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Summary

Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins...

The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town... But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous.

Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.

©2014 Bad Dog Books Limited (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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John Connolly

I like John Connolly's 'Charlie Parker' books. Have read his books over the years and must say this is one of his best. Loved the story line, with a very good narrator to make it enjoyable to listen to.

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Thought it was getting good but then it didn't

Had four hours left and gave up. I felt there were too many threads of story with not enough substance to any. Nine were a real lead story and the character building was not very good. In fact I would be hard pressed to remember any names let alone detail of any character.

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Excellent

Once again a great listen to a master storyteller. The saga of Charlie Parker is building towards a mesmerising climax. How much longer Charlie and his friends can go on battling unseen and supernatural forces reminds to be seen. There is still another book in the series which I can't wait to start. The wolf in winter was a great story and as always Jeff Harding narration was excellent. However I do think the listener would benefit from having read or listened to other books in the series as it may not always make sense if you are not familiar with the past. Highly recommend.

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Would you listen to The Wolf in Winter again? Why?

resemables a Stephen king type novel good listening... not really my type of book but I found myself listening to it from start to finish in one session

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wolf in Winter?

the grave yard screen

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

Jeff harding puts a good performance into his reading and roles

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it would make me not want to live in a town... I felt sadness with the final screens with his wife and daughter and the struggle between living and dying

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excellent as usual

another great parker book they just keep coming keep them up john just do more

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Chillingly good read - as always!

Jeff Harding brings the characters and story to life. I am ever a fan of Charlie Parker and his friends

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Weird!

I'm not familiar with this author so didn't know what to expect, although the preview sounded interesting.
The story is weird, borders on science-fi and refers to characters in previous books. I won't be seeking them out.
Jeff Harding does his usual excellent narration and full marks for not snorting in derision at some of the daftest sections of this very forgettable tale.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful story

Another great book by John Connolly
I enjoyed Jeff Harding reading as usual, think Jeff and Parker go hand in hand now, for those who know the Charlie Parker series its no surprise how good the story developed, I have read all the books and the audio versions bring them alive

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Stop the voices!

Great story but the delivery of the dialogue undermines it. Everyone but the protagonist sounds like they're from a bad cartoon.

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Another one out of the top draw

If you could sum up The Wolf in Winter in three words, what would they be?

Well worth listening

What did you like best about this story?

The characters - they have become close friends now

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

Luis

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It keeps you tense

Any additional comments?

Roll out the next