The Trial –
by Robert Whitlow
Reviewed by Rex Huskey
Baker Packing Trucking
Listening Time: 7.5 hours
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Genre: Mystery, romance
Plot: This book is about a young kid, Peter, who is accused of killing a young girl, and a lawyer, Mac McCain, who is trying to save his life as well as his own soul. It takes place in the mountains of north Georgia and in Atlanta. There is his wife Anna, their son Hunter and the trials of starting a new life.
What was your favorite moment/scene in the book? When Peter helps crazy Cal study the Bible and regain his senses.
Which character was your favorite? Why? Mac McCain because of all he goes through and comes out of it OK.
Did the book have a message or a theme that stood out to you? There is a higher power, and anything can happen if you only believe.
What did you like about the book? Dislike? The book is somewhat slow. It takes a while to get into the story. But it has a good moral base to it.
Would you recommend?: Yes, it is a pass-time book, a little slow but otherwise good.
Narrator’s style: Rob Lamont is a good narrator, well-spoken and easy to listen to.
How would you grade the book? C
The Bone Vault –
by Linda Fairstein
Reviewed by Barbara Watson
Listening Time: 5.5 hours
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Plot: A young woman working for a New York museum is found dead in a stone sarcophagus, and the mummified princess who is supposed to be in it is missing. While searching for the killer of the young woman, Alexandra Cooper, an assistant district attorney, and Michael Chapman, a police detective, uncover some things that some people wanted to keep hidden.
What’s best (or not)? I liked Alex and Michael. For me there were too many characters.
Would you recommend?: I think that to really enjoy the book, you need to be interested in museums.
Narrator’s style: Blair Brown did a good job of reading the book.
How would you grade the book? C-
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