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Thunder Bay Audiobook

Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7

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Publisher's Summary

The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?

With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventures in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder.

The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. As Cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep - even for the best of friends - can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies.

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©2008 William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Nancy R 03-16-17
    Nancy R 03-16-17 Member Since 2009
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    "From excited dedicated fan to disgusted X fan."

    Ok. So I get the Cork and Joe Pickett probably shouldn't have the same narrator, but ... Really!? There are a LOT of excellent narrators out there that would have been a better fit. Cork may not be a spring chicken, but he's not a doddering old man either. and the female voices are just plain AWFUL. The fact that he was chosen to continue means I'm done with Cork. Damn shame. come on Joe Pickett! Help me with my Chandler withdrawals! oh - and my least favorite plot so far too.

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    Bill Wilton 08-06-13
    Bill Wilton 08-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Taking a serious step backwards!"
    What did you like best about Thunder Bay? What did you like least?

    Fine story, but why, oh why, did they change readers? I loved David Chandler's narration but his guy is very difficult to listen to. I now need to decide if I will listen to the next four books or just skip to book 12 which is a return to Chandler's narration. I love the books and characters but, oi vey... it was laborious listing to Mr Schirner read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved learning about Henry's history and family.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Return to the services of David Chandler! It could have been better in almost every way, but Chandler is one of the best. Don't change horses mid-stream.


    Was Thunder Bay worth the listening time?

    Good question... I'm not sure yet. I liked the story but it was painful to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Use David Chandler as a narrator. Have him go back and re-do the four books that Buck Schirner!

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    BeccaTG 07-10-17
    BeccaTG 07-10-17 Member Since 2005
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    "I didn't mind the change in narrator"
    Where does Thunder Bay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As with the entire Cork O'Connor series, this is completely satisfying and among my favorite listens.


    Any additional comments?

    Number 7 in the Cork series and as usual I loved it. These books always feel like slipping into a comfortable shoe. I love the characters and miss them when it's over. I love the spiritual journey that Krueger takes me on each story, as well as the mysterious one. I appreciate that he shakes it up a bit each time, changing the characters, the setting, the delivery, which keeps it fresh. I find the prose well crafted too. In this one, the story centers on Henry Meloux who has been a favorite character of mine throughout. It was nice to get his back story. <br/><br/>I always listen to these as audiobooks and until now they have been well read by David Chandler. With #7, they switched narrators to Buck Schirner, much to the consternation of many listeners. I was nervous about the switch, and have endured many a lousy narrator, but for me this switch was not too painful. I got used to him fairly early on.

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    Georgia Salida, Co USA 03-06-17
    Georgia Salida, Co USA 03-06-17 Member Since 2009

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    "I believe one of the best books in the series"

    I loved this particular story where we get to see into Malou's younger years and how he came to be the man he is in the series. Very well thought out story that was extremely enjoyable to listen too!

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    Robert A. Campbell London, Ontario Canada 12-31-16
    Robert A. Campbell London, Ontario Canada 12-31-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Narrator ruined this"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator could have spoken at a much slower speed as it was very difficult to follow.


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    Mason Bryant 12-19-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Horrible Narration Change!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A switch in narrator is always a hard thing to handle in the middle of a series, but this change was the worst I have seen. The new narrator is so different from the original that is totally changes the character of the book. My personal opinion of the new narrator is not good. I don't like his interpretation of any of the characters, and his voice is unappealing and a hard listen.


    What didn’t you like about Buck Schirner’s performance?

    It would be easier to say what did I like, since there wasn't anything appealing at all.


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    Barb Rogers Brooks, KY United States 12-15-16
    Barb Rogers Brooks, KY United States 12-15-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Love"

    Cork O'Connell helps define love. Please share the definition with others. You will enrich others.

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    Teresa 12-07-16
    Teresa 12-07-16 Member Since 2011
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    "narrator hard to get used to"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes. i listen to books to get through chores and workouts so, fortunately, the writing helps me get past the narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another book from William Kent Krueger? Why or why not?

    yes. although I really wish they'd bring back the narrator they used for the start of the series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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    Lucia 11-16-16
    Lucia 11-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bring David Chandler Back!"

    Good story. Terrible narration!
    If I didn't love this series so much, I would skip to the next Chandler narration. A real disappointment .

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    Frank Higgins Wayne, NJ USA 10-26-16
    Frank Higgins Wayne, NJ USA 10-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Going Deeper"

    The change in narration set me back to start, but the course of the story made me see the need for Buck's voicing. Krueger somehow manages to spin yet several more layers of complexity to an already multi-faceted Corc. As a series I trusted Krueger to make it worth my initial misgivings to keep all the characters whole. i wasn't disappointed, I was enthralled. Can't wait to read the next book.
    Don't wait, go deeper.

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