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Debbie Woodruff

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  • "Another good read by Kathy Reichs"

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    I enjoyed listening to the book. It was fun to have a different setting (and learn a little Hawaiian instead of a little French!). To correct a previous reviewer, Linda Emond has narrated most of Ms. Reich's books. There have been a few other readers, but Barbara Rosenblat was not one of them.

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    Spider Bones: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?

    Stephen says: "consistenly 'bones'"
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    "This better be part 1"

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    11 hours of listening only to have absolutely nothing resolved and see the ending fall flat on its face. Even if there is a sequel, not enough here to spend time listening. I have never asked for my money back, but I am now. Don't waste your money on this one.


    What was most disappointing about Robin Cook’s story?

    He forgot to make one.


    What three words best describe George Guidall’s performance?

    good as always


MickeyMarie

MickeyMarie Narnia 12-24-12 Member Since 2003

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  • "Good combination of romance and mys..."

    4 of 8 helpful votes

    Each of the characters in this novel was well developed and believable. The story held my interest from start to finish and the secondary characters really fit. This narrator is one of my favorites and she did the story justice. Excellent read!

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    False Mermaid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Erin Hart
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    American pathologist Nora Gavin fled to Ireland three years ago, hoping that distance from home would bring her peace. Though she threw herself into the study of bog bodies and the mysteries of their circumstances, she was ultimately led back to the one mystery she was unable to solve: the murder of her sister, Trona. Nora cant move forward until she goes backback to her home, to the scene of the crime, to the source of her nightmares and her deepest regrets.

    Lia says: "A good listen"

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  • 4.3 (76 ratings)
    Temporary Perfections: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gianrico Carofiglio Narrated by Sean Barrett

    Temporary Perfections: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
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    (67)
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    Manuela, the daughter of a wealthy couple from Bari, disappeared without trace months before and the police have closed their investigation, to the parents' despair. Counsellor Guerrieri reluctantly takes on an unusual assignment: to seek new evidence to force the police to reopen the case. A job more suitable to a private detective but a job that leads him to Nadia, a former client, a fascinating woman with an ambiguous past and to the tempting Caterina, Manuela's best friend, exquisitely too young for the jaded Guerrieri...

    Mrs says: "Plodding and more plodding with added self doubt."
  • 4.4 (43 ratings)
    Slash and Burn: The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 8 (






UNABRIDGED) by Colin Cotterill Narrated by Clive Chafer

    Slash and Burn: The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    Dr. Siri might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he’s tired of being Laos’ national coroner - a job he never wanted in the first place. Plus, he’s pushing 80 and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death, which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune teller. But retirement is not in the cards for Dr. Siri after all. He’s dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of a US fighter pilot....

    Suzanne says: "This Series Hasn't Become Repetitive or Tired"
  • 4.3 (31 ratings)
    Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gwen Hunter Narrated by Carol Hendrickson

    Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    Overall
    (31)
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    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known. But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.

    wanda says: "Good story, lousy performance"
  • 4.5 (20 ratings)
    Prescribed Danger: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gwen Hunter Narrated by Carol Hendrickson

    Prescribed Danger: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Working in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch has seen it all - most of it at 2:00 a.m. But when an interracial couple is rushed in, beaten and bloodied by a mysterious hate group, the patients show signs of a fast-acting pulmonary infection Rhea has never seen before. Within hours, it proves fatal. Soon, more victims are rushed in, and an epidemic has Dawkins County in an icy grip of terror. As the puzzling illness claims more lives by the hour, Rhea begins to draw some startling conclusions about the nature of the illness...and about its connections to the military.

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  • 4.4 (17 ratings)
    Crooked House (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie

    Crooked House (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
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    With World War II at an end, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry the woman he loves, Sophia Leonides. However, she refuses - the unexplained death of her grandfather, wealthy businessman Aristide Leonides, draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home. Charles follows, but his arrival coincides with the discovery that Aristide’s death was murder. The ensuing investigation drags Charles into the dark heart of the family, and its deadly secrets and dangers.

    Suzzanne says: "Loved it!"
  • 4.3 (15 ratings)
    The Silver Swan (






UNABRIDGED) by Benjamin Black Narrated by Timothy Dalton

    The Silver Swan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
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    (15)
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    Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When an old acquaintance approaches him about his wife's apparent suicide, Quirke recognizes trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist.

