Bartonville, TX | Member Since 2012
A good mystery from the start. My first listen by Steven Hamilton. It was a nicely paced mystery and the ending pulled all the pieces together well. I purchased it on sale and it was worth the time. Dan John Miller does a good job narrating and is a good fit for the main character. I can see why people like this series.
This was a story that was written by Richard Adams specifically for his children who had outgrown books aimed at children. They were growing up and he wanted to keep their interest in books alive.
The whole book surrounds a group of bunnies and their adventure to find a better, safer life, however, the characters and their encounters are based on our human nature. The other warrens they come in contact with seem to be less civilized and without their moral compass, so they must keep moving. One of the bunnies in the group has the ability of second sight and keeps them moving toward their goal somewhat safely, but they still encounter fierce battles and dangerous missions. Bravery and stories of cunning by their ancestors help to keep them striving toward their goal.
It was exciting and you can't help but fall in love with these wonderful characters. It was beautifully written and narrated by Ralph Cosham, who also narrates the Three Pines series, one of the best. A classic for all ages.
A great follow up to Garden Spells and I hated to see it end. A fantastic set of characters mixed with a cozy mystery. The first part of the book was mainly about Bay, one of the younger Waverley's, and how she and her special gifts are maturing. She has not been made privy to a back story that concerns her future and some old secrets are revealed. Claire has become a candy maker and people are clambering for her, sometimes life altering, wares except for the dark stranger who arrives in town. The Waverley's must band together to find out who he is, what he wants, and protect themselves from his bad intentions. A twist is added to the end that will affect them all in the next book.
Another great story filled with magical fun and of course the infamous Apple tree. The first blossoms are greatly anticipated by all except for maybe the men acquainted with the wonderful Waverley women. Highly looking forward to the next in the series. Sarah Addison Allen and narrator Susan Erickson make an enchanting pair.
A story about the hell a family endures after the disappearance of their daughter/sister, while on vacation in Colorado. They assume it is a kidnapping after their daughter chooses to get into a strangers truck during an emergency and then ends up missing. The story bounces around in a two year timeline and keeps you guessing until the end of where and what actually happened to the girl. The only character I related to was the girl and she had a very minor part. Some are comparing this book to "Gone Girl", however, for me it was very different except for my detachment from the characters.
The narration was excellent and added to the story. Xe Sands is one of my favorites and I was so glad that to see that she was part of this highly toughted new release.
There are many descriptions of this non-fiction read, however, what I found most interesting was that it gave a great deal of history about Washington, Oregon and has a sprinkle of Long Beach thrown in during the depression. It is very informative about what this group of men, their families, and their cities went through during that time. It also included history surrounding Germany's rise to power and how they hid what was actually going on during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
It is a book about rowing which sounds boring but it is actually interesting and exciting.
I always like these books. Another fun paranormal, Sci-Fi mixed with the mystery of the sea. I don't watch this series but I certainly enjoy reading these shorts. Good for YA but not strictly just for YA.
This was one I picked up as a daily deal that was a very cute fantasy with many different characters from other dimensions. A fun twist on the mystical scale Skeeve is a magicians apprentice and when his master is killed he and his new master set out on a quest to find his killer. His new master is a hoot and you never know if he is telling the truth or not. Quite the little story teller. While cloaked in different appearances they go to different dimensions and pick up a few friends along the way. A great story for all ages and the narrator was very good with all the different voices. Highly recommend for the youguns.
A look at how a sadistc killer raised his boy. What a hellish childhood Jazz had and the fact that he came out of it half way sane is amazing to me. After his father goes to jail a copy cat killer is out there killing on his behalf and Jazz is helping the police by getting into his mind, so they may have a chance at stopping him. Jazz has some good friends that help him to remember who he is and a detective that always seems to be on his side.
A different twist on a serial killer case that was interesting but still very creepy. I felt sorry for Jazz because he will always have the fear of his dark side consuming him. Good narration and fast moving.
I enjoyed the premise of this murder mystery but it did remind me a bit of a movie staring Bruce Willis called "Color of Night". The characters were unique and the story kept up a good, fast pace throughout. Even though it had a somewhat predictable ending it was still exciting.
The author did a great job with the descriptions of the city of San Francisco. I used to live there and he brought back many memories for me. He showed just how diverse and beautiful the city is and how it has its own distinctly different weather pattern.
I would read more from this author should any come up as Daily Deals as this one was.
This was a great story of a good mans expedition to claim what was left to him after his sisters sudden death. He must travel from Europe to Tahiti with very little money. Because of his kindness to everyone, even strangers, he is gifted with unbelievable niceties. A good journey with many believable characters. A clean book with no violence, just a nice eventful story.
This left me full of questions. Many, many loose ends; unclear and confusing. A mystery surrounding a man that may be a real person who exists, or does he, or is he many different men?...as far as I can tell he is a good man who is chasing his nemesis "a Man in Black" because he must. A bit of biblical reference and on the other end of the spectrum, Tarot cards and space science.
Thank goodness this is a buddy read and I am not the only one left with questions or simply crazy for wanting to go on with this sliding door series. Stephen King is the master of head trip illusion and as always, George Guidall's narration was excellent.
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