Cork O'Connor
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  • 1
    Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1 | William Kent Krueger

    Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    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. Cork O’Connor loses his job after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide—and no one but O’Connor suspects foul play.

    Good start to a mystery series

    This is my first book by William Kent Krueger and I was really pleased. I really enjoyed the background of this upper Minnesota setting and the Nativ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 17 2011 by L. O. Pardue (Atlanta, GA United States)
  • 2
    Boundary Waters | William Kent Krueger

    Boundary Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans. Here Cork joins the search for a country-western singer who has disappeared in the wilderness along the American/Canadian border.

    Kruegers words and Chandlers voice a real win

    I didn't think there could be a better series of rural life mysteries than those written of Sherif Walt Longmire by Craig Johnson. If this "Iron ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2015 by Elle (OREGON)
  • 3
    Purgatory Ridge: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 3 | William Kent Krueger

    Purgatory Ridge: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the popular Cork O’Connor mysteries. In Purgatory Ridge, Krueger crafts a riveting tale which has ex-sheriff O’Connor on the case after a heated town debate turns deadly. The local Anishinaabe Indian tribe is furious to discover that Karl Lindstrom’s lumber mill is after a grove of trees sacred to tribal lore. So when the mill gets bombed, killing a man, the tribe is blamed. But O’Connor has a different theory.

    If you like Longmire...

    You will like this series. It is similar to Longmire in many ways, but has more family involvement. It definitely keeps your interest and you find you..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2013 by Kitty (Reno, NV)
  • 4
    Blood Hollow | William Kent Krueger

    Blood Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower, disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend: Ojibwe bad-boy Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.

    Minnesota Mysteries Evolve

    So I finished book three--Purgatory Ridge and this book number four--Blood Hollow as back to back post holiday listening. I thought the third book in..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2017 by Sara ()
  • 5
    Mercy Falls | William Kent Krueger

    Mercy Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Best-selling author William Kent Krueger thrills millions with this Anthony Award-winning entry in his compelling series that already includes Anthony Award winners Iron Lake and Blood Hollow. Still troubled by an ambush that leaves his deputy lingering near death, Sheriff Cork O'Conner must investigate the mutilation murder of a Chicago businessman. Soon Cork finds himself distracted by the lovely female shadowing him and the handsome man stalking his wife.

    Great Series...

    Normally, I just stick with the authors that I am familiar with and love. I am a huge fan of Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Vince Flynn and John Grisham. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2013 by Kitty (Reno, NV)
  • 6
    Copper River | William Kent Krueger

    Copper River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Part Irish, part Native-American, Sheriff Cork O'Connor serves the remote territory of Tamarack County, Minnesota. But big trouble is brewing: a powerful man believes O'Connor killed his son. Now there's a price on the sheriff's head and a bullet in his leg. He finds refuge with his cousin, Jewell, and her teenage son, Ren, in their tiny Michigan town. But when Ren and his friends are threatened, O'Connor must risk his cover to find out why.

    Great Book

    Well William Kent Krueger did it agan with this great mistery. If you like misterys then you will like this one.

    Roger

    Reviewed on December 19 2010 by Roger (webster, TX, United States)
  • 7
    Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7 | William Kent Krueger

    Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
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    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?

    Needs another narrator

    I like to read series in order so no matter what I was going to buy this. But I was not happy.

    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by Patti (Bolton, MA, United States)
  • 8
    Red Knife: Cork O'Connor, Book 8 | William Kent Krueger

    Red Knife: Cork O'Connor, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.

    BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR

    Consistency, Continuity, Talent with Voices.
    When signing a narrator for a series, the author or his agent should actually listen to the candidate..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2014 by FRITZ STOOP (Moraga, CA USA)
  • 9
    Heaven's Keep: A Cork O'Connor Mystery | William Kent Krueger

    Heaven's Keep: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Every married couple knows you don't go to bed angry. The corollary, Cork O'Connor realizes, is that you also don't say goodbye when you're mad. When the charter plane Jo O'Connor is on crashes over the mountains in Wyoming in an early winter storm, Cork deeply regrets the heated argument he had with his wife just before she left. An intense search is launched, but bad weather and the steep terrain hinder the efforts and soon the search is abandoned.

    One of the best so far!

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2016 by John Morgan (Mission Viejo, CA, US)
  • 10
    Vermilion Drift: A Cork O'Connor Mystery | William Kent Krueger

    Vermilion Drift: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
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    His first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room with the remains of six murder victims inside. Five appear to be nearly half a century old - connected to what the media had dubbed “The Vanishings,” a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has been dead less than a week. What’s worse, two of the bodies - including the most recent victim - were killed using Cork’s own gun, one handed down to him from his father.

    Henry who?

    You can't change the way a character's name is pronounced 10 books into a series, Very distracting to hear Henry's name pronounced "wrong" each time

    Reviewed on May 14 2016 by Lori (Kuna, ID, United States)
  • 11
    Northwest Angle: A Cork O'Connor Mystery | William Kent Krueger

    Northwest Angle: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. And from outside comes the soft wail of an infant, abandoned in the brush....

    Not quite as riviting as others, but...

    I love the William Kent Kreuger books, if for no other reason that the setting is nearly home territory for me. As a kid, I spent summers in this are..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by karen (United States)
  • 12
    Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12 | William Kent Krueger

    Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger has won numerous accolades for his books, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. In Trickster’s Point, the 12th suspenseful installment in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series, Cork is framed for the murder of Minnesota’s first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little. As Cork fights to clear his name and uncover the truth, he discovers that events from his own past may hold the key to the real killer’s identity.

    I'm Just Saying...

    Although I enjoyed this book in general, I believe that William Kent Krueger has committed a real author's no-no here. Regular fans of this series (an..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 13
    Tamarack County: Cork O'Connor, Book 13 | William Kent Krueger

    Tamarack County: Cork O'Connor, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    William Kent Krueger is a New York Times best-selling author whose popular Cork O’Connor mysteries display an "intimate knowledge of Minnesota’s northern reaches and respect for Native American life" (Publishers Weekly). In Tamarack County, former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a retired judge’s wife - and discovers the bloody aftermath of a 20-year-old crime.

    Good but not great

    I've enjoyed this series, but lately the books are not as exceptional. Case in point, Cork's children are older but there is no real character develo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Rusty (Georgia)
  • 14
    Windigo Island: Cork O'Connor, Book 14 | William Kent Krueger

    Windigo Island: Cork O'Connor, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (360)
    Story
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    The award-winning author of the best-selling Cork O’Connor series, William Kent Krueger pens novels with pulse-racing suspense. In Windigo Island, the corpse of an Ojibwe girl washes ashore, and locals at the Bad Bluff reservation believe it to be the work of the mythical Windigo. But the dead girl’s friend is also missing, and sheriff-turned-PI Cork O’Connor will brave any danger to bring her home.

    All Saints

    I love the characters in Krueger's Cork O'Connor series. They are mostly back for this adventure, and, as always, adventure it is!

    The sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2014 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 15
    Manitou Canyon: Cork O'Connor Mystery Series | William Kent Krueger

    Manitou Canyon: Cork O'Connor Mystery Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case.

    I love Cork

    I've never really been into this genre of book. Then I read "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Kruger and I went hunting for any other books by him. Tha..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2016 by Alice ()
  • 16
    Sulfur Springs | William Kent Krueger

    Sulfur Springs

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
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    On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead.

    Good story but too political for my taste

    Good mystery but didn't like the refugee focus

    Reviewed on September 20 2017 by Rontr ()