©2001 Sue Henry; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.
"One of Henry's best, if not the best." (Publishers Weekly)
"The northern landscape is described as compellingly as ever....The characters and dialogue sparkle." (Newark Star-Ledger)
Molly Nash Larson
Sue Henry has enlarged Jessie Arnold's world with an RV trip from Idaho to her home in a brand new Winnebago motorhome. On the trip Jessie meets with retired fellow RV traveler, Maxie McNabb and her daschund, Stretch. There is suspense and mystery enough to keep one listening until the very end.
As an RVer myself, I found the story so compelling a travelogue, I am beginning to plan my own Alaska RV adventure.
And Buffalo George
Plenty of action along the road to Alaska, this mystery is a fun, light read. Alaskan musher, Jessie Arnold takes a short job driving a new Winnebago from Coeur d' Alene to Alaska and discovers adventures along the way. If you've ever driven the route, you'll identify with parts of the story; a body found floating in Laird Hot Springs, for example. In addition to the bad guys, there's Maxie and Stretch--a 60 something and her dachshund that make up the cast. Where's book #9?
First, I would actually give the story 3.5 stars if I could. It's better than a 3 but I'm fairly stingy with 4s and downright miserly with 5s. This was a middle of the pack book. I may listen to it again and I will very likely get more of the series just because it was a light read that wasn't silly or boring and sometimes that is exactly what I need. Usually in that frame of mind, I will listen to a British Cozy or a Stephanie Plum but there are only so many of those available;o)
The coincidences just strained credibility. This was a cross country trip but with all the times they kept running into the same people you would have thought the whole thing took place in a small town in Oklahoma. And I know that the RV community is a entity unto itself but people still can't really be THAT immediately and fully trusting of those around them on the highways and in campgrounds. It is still the 21st century after all.
The parts that let you get to know the main character had potential. I can identify with her which is why I plan to read more of the series. Her daughters condescending attitude and her ability to just let it go was kinda great.
If, like me, you sometimes just need escapist reading and you aren't into steamy romances or teenage vampires, this book might be just the thing. Just don't expect more from it than it can give. It isn't great literature and it isn't full of gore or sex, just some interesting characters with a bit of action and suspense.
yes abd u gave it was such a fun read
I just had to find out what would happen
i laughed a lot
it made me really consider going rv'g myself
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