Audio: Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks

Posted August 14, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

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Audio: Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger @WmKentKrueger ‏@recordedbooks  #LoveAudiobooks Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger
Narrator: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor #7
Published by Recorded Books on July 23, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 35 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Henry Meloux, Cork's friend and spiritual advisor, asks the Minnesota sheriff turned private investigator to find Henry's long-lost son. Cork tracks the man to the Canadian town of Thunder Bay, Ontario, where it turns out he's a prominent (if reclusive) industrialist. When someone tries to kill Henry, and the evidence points to his son, Cork digs deep into his old friend's personal history, where he uncovers truths that might be best left buried

I have been desperate to continue with the  Cork O’Connor series.  So I was ecstatic to see book 7 – Thunder Bay – was being rerecorded by the primary narrator of the series, David Chandler.  I love this series SO much.  We get the history of Henry Meloux which is fantastic. There are also some family events and changes.

I don’t want to spoil any of this. The blurb says enough about the story. You do need to read these in order, I think, to know the characters and what the current status with Cork’s family. In Thunder Bay, for example, Jenny is getting ready to go to college. Cork is handling his first case as a private investigator.

We get quite a lot of historical aspects and the poor treatment of Native Americans which is so horrible. I loved having more about Henry and his past. The beauty of the natural world in northern Minnesota and the daily life happenings of Cork and his family, are such a joy.  The mystery / suspense of these cases for Cork are my favorite type.


David Chandler is the narrator of this series for me, so I was happy they redid this one with his narration. He handles both the male and female voices well. The Minnesota locations and Indian words were pronounced as I expected.  I loved listening, and at my usual 1.5x speed.

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 August 14, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

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