The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U. Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle.
Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead - but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them?
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Claire DeWitt is an unreliable detective unlike any other. Claire DeWitt, the hard-living and tough-talking private investigator, has always been something of a detective. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Claire and her two best friends, Tracy and Kelly, fell under the spell of the book Detection by legendary French detective Jacques Silette.
The three solved many cases together and were inseparable - until the day Tracy vanished without a trace. That is still the only case Claire ever failed to solve. She hunts for the real story behind the death of a washed-up painter 10 years earlier, whose successful and widely admired artist girlfriend had died a few months before him.
As these three narratives converge, some mysteries are solved and others continue to haunt. But Claire, battered and bruised, continues her search for the answer to the biggest mystery of all: what is the purpose of our lives, and how can anyone survive in a world so clearly designed to break our hearts again and again? I love me some Claire DeWitt, the hardboiled metaphysical detective of two previous books by Grann. This new book doesn't disappoint, and Madeleine Maby did a decent job narrating it, but for me Carol Monda will always be Claire and I could never quite get used to the switch.
Monda just sounds tougher and worldlier, and you don't get much tougher or worldly than Claire DeWitt. I listened to the first 2 Claire deWitt stories 3x each.
They are in my top I am confident that I would not have bought the first one with this narrator. The original is the only voice of Claire deWitt! I'm perfectly willing to admit the narrator wasn't the voice I had in my head. However, the choice was made to do voices and her men's voices didn't sound like a deep voice so much as they all sounded dimwitted. This is the third book in a series. The first two were wonderfully narrated by Carol Monda, who perfectly captured Claire DeWitt's gravelly world-weary voice.
The opening scene, which Sara Gran filled with tension, pain and violence, is utterly unconvincing in the hands of Ms.
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The producers and Ms. Maby herself didn't bother to familiarize themselves with the two previous novels, so we get the name Andre ON-dray now pronounced ANN-dray , Come on! I gave up after 20 minutes and bought the print edition. Lots of threads, all followed to their almost conclusions. I hope there are more to come in this series.
Some have complained about the narrator, and I would say this: do not listen to this immediately after the two previous volumes. I tried that and was put off, but after taking a break and listening to some other books, Madeleine Maby sounded just fine. Carol Monda is a better fit for narration. Carol Monda is able to fully embody the personality needed for such a strong yet flawed character.
Madeleine Maby just read. Huge difference.
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Ronson's actions are anything but chivalrous — he wants access to Dark Materia's unique powers over Zevo energy for his own nefarious purposes. Jason struggles with his grasp on a reality when he wakes up one morning in a world where the Zevo accident never happened, his parents are alive, and the Zevo-3 is just a comic book creation of his own imagination. While helping Florence with a blood drive, the Zevo-3 kids learn of a break-in where the blood bags were actually drained, and that someone-or something-is snatching people off the streets of New Eden in the middle of the night. An embarrassing picture reveals the true nature of Ronson's mutated form and also makes Jason and Ellie question whether their "relationship" is platonic or romantic.
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