©2007 Rick Riordan; (P)2008 Recorded Books
"Riordan's strong narrative voice...is alive and well in this thriller." (Booklist)
I am a mystery fan. I also like American history books that are true to the actual experiences.
The reader sounds like I would like Tres to sound. Good selection of a reader. The book is excellent. I am a Rick Riodan fan and loved to go to sleep with the lights off listening to this book being read. Please do some more Rick Riodan for all of his fans.
The narrator did a great job with the material.
Tres Navarre by all means is the best detective, and philosopher.
I am a fan of the Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson. This 1950ish detective book would have been much better if there was less foul language. I know that drug lord books are from the darker side but even the old 50 genre detective stories did not swear this much. I don't think it added to the book.
This is a classic "sealed room" mystery. Everyone is trapped on the island and one by one they start ending up dead. Whodunit??? It's so very Agatha Christie. I loved it.
Once again, Tres' brother Garrett becomes a fully realized character, which greatly adds to the emotional depth of the book. Tres' flashbacks to his childhood visits to the island do that as well. Not that it's deep-deep, because you know, Agatha Christie.
The storm descriptions are terrific, especially at the lighthouse. And I for one did not figure out the villain until the very end.
Just as you think you've got the plot twists figured out you don't. Rick Riordan's character of Tres Navarre has a great self deprecating sense of humor. all of the characters are real, and in the end compelling. and the narration is superb. I am sorry this series has come to an end.
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