© William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Recorded Books
As a GI Brat I was raised in Europe in the 1960's. Reading. I eventually ended up a Library/Media Specialist, Teaching K-12, I seek stories
This book by William Kent Krueger ends up being a much more complicated story then his previous writings. It is more about small-town life in Northern Minnesota them about Ojibwe culture and traditions. Still reasonably fast paced and enjoyable the narrative line of our hero continues to progress as does the complexity of his relationships with his family. Still a good read.
This author has a very good sens of rythm. Never uses unnecessary long passages just to fill space.
This series is full of life spirituality and quiet good sens.
I certainly recommend.
It's the first time though that I can notice the narrator throughout the story telling: a bit too long silences or small throat noises...
And the sound editing cuts some phrases or chapters too abruptly.
But it's nothing not to like the story or the listening.
The story was to complicated to be credible without considerably more character development and background information. I have listened to the previous books in the series but still found this one too fragmrnted to be all that interesting. I will try one more book before deciding whether to continue.
My interest was piqued from practically the very beginning. The author has the ability to make me really care about the characters. And I think the narrator did a very good job--subtle but discernible accents, great job with both male and female roles.
During the first half or so of this book, I kept thinking I would probably enjoy the rest of the series. After the conclusion, though, not quite so much. I like mysteries where after the conclusion, you can think, "I should/could have figured that out." This one instead provided information near the conclusion without which you could not solve the mystery.
Loved the characters, liked the narration. The resolution of the mystery was a little sketchy for me, but overall an enjoyable listen. The overall three stars is deceiving. If possible to give partial stars, for me this would be overall 3.6.
The best in the series so far. The religious overtones did not take away from the story for me. They add to the great twist and turns in Blood Hollow.
Suspenseful, Mesmerizing, Addictive
Krueger's characters form a great ensemble and each is important and interesting. The townspeople, the Native Americans, the kids - I enjoy the stories told be all of them.
He has one of those wonderful narrator voices: easy to follow and just enough character variation.
This series was recommended to me by a friend a few weeks ago. I'm starting Book 5 now and I don't see an end to my addiction. I started reading the first book because I am a Minnesotan and my husband grew up on one of the reservations up north. Now I'm so hooked! I've never read books that kept me on the edge of my achair as much as these do. If you like good stories with a mystery twist, try one of these.
Have read all in this series. Blood Hollow met my expectations with interesting characters and complex plot line. Looking forward to more.
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