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Heaven's Keep Audiobook

Heaven's Keep: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

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Every married couple knows you don't go to bed angry. The corollary, Cork O'Connor realizes, is that you also don't say goodbye when you're mad. When the charter plane Jo O'Connor is on crashes over the mountains in Wyoming in an early winter storm, Cork deeply regrets the heated argument he had with his wife just before she left. An intense search is launched, but bad weather and the steep terrain hinder the efforts and soon the search is abandoned.

Several months later, still grieving, Cork is contacted by the wife of the man who owned and flew the charter plane. An unlawful death suit has been filed against the pilot's estate alleging that he had been drinking the night before the flight disappeared and his ability to fly the plane was impaired. But credible evidence suggests he was not flying the plane that crashed. And if he didn't fly the plane into the storm, then who did?

Soon, Cork is pulled deep into a dangerous web of corruption that takes him to the rugged, isolated outback of Wyoming and forces him into deadly confrontations with law officers on the take and murderous drug lords who create "safe havens" on Indian lands along the porous borders of the United States. But in the midst of the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo's disappearance was not the end of her, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven's Keep itself, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.

©2009 William Kent Krueger; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • John Morgan
    Mission Viejo, CA, US
    21/10/16
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    "One of the best so far!"

    I am working through all the titles by Krueger. I listen mostly in the car while driving. I can tell when I'm hooked on the story by whether I get out of the car when I get home or if site in the driveway and continue to listen. It doesn't happen with all his books but this one it did. Very good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest
    OREGON
    13/03/15
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    "A different "Iron Lake" mystery"

    "Heavens Keep" takes place in Wyoming..home of Walt Longmire..what an opportunity for 2 great authors to get together with two of my favorite characters..Walt and Cork O'Connor. Maybe then the name of the mountain range that Cork wanders thru searching for Jo would have been pronounced correctly. As it was, the mispronunciation was consistent but grating.

    New to the series in his second book is Narrator Buck Schimer. Since his voice is quite similar to David Chandler, there isn't a glaring difference, though Schimers "Henry" is very different.

    I enjoyed this episode very much. It was so totally different from the previous novels and this added a diversion that needed to come..plus a dramatic change of characters and addition of a couple of new characters.

    Finally, I have very much appreciated the maturing of O'Connors youngest child in Kreugers writing. Kids don't stay the same, yet so often authors 'insert cute 6 year old here' for some family and never let the kid grow up..or we meet the child only as a grown up, with decades of back story we'll never know as readers. Kreuger either is or will be a great dad some day if he treats his own kids the same way as Cork and Stephen interact.

    This entire series is well worth your credits!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C. Telfair
    Shepherdstown, WV, United States
    17/03/12
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    "Exciting!"

    Wow! This listening experience grabs you fast and holds you hard! The whole Cork O'Connor series is great to read or listen to, but this one is particularly suspenseful and heartbreaking.
    Just be careful if you're driving. You'll want to make the trip longer and longer because you just can't bear to stop yet!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Staats
    Brentwood, tn United States
    12/11/10
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    "Great O'Connor Episode with one star reservation."

    My problem is not with WKK here unless he was involved with the recording production. I have listened to all but 3 of WKK's books now. The ones on here, at least. I love all of them. I even like all the readers and I don't even think my complaint is with Buck Schirner here. He does a great job...but I also liked all the Craig Johnson series of Walt Longmire novels and I am VERY accustomed to George (Gold Standard Narrator) Guidall talking about Ab sir ROH ka County and in this book there must have been 200 instances of Ab sarra kuh mountains. Even if there is a chance this version was right I did all the other Longmire books first. It was worse than a movie with a bunch of "Call 555 3495"s in it. If this is my only complaint then it means I am very happy with it and when a picky person is happy you should have no hesitation about buying. I am sad that I only have 3 more WKK books before I have to put him on my list of "Waiting for him to write another book" authors.
    Jo was a good character but I understand why she had to be retired.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angie
    7/12/16
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    "ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LISTEN!! Love this series!"
    Would you listen to Heaven's Keep again? Why?

    definitely will listen to this one again as well! Keeps you always wondering!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cork O'Connor is a great character and I want to listen to all his series!


    Have you listened to any of Buck Schirner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not ever and was not real excited about him as narrator at beginning after listening to "Iron Lake", but found that he was also very good to hear.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Could hardly stop listening and definitely could not wait to get back to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Already wondering which one of the series will be next in my Must Have list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Meggitt
    13/10/16
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    "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED "

    Although part of a delightful series Heaven's Keep stands alone but keeping up the high standard set in the earlier novels. Once again the awe inspiring scenery and the miriad cultures of the first American tribes form an intricate background to the action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Cameron, TX, United States
    24/01/16
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    "what a let down"

    When you have followed ed a series for several years/novels you feel you have a stake in the characters and what happens to them. The first bid for a divorce was the change of reader. MR Schimer has a nice voice but that is all he has, one voice and it is not a familiar one. . The women are all a variation on the same falsetto. Every one seems to speak with a halting accent that, I guess, is supposed to be native American. The story is good enough and with a better reader it could have been engaging but this change of reader is not been a move to the better. The story is Ok but it had a heavy under tone like Mr Krueger had just moved or was considering a move WY and this was a travelogue of the area. If you are familiar with the characters this is a pivotal part of the story..but if you are considering this as an introduction to Cork O'Conner...pick an earlier title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ed Dutro
    10/10/15
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    "One of the best.iliked"

    I'm kind lost right now! I just finished the book and it left me feeling empty.
    I don't care for Buck Schirner it's hard
    To tell one voice from another even females. Please bring back the original narrator. It is a great book! It brought me back into Krugers series! he is a very good writer. enjoy Ed..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lily
    Eagan, MN
    10/08/15
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    "Narrator Murders Mystery"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    In print only. The audible version is awful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heaven's Keep?

    You're kidding, right?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    NO!!!


    Do you think Heaven's Keep needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I love the Cork O'Connor series, but I'm going to skip all the books narrated by Buck Schirner. Maybe I'll try reading the print versions, but I have to get this voice out of my head first.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book months ago. The narrator of the previous books had been replaced by Buck Schirner, who I found to be the most annoying narrator I've heard so far. His male voices are just barely okay, and his females all sound like Jonathan Winters doing "Maudie Frickett" - the granny in the long black dress and white wig.

    I put the book away, thinking I'd like it better if I waited a while. I picked it up again this weekend, starting from the beginning again, and though I stuck with it for several chapters, it was even worse than the first time.

    If Buck Schirner continues to narrate, I'd suggest that he forego character voices and just read the book. It would be infinitely better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Todd
    16/05/15
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    "Great story"

    Story keeps you on the edge thru ought. It isn't until the end that you figure everything out. Overall great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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