It's been 10 years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; he has fans, groupies. Living alone in the wilderness beyond town, Johnny's only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They're not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost.
I really like John Hart’s writing style and the characters in his stories. This particular book may push the boundaries of perceived reality and yet, keeps you enthralled to the end.
John Connolly takes battered ex-cop Charlie Parker on his third outing after Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow. Still struggling with the horrific ghosts of his past, Parker is now a disillusioned private eye hired to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Grace Peltier - which neither her father nor a former US senator believes was suicide. The trail leads to a mass grave in Northern Maine where a Baptist community disappeared 40 years earlier.
Good and interesting story. A little quirky but overall well performed. I would recommend it!
Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen.... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.
Great listening from start to finish. Elizabeth and Adrian are perfectly faulted into rich and complex characters. Don't let this one slip by you.
Journalist Rick Bragg has built a soaring monument to the grandfather he never knew, and in the process created a powerfully intimate piece of American history as it was experienced by the working people of the deep South, a glorious record of a life of character, tenacity and indomitable joy, and an unforgettable tribute to a vanishing culture.
Rick Bragg is a great writer who captures the feeling of the southern life. His humble beginnings and deep love of family is an instant appeal. Grab a glass of sweet tea, sit down for a spell and enjoy reading anything Rick Bragg writes.
Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Glass Rainbow to be better than the print version?
Did not read the print version but Will Patton does such a great job with each of the characters, especially Clete.
What did you like best about this story?
Definitely the suspense.
What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Everything! Will Patton truly captures the cadence and delivers on inflection.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I love to listen to Clete's ramps.
A music therapist who thrives on helping others, Kendra Michaels cherishes the ordinary life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years - the ability to pick up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her - coupled with her laser-sharp mind - have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem solver. Kendra’s uncanny way of connecting the dots is as baffling to law enforcement as it is legendary.
What disappointed you about Close Your Eyes?
Rather amateurish, both in writing and in narrator's performance. The story plot was interesting however, the dialogue of the characters lacks dept and maturity. The narration did not help the lack of maturity.
Would you ever listen to anything by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen again?
Sorry, not unless it makes the best seller's list.
What didn’t you like about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Sorry, not really!
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Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak.
While I didn't truly appreciate the disjointed and perhaps a bit too tragic story I won't stop reading Anne Rivers Siddons because she really is an excellent writer and author.
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