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Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7 | [William Kent Krueger]

Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way. Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?
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Publisher's Summary

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?

With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventures in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder.

The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. As Cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep - even for the best of friends - can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies.

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©2008 William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Robert 07-01-13
    Robert 07-01-13
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    "WHY THE CHANGE IN NARRATOR!!!!!?"

    I don't know this narrator and I haven't listened to the entire book yet, so I wouldn't be fair to comment on his performance at this time. What I do know is that I feel cheated when you change narrators in the middle of a series Not only is it a distraction,it also appears that the author gets more negative feedback then he would under normal circumstances.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barrie Columbia, SC, USA 06-03-13
    Barrie Columbia, SC, USA 06-03-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Good story... needs another narrator."
    If you could sum up Thunder Bay in three words, what would they be?

    The narrator was very monotone and I had a very hard time distinguishing between the characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Buck Schirner?

    Anyone that can distinguish between characters and can read with some emotion.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Bolton, MA, United States 03-27-13
    Patti Bolton, MA, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2005

    i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.

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    "Needs another narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I like to read series in order so no matter what I was going to buy this. But I was not happy.


    What didn’t you like about Buck Schirner’s performance?

    I don't like him like I don't like Dick Hill. Other people do, Its a matter of taste. Why the switch from David Chandler. I don't understand why the publishing company decides that in a series there should be different narrators. Maybe they don't listen to books so they don't get it. You get used to the way characters are read and the change is painful.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 07-28-12
    Cynthia 07-28-12
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    "Reader bad"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder Bay the most enjoyable?

    I have really enjoyed listening to the first six books, but not this one, the reader is not very good on this one.. Why did he change readers?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Did not enjoy his reading at all. No difference in any of the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back David Chandler to read the books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael United States 10-13-14
    Michael United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Indeed why the change in narrator?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is the weakest of the Cork O'Conner series and the new narrator does not help.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Longmire series by Craig Johnson


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've listened to David Chandler through both the C.J. Box and William Kent Krueger novels. Hearing this Buck guy tell the story, for me, is jarring and off-putting. I am certain Buck is a nice guy but he does not serve Joe Pickett or Cork O'Connorwell.


    Did Thunder Bay inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, look for another heartland/outdoors thriller author.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 09-13-14
    Ronna 09-13-14
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    "Great modern day western series continues"

    Cork O'Conner has just retired as Sherif of Aurora, Minnesota to spend more time with his family. Daughter, Jenny, actually does seem to need more attention as she has decisions to make now that she's graduated from high school. But Cork's good friend, Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man, asks Cork to help him fine his son whom he's never seen. Cork never knew that he had a son, and that son is now 73 years old, so he wonders at the sudden need to find him. This story goes from present day, to the 1920's to tell Henry's story, back to the present again. When someone tries to kill Henry today, the mystery grows.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of these Cork O'Conner western mysteries. The inner connection between all the peoples in that area have added much to these mysteries. Cork is such a complex character as sherif, family man, park Ojibwe and part white, and outdoorsman. Kruger's writing is spectacular, setting scenery that sets me right there in my immagination. I listened to this on Audible and highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Malone Mahnomen, MN 09-29-14
    Julie Malone Mahnomen, MN 09-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Pastor Jules

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    "Different voice for Cork!"
    If you could sum up Thunder Bay in three words, what would they be?

    Great Minnesota Mystery!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was, as always, excellent! William Kent Krueger does such a great job spinning these mysteries and setting them realistically in northern Minnesota!


    Any additional comments?

    Took a long time to get used to a different narrator! Why David Chandler didn't narrate this one is a mystery! Too bad. But I see he's back in the next in the series so I'm happy about that!

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    CHRISTINE ASHLAND, OR, United States 06-22-14
    CHRISTINE ASHLAND, OR, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2003
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    "We learn much about Henry Meloux"

    Henry is an important character throughout the Cork O'Connor series and now we learn much more about him. William Kent Krueger has deftly woven the past and present in this excellent addition to the series. I enjoy both David Chandler and Buck Schimer as narrators, and for this book Buck offered just the right voice.

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    Lorrie 03-29-14
    Lorrie 03-29-14 Member Since 2004

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    "Bloody Awful Narrator!!!!"

    I listened to the first six books in this series and really enjoyed them ... the characters are all interesting and I'm absolutely in love with Henry Meloux. So I was really looking forward to the next installment.

    But the narrator in this (and apparently the next five) books is so bad that it all but threw the joy of reading this book right out the window. What a disappointment! This narrator makes just about everyone sound like a mush-mouthed moron. And the women!!! They all sound masculine. And old. And just plain ... plain! Even Jo, who is a really vital sexy woman, sounds boring and slow and soulless. And poor Sheriff Marcia ... she sounds idiotic ... like the narrator is trying to copy the female sheriff from Fargo (which is a caricature, y'all!) and failing mightily.

    In looking for my next Corc O'Connor installment, I'm going to read the next four installments in hard copy and then download the 13th book which, apparently, is back to the David Chandler ... thank you to the editing gods!

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    Kim Randolph 12-21-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I am enjoying this series"
    What did you love best about Thunder Bay?

    I've been enjoying this series and was shocked by the change in narrator. At first I struggled along wanting to quit but hung on to enjoy another solid story by this author. I have loved David Chandler's performances and his is the voice of Cork for me. Buck Shirner does a great job but changing narrators in midstream was hard for me.


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    I lock into a narrator as much as the author. If I enjoy an audiobook I usually find my next book by following the narrator. Buck has a great voice and brings especially the Native American characters to life.


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