Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Six Days: The Incredible True Story of D-Day's Lost Chapter (ADULT)

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This was a awesome graphic novel and I can't wait for more of it to come out, if this was out when I was a kid I might have liked history much more. This is the story of the 82nd Airborne and how they got dropped behind enemy lines far from where they should have been, and how  they and the villagers battled together for six days in Graignes, France to keep it from the Germans.  The illustrations are phenomenal and the story line even though non fiction is awesome and engaging.  I really have loved these new DC Vertigo comics a lot, all of them, so I will keep trying them as they keep coming out.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Emergency Case (ADULT AUDIO)

This was a great mystery, not exactly a who done it, but still a mystery with a murder, well a few murders.  Kelly a doctor, knew her husband, Jack, had been acting odd but figured they would get through it.  But when she hit a bump backing out of her garage only to find it is a dead guy and a client of her husbands, things get real interesting real fast.
This book is full of action, suspense, and I am not sure if the author meant it to be or if it is just my background but there where some funny parts too.  If you want a book that keeps you guessing this is the one for you, as it will certainly keep you guessing until the end.  If you are like me and choose the audio version than you are in for a treat as Bill Nevitt is a wonderful narrator  and will keep you listening a lot longer than you planned.  His different voices for the different characters will have you believing they are there with you telling you their story. This book is a fun read or listen which ever you choose you won't go wrong.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Masada's Gate: A Space Opera Noir Technothriller (The SynCorp Saga: Empire Earth Book 2) (ADULT)

Masada's Gate picks up right where Valhalla Station left off with the syndicate  leaders on the run from Cassandra and the SSR (Soldiers of the Solar Revolution).  But when all seems lost can three people thwart the main front and hold it long enough to to give the Corp a new day? 
This book is just as energetic and action packed as the first.  The suspense at times will have you holding your breath.  It is one of the few books where you like people on both sides of the coin so depending on the situation you might be rooting for either the syndicate or the SSR.    Masada's Gate extends on story plots from Valhalla Station and set us up for the third book, Serpent's Fury.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dawn of the Enemy: A Raina Storm Action Thriller, Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

When the team finds out there is a bounty on Raina's head after their little job in Columbia, they know they need to get her back to the USA and in a safe place for her safety and that of her daughter, the only problem is they have to wait for her to make contact with them first.
This is a  spin off of the Whitney Steele series but that aside Raina is interesting enough she can have her own series.  Raina used to be a assassin but she put it aside now that she is a mom, but she keeps getting pulled in because she is a mom. This book is so full  of action and suspense, that you won't be able to put it down, it will keep you up way past your bedtime to see what happens next, and if you are like me and get the audio version you will start hanging out in strange places just so you can get a few more minutes in any where you can, because Sarah Colton is a wonderful narrator and makes you feel as though you are part of the team, so of course you have to be there to stay and help with next mission right?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Second Chances (ADULT AUDIO)

Inga Klein's life was totally changed by Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich, they took everything from her, her father, her home, her mother, and finally the love of her life, Fritz.  But despite all of that she made it to America got her law degree, pasted the bar, and had her son.
This is a great historical fiction book and I liked it a lot the characters were very believable and well defined, there was plenty of action, and the whole book is suspense.  The level of details in the book remarkable.  If you are able get the audio narrated by Bill Nevitt he is very talented and he brings the book alive  for you, his voices for the characters and accents bring the book to a different level.  Either way you chose you can't go wrong as this is a great book.

Monday, April 29, 2019

I SURVIVED THE WAIT: Artemis Fowl (MG)

Twelve year old criminal mastermind, Artemis will stop at nothing to get what he wants, but does he really know what he is getting into when he kidnaps the fairy Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit? 
This is not a new book, it has been around for a while but there have been talks of it becoming a movie for years, and years, oh, and years.  But the wait is over and now, this summer, we will see Artemis and Holly (and I suppose Root, Foley, and Butler as well) on the big screen.  So in preparation they are re-releasing the series with new killer, artwork on the covers.   These books were awesome then and are still just as good now, full of action and suspense, not mention the farting and explosive pooping tunnel dwarf.  This really is a great series that can span generations and I am totally happy I survived the wait to finally see the movie version, and so is my nephew.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Black Acres: The Complete Collection (ADULT AUDIO)

Kim and Julian were looking for their first house when they found the deal of the century, the perfect fixer upper with land in a secluded area, the Beacon House.  They get the house below market, move in, and start right in on the renovations.  But shortly after they move in strange things start to happen, could this have anything to do with the previous owners disappearance?
This is a great, but creepy, book!  This is not the book you want to read (or listen too) home, alone, on a dark and stormy night.   The characters are interesting and even if you think you don't like them they are right for the part, it works out.  I am not sure how the author kept track of all the loose end and got them all tied up but he did, it was  masterful.  If you get a chance get the audio, narrator Joe Hempel turns the creep factor up another notch.  Hempel is awesome keeping all the characters straight and  making the scenes so vivid, it is like you are there actually seeing it live, which in this case I am glad I was not, but still enjoyed the audio very much.