Audio: Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks

Posted November 24, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Audio: Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger
Narrator: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor #4
Published by Recorded Books on February 15, 2011
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 11 hours, 15 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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When the corpse of a beautiful high school student is discovered on a hillside four months after her disappearance on New Year's Eve, all evidence points to her boyfriend, local bad boy Solemn Winter Moon. Despite Solemn's self-incriminating decision to go into hiding, Cork O'Connor, Aurora, Minnesota's former sheriff, isn't about to hang the crime on a kid he's convinced is innocent. In an uphill battle to clear Solemn's name, Cork encounters no shortage of adversity. Some -- like bigotry and bureaucracy -- he knows all too well. What Cork isn't prepared for is the emergence of a long-held resentment from his own childhood. And when Solemn reappears, claiming to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ in Blood Hollow, the mystery becomes thornier than Cork could ever have anticipated. And that's when the miracles start happening....


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I STILL can’t stop listening to the  Cork O’Connor series,  I’m on my 4th audio this week, Blood Hollow. There was plenty of plot, action and interesting characters in this one, too.  I am starting to wonder at the number of murders in a small, remote area but there are also big power and politics: the casino, the lumber industry, and a tourist industry as well.

Cork is really enjoying his relationship with his wife and family.   He continues to get involved in the community law enforcement because the others just aren’t able or willing to do an adequate job.  A young girl goes missing and Cork is on the search team.  Later her body is found and an Indian man is charged with little investigation. Cork works to find out the truth.

The story takes on some religious aspects, which is never my favorite thing. Of course, religion is one of the big political powers in any area.  Cork and the reader are led on a long, convoluted search for the killer. Again, Cork puts himself in danger and frighteningly, some of his family end up in the killer’s sights as well.

I can’t wait to go on with this series but I have to actually read some of my October review books yet. Sigh.  I already have the next one from the library and it’s so tempting to just start listening to it.  I know I’ll be reading it sooner than later.


David Chandler continues to handle the series in a performance which is a pleasure for me. The voices are all comfortable, both male and female. I listened at my usual 1.25x speed.  The Minnesota locations and Indian words were pronounced as I expected.

Listen to a clip:  HERE

About William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

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Posted November 24, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

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