Two more finds from the Audible Plus Catalogue, this time from the mystery genre.
I really enjoy a good mystery book, packed with suspense to keep you guessing and an interesting storyline to keep you hooked to the pages (or have your earphones glued into your ears in this case).
DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.
Book review: The Heron and James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal #bookreview #audible #audiobook #mysterybooks #booktwt #bookaddict #booktwitterTweet
The Heron by Don Winslow
Originally published: 2022
Plot from GoodReads:
“The Heron” is the nickname a big-city accountant has attached to himself in his new home near San Diego, where he’s using the alias to avoid a hit man who may be after him. It seems a former client believes that The Heron has skipped town with several million dollars not his own. Don Winslow’s ensuing, entertaining yarn is by turns twisty, dark, and comical as we observe the delicate dance between the pursuer and the pursued.
I really enjoyed the narration of the book by Ed Harris. He just has the voice to do audiobooks, and do them well!
While the narration was great, the story itself wasn’t as powerful. For it to have been slightly more captivating, more length could’ve been added to create suspense and mystery. It had potential but due to the short length, the story just felt too rushed and too quickly wrapped up.
The book has a rating of 3.68 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.
James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal by Andy Weir
Originally published: 2017
Plot from GoodReads:
His razor-sharp intellect, uncanny powers of deduction, and knowledge of the criminal underground are legendary throughout London. He solves cases with the able assistance of his close friend and confidant. And, one day, he will become the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes.
Meet Professor James Moriarty – consulting criminal.
It was kind of cool to see Moriarty portrayed in a different light when you’re used to him only being showed in one light. Clearly, this character is very insightful, witty and is the man for the job. I’m used to Andy Weir writing science fiction books so it was quite a surprise to find a book by him from a different genre, and he did a swell job with it.
The book has a rating of 3.83 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.
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Moriarty sounds really good. I do like that character.
Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net
The character has always been fascinating! 🙂