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review 2020-07-28 15:06
THE HOLLOW ONES by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, narrated by Brittany Pressley
The Hollow Ones - Chuck Hogan,Brittany Pressley,Guillermo del Toro

Reminiscent of THE THING or perhaps FALLING ANGEL, THE HOLLOW ONES was a good time!

 

We follow a young female FBI agent named Odessa Hardwicke, as she is temporarily suspended for an officer involved shooting, wherein her partner was the victim and she the perpetrator. She ends up taking a desk job until everything is sorted out. She takes over the desk of an agent on medical leave and for...spoiler-ific reasons, she goes to meet him. He then tells her to mail a letter, which she does and then, POOF! We meet Hugo Blackwood, Occult Detective. Why did she shoot her own partner? How is Blackwood going to help her? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I absolutely love the idea of an occult detective and this one being named Mr. Blackwood, is, (I'm guessing), an homage to Algernon. I need to know more about him and the Hollow Ones. Being a man who has lived for a long, long time there could be many more stories about him and his history. I want to read them.

 

Brittany Pressley is the narrator and she's completely new to me. I thought her voicing performance was pretty good. (I think Ray Porter has spoiled me as far as narrators go, he is so great at changing voices.)

 

I'm being totally honest here, this book did not knock my socks off. It did pique my interest, though, and I enjoyed the finale quite a bit-enough to continue on with the series. I hope that Mr. Blackwood will be an integral part of it, as I found him to be infinitely more interesting than Odessa.

 

Recommended!

 

*Thank to the publisher and NetGalley for the audio download provided in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*

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review 2020-07-22 16:46
THE MERCY OF THE TIDE by Keith Rosson, narrated by Joshua Saxon
The Mercy of the Tide - Keith Rosson

Set in the Pacific Northwest in the early 80's, THE MERCY OF THE TIDE brought home a robust sense of time and place.

 

In a small Oregon town, tragedy strikes in the form of a drunk driver. In towns like this, with an event like this, nearly everyone is affected as the ramifications ripple outward. Then, other things start happening. Dead, mutilated birds appear on people's doorsteps. A skeleton is found in a local park. One deputy thinks he knows what's happening: it's related to an old native American legend. Can the goings-on in town be attributed to the legend, or are they attributable to humanity? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I very much related to the characters in this book. There's one named Toad, (a nickname for Todd), and I knew a Toad when I was growing up, which was about the same time period as in this book. I also remember being afraid of the Russians and nuclear war. There's a young girl in this book who is obsessed with nuclear annihilation. The music mentioned: Motorhead, The Ramones, and others-they formed the soundtrack of my teen years. I remember Ronald Reagan being shot as well-so all these things were perfectly drawn as far as I'm concerned.

 

The writing here was very good, especially the character development. The powerful themes of guilt and grief abound, and the reader cannot help but feel for these people. However, I did have a few issues. I can't get too deeply into what those issues were because SPOILERS, but I can say I felt let down regarding the native American legend portion. I wanted more! I thought the denouement was perfect though-it shocked the hell out of me, but it also made me so mad I'm gritting my teeth just thinking about it.

 

Overall, I was impressed with this author and the book. The narration was excellent, as I've come to learn-Joshua Saxon's work always is. I recommend this book-especially to those readers who came of age during this time period in American history. If you're like me, you will feel the powerful rise of fond nostalgia.

 

 

*I received an audio version from Meerkat Press in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*

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review 2020-06-29 22:30
ABADDON'S GATE by S.A. Corey, narrated by Jefferson Mays
Abaddon's Gate - James S.A. Corey,Jefferson Mays

So many people have already reviewed this, so there's nothing new I can add.

 

I enjoyed it, but not as much as the first two volumes. This still rated 4 stars with me, so I will be continuing on with the series.

 

*I downloaded this audio FREE from my local library system. Libraries RULE!

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review 2020-06-18 19:15
THE GETAWAY by Greer Hendricks, narrated by Sarah Pekkanen
The Getaway - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen,Emily Bauer

THE GETAWAY was given away as an Audible Original.

 

I had a hard time suspending my disbelief, mostly because the main character was not believable. It didn't make sense for her to do the things she did. I feel like everyone was trying too hard with this story, the authors and the narrator. (The narrator was pretty good, it wasn't her fault that I didn't believe the story she was telling. She was trying to inject suspense and excitement but they just weren't there.) 

 

 

Meh.

 

 

*I downloaded this from Audible for free, as part of my membership.*

 

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review 2020-06-11 19:30
ARK by Veronica Roth
Ark - Veronica Roth

This was well written-at least enough so that I wanted more-I wanted to know more about the people getting ready to leave the planet. Maybe a little more about how their lives went, knowing their planet would soon be unable to support life. Instead, I got a lot about plants, and one woman's personal history and her final decision. I was a bit bored.

 

*I obtained this audio free through Amazon Prime.*

 

 

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