Cork O'Connor
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  • 1

    Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    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.

    Mel says: "Who came first - Wm Krueger or CJ Box ???"
    Who came first - Wm Krueger or CJ Box ???

    I'm a HUGE CJ Box fan. As I listened to this narrator - David Chandler (also the voice of Box's Joe Pickett) I had to keep reminding myself this was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2013 by Mel (Raleigh, NC, United States)
  • 2

    Boundary Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (197)

    Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans. Here Cork joins the search for a country-western singer who has disappeared in the wilderness along the American/Canadian border.

    adrienne says: "Another unusual adventure"
    Another unusual adventure

    As usual, I recommend that you read the publisher's summary. Often there is more information than I would give: I really try not to write spoilers...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2013 by adrienne (EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States)
  • 3

    Purgatory Ridge: A Cork O’Connor Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (142)

    William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the popular Cork O’Connor mysteries. In Purgatory Ridge, Krueger crafts a riveting tale which has ex-sheriff O’Connor on the case after a heated town debate turns deadly. The local Anishinaabe Indian tribe is furious to discover that Karl Lindstrom’s lumber mill is after a grove of trees sacred to tribal lore. So when the mill gets bombed, killing a man, the tribe is blamed. But O’Connor has a different theory.

    Kitty says: "If you like Longmire..."
    If you like Longmire...

    You will like this series. It is similar to Longmire in many ways, but has more family involvement. It definitely keeps your interest and you find you..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2013 by Kitty (Reno, NV)
  • 4

    Blood Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (121)

    After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower, disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend: Ojibwe bad-boy Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.

    Ronna says: "Winter snows leave a body in the spring thaw!!"
    Winter snows leave a body in the spring thaw!!

    Cork O'Conner is now the ex-sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, but when a young high school girl goes missing one New Year's Eve, and shows up dead in a sn..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2013 by Ronna (United States)
  • 5

    Mercy Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
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    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Best-selling author William Kent Krueger thrills millions with this Anthony Award-winning entry in his compelling series that already includes Anthony Award winners Iron Lake and Blood Hollow. Still troubled by an ambush that leaves his deputy lingering near death, Sheriff Cork O'Conner must investigate the mutilation murder of a Chicago businessman. Soon Cork finds himself distracted by the lovely female shadowing him and the handsome man stalking his wife.

    Kitty says: "Great Series..."
    Great Series...

    Normally, I just stick with the authors that I am familiar with and love. I am a huge fan of Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Vince Flynn and John Grisham. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2013 by Kitty (Reno, NV)
  • 6

    Copper River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (95)

    Part Irish, part Native-American, Sheriff Cork O'Connor serves the remote territory of Tamarack County, Minnesota. But big trouble is brewing: a powerful man believes O'Connor killed his son. Now there's a price on the sheriff's head and a bullet in his leg. He finds refuge with his cousin, Jewell, and her teenage son, Ren, in their tiny Michigan town. But when Ren and his friends are threatened, O'Connor must risk his cover to find out why.

    Roger says: "Great Book"
    Great Book

    Well William Kent Krueger did it agan with this great mistery. If you like misterys then you will like this one.

    Roger

    Reviewed on December 19 2010 by Roger (webster, TX, United States)
  • 7

    Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    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?

    Robert says: "WHY THE CHANGE IN NARRATOR!!!!!?"
    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2013 by Robert (Pembroke Pines, FL, United States)
  • 8

    Red Knife: Cork O'Connor, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.

    Fritz says: "BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR"
    BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR

    Consistency, Continuity, Talent with Voices.
    When signing a narrator for a series, the author or his agent should actually listen to the candidate..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2014 by Fritz (Moraga, CA, United States)
  • 9

    Heaven's Keep: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    Every married couple knows you don't go to bed angry. The corollary, Cork O'Connor realizes, is that you also don't say goodbye when you're mad. When the charter plane Jo O'Connor is on crashes over the mountains in Wyoming in an early winter storm, Cork deeply regrets the heated argument he had with his wife just before she left. An intense search is launched, but bad weather and the steep terrain hinder the efforts and soon the search is abandoned.

    C. Telfair says: "Exciting!"
    Exciting!

    Wow! This listening experience grabs you fast and holds you hard! The whole Cork O'Connor series is great to read or listen to, but this one is part..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2012 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 10

    Vermilion Drift: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    His first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room with the remains of six murder victims inside. Five appear to be nearly half a century old - connected to what the media had dubbed “The Vanishings,” a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has been dead less than a week. What’s worse, two of the bodies - including the most recent victim - were killed using Cork’s own gun, one handed down to him from his father.

    stone artist says: "Another Great Cork O'Connor Mystery!!"
    Another Great Cork O'Connor Mystery!!

    Great mystery and full of suspense. The historic information and the suspense keep you wanting for more. The characters are great. Have recommended Co..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2012 by stone artist ()
  • 11

    Northwest Angle: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (90)

    During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. And from outside comes the soft wail of an infant, abandoned in the brush....

    karen says: "Not quite as riviting as others, but..."
    Not quite as riviting as others, but...

    I love the William Kent Kreuger books, if for no other reason that the setting is nearly home territory for me. As a kid, I spent summers in this are..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by karen (United States)
  • 12

    Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger has won numerous accolades for his books, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. In Trickster’s Point, the 12th suspenseful installment in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series, Cork is framed for the murder of Minnesota’s first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little. As Cork fights to clear his name and uncover the truth, he discovers that events from his own past may hold the key to the real killer’s identity.

    C. Telfair says: "I'm Just Saying..."
    I'm Just Saying...

    Although I enjoyed this book in general, I believe that William Kent Krueger has committed a real author's no-no here. Regular fans of this series (an..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 13

    Tamarack County: Cork O'Connor, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (74)

    William Kent Krueger is a New York Times best-selling author whose popular Cork O’Connor mysteries display an "intimate knowledge of Minnesota’s northern reaches and respect for Native American life" (Publishers Weekly). In Tamarack County, former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a retired judge’s wife - and discovers the bloody aftermath of a 20-year-old crime.

    Rusty says: "Good but not great"
    Good but not great

    I've enjoyed this series, but lately the books are not as exceptional. Case in point, Cork's children are older but there is no real character develo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Rusty (Galloway, NJ, United States)