Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grave Sight and Grave Surprise

Grave Sight and Grave Surprise
by Charlaine Harris [Compact Disc Harris]

These are the book-on-cd adaptations of the first two titles in Harris' increasingly popular Harper Connelly series. Although the first book has previously been reviewed in the Staff Recommendations, I thought it worth mentioning that the audio versions makes for compelling listening. These are both single-narrator version, featuring stage and vocal actress Alyssa Bresnahan. She does a very good job of engaging the listener's attention and pulling you into the story. She doesn't attempt to do too many "voices" (in other words, she doesn't try to give each unique character their own unique sound, but instead highlights a few of the more unusual characters with strong accents. The main characters of Harper and her brother Tolliver are done simply but well. If you haven't sampled this series yet, I encourage you to give these CD sets a listen. They're only 7 or 8 discs and are a great introduction to an interesting new mystery-solving character with an usual talent. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[These titles are also available in print format.]

[ official Harper Connelly page on the official Charlaine Harris web site ]

Have you listened to or read these two? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?

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