Audio: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks

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

Audio: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
Narrator: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor #2
Published by Recorded Books on May 18, 2010
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 52 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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The Quetico-Superior Wilderness: more than two million acres of forest, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian/American border. Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh -- a country-western singer at the height of her fame -- has disappeared.
Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to hire Cork O'Connor to find his daughter, and Cork joins a search party that includes an ex-con, two FBI agents, and a ten-year-old boy. Others are on her trail as well -- men hired not just to find her, but to kill her.

As the expedition ventures deeper into the wilderness, strangers descend on Aurora, threatening to spill blood on the town's snowy streets. Meanwhile, out on the Boundary Waters, winter falls hard. Cork's team of searchers loses contact with civilization, and like the brutal winds of a Minnesota blizzard, death -- violent and sudden -- stalks them.


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I loved this second book in the Cork O’Connor seriesBoundary Waters. I continue to the Minnesota setting, the Indian lore, the well developed world and characters.

Cork continues to grow and develop himself. I don’t know how he manages to take so much time to look into things though, since it doesn’t seem like he gets paid for it.

The plot here was also twisty. I especially enjoyed the young Native American boy who used his skills to help in the search and rescue. Cork, out in the wilderness, and his wife at home, both solve the crimes independent of each other, with the knowledge  they each gather.

I highly recommend this series if you like mysteries, law enforcement and Native American folklore.  I know I’ll be moving along to the Purgatory Ridge.


I listened at my usual 1.25x speed with the comfort of the same narrator from Iron Lake.  The Minnesota locations and Indian words I knew were pronounced as I expected.  I continued to really enjoy both male and female voices and the performance adding to the emotional quality of the story.

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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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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge

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

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