    Yuefang says: "Wow the narrator did his best"
  • 4.3 (14 ratings)
    The Burning Wire: Lincoln Rhyme Series, Book 9 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeffery Deaver Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

    The Burning Wire: Lincoln Rhyme Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack... and more are planned. While the FBI tries to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics and prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems, and Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office....

  • 4.6 (12 ratings)
    Grave Concerns: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gwen Hunter Narrated by Carol Hendrickson

    Grave Concerns: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
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    Dr. Rhea Lynch is deputized as special assistant deputy coroner when the full-time coroner is shot. The shooter, a young man, claims that his sister has been abducted; Rhea believes him and attempts to help find the truth. A bizarre chain of events follows that embroils the doctor in a mystery that puts her own life at risk.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not as good as her first three in the series"
  • Transhuman (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Bova Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

    Transhuman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

  • Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Kellerman Narrated by Alexander Adams

    Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Alex Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.

    Laura says: "This book came out in 2003"
  • Cell (






UNABRIDGED) by Robin Cook Narrated by George Guidall

    Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (169)
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    (167)

    George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating.

    DebaDeb says: "There's an app for that!"
  • Hidden: A Bone Secrets Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Kendra Elliot Narrated by Kate Rudd

    Hidden: A Bone Secrets Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

    English Teach says: "Okay"
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  • Broken (






UNABRIDGED) by Karin Slaughter Narrated by Natalie Ross

    Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case.

    Kara says: "SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!"
  • Doing Harm (






UNABRIDGED) by Kelly Parsons Narrated by Robert Petkoff

    Doing Harm

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kelly Parsons
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (35)
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    (34)
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    Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again….

    althea says: "just not good....."
  • The Bone Garden (






UNABRIDGED) by Tess Gerritsen Narrated by Susan Denaker

    The Bone Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil � human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder.

    Book and Movie Lover says: "Back and forth through time"
  • Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gwen Hunter Narrated by Carol Hendrickson

    Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known. But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.

    wanda says: "Good story, lousy performance"
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  • Resistant

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out.

  • From Potters Field: A Scarpetta Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Patricia Cornwell Narrated by C. J. Critt

    From Potters Field: A Scarpetta Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
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    An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the nameless - a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim.

    Coooper says: "EXCRUTIATING NARRATOR"
  • Crisis (






UNABRIDGED) by Robin Cook Narrated by George Guidall

    Crisis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    When Dr. Craig Bowman is served with a summons for medical malpractice, he's shocked, enraged, and more than a little humiliated. A devoted physician who works continuously in the service of others, he endured grueling years of training and is now a partner in an exclusive concierge medical practice. No longer forced to see more and more patients while spending less and less time with each one just to keep his office door open, he now provides the kind of medical care he is trained to do.

    Linda says: "I should have read the reviews"
  • When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Kellerman Narrated by Alexander Adams

    When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (226)

    Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

    Leigh says: "Enjoyable...."
  • Transhuman (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Bova Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

    Transhuman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (0)
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    Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

  • Bloody Women (






UNABRIDGED) by Helen Fitzgerald Narrated by Reanne Farley

    Bloody Women

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helen Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Reanne Farley
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    Returning to Scotland to organise her wedding, Catriona is overcome with the jitters. She decides to tie up loose ends before settling permanently in Tuscany, and seeks out her ex-boyfriends. Only problem is, they all end up dead and Catriona is the prime suspect.

  • The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Lovesey Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes

    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation.

  • Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Louise Penny Narrated by Adam Sims

    Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
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    (1)

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

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  • The Autism War: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Louis Conte Narrated by Paul Christy

    The Autism War: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Louis Conte
    • Narrated By Paul Christy
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    Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent but rarely acknowledged connection between childhood vaccines and autism. His quest to uncover the truth forces him to risk all he holds dear while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past. Even while holding down his job and dealing with family crises, Colletti spearheads the drive to contend with industrial espionage, Russian gangsters, and sexual predators.

  • A Single Breath (






UNABRIDGED) by Lucy Clarke Narrated by Noreen Leighton, Stephen Perring

    A Single Breath

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lucy Clarke
    • Narrated By Noreen Leighton, Stephen Perring
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    When Eva's husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson's brother's doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband's past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she's no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely…

  • Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Kellerman Narrated by Alexander Adams

    Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    Overall
    (10)
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    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Alex Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.

    Laura says: "This book came out in 2003"