Those who love romantic suspense and thrillers with heart have found their new literary crush.
An Irishman on the run. He's left a lot of things behind him...but they're not far enough back.
Conor McBride has lost everything, and if he can't find a way to disappear in a hurry, the next thing he loses could be his life. Running from enemies he's never met and haunted by his own destructive actions, Conor needs a refuge secure enough to hold his secrets. A farmhouse inn tucked amidst the green mountains of Vermont seems ideal, but when his past catches up with him, Conor discovers the beautiful young innkeeper has secrets of her own, and hers are more likely to get them both killed.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret Chord (The Conor McBride Series - Mystery Suspense Thriller Book 2) to be better than the print version?
Yes.................... the narrator is able to bring out nuance in the story and characters that would not be possible in simply reading the book.
What did you like best about this story?
Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my first time............. he did a good job in bringing the story to the listener.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
19 su 20 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
I was given the Secret Chord in return for an honest and unbiased review. I thought I should start with the first book.The first book in the series was OK for me but this book I really enjoyed.
The Secret Chord is an enchanting ride with the Irish violinist/farmer/spy Conor McBride who turns up in Vermont and meets his match in artist/innkeeper Kate Fitzpatrick. I was immersed in the action from the start of the novel; Ms. Guare keeps you guessing where the plot will lead. Some characters met in Deceptive Cadence return and interesting new ones are introduced. Ms. Guare has a wonderful ear for dialogue and description and I would be remiss if I didn't mention her fine use of her native "green mountain" state as this novel's main setting. Beware, though—events will lead across the globe to culminate in some hair-raising plot twists!
Wayne Farrell was once again outstanding with the delivery of the story.
6 su 6 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
This is my first Wayne Farrell narrated novel and I have to say that he is as expressive as one of my favorites, Gerard Doyle. This book was so well written by Kathryn Guare that at times I had to stop and re listen to an especially well written section to savor it again. Coupled with Wayne Farrell's stellar presentation this is a book that I will revisit again. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
3 su 3 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
What a wild ride this listen was!!! I absolutely loved every minute of it. Every. Minute. There was mystery and suspense aplenty. Layers kept peeling off and new information kept emerging. That was fun.
The two main characters, Conor and Kate, were vulnerable and extremely likeable with kissable boo-boos. This second book in the series alludes to events in book one and you could benefit from having that first listen, even if it's just to understand the genesis between Conor and the CIA/MI5/DEA. Without it though, this listen still holds its own.
The narration was insane! Farrell transitioned from a Irish brogue, to a female falsetto, to a 10 year old kid without breaking a sweat.
I don't know how many more books are in the series but I'm all in.
1 su 1 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
I couldn't wait for this to come out on audiobook, and Connor McBride didn't disappoint. I enjoy this narrator and love the characters... Kathryn Guere hit it out of the park once again.
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This was a great suspense thriller. The narrator brought the characters to life and did a great job! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and/or author and/or narrator in exchange for an honest review.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a great story full of suspense and intrigue. Admittedly, I started the series with this book, so didn't get to enjoy book 1. That being said, I thought the author did a good job story telling so I didn't feel too lost. The narration was good and this was a great listening experience. I'd definitely be open to more from this duo.
Kathryn Guare paints pictures in you head with her vast, beautiful words!
Suspenseful with "I didn't see that coming" plot.
Wayne Farrell is an excellent narrator.
A bit of foul language that I wasn't expecting.
I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I didn’t know what to expect from book 2 of the Conor McBride series. Book 1 ended well and didn’t require a follow up. However, Kathryn Guare outdid any expectation I had. It is not necessary to listen to the first book to enjoy and understand The Secret Chord; but I recommend it. You have a backstory that you wouldn’t have without it.
I loved the interaction between Conor and Kate. I typically cringe at love scenes and detest predictable quotes. Ms Guare created a spunky but tender relationship in this couple that I enjoyed to the very end. The action and intrigue just kept me excited to listen, especially for the last third of the audiobook.
Thank you for bringing back an incredible narrator! Wayne Farrell IS the voice of Conor and does a fantastic job of switching from character to character.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review.
This is my kind of book. It has an entire menagerie of strange characters, that are well-defined and exciting to read about. Connor McBride is a man easy to relate to, and the many people he encounters as he runs for his life are each unique and interesting . Wayne Farrell does a great job presenting the milieu of each group, and comes up with an ending that boggles the mind.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review