A Song for the Asking

A Song for the Asking Best Read || [Steve Gannon] A Song for the Asking Best Read || [Steve Gannon] - A Song for the Asking, A Song for the Asking Detective Daniel Kane is the self proclaimed king of his castle his California beachfront home and the ironfisted ruler of his subjects his wife Catheryn and his four children Tommy Travis Allis

  • Title: A Song for the Asking
  • Author: Steve Gannon
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  • Page: 377
  • Format: Kindle Edition

A Song for the Asking Best Read || [Steve Gannon] - A Song for the Asking, A Song for the Asking Detective Daniel Kane is the self proclaimed king of his castle his California beachfront home and the ironfisted ruler of his subjects his wife Catheryn and his four children Tommy Travis Allis

A Song for the Asking, A Song for the Asking Best Read || [Steve Gannon], A Song for the Asking, Steve Gannon, A Song for the Asking Detective Daniel Kane is the self proclaimed king of his castle his California beachfront home and the ironfisted ruler of his subjects his wife Catheryn and his four children Tommy Travis Allison and Nate Hardened by years of law enforcement he is determined to prepare his children to face a harsh and violent world With a relentless will for perfection and sDetective. A Song for the Asking Best Read || [Steve Gannon] - A Song for the Asking, A Song for the Asking Detective Daniel Kane is the self proclaimed king of his castle his California beachfront home and the ironfisted ruler of his subjects his wife Catheryn and his four children Tommy Travis Allis

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  1. I only read 27% of it before I deleted it from my Kindle I just couldn t figure out where the story was going It went from a long, drawn out description of a rock climbing incident boring to the dad being on a stakeout which led to a couple of murders to the wife auditioning for an orchestra to the dad missing out on his son s birthday party and giving another son shit for not wanting to pick a career other than music My head started to spin and I found myself skimming through alot of pages That [...]


  2. As I sit here trying to pen a review for Gannon s A Song for the Asking, I find myself struggling Reading through the book, my anticipated star rating jumped from 2 to 3, to 5 to 4 in one sitting.Rather than explain discretely I will simply provide a SPOILER RIDDEN response to the text.In the beginning Gannon introduces Travis and Thomas Tommy Kane, using the age old technique of having main characters discuss their deep emotional issues, and summarize their entire characters in a few pages of d [...]


  3. Dan Kane is the self proclaimed king of his castle his beachfront California home and rules his subjects with a loving but undisputed will His wife, Cathryn fears him as do his four children, Tommy, Travis, Allison and Nate Hardened by his years in law enforcement, he is determined to toughen his children up in order to prepare them to face a violent and unforgiving world This leads to each member of the family paying both a physical and psychic price for Dan s unwitting cruelty towards them.Cat [...]


  4. Tough scoring this one low as I didn t like it but he didn t make any mistakes Right at the start I got a bit bogged down as it was describing a mountain climb and I ve no interest in this at all so sort of switched off at this.Then I really disliked the character of Allison and I was aware another in this series is all about her so that gave me pause for thought I didn t like Kane himself very much, either The fact he didn t attend his youngest s birthday party sort of finished him for me.It se [...]


  5. Wow if this is a first novel, keep them coming First of all this is listed as a Young Adult book I would NOT consider this to be anything but a book for adults or possibly very mature older teenagers This is an excellent book, depicting life in a dysfunctional family led by an alcoholic, controlling despot of a father I found it hard to believe that this was Steve Gannon s first book The writing was clear, concise, evocative The characters were exceptionally well drawn Yes, there were some weak [...]


  6. A first novel, and overwritten in the way some first novels are Put the thesaurus down and just right a good story The plot is overblown The characters are not very likeable Kane, the father, is abusive The sensitive side of his character is brought out too little and too late for me I only finished this book because I felt I had to It s not the worst book I read, but it s far from the best.


  7. I almost didn t read this book I knew it was going to be a tough read and I wasn t wrong It s about a family that is unable in their minds to meet the high expectations of their father, leaving them each holding inside sometimes terrible secrets I wasn t expecting it to be as emotional as it was it was an extremely well written book.


  8. I don t often write a review but this time I had to A depth of characterisation I can t recall finding in a debut book often before, a story line which kept me gripped Couldn t have rated it higher.


  9. Steve Gannon creates terrific characters Each person in the story, A Song for the Asking is so deeply created, I feel like I know them I worry about them Some I hated and then accepted Good story, recommend this book highly.


  10. Kind of a cliffhangerterally Made me cry and want to reach out and touch some members of the family wanted to beat others


  11. This is a definite 5 star book This follows the dynamics of a family that is interesting from the first page The father is a cop, an extremely strict disciplinarian, the mother is a concert pianist and they are raising four children You ll find that you recognize many characteristics in this families ups and downs and the brutal criticism of the son who wants to be a pianist also, while of course the 18 year old son is the golden boy who has received a football scholarship This is not just anoth [...]


