Thursday, March 26, 2015

At the Water’s Edge by, Sara Gruen

At the Water’s Edge by, Sara Gruen

Release Date March 31, 2015

Rich party kids Ellis, his wife Maddie and their best friend Hank could care less that there is a war going on, all they want to do is party, but when a night of partying goes a bit too far and Ellis causes his parents some embarrassment they are tossed from the family home. To try to get back into his parent’s good graces the threesome decides to travel to Scotland to find the great monster that caused quite a stir when Ellis’ parents were involved in the search years ago. What starts out as a whim turns into something completely different.

Both Ellis and Hank are exempt from fighting in the military Ellis is color blind and Hank has flat feet so they both seem so oblivious to the fact that there is a war going on that they travel by ship into Nazi infested waters to the great Loch ness but what they see on the ship and in Scotland still has no effect on the two men but Maddie is starting to see the world, her husband and his friend with very different eyes. Once in Scotland we see a very different side to Ellis and it is not a pretty side he seemed like a happy-go-lucky party boy but there is a dark side a very dark side and Maddie does not like what she sees.

I loved Maddie's journey throughout this book from party girl without much will of her own to a strong woman on her own two feet. I really enjoyed this book and read it very quickly, I enjoyed the growing friendships Maddie made in Scotland and the side stories about the locals.

The writing of this book, the descriptions of Scottish countryside and how the war affected the locals were so good it gave a bit of a day in life of these people so affected by the war. Plus we have the loch ness monster and who doesn’t enjoy a loch ness story.

All in all I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it.

4 Stars

I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher for a fair and honest review.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty, narrated by, Gerard Doyle~~ArmchairAudies

This is just a mini-review because this book just didn't do it for me.

Armchair Audies Review

In the Morning I'll Be Gone (Sean Duffy #3) by Adrian McKinty, narrated by, Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Audio

Nominated in Thriller/Suspense

Gerard Doyle’s narration is fabulous this man has a chameleon voice he can do any accent and every single person has a very distinct voice he is amazing!

The book however, was just okay. Maybe I don’t know enough about the troubles with the IRA in the 80’s in Ireland to really be the target audience for this book. I don’t know if I would have enjoyed this better if I had read the first 2 books.

This book was okay but didn’t really grab me enough to want to read anymore in the series.

2 1/2 star book

5 star narration