Blue Rose Trilogy
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 278 ratings)
  • 1

    Koko: Blue Rose Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (108)

    KOKO. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets — a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York.

    bionichands says: "7 hours in and I am done"
    7 hours in and I am done

    I couldn't stick with this book. I finished about 7 hours which is about a third of the book today, finally had enough and went to shuffle music on m..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2012 by bionichands (washington, d.c. area)
  • 2

    Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near-fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life dealing with mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present.

    barc2003 says: "Straub Does It Again"
    Straub Does It Again

    Another good mystery by Peter Straub. There are some interesting social/economical conflicts played out in the story as well as the unraveling of some..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2012 by barc2003 (Glendale, AZ, United States)
  • 3

    The Throat

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (76)

    Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his home - town of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier - he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets....

    Gerald says: "Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko"
    Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko

    Have read the book and liestened to it, Patrick Lawlor's voice is superior to the voice in my head while reading.

    Reviewed on May 16 2013 by Gerald (Glen Cove, NY, United States)