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Toledo, OH, United States
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Where the Crawdads Sing audiobook cover art

Perfect book!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-19

What a great well written book. Best of all, there are no unanswered questions left for the reader to fill with their own imagination. I love it when an author does not make the reader finish the ending or other parts of their book.

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Way Better Than Expected!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I had this book in my library for about 2 years and kept passing it over for other books I assumed would be much better. Wow! How wrong I was. The narration by Mr. Porter was as good as any of the top readers I have come across. All of the characters were exceptional (in my opinion). The story line? Was about as unique as anything I have read before. It was just an excellent story. Now, if you are one of "those people" who sit there and say, "that is not realistic", "that is not possible", "that is just wrong and he did not research it enough", "no way it could happen like that", or "he missed a comma", then first of all I feel sorry for you and secondly, can you just read the book and stop your attempt at grading the novel as if you are an English Lit professor or a first rate editor. I have always assumed that "those people" must have written the best novel never published and think their work is better than just about every book they have read since and are just angry. Here is a tip, your book most likely sucks and every book you have read IS better than yours. So, take the day off and just enjoy whatever book you happen to be reading……with love.

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Excellent Book....but..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I really enjoyed this book. I realize a lot of readers say it was unneedlessly long, but I actually enjoyed the length. But, I kind of didn't care for the ending. Let me rephrase, the ending was fine but I wish the author would have told us what happened to the characters in the future or at least near future. For example, do Theo and Boris still see each other, when did Popchick die, did Theo ever marry, and if so, to whom, how did Hobie and the business hold up, what happened to Reeves, etc.

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NO SPOILERS. The ending!?!?

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Before we get to the ending, I will say this: what an excellent and very entertaining book. I am not one of "those" people, when reviewing get into the whole characters were or weren't well developed crap. As far as I am concerned, if I give it 4 to 5 stars then they must have been. I would reccomend this book; especially if you enjoyed Gone Girl or Girl on the Train. OK, now the ending: I hate these types of endings, whether it's in book or movie form. When they do this type of ending (especially in movies) I always feel its stupid and lazy. To me it's as if Hollywood is saying, "Even though you may not understand or agree with the ending, we do because we are smarter than you and understand pure art unlike you normal people".
BUT, for the first time ever, I completely agree and love the ending. In my opinion, it was the perfect ending (I actually clapped at the end).

The Black Hand audiobook cover art
  • The Black Hand
  • The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
  • By: Stephan Talty
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello

Listen and Learn.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I think if you come at this book with the expectation of a history lesson, you will enjoy it much more (if you like learning). It was a very interesting read. I never even heard of the Black Hand Society and the author did a great job teaching me.

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Joe Dillard - Sturdy as Usual!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I love series type mystery novels such as, Alex Delaware, Harry Bosch, Eve Duncan, Lincoln Rhyme, Dismas Hardy, Myron Bolitar, Jack Reacher, Lisbeth Salander, etc.
I never heard of the Scott Pratt/Joe Dillard series until it was suggested by Audible a few months ago. I will admit it took some time to get use to narrator Tim Campbell reading style. Now that I am 2 deep into the series, I have no issues with his style. So far, this has been a fantastic series. As good as it is, I am shocked I have never hear of Scott Pratt/Joe Dillard series. The story is excellent and character development is perfect for me.
If you like series type novels, I suggest you start reading this one. As of this writing there are 9 books in the series. I am getting ready to start reading the 3rd one in the collection and I am excited there are 6 more waiting for me. It like a DVR or Netflix “binge watching” for books.
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excellent book. Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Just excellent... All around! Can't wait for the movie. I wish there could be a sequel but I just don't see how.

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WOW! What a great brilliant book!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Not sure if some readers get confused by the book at first, but I can see how. Just hang in there, it will all make sense. Impossible to stop listening the last 2 hours or so. This book would make a great movie.

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Myron is back!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-16

What made the experience of listening to Home the most enjoyable?

I love Steven Weber's reading of this book. Been a fan of his since he was on the sit-com Wings.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Home?

When this kid was who he said he was.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to list/

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Home? (Note the question mark)

Any additional comments?

This is a great series. I don't know if there is a better paring then Myron and Wynn. It is not easy to add humor in a mystery/thriller, but Coben is able to do it without seeming like it's forced.

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Kept me interested the entire time.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-16

My type of book...in the mold of Child, Coban, Connelly, etc. Now I will have to check out other Tigner books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful