© William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Recorded Books
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.
It's good, among those I would read again
Chandler is one of my favorite narrators although he could have a bit more range especially with the female voices.
I like to read this story style of book. They are what I call formula books and several authors use the same formula for instance of one were to change Cork O'Connors name to say Walt Longmire.....who would know?
Who dun it!
The priest was a great character in this story! The pull of his calling and the pull of his love interest made a nice side story in this book.
He is consistently great! I listen a lot in my car as I travel long distances. After having listened to quite a few in the Cork O'Connor mystery series it's almost like David is in the riders seat reading to me as I drive.
When the priest was drunk and went to the house of the one he loved and spoke the truth to her. The alcohol was his truth serum!
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
I hung in there until the end of the story, but wanted to quit every time it started getting preachy and so so very spiritual. I thought this was going to be a police procedural, but I saw every turn coming before the twist because Krueger has become predictable with this one.
The narrator, David Chandler, reads these stories, but does not act or perform them. I think I would enjoy the stories more if there were more emotion and expression.
My opinion is that Krueger is a very capable writer. I have enjoyed his previous books, but he lost me with this story in the series. Will I try again? Yes, I will give it one more try in the future.
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