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Can visiting a grave connect us with the dead? What happens when a man thinks he can hear his dead brother? Billy Jarvis suffers an untimely death, leaving his little brother, Donnie, alone with his mother. Donnie thinks his dead brother has told him how to make things right and Detective Strong is pushed to figure out why people are disappearing. In the third book of the series, Jason is without his regular partner, Vanessa Layne, and must rely on a new partner to help him solve the mystery.

©2012 John C. Dalglish (P)2014 John C. Dalglish

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-28-17

Excellent Detective Jason Strong novella

The 16 book Jason Strong series includes one dozen 5 star suspense mystery novellas. For My Brother is excellent but does not earn 5 stars.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good story, didn't care for the reader...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book itself, but not the audible version. The reader's breathy unnatural tone and the way he spat out many of the words was annoying. His characterization of Det. Strong made him sound like a grumpy curmudgeon. I got the feeling the reader was trying to emulate the late great Frank Muller, but didn't pull it off.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Parts of the plot were similar to previous book, but it was good and suspenseful.

How could the performance have been better?

A different reader would have made the book much more enjoyable to listen to; his tone and inflections were distracting from the book itself.

Do you think For My Brother needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Perhaps with a different reader.

Any additional comments?

I really love the way the author writes - no obscenities or graphic descriptions of sex or violence, demonstrating that, indeed, those things are not necessary to good storytelling!

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Tragic detective story

If you could sum up For My Brother in three words, what would they be?

TRAGIC, SUSPENSE,TAUT

What did you like best about this story?

The ending, was very sad but had to be.

Which scene was your favorite?

Jason Strong at the police station being pushed around by his boss

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I could have listened to it in one setting but it was too long. If I stopped, I could not wait toget back to it.

Any additional comments?

The book was well written for a short dective story and the narrator did a good job of giving the characters some life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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ANOTHER JASON STRONG STORY

Would you consider the audio edition of For My Brother to be better than the print version?

I only listen to audio books, so yes I would consider the audio book better.

What did you like best about this story?

It was over quickly, one trip to work and there was no bad langue in the book.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

Joshua Benningtons read was good, I could listen to him all day.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Detective Story

If you could sum up For My Brother in three words, what would they be?

clean detective story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Donnie, the whole story circles around him

What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He gave it a good read and gave the character a personality.

Any additional comments?

It was a good book, not great but good with a even better reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Short Detective Story

If you could sum up For My Brother in three words, what would they be?

unexpected ending

What did you like best about this story?

The story had very little to do with detectives and more about Donnie the brother and how he was hurt by his brother's death.

What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a nice voice and the narration was easy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At the end when Donnie joins his brother.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend the book. It was a good short story read by a good narrator

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Suspenseful detective story

What made the experience of listening to For My Brother the most enjoyable?

The narrator gave the characters a personality and he did a great job as a story teller.

What was one of the most memorable moments of For My Brother?

The most memorable moment was when Donnie came home to find his brother dead.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

Joshua Bennington really made the book into a good story book. He gave the characters life and the story was told in an entertaining manner.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to the book in one drive to our vacation home. It made the trip some much shorter

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Detective story without bad language

What made the experience of listening to For My Brother the most enjoyable?

The most enjoyable part of this audio book was the narrator. He made the story seem real.

What did you like best about this story?

It was short and there was no foul language.

What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joshua Bennington brought the story to life and gave the characters some character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was saddened when Donnie went to grave yard to talk to his brother

Any additional comments?

Over all it was a good book, it was a short detective story that was given new life by a good narrator. I would recommend it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Unexpected ending in a detective story

Would you consider the audio edition of For My Brother to be better than the print version?

I did not read the paper version but this narrator was very good and gave the book.more depth.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending was the only surprise in the book.

Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

We have listened to one other of his performances and we have loved both of them.

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

I did not feel that the detective was much of a detective.

Any additional comments?

Good book fast and short, It was read by a very good narrator which helped the book a LOT.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fast Moving Detective Story

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, the plot was predicable, the ending was not

Any additional comments?

Entertaining story told by a good story teller. I would highly recommend the audiobook.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful