Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge....
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Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire....
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Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father....
When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, lifelong resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case....
It was a clear, starry night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping peacefully beneath the rugged peaks and sweeping sky when the unimaginable happened....
In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood....
In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside....
A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder....
Several months later, still grieving, Cork is contacted by the wife of the man who owned and flew the charter plane. An unlawful death suit has been filed against the pilot's estate alleging that he had been drinking the night before the flight disappeared and his ability to fly the plane was impaired. But credible evidence suggests he was not flying the plane that crashed. And if he didn't fly the plane into the storm, then who did?
Soon, Cork is pulled deep into a dangerous web of corruption that takes him to the rugged, isolated outback of Wyoming and forces him into deadly confrontations with law officers on the take and murderous drug lords who create "safe havens" on Indian lands along the porous borders of the United States. But in the midst of the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo's disappearance was not the end of her, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven's Keep itself, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.
I am working through all the titles by Krueger. I listen mostly in the car while driving. I can tell when I'm hooked on the story by whether I get out of the car when I get home or if site in the driveway and continue to listen. It doesn't happen with all his books but this one it did. Very good
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"Heavens Keep" takes place in Wyoming..home of Walt Longmire..what an opportunity for 2 great authors to get together with two of my favorite characters..Walt and Cork O'Connor. Maybe then the name of the mountain range that Cork wanders thru searching for Jo would have been pronounced correctly. As it was, the mispronunciation was consistent but grating.
New to the series in his second book is Narrator Buck Schimer. Since his voice is quite similar to David Chandler, there isn't a glaring difference, though Schimers "Henry" is very different.
I enjoyed this episode very much. It was so totally different from the previous novels and this added a diversion that needed to come..plus a dramatic change of characters and addition of a couple of new characters.
Finally, I have very much appreciated the maturing of O'Connors youngest child in Kreugers writing. Kids don't stay the same, yet so often authors 'insert cute 6 year old here' for some family and never let the kid grow up..or we meet the child only as a grown up, with decades of back story we'll never know as readers. Kreuger either is or will be a great dad some day if he treats his own kids the same way as Cork and Stephen interact.
This entire series is well worth your credits!
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Wow! This listening experience grabs you fast and holds you hard! The whole Cork O'Connor series is great to read or listen to, but this one is particularly suspenseful and heartbreaking.
Just be careful if you're driving. You'll want to make the trip longer and longer because you just can't bear to stop yet!
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My problem is not with WKK here unless he was involved with the recording production. I have listened to all but 3 of WKK's books now. The ones on here, at least. I love all of them. I even like all the readers and I don't even think my complaint is with Buck Schirner here. He does a great job...but I also liked all the Craig Johnson series of Walt Longmire novels and I am VERY accustomed to George (Gold Standard Narrator) Guidall talking about Ab sir ROH ka County and in this book there must have been 200 instances of Ab sarra kuh mountains. Even if there is a chance this version was right I did all the other Longmire books first. It was worse than a movie with a bunch of "Call 555 3495"s in it. If this is my only complaint then it means I am very happy with it and when a picky person is happy you should have no hesitation about buying. I am sad that I only have 3 more WKK books before I have to put him on my list of "Waiting for him to write another book" authors.
Jo was a good character but I understand why she had to be retired.
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if you are a Corcoran O'Connor fan you're going to love this book! Keeps you on the e.g.r seat the entire way.
Jo O'Connor joins a coalition of representatives from several Native American groups for a trip to Seattle. Something happens en route over Wyoming and the plane disappears. A distraught Cork lends a hand to the search teams as they fight time and weather to locate the plane.
The themes in this story resonated loud and strong as Cork encountered competing objectives, motivations and cultures in his quest to find his wife. As usual, the settings were just as much a part of the plot, this time the beautiful but treacherous mountains and foothills of Wyoming. I wasn’t looking forward to this one but it still managed to captivate me nonetheless.
I’m still mulling over the ending, not sure if I’m content with it or needed more. Buck Schirner narrated this one again though I found his performance much better than the last. This series never disappoints.
Would you listen to Heaven's Keep again? Why?
definitely will listen to this one again as well! Keeps you always wondering!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Cork O'Connor is a great character and I want to listen to all his series!
Have you listened to any of Buck Schirner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Have not ever and was not real excited about him as narrator at beginning after listening to "Iron Lake", but found that he was also very good to hear.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Could hardly stop listening and definitely could not wait to get back to the story.
Any additional comments?
Already wondering which one of the series will be next in my Must Have list.
Although part of a delightful series Heaven's Keep stands alone but keeping up the high standard set in the earlier novels. Once again the awe inspiring scenery and the miriad cultures of the first American tribes form an intricate background to the action.
When you have followed ed a series for several years/novels you feel you have a stake in the characters and what happens to them. The first bid for a divorce was the change of reader. MR Schimer has a nice voice but that is all he has, one voice and it is not a familiar one. . The women are all a variation on the same falsetto. Every one seems to speak with a halting accent that, I guess, is supposed to be native American. The story is good enough and with a better reader it could have been engaging but this change of reader is not been a move to the better. The story is Ok but it had a heavy under tone like Mr Krueger had just moved or was considering a move WY and this was a travelogue of the area. If you are familiar with the characters this is a pivotal part of the story..but if you are considering this as an introduction to Cork O'Conner...pick an earlier title.
I'm kind lost right now! I just finished the book and it left me feeling empty.
I don't care for Buck Schirner it's hard
To tell one voice from another even females. Please bring back the original narrator. It is a great book! It brought me back into Krugers series! he is a very good writer. enjoy Ed..