So Cold the River (Unabridged)
by Michael Koryta
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It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past - a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once intermingled. Long derelict, the hotel has just been restored to its former grandeur. But something else has been restored too - a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle a decades-old score. And with every move, Eric inches closer to the center of the building storm.
I was listening to another book by a different author and at the end there was a sample of this book. After listening I knew I had to get this book. This books is one of the best books I have listened to so far. The characters are so real and it is the first book I listened to that has sound affects that really put you into the story. I am now a big fan of this author. The narrator was excellent also, he really made to story come alive.
So cold the river
This was one of the most enjoyable books I've listened to in a long time. I really belive that I enjoyed the audio version more than if I'd have read the actual book. The story grabs you right from the start and holds you to the very end. The reader is amazing! The story can stand alone, but the reader really puts the icing on the cake. Well worth the purchase!
Book is ok, background music/effects annoying
The book itself is good. Interesting story, keeps you going. Narrator voices are a little over the top, but not jarring. I just wish they would have left out the music and sound effects during certain parts of the story. It's a book, not a movie - I don't think readers need extra audio cues or atmosphere - in fact, it really ruins the suspense of the story, because after a time you already know what is about to happen because they've started up the music again.