Bartonville, TX | Member Since 2012
This was my first Burke and I can tell that there is a lot of character backstory that I have missed. That being said I enjoyed the story and most of the characters. I found Clete's daughter, Gretchen, a little unrealistic, but there again I may just be missing vital backstory. I know everyone raves about Will Patton, he was good but I had a hard time differentiating his female characters voices. All in all a good listen and I will read reviews of his past works to choose another.
A quick who done it that was pretty good and also a freebie from Audible. The age old story of a group of trapped people forced to play a game for their individual survival. Some of the killings were pretty abrupt and others were done with a little flair. Good narration that added to the book.
This mystery surrounds a whole town of people who don't know how they got there and know they can never leave. People can remember their lives before they ended up there but are strongly persuaded to go along and not make waves. No TV and only one occasional radio broadcast. Parents are not to ask or become involved with the children's schooling and many more strange things drive some to rebel in secret. Every now and then someone out of the blue, for no reason ends up dead in a public place with no suspects.
The chief of police is ex-FBI and has been let in on the secret, however, none of this sits right with him. A good second book that kind of leaves you hanging, but I am excited to see where the next book will take me. Good story and good narration.
Okay, so this is a hard review to write. SK is a master of verbiage and can bring us head first right into his stories, however, because I was expecting something scary, I give this a 3.5 and 4 for the narration. I had very high hopes, because it was an epic novel, that it would have had a lot more supernatural elements. The characters were believable and the writing was excellent right up until the end. The waiting for something to happen kept me non stop listening, but I was extremely puzzled by the lack of a strong ending, for me it was not on SK's weird level at all and IMHO a bit corny.
The premise was exciting and could have been amazing. If you are looking for a good story with an abundance of character development this may suit what you are looking for. Personally, I am looking forward to starting his Gunslinger series in a couple of months in hopes of getting my SK fix.
An escapee from Hell half angel is hired to be Lucifers body guard while he spends some time on earth. I thoroughly enjoyed the first of this series but found it hard to keep my attention on this story. There are plenty of monsters and zombies. I'm not really a zombie story fan, so I'm sure that's probably why it was not for me. The writing and story is good if this is up your alley. I was excited when I bought it as a Daily Deal.
I always love a new Georgiana (34th in line to the crown), adventure. In this addition someone is knocking off or trying to knock off people who are in line for the crown. Georgiana gets herself unwittingly into a little pickle with the the police and in order to save her from soiling her reputation and that of the Royal Family she becomes indented to the police and placed on a secret mission.
Great history of people and machinery are peppered through out and there is always a sweet secret romance for Georgiana and the ever elusive Mr. Darcey. A wonderfully, fun series that always has a good mystery and some good laughs.
Everything I have read by Michael Robotham has been outstanding and this was no exception. A fantastically spun story about the kidnapping of two teenage girls. There were no suspects for most of the book and then there were too many to make an educated guess. Another book I found hard to put down.
Joe O'Loughlin is a psychiatrist that is brought in to help the police profile and interrogate suspects. In the first book in this series "Suspect" he was quite a different character than he is in this addition, (book 5). I like the full bodied character that he developed into and will be reading more in this series. Excellent narration, with a perfect pace.
An epic that spans 50+ years that is written beautifully. I had a hard time putting this down because of the very realistic characters and the anticipated capture of a serial killer. The narration was spot on and reminded me a bit of my favorite, George Guidall. I won't reiterate the plot of the story, suffice to say I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes epics with a mystery background mixed with a bit of history. Adding this one to my favorites.
A cute, cozy, ghost story. A young woman who has taken over her fathers construction company in San Francisco has the ability to see and sometimes communicate with ghosts. In this addition to the series there is a murder across the street from a house that she is renovating and there is evidence that it may be connected to her project.
I enjoyed this story but it fell flat for me. Very predictable with a cooky cutter, simmering romance. The narrator's good job helped me to want to finish it.
A fantastic novella for Halloween. I always love the spunky story's of Lady Georgiana's (34th to the crown) adventures. She is a wonderfully down to earth young woman, who at the most inappropriate times becomes quite clumsy. In this Halloween romp she is summoned to attend a costume ball where a secret plot to fix her up is at hand. A mysterious masked stranger, a murder attempt, a great explosion, a very inappropriate advance and a bit of history make this another great addition to "The Royal Spyness" series.
Another good Joe Hill thriller. For me this is one was more fantastical than the others.
Ig, our main character looses the love of his life and after a year or so of drinking and no meaningful relationships he wakes up one morning with small horns growing out of his head. Mysteriously no one is freaked out by the fact and whomever he comes in contact with want to tell him their most horrible acts and feelings. Ig, all in all is a good person and is finding the people he has known and loved all of his life disgust and appall him.
His lifetime girlfriend was raped and murdered and even though they had no evidence pointing to him, everyone thinks he did it. Now that he has the horns and there many abilities he sets off to set the story straight. I good paced, well narrated story and I am looking forward to watching it on TV staring Daniel Radcliffe.
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