Sunday, December 9, 2012

Warlord (Alexander Hawke, #6)Warlord by Ted Bell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hmmmm. This one is tough to review. I liked it but I didn't finish it.

The story starts back in time with the murder of a British royal and then comes up to before Princess Diana dies. There are warnings and fears and intrigue. It is well written and well read.

So why didn't you finish it? Because the news stories before and after the death of the Princess are still too close in my mind. Such a tragedy! I just could not let it that close again.

Now, my husband (the one born in Scotland), he thinks it should get a 4 or 5. He liked it all the way through to the end.

I guess if you can take it as a story of any time and leave recent history alone, if you like good intrigue in your international murder mystery, you should give this one a try.
Silent Mercy (Alexandra Cooper, #13)Silent Mercy by Linda Fairstein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this series and the author and narrator and the characters! I love the primary characters and the voices/accents given them by the narrator!

Prosecutor Alexander Cooper and her crew are interesting characters as they solve crime. In this case, the victims are women who want bigger roles in their respective religions.

Why are they the targets? Who is behind the murders? Why so violent? How many lives will be lost? Will all Alex and her friends be unscathed?

You are going to have to go to your library or bookstore to get the book or audio (really good audio!) to find out, 'cause I'm not spilling the beans!
The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I resisted getting this book for a long, long time. 'don't know why. Heck, the movie was out before I used my credit on it. To be honest, I can't tell you why I finally caved! I can tell you it was not because of the movie promos!

It's a bit rough in places, as in the scene is makes this one cringe. Still and all, both dh and I made it though in record time and wanted to race back into my site and pick of any followups on these people.

O, we did watch the movie. This is one you should listen to or read as too much is left out of the movie. If I hadn't read the book, I think I would have been confused. I am suddenly asking myself if I would have rather read than listened to this book. Conclusion: listen! Great narrator with great book!
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. WatsonDust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We've all heard of Jack the Ripper so we know he left a bloody mess wherever he struck, but fear not, it's not gorier than what you've already heard.

Now think about this: Sherlock vs Jack the Ripper?

How would he work the mystery? It's a grand starter for a story idea and it is well executed! You read or listen! You'll be glad you did!
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What fun for Sherlock Holms fans! No Watson in this one; just a young woman who is trainable to be his equal with her quick mind.

I will say no more as you know there is "mystery afoot"!
Stray (Shifters, #1)Stray by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can't believe I ever hesitated to read Rachel Vincent's works!

I was afraid of gore! Oh, fear not, there is some but it didn't make me want to was appropriate for the story (but it makes easier reading/listening than it would seeing in a movie). But it is expected there be some. After all, this is a story about werecats!

Faith is the only daughter in the family. Apparently, the females are not as often reproduced as the males. She's a college student until she is recalled home by her father kicking all the way. It seems daughters of werecats are being has even shown up brutally murdered.

Is Faith more than a potential victim? Is there a love story? Are there some really good one liners? Is a somewhat typical family story? YES!

It is all great fun and you should give it a try...and if you like to listen to your books, you will enjoy the narrator's work.

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