  12. BRAVOSStarts slowly ,builds towards a exciting middle and ends satisfyingly, much like a good classical piece of music being heard and felt.


  13. Great Charactors This was a very good introduction to the Kane family I look forward to reading about their interactions with each other and others who cross their path.


  14. Lots of moving parts that never really came together other than Kane is a bully with a badge I already have a copy of the next book in the series so lets see if can redeem this one.


  15. I really enjoyed this book music, what a perfect combination in a novel for me This story follows the Kane family during one tumultuous summer The patriarch, Daniel, is a hard ass LA Homicide Detective who rules his home with an iron thumb His unlikely wife, Catherine, is a concert cellist how the college football jock musician hooked up wasn t really ever explained They have four children Tommy is the oldest, he s just graduated high school is preparing to attend Arizona State on a football sch [...]


  16. This is one novel which dragged me into anger filled turmoil and it has to be pretty powerful to do that.Kane is an alcoholic, macho type detective who mistakenly believes that in order to prepare his children for the real world, he has to toughen them up However, this takes the form of emotional and physical abuse He has no understanding of compassion or empathy with his wife and children who are terrified of him What he says goes and if anyone heaven forbid wants to have a life of their own, G [...]


  17. A gem of a story There is so much to this The characters come to life Kane Dan big, mean tempered, militant, Irish cop who can treat his family the same way as those he arrests There s no soft side to him though he does have favorites among his four children and makes no secret about it He expects much from his sport scholarship, college bound son Tommy while never failing to berate his 16 year old son Travis His only daughter, 15 year old Allison Ali Ya, he let s her get away with her wayward t [...]


  18. I was looking for entertainment nothing worthy , mind expanding or life enhancing So abandoning my current reading list, I looked at the Kindle freebies on offer that day After all, they don t cost anything if I don t like it I can stop after a couple of chapters with no great loss.This book had an average of than 4 out of 5 in its reviews, and from a reasonable number of people, than 100 if I remember rightly These two facts were the most influential in my choice clearly have a policy of offe [...]


  19. Fabulous This is an exciting, complex and emotional introduction to Daniel Kane, LA Homicide Detective, and his dysfunctional, artistic and loving family The family saga is the best part of this novel Allowing an unapologetic and realistic glimpse into this family s complex, heartwarming and sometimes emotionally barren relationships pulls you into this story and moves you into hoping for healing, reconciliation and an acknowledgment of the love and tragedy that binds them together even strongl [...]


  20. This books tells the story of the Kane Family David, a homicide detective, tyrannical, whose opinion is the only one that counts, he knows best, and despicable when he is drunk his wife is a concert cellist who tries to keep the family together and further her career, with the obvious objection of David Tommy, the eldest son is his favorite and he feels very proud of him for winning a college football scholarship Travis is a gifted pianist, very close to his mother, but a disappointment for Davi [...]


  21. The Kane family is about to endure the most horrible summer of their existence Their family ties are going to be stretched to the limit Dan Kane is a cop and runs his household like a military unit His wife is a talented musician, his eldest son Tommy a star football player, his second son Travis a musical prodigy like his mother, his daughter Allison a talented writer and his youngest son tries hard for his approval But he fails to see the forest for the trees and continually hurts all of them [...]


  22. I found the characters in this book very interesting, but Kane was so overbearing that I had a hard time actually relating to any of them My own experiences are so far removed from the trials and drama of this novel I found the combination of events that occur in a very short time span to be unbelievable Will I read this again No Would I read something else by this author or in this series Maybe though I would not purchase the book or ebook.


  23. Read LA Sniper first, which turned into a great commute read Decided to read the whole series The character Kane was mostly unlikeable in this book, pretty one dimensional Not sure if that s due to this being the first book or if intended to show maturation over the series Second book seems better so far.


  24. A good book about the highs and lows of a family in one summer that changed their life A book about a cop and his family in L.A living on the beach, when tragedy strikes and shows that the family is stronger than anything.


  25. A waste of timeThe character of Dan Kane is ignorant and abusive His wife Cathryn is embarrassingly passive I could only get through 100 pages before I had to quit I m just glad I didn t pay for this book.


  26. Entertaining StoryFine character development Cohesive and well structured Could not stop until I finished Love the descriptions of his pleasure bringing friends and family to table.


  27. This is the second time I ve read itCharacters well drawn, story well plotted, a good read from a good writer A family plays out it s emotional and character complexities against a police procedural background.


  28. An okay book with suspense, murder, and romance A great police officer rules his family almost like the military but needs to be able to interact with his family with caring and understanding.



  29. A well told story with a little bit of everything in it It has some dark parts that are not easy to read You will certainly be routing for the underdogs if you rad this.