Aug 28, 2009

Some recent Audio Books to check out

ABANDON by Blake Crouch (from Brilliance Audio)
Abandon is read by Luke Daniels

This is as much a ghost story as a mystery and it's fast paced and totally captivating and spooky as Hell. 1893 see an entire town full of people disappear on Xmas day. Years later a group of people go to investigate and they too go missing. Now a new expedition into the town is underway just as a blizzard is coming in and this latest group may find out first hand just what happened...
Crouch is a top notch thriller writer and this book is a terrific example of great pacing and suspense. The reader, Luke Daniels delivers an excellent performance and enhances the experience greatly.

A bonus Short Story read by Blake is also included.
Buy Abandon audio book

CHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath (from Brilliance Audio)
Read by Susie Breck and Dick Hill

Konrath's last book, FUZZY NAVEL left with a cliffhanger, someone had died. CHERRY BOMB opens with the funeral and a killer on the loose to taunt Jack Daniels into playing her game, a dangerous game which can only end badly.
Konrath is so adept at pacing that this story moves like lightening. Brack and Hill do a great job reading this and there is the right blend of humor and action which they portray perfectly. The unabridged version is a little over 9 hours, but it's over fast as the story carries you along.

Buy Cherry Bomb audio book

HEAVEN'S KEEP by William Kent Krueger (from Brilliance Audio)
Read by Buck Schirner

Since his first novel Krueger has people captivated by his Cork O'Conner character. In this latest chapter in Cork's life he is plunged into tragedy when his wife goes missing in a downed plane. Months later Cork gets some clues to the possibility of his wife being alive and he is off to Wyoming to investigate. It's an uphill battle as local cops are elusive and a lot of secrets lead to trouble at every turn. This is quite possibly Krueger's best work to date.

Schirner reads this so naturally it feels llike he's relating a story of his own. smooth and compelling this is a great listen. Top notch suspense.
Buy Heaven's Keep: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

VANISHED by Joseph Finder (from Macmillan audio)
Read by Holter Graham

I reviewed this book already but picking up the audio was a great experience.
Nick Heller is a man who solves problems for a living and when his nephew calls to ask for help he drops everything and goes to his side. Nicks' Brother Roger and his wife Lauren are attacked and Roger is now gone with his wife in the hospital. Nick needs to track them down and it means digging into his Brother's life and going into a past he would rather stay buried.
Graham does a wonderful job reading this and helped up the stakes with the way he builds the suspense of the book.
Also included are a bonus PDF comic to go with the story and an interview with the author.
Buy Vanished on audio

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