Blue Rose Trilogy
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  • 1
    Koko: Blue Rose Trilogy, Book 1 | Peter Straub

    Koko: Blue Rose Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (114)

    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.

    Starts out slow, but builds suspense.

    I almost stopped listening to this book a few chapters in, because it seemed to start out too slowly. Eventually, however, I was caught up in the stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 22 2013 by John (WILLIAMSBURG, VA, United States)
  • 2
    Mystery | Peter Straub

    Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    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.

    Very confusing and slow; hated the reader.

    A better description and a better reader.

    Reviewed on September 15 2012 by epeep (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 3
    The Throat | Peter Straub

    The Throat

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (83)

    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....

    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)