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review 2018-10-30 02:41
100 Fathoms Below - audiobook
100 Fathoms Below - Nicholas Kaufmann,Steven L. Kent

 

 

 

 

Without a doubt, the most insidious dangers were the ones that hid in plain sight, camouflaging themselves inside the minds of rational men.

- first sentence

 

 

At 100 fathoms, sunlight no longer penetrates the ocean. This book combines the tension of being in a US submarine inside Russian borders during the cold war and being trapped in a submarine with deadly supernatural creatures.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The audio is well done and I spent most of my spare time this past weekend listening to it. The tension starts early and doesn't let up. The worst (best) part is, the reader knows there is something creepy hiding on the sub while the crew is clueless and just thinks a couple people are sick or maybe someone is losing it.

 

I read this one for the Fear the Drowning Deep square.

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review 2018-10-26 02:34
Revival - audiobook
Revival - Stephen King

 

 

 

In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies.

- first sentence

 

During the first three-quarters of this book, we get to know the characters, especially Jamie. I was constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. Reverend Jacobs is obsessed with electricity; okay, but what's going to happen next. I enjoyed following the characters and feeling their emotions through the ups and downs of their lives, but I was hoping for something... more. Then, when the more finally came, I was surprised, to say the least. I know this book has been out for a while, but I try to avoid spoilers as much as possible so I didn't really know what to expect from this book. I had recently read a couple of reviews that claimed this was his scariest book (at least in recent years). I think I was expecting the scary to be woven throughout the book, but it wasn't - it just hit you in the face during the final part of the book.

 

I don't know how I feel about what the ending says about life and death, but I wasn't especially scared or impressed by it. I'm giving it four stars because Stephen King has been my favorite author for more years than I can count, and because I appreciate his writing and ability to scare us in so many ways. The audio was very well done and I was anxious to see what would happen next. I listened to this every night instead of reading a print book, in addition to listening during my walks and driving time.

 

I read this book for the Modern Masters of Horror square.

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review 2018-05-21 00:51
A WITCH WITH NO NAME by KIM HARRISON
The Witch with No Name - Kim Harrison

Audiobook

I'm glad this series is over because with this last book it ends on a highish note. There was the constant fugue state Rachel was in, with people shaking her, clearing their throats, etc. to get her to either wake up or pay attention. And I got real tired of her constant second guessing whether she was good for Trent. Ugh! Either stay or go - this back and forth was exhausting for me and I'm not a fictional character this is happening to! In addition, there was constant second guessing that went on with practically every decision Rachel had to make so put that on top of my other complaint. I thought the ending put a few toes over the mooshy marshmallow sweetness happy-ever-after ending, but the author drew herself back before I got dizzy from rolling my eyes. I'm giving it a generous (to me) 3-1/2 stars, which I didn't ding down further just because it was the last book in the series.

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review 2018-05-21 00:10
THE UNDEAD POOL by KIM HARRISON
The Undead Pool - Kim Harrison

Audiobook

I am probably the only one who still has not forgiven Trent for what he did to Rachel when she was a mink (or whatever it was) in the first book. That was beyond mean, and went to cruel. 

Also, I think a mom has just as much right to a child as a father and so believe in 50/50 custody. You'll have to read the book to figure out what I'm talking about. 

Other than that, one of my favorite series.

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review 2017-04-24 16:41
A COLD DAY FOR MURDER by DANA STABENOW
A Cold Day For Murder - Dana Stabenow

Audiobook

Another book that proves I either have prognostication powers or I read it before. I kept thinking, "This sounds familiar" throughout the whole book. The mystery conclusion was really sad because things could have turned out so much better if people would stop thinking only about themselves. I'm planning on working my way through the series. Very good series. Marguerite Gavin was the narrator. I've listened to her in other audiobooks and didn't know if that would taint my appreciation of this book but she did a great job. 4 out of 5 stars.

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