your Mom's homemade soup kind of story that makes you feel good in the end, no matter what.
It always works out in the end. Your kids can listen with you & you won't be embarrassed. Your Granny can listen & love them. My husband doesn't like violence on tv but he can sit for hours & listen to Debbie's books without a problem. He's always calling for more.
If you like 19 kids & counting, the Little Couple, 7th Heaven and all oldies like the shows on ME TV & Vision, these stories are for you. They tell a good story, there's rarely any violence & it always works out in the end. It may not work out like you thought, but it always works in the end.
Barbara Rosenblat has such a way with characters & voices that you forget that it's only one woman doing the narration. I can't imagine what she would do to Fairy Tales.
It was a great thriller about a national icon. I listen when I work at data entry. One night I kept working until almost 4:30 AM because I couldn't shut the book down & go home . . . . I had to know!! The story had enough action to keep me interested without blowing up the world or killing everyone in town. Another great collaboration by an excellent author & truly splendid narrator.
A Hellova Life
It's honesty. It's truthfulness. It's grittiness.
Our Hero was the best. His struggle for sobriety made the story meaningful. His search for the truth made it worth listening to.
The scene where he comes home to find the bottle on the table. His description of the smell, the taste, the want & the need. I felt it deep in my gut.
I know some people find the constant referral to the 12 Steps, AA & Meetings annoying but this whole story is about getting off the booze & working the Steps. None of it would've happened if the murdered man wasn't working the Steps.
Yes. I love the action. I love the way Poke tries to correct the terrible things done to the people he loves.
Yes. And I liked it so much I went out & bought all the other books in the series.
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