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Iron Lake Audiobook
Iron Lake
Written by: 
William Kent Krueger
Narrated by: 
David Chandler
Iron Lake Audiobook

Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge. Cork O’Connor loses his job after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide—and no one but O’Connor suspects foul play.

Solve another case with Cork O'Connor.

©1998 William Kent Krueger (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Krueger makes Cork a real person beneath his genre garments, mostly by showing him dealing with the needs of his two very different teenage daughters. And the author's deft eye for the details of everyday life brings the town and its peculiar problems to vivid life." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Robert 09-02-13
    Robert 09-02-13 Member Since 2013

    I know from whence I speak.

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    "Is this gonna be a good series, or what?"

    This was a surprisingly good book. I think I picked it up in a 3 for 2 credit sale because I am always looking for a new series in this genre. I think I may have found one. Krueger not only tells a good story, he creates and develops interesting characters that should be interesting to follow. Moreover, this is not a "they lived happily thereafter book". I get the feeling nobody, the main character not withstanding, is safe in Krueger's plots. I suppose time will tell if this theme continues as I go through the 13 available books.

    From a more critical point of view, Krueger's plot in Iron Lake might have been a bit over extended. There were a lot of characters and sub-plots that didn't add much, if anything, to the story. Are some of them going to play roles in later books? I don't know. But, I'd like to give the author a little slack in the first book in his series and move on to the next one. In my experience, the good authors usually get better with experience (probably because they get better editors who polish the work). I hope that will be the case in later Cork O'Connor stories.

    The narrator, David Chandler, did a great job. I almost did notice he was there and I could usually identify the character by the sound of his voice.

    In any event, I will purchase the next book in the series right after I submit this review. I suppose that best expresses my feelings toward this one.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    suerhae Damascus, Oregon 97089-8354 07-09-12
    suerhae Damascus, Oregon 97089-8354 07-09-12 Member Since 2006

    I like to go shopping....but as I age the distance I can travel is growing shorter.

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    "The mystical is mezmerizing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My sister recommended this book and she was right...it is a good read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot allowed me to think I knew Who did it" and Why? Then I was wrong. It carried me along thought snowing nights and ice filled lakes. I seemed real in person and deed.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for this author again and return to this listen again.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Keimer Portola Valley CA 10-27-15
    Jeffrey Keimer Portola Valley CA 10-27-15 Member Since 2000

    Enjoy intellectually stimulating mysteries. Dislike story lines use a lot of violence, gun play and highly improbable events.

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    "Enjoyable story ... until improbable ending"
    Any additional comments?

    Why can't more mystery book authors write stories with feasible and believable endings? This book was enjoyable up until it started to close in on its ending, at which point events in the story line became so improbable that I lost interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 09-06-15
    Robert GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 09-06-15 Member Since 2016

    I aud a lot of books.

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    "Unfortunately, not good"

    I wanted to like this book. I went in with hope and an open mind.

    Maybe it was set too close to where I live to suspend disbelief, but I think it was more the fault of the writing. In an attempt to create interesting characters, the story ended up with a lot of tedious, unnecessary filler that did nothing for me or the story. The reader could have minimized that, but instead added to it profoundly.

    The conclusion ended up being simultaneously predictable yet wildly unbelievable, if you can imagine that. In fact, that might be this book's only achievement.

    Sadly, it didn't have to be that way. There are plenty of examples of excellent detective novels. The author should try reading one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kate NY US 08-22-15
    kate NY US 08-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "once started I couldnt put it down."

    the story is a true page turner. the narration flawless and i was not able to put it down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim L. Taylor 08-02-15
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    "If you like Joe Picket and Walt Longmire..."

    If you like Joe Picket and Walt Longmire., you'll like Cork O'Connor. Author Kent Krueger does a fine job of introducing a new character that keeps your interest during the story and leaves you wanting more. I'm looking forward to listening to the entire series. David Chandler is a fine orator and I always enjoy his works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Johnson Walnut Creek, CA USA 06-25-15
    Phil Johnson Walnut Creek, CA USA 06-25-15 Member Since 2016

    #1 Aud Bks: T Help,T Darling, All D Sedaris,Prayer for Owen M.All G Flynn ,Secrt Lang of Bees, Bel Canto, 11/22/63 H2O fr Elephants Dog Star

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    "One of the worst books I have read."

    Do not read this book. Do not let your friends read this book.
    The writing is pedestrian and cliche ridden . Plot points were telegraphed far in advance.
    The most sympathetic character gets offed and you could see it coming a mile away. I kept checking to see if I had the book at half speed ( it wasn't) because it was so ill paced.
    If this was a print book, I wouldn't even leave it in an airport - I would rip it to shreds and toss it.

    I couldn't even finish it even though I got 85%through it. I am asking for my money back. I woke up this morning with a sense of dread (instead of my usual exited anticipation) at getting into my truck to hear a book. This book ruined my day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Walt 04-19-15
    Walt 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good action but some poor development"

    Very disappointed in loose ends not resolved with family. Some actions do not fit with personalities of characters. Jo was much too intelligent and strong to be as naive as she appeared late in book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mary 04-12-15
    mary 04-12-15

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Surprise"

    I purchased this book not knowing anything about the author. I was so surprised to discover this book as well written, well read, more twists and turns that I couldn't see coming than I'd ever expected. Don't miss this one is you like good mysteries and suspense.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter G. Osborne 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Good book, loved the narrator a bit of s sudden ending but it's definitely left me wanting to read the next one!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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