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Lethal White

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Excellent read. Still don't quite get the title but it doesn't detract from the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I read some of the reviews in 4 the revie+wer writes of ";dark Nordic mysteries! " I don't agree. There is nothing dark an foreboding about this mystery. I could not put this book down. I listened while I was at the ban+, while I shopped at the grocery, while I shlepped the groceries inside and while I put them away. Didn't want it to be over, but all good must come to an end!

Surely took long enough to finish!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Struggled to finish this book. Knew halfway in what was going on. Just wasn't sure how all the issues were going to be resolved

The Unremembered girl shall remain unremembered!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I read this book but it didn't make a lot of sense to me. I didn't enjoy reading it at all. There is nothing good I can say about it. That is not true. The performance was fine. The actual story is what ruined the book. I am returning it.

I Had Tis Book Several Weeks...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Connelly does it again! I knew it would be worth waiting for. I love this new character and want to see more of her. Connelly spent extra time going through and explaining procedures just as he had done with Bosch in the beginning. Great read. I hated it was over! Bosch, as much as we love him, is getting a little long in the tooth. He now has a younger character he can carry through the next year's!

Sunday Silence

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Please don't tell me there will be no more Freida Klein mysteries. So far we have one for every day of the week with Sunday's mystery being the best. We still haven't caught Dean, Frieda's nemesis. Can we catch Dean before the series is over?

Freida has a unique talent. She has the ability to think about what people say and do, and define hidden meanings. As a psychiatrist, she knows people and how they think, what they care about, and why they care. That is why these books are so interesting. That is why Freida must live on.

Truly a Blue Monday

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What made the experience of listening to Blue Monday the most enjoyable?

The experience of listening to Blue Monday was made most enjoyable by visualization of a truly rainy and chilly Monday in London and Dr. Frieda Klein loves to walk the streets of London after everyone else is inside wrapped in the warmth of the lamps and firelight. That is when Frieda does her best thinking because, after all, she is at heart a solitary creature.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blue Monday?

The most memorable moments are the introduction of the characters that will eventually play very important roles woven through the rest of the series, the moments when we learn how Frieda's mind works and the moments she realizes how all the pieces of yarn come together to make a whole garment.

Which character – as performed by Beth Chalmers – was your favorite?

My favorite character as performed by Beth Chalmers was probably Frieda's friend Joseph. Ms Chalmers did a wonderful job of creating a warm, friendly, personable man who understands and respects Frieda and takes care of her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book. It was a little slow at times and that annoyed me slightly but the story didn't have that much of an impact upon me.

Any additional comments?

The book held my interest enough that I looked forward to reading the next one and I am glad I did.

The Tin Roof Blowdown

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-18

As usual, James Lee Burke delivers a novel filled with suspense and comments about the state of the societies that have burgeoned along the Louisiana coast, especially that of New Orleans and the horrors that occurred after Hurricane Katrina side swiped New Orleans and the later failure of the levee the, allowing the lower 9th Ward to be flooded.

Dave Robicheaux and his faithful former partner, Clete Purcell as usual work together and save the day, using different sours developed over the years. These two old friends are beginning to show their age physically but their abilities otherwise are clearly still intact.

This is the second time I have read this book. I enjoyed it more this time than before. I have been a fan of James Lee Burke for many years. I love to listen to the lyrical descriptions of the Louisiana he grew up in read by Will Patton. Will's southern accent is perfect for Dave Robicheaux and the way he changes his voice to give life to other characters is truly masterful.

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-17

This was the first David Baldacci book I ever read. Read it in paperback way back in the early 1990's and fell totally in love with the person who could create such a fascinating work of fiction. I still have the paperback version and have read it a couple more times. When I saw the book available as an ebook at Audible.com I just couldn't resist buying it.

The character of the president is very believable. His Chief of Staff is a bit weaker than I remembered her being. The two Secret Service agents are spot on what we would visualize them to be. The two main characters are perfect. Baldacci could not have sketched these two more perfectly, especially Luther's daughter and her feelings toward her father; but the really interesting character for me and the one that I held my breath when the end came for him and whose death I had to rationalize to myself was that of Luther, the burglar with a conscience.

I highly recommend this book. The senseless act that initiated the actions in this story could happen given the characters we have elected to the While House beginning with Bill Clinton.

The Bone Tree

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I have owned this book for some time but have just finished slogging my way through it. Overall, the story was interesting; however, it was just so darned long. Way too much conversation, way too much emotion, way too much evil. Sometimes too much almost made connections. All this is pretty typical of a Greg Iles book.

As for the storyline, rehashing the JFK, the RFK and the MLK assassinations and throwing in a cypress tree where people have been killed all the way back to the time of the indian tribes that lived in what are now the swamps on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River was a given for a native of Natchez, Ms.

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