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This was as riveting a tale as i have heard since i was a child. indeed, given the language, boozing and violence, I'd be surprised to find the book in Bible Belt public and school libraries. Well narrated, Praetzellis held my attention. I down-checked the work one star because i found it annoying to be told this was the end of the chapter, then to have the tale interrupted at the beginning of each chapter to tell us this was Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I think we knew that. Otherwise, credit well spent, this was.
Miller gets better
The Melon Rind Cafe was a pretty good addition to the Shumway series. I'm enjoying how Chinle Miller's writing is getting better and better.
I stuck through to the end, but this book is long on yammer, interesting as some of it was, and very, very short on action.
Goats and murder -- interesting combo
I enjoy Lynn Cahoo's books because they're fluffy enough that I don't have to give my full attention but have enough meat on the bones to make it interesting and just that tad of romance to give some spice to the mixture. This book was recipe made and hit the spot. However, I think I missed something, because when I zoned back in, the characters were talking about taking care of the kids. In a book with goats as the centerpiece, I question the use of that word relating to anything but baby goats. Needless to say, I was confused for a bit until I (virtually) rolled the narration back to where I must have fallen asleep. All in all, Cahoon's latest offering gets a five star because it does what any cozy mystery is supposed to do -- entertains without offense.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
A wonderful Clines rollic
How could Peter Clines be surprised that his fans, when they found it, would snap up his latest. I don't visit Facebook that often, so don't have Clines friended or followed. Thus the delay in getting to Paradox Bound. Having Ray Porter narrate thr book thenwas a major plus. Following Harriet and Eli bounding through the weres and might have beens of American history in Eleanor, the Model A, in search if the missing American Dream was a great way to escape the shambles of the America that is. It was a feeding much needed by the spark of pride in my country that still gleams deep in my heart. My logic sees no hope for us, my heart still hopes. Paradox Bound nurtures that hiope, no matter how naive.
Nice lively performance
Shaun Grinnell ' s lively performance with the lilting Scottish brogue I am used to really made this particular outing of Hamish Macbeth entertaining. Hamish sorting out the tangles in this Highland mystery was a headshaker for one who likes to hold the threads if the plot in their mind.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Who is really writing Hamish and Agatha?
Given the radical departure in content, style, tone and plot from previous offerings of both the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series, I am constrained to ask, who is really writing these two series now?
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
The Sullivan girls grow on you
Despite my deep dislike of the romance genre, i feel that this author did an exceptional job in balancing realistic human feelings with a just as realistic plot revolving around the changing dynamics of a multi-generational family in flux. i grew to truly care about and enjoy the characters in this book and what happens to them as the story progresses. The narrator gives a fine performance as she settles into the voice of each character. I am very looking forward to the next installment in this story. The author has left plenty of intriguing threads hanging out there for us to grab onto in anticipation of story resolution.
A delight that sneaks up on you
Very much appreciated how the author built a realistic family story this reader could relate to and found the choice of narrators spot on and perfect. The blend of believable romance with the everyday problems of everyday people resulted in a very satisfactory story that made me want to go on to the next installment.
A ghost story in the old tradition
A well-crafted story in the traditional style, the sort of ghost story that scares you without being bloody or otherwise ridiculous. The characters were stunningly brought to life by the narration, truly frightening, as frightened as one would be if these events were to happen to person in real life. This is a great story to read on All Hallows Eve, or the week leading up to it with the final horror being revealed by candlelight on the final night. Wonderful story, excellent writing.