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Mari

Farmington, MN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (561)

    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!!!!!!"
    "Broken is a good name for this story line."
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    Not one of the greatest books I have listened too. I had a hard time trying to keep all of the characters straight. It wasn't blended well. I almost felt that this was a second book in a series or something because it felt like the characters should have more history with each other but you didn't really know how they were all connected.
    In a nutshell, not great unless you are into angry characters and confusing story line.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Bluegrass Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (881)
    Story
    (874)

    Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

    Diana Turmenne says: "Made me want to visit Kentucky!"
    "Good but very different than her other series"
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    This was another good listen from Molly Harper, however if you were expecting quirky and laugh out loud funny like the Halfmoon Hallow or Werewolf series this isn't it. Don't get me wrong its good, but make sure you know what to expect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Help for the Haunted: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Searles
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    It begins with a call one snowy February night. Lying in her bed, young Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her mother and father have an uncommon occupation: helping "haunted souls" find peace. And yet something in Sylvie senses that this call is different from the others, especially when they are lured to the old church on the outskirts of town.

    Melinda says: "Fuzzy on the Haunted Part"
    "Not as good as I had hoped"
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    The description sounded much more exciting than the book was. The title led you to believe that it would involve more hauntings, but it didn't. I do have to say that I didn't see the ending coming but was still disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (237)

    Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare reveal her true identity to the authorities. Instead, she plans her immediate escape. Her perilous flight begins.

    Wilhelmina says: "The Witness"
    "Boring and Farfetched"
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    The story line was just too farfetched to believe. To think there could be that many dense people in one area and all in the same book was too much to go with. I had some hope in the middle that it would pick up the pace and get better but it didn't
    I will condense the book for you: Woman with secret in her past marries spineless man who won't stand up to bigot father. Woman sees crime, runs; enter clueless FBI, more boring story line, book ends in less than exciting finish. Reader kicks self for wasting time with such horrible story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (532)
    Story
    (530)

    Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. But now Sam has returned....

    Camden says: "Great Story but Some Character Flaws"
    "The story has come full circle"
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    This book was a great way to end the series. The story of three sisters has come full circle and did not disappoint. Great story, great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (132)

    When a 15-year-old girl shows up to plead with Elvis to find her errant father, his first impulse is to hand the case over to Social Services. But he sees how hard the kid is working to keep her two siblings together and afloat. The father sounds like an angel; the case should be a cinch. But as Elvis investigates, he finds the dad seems to be a mover in the criminal underworld who is on the verge of a grand scheme.

    Betty says: "Always love Robert Crais"
    "Worst listen of my life"
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    I love the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike books but the narrator on this one ruined the entire book for me. What kind of narrator pronounces word incorrectly??? I was going to let one mispronunciation go but when it kept happening with different words, it was too much. I couldn't even concentrate on the story. Honestly I don't understand why you would have multiple narrators for the same characters and story lines, it ruins the experience. Save yourself the agony read this book and avoid the audible version, its awful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (413)

    Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

    Benjamin says: "redeeming light thriller"
    "Made me laugh out loud"
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    I took a chance from my normal category and got a home run. This story was funny, the characters were interesting and the performance was great. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for some fun.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1647)
    Performance
    (966)
    Story
    (959)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "I think in print it would be better"
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    This is one of those books that would be better reading than listening to. I think the story would have been more exciting and intriguing reading it vs listening to it because you could use your imagination more. I think that would have made the setting and characters come to life more for me. Because there were so many things going on in the book it was hard to picture them in my mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3197)
    Performance
    (2387)
    Story
    (2391)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "Molly Harper has become one of my new favorites"
    Overall
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    These books are laugh out loud funny. I love the characters and the storyline. Its a really fun listen. I would definately recommend this book and the first 2 in the series to anyone looking for some fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1272)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (458)

    Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

    Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

    Ed says: "Will hold your interest till the end"
    "Too many sub-plots to keep straight."
    Overall
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    This is the second Harlan Coben book I have tried and I believe it will be my last. This had far too many sub-plots going on to keep straight. It may have been a better choice to read vs listening to so that you could go back and refresh your memory on who all the characters were.
    It felt like some of the minor characters were thrown in and not explained well enough to understand their purpose.
    Not a very satisifying listen at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3490)
    Performance
    (2621)
    Story
    (2615)

    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
    "Just as good as the first one"
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    This is one author that I will keep reading/listening to. I love her books. The characters are funny the story keeps your interest. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a light, witty and entertaining listen, to choose this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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