©2005 William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
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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. In between their books, I will try a new author, however I rarely invest in a new series. I started this series a few weeks ago because nothing new from my favorite authors was available. I started from the beginning and am now on book six. Mercy Falls is book five. I am sure that I will get them all because I am now invested in Cork and his family.
Something to be said about starting a series that has so many books already published, is that you can go from one book right on to the next without that long wait in between. I as so glad that I gave this author a chance. I am surprised that more people haven't purchased these books. I love them
"Just Keeps Getting Better"
Krueger's beautiful prose gracefully elevates the suspense. Great story and character development.
Narrator is not really in the same league.
"Good Overall but incomplete."
Both my wife and I agree that we do not like endings which are designed to get you to the next novel. This one left us feeling incomplete.
"Hate a book that doesn't have a clean conclusion"
Good until the end, then it leaves the listener hanging. I will have to read the next one, I suppose.
"Could hardly wait to listen to the next segment!"
Every time I thought the story would conclude it took another twist. Krueger knows how to spin a yarn and keep you listening. Can hardly wait to start the sequel.
"Cliff Hanger with Cork"
My husband and I love this series by William Kent Krueger and usually "save" them for a long road trip to visit one of our kids. This one was no exception. Mercy Falls is number five in the series, and by this time we have grown to know and love the characters, the territory and the Indian legends. Cork is always the good guy, and in this book, he is once again sheriff, a job he both loves and hates. The ending is a cliff hanger . . . and my husband and I don't think we will be able to wait for our drive back home to start book six.
Not really - just didn't sit well with me.
Yes - but taking a break for now
I like David Chandler - he does a great job.
Cork and his wife seemed to be acting out of character and I didn't like the segue into the changes into Rose's life, whatever. Will take a break for now and the next book is not getting good narrator reviews. Up to this book I have enjoyed the series, but something about this one didn't set right with me -
"A very enjoyable "read"!"
A series with good character portrayals and enjoyable nature descriptions with a little American Indian cultural history snippets thrown in. Excellent distraction for relaxation.
Great Minnesota Mystery!
This story, unlike the others before it, didn't wrap itself up in a neat bow at the end. It left you wanting more of the story. I couldn't wait to start the next in the series to see where it was leading.
David Chandler has come to be the voice of "Cork" for me. I love it!
"Disappointed in the Ending"
Just started listening to this series. Have really liked up to this point. Liked this book and will listen to the next in series. But don't like books that become like a soap opera ending. If this proves to be a trend the next book in the series will be my last.
I like the twists that this series always takes.
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