Last Refuge MP3 CD – Unabridged, 1 August 2006
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- ISBN-10 : 0786172568
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786172566
- Product Dimensions : 13.41 x 1.52 x 19.35 cm
- Publisher : Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (1 August 2006)
- Language: : English
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About the Author
Chris Knopf's mystery novels have received exceptional awards and accolades, with critics likening his character Sam Aquillo to Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, and Robert B. Parker's Spenser, while repeatedly comparing Knopf's work to that of Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and Ross Macdonald. Two Time was one of thirteen mysteries listed as recommended summer reading in the New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the "Best 100 Books for 2006." Head Wounds won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery. Dead Anyway was listed on the 2012 Best Fiction lists of both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Knopf is a sailor, cabinetmaker, and advertising executive in Connecticut. He and his wife Mary also spend considerable time at their Long Island home in Southampton.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.
Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie(R) and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.
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Slow going character who keeps it interesting...makes it a page turner.
Happy to discover this new series. Enjoy!
Now to explain that. The book was intriguing. The plot was sound, but a little transparent. The dialog was excellent. The filler was... filler. Bad, long, drawn out, makes you want to skip a few pages filler. It actually puzzled me and made me put the book down several times and just walk away. How could somebody who writes such good dialog, make the back story and some of the side information so friggin drawn out that it makes the book drag? It is almost like it was written by two people. One who wrote a basic mystery story and all the dialog, and then a second person was supposed to come along and turn the short story into a novel... it was that second person that failed. No Red Herrings, no twists, no miscalculations, no surprises.
It was good enough for me to want to see what Sam Acquillo will be up to next, and to see how Chris Knopf develops. But, I sure wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this book to anyone.