Audio: Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks

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

Audio: Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger
Narrator: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor #3
Published by Recorded Books on February 15, 2011
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 12 hours, 57 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the popular Cork O’Connor mysteries. In Purgatory Ridge, Krueger crafts a riveting tale that has ex-sheriff O’Connor on the case after a heated town debate turns deadly.

The local Anishinaabe Indian tribe is furious to discover that Karl Lindstrom’s lumber mill is after a grove of trees sacred to tribal lore. So when the mill gets bombed, killing a man, the tribe is blamed. But O’Connor has a different theory.

 

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Wow. I can’t stop listening to this  Cork O’Connor seriesPurgatory Ridge was an awesome suspenseful mystery. Just wow!  It’s gripping and full of heart-pounding action. Many people showed their authentic selves – good, bad and ugly.

Cork continues to improves his life and connection with his family.  He considers his role in life and his career in law enforcement. The plot was layered, difficult and amazing.  I loved the strength of the women and children to survive their kidnapping.  I was terrified they would hurt, that they would die.

I can’t recommend this series highly enough, if you like mysteries, law enforcement and Native American folklore.  I know I’ll be reading it all.

Narration:

I listened at my usual 1.25x speed with the comfort of the same narrator from the first two books.  The narrator was so comfortable and it was a pleasure to listen.  The Minnesota locations and Indian words were pronounced as I expected.  I enjoyed 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


4 responses to “Audio: Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger

  1. I am starting my HUUGE backlog of emails (I’ve been ill…) from most recent and I’m here to tell you that you also enjoyed the book that came after this one:)). Just in case you didn’t know! Thank you for sharing – I love the sound of this series.