These books are about the ghost of a professional car thief, Pascha, who finds himself in the morgue (in Cologne, Germany) awake (in spirit) and dead (in body). Only the coroner, Dr. Martin Gänsewein, can hear him and poor Martin thinks he is going crazy. Pascha, on the other hand, is furious that his death was murder but made to look like he was drunk and fell off a temporary walkway so he is sticking around until things are made right. It is creative and funny and each of the following books has some central plot that furthers the 'relationship' of car thief and coroner. MacLeod Andrews narrates, brilliantly as always. I find it amazing how his voices are so totally different for different books.
The story of Bhima and her granddaughter Maya is s searing one. Having been forced to go from tiny but respectable apartment to the slums, Bhima continually tries to keep moving forward. It is hard to review The Space Between Us without giving the story away. I'll just say I recommend this to readers who can take a trip through a difficult and twisting story. I am still chewing on the ending and will go back and listen to that part again. Excellent narrator.
I love the John Ceepak novels and figured if this was also by Chris Grabenstein, it had to be good. Not the least bit disappointed. Slay Ride is definitely darker and grizzlier than the Ceepack series so be ready for that. Moves along with a 'can't put it down pace' and Jeff Woodman does a terrific job of all these very different voices. I do recommend.
This series has been a real treat - one can only hope for more in the series - plus MacLeod Andrews is just wonderful as the narrator. I just love finding a series where you just want to get every book.
She goes to the Saudi Kingdom to work as a doctor. You'd think this would turn into a fascinating look into a closed society but not so. She seems to love all the quirks of "covering" and "being invisible" and gender segregation, discovers her 'Muslim-ness', goes on a Hajj and is orgasmic about being called by Allah. (Allah calls those to Hajj so if you want to go, ipso facto you've been called.)
Think 'Lifetime for Women', Saudi style
Boring ain't in it. I would have happily returned this to audible but as of now you can only return 2 books per 6 months regardless of how many books you buy.
but I am a hard core fan of the Nightside. I know authors want to grow, to change their craft into an entirely different direction and, personally, I hate that. I earned my bread and supported a family as an artist so really, I do understand. But the Drood novels and now this new series... sorry - I just can't move on to the next book.
This is a story that keeps you waiting behind every doorway and corner - what happens next? Can't put it down. I had the audible and the kindle on these first three as there were parts I needed to go back and read on the kindle. The 'alien' component of this story is so very alien that more and slower description is sometimes needed, so add kindle.
Wonderful narrator - Jefferson Mays - why on earth he changed the next book, Cibola Burns, to Erik Davies I just don't know. I will only get the kindle on this book. Mr. Davis narrates like "Bobbie...put...her...cup...down...on...the...table" without the slightest inflection but the characters that come in he does well. No, if no Jefferson Mays, no more audible on this series.
LOVE these books. Looking forward to the SyFy TV series.
This is the kind of book you pray for. One that grips your attention and does not let go. Corey has created an incredible future space world peopled with interesting and believable characters. Very complex story that when I finished I actually started over. Can't say too many like that. (Well except for Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim!) Jefferson Mays does a wonderful job on all the characters and has a voice like velvet. I will look for other books he has done.
Recently discovered that the SyFy channel is making a TV series from this book series.
Thank goodness there are more in the series. I'd be in withdrawal otherwise.
Being an 'agent to the starts' takes on a whole new meaning with aliens, even funny, weird and strange aliens with highly moral codes. And really stinky breaths. Told well with rich characters and a twisty story. I also had the kindle but I think the audio is a much better choice. Highly recommend.
Not enough really compelling stories out there - you know the ones, the ones you can't put down but don't want to end either. This is a good one. Keeps you guessing which way things will fall and with enough complex side stores to keep it all exciting. I will definitely go back and start with book 1 in this series - Gerard Doyle is an excellent narrator and his different voices are perfect for the characters. Don't be afraid to take this as the first book as enough of the backstory is suggested, but not slammed into you.
Do start with book 1 though as this is a story that progresses. I do love books that are both unpredictable and can pull you into the story seamlessly.
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