Audio: Copper River by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks #BeatTheBacklist2019

Posted February 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Audio: Copper River by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks  #LoveAudiobooks #BeatTheBacklist2019Copper River by William Kent Krueger
Narrator: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor #6
Published by Recorded Books on January 16, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Desperately avoiding the clutches of professional hit men who have already put a bullet in his leg, Cork finds sanctuary outside the small Michigan town of Bodine. But while he's hiding out in an old resort owned by his cousin Jewell DuBois, a bitter widow with a fourteen-year-old son named Ren, the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River -- and then another teenager vanishes. Instead of thwarting his assassins, Cork focuses on tracking a ring of killers who prey on innocent children -- before anyone else falls victim. But as his deadly followers close in, Cork realizes he's made an error any good man might make -- and it may be his last.


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I like the Native American cultures, the gorgeous natural world and mystery suspense in this  Cork O’Connor series.  I’m loving the fact my library has these on audio.  Copper River is a continuation of the cliffhanger in Mercy Falls but also a new story.

There isn’t much of Cork’s story of hiding out from hitman, because he’s hiding out.  Of course, his estranged relatives end up having their own murder mystery which Cork and Dina solve. It’s a little odd Dina is there but I like her and I’ve come to like her friendship with Cork.  I have to wonder if we will see more of her in the future.  I am a bit unhappy Cork couldn’t make a brief call to his family sooner to let them know the situation, or have someone else make a brief call.

The story is a horrific abuse of young teens, pretty much all teen girls. The worst details are not shared very clearly but it’s obvious it’s not right.  I love Cork making a new, better connection with his relatives. The contract on Cork is resolved quickly, as we knew the actual killer already.


David Chandler is the narrator of this series for me.  I enjoyed listening at my 1.5x speed.  The male and female voices were well performed. The Michigan 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 February 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

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