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How to Listen to and Understand Great Music (Great Courses, #700)
it was amazing
My friends, this is one amazing series of lectures. This is thanks almost entirely to the professor, Robert Greenberg, whose incredible ability to kee ...more
Dec 06, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)
it was amazing
I think Vince Flynn has finally turned that last corner into becoming a complete storyteller. I have enjoyed his previous Mitch Rapp books a lot but t ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
The Martian
it was amazing
I’ve wanted to read this one all year, having heard so many great things by people I trust. I’ve also purposefully avoided the well-received movie sta ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 07, 2015
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
A good thriller/crime novel requires several key ingredients. The two most obvious ones are an interesting criminal and, equally important, a protagon ...more
May 27, 2015
May 14, 2015
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
it was amazing
I am so very happy to have finally returned to the worlds of Bernard Cornwell. I’ve read most of his historical fiction but have been holding off on t ...more
Jun 05, 2015
May 28, 2015
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
really liked it
Like many other readers I was a little worried about King writing a sequel to The Shining. It’s hard to go back to that magic well and capture the sam ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2)
it was amazing
The second novel in this series has more of everything that made the first one such a great read. While I certainly enjoyed book 1, The Last Kingdom, ...more
Oct 19, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
The Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3)
really liked it
Fresh off of helping King Alfred defeat the Danes in Wessex, and essentially saving the future of England, Uhtred is expecting some sort of reward. Bu ...more
Oct 20, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles, #7)
it was amazing
I was very pleased to read this final entry in the 7-book series, The Clifton Chronicles and, happily, it fulfilled my expectations. There were some p ...more
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Feb 16, 2017
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
it was amazing
I’ve been trying to not read all of the currently available Dresden books so as to not get completely caught up and have to wait a whole year or more ...more
Aug 27, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #3)
it was amazing
The third novel in the Harry Bosch series is the best so far and it seems to me that Michael Connelly, at this point in this long series, has really f ...more
May 15, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, #2)
liked it
If you should be looking for a fun series to read aloud to some young people in your life, this is a pretty good series. Lots of fairy tale adventure ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
really liked it
The second book of the Cormoran Strike series picks up about eight months after the events in the first book, The Cuckoo's Calling. Strike has gained ...more
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
The Last Man (Mitch Rapp, #13)
really liked it
After writing two prequels in the Mitch Rapp series, author Vince Flynn returned to the original timeline in this 13th novel in the series. I was happ ...more
May 08, 2015
May 04, 2015
Radiant Angel (John Corey, #7)
it was amazing
John Corey is back, but alas, no longer a member of the Anti-Terrorism Task Force. He has long realized that while that agency may have good use for h ...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
War Hawk (Tucker Wayne, #2)
really liked it
The second novel featuring ex-Army Ranger and tracker Tucker Wayne, and his extraordinary military working dog, Kane, was another thrilling adventure ...more
Oct 31, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
Peril in the Park (Jamie Quinn Mystery #3)
really liked it
The third book in this series of cozy mysteries featuring family lawyer Jamie Quinn, her PI friend Marmaduke "Duke" Broussard, picks up shortly after ...more
May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
Cold Vengeance
really liked it
This 11th novel in the Special Agent Pendergast series is also the middle book in what is referred to as the “Helen” trilogy within the larger series. ...more
May 25, 2016
May 12, 2016
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
really liked it
I really wanted to read this book, mainly due to my family’s influence but also because many of my Goodread’s friends mark it down as one of their all ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
it was amazing
I love it when a long series refuses to give into formula plots or rest on the laurels of previous volumes. I can’t believe this is the 11th book in t ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
World Without End (The Kingsbridge Series, #2)
it was amazing
I’ve been waiting to read this historical novel for quite some time and am so glad to finally have had a good opportunity to do so. Basically, ever si ...more
Apr 30, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5)
really liked it
This 5th novel in the Dark Tower sequence (not counting the new "Wind Through the Keyhole") might just be my favorite so far. The complexity of the ov ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
Rings, Swords, and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature
it was amazing
I admit to being a little skeptical when I began listening to this series of lectures. After all, the lecturer, Michael D.C. Drout, is a Professor of ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3)
liked it
The third and final novel of the Bill Hodges trilogy satisfactorily brings the larger story arc to its inevitable conclusion. Everything circles back ...more
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
Cometh the Hour
really liked it
The sixth and penultimate volume in “The Clifton Chronicles” covers most of the 1970’s and serves to move events along pretty well. By now, readers ar ...more
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
The Case of the Killer Divorce (Jamie Quinn Mystery #2)
it was amazing
I had read the first book of this series featuring family lawyer Jamie Quinn, Death by Didgeridoo, earlier this month and was pleased to be able to re ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)
really liked it
Unlike many of my Goodreads friends, I actually quite enjoyed this second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy. It wasn’t perfect but it kept me engaged th ...more
Dec 02, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
Cemetery Dance (Pendergast, #9)
it was amazing
After the previous disappointing Pendergast novel, The Wheel of Darkness, I had decided to take a break from the series. That one had sort of departed ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Shadows in Flight (Ender's Shadow, #5)
really liked it
This is a short novel; only about half of a standard OSC novel so was a pretty quick read. It centers around Bean and his three children, all of whom ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Death by Didgeridoo (Jamie Quinn Mystery #1)
really liked it
This short novel is the first in a fairly new series about a family lawyer (divorce, adoption, etc.) named Jaime Quinn who finds herself unintentional ...more
Dec 04, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
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