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  • Murder of the Cat's Meow: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Denise Swanson
    • Narrated By Christine Leto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (86)

    When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

    Laurie says: "Another good mystery"
    "Enjoyed it."
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    This was my first book in this series. I'll definitely try another one.

    I felt that the writing style let something to be desired, but I stuck with it and the story was funny, cute and entertaining.
    The narrator did a great job and made me want to stick with it all the way to the end.

    For example, there's a few lines about a phone ringing and the character wonders who would be calling at this hour.... the author took us through an introduction of characters as the main character guessed who was on the phone... only after all that does she think to look at the caller id. It's a cute convention for character introduction, I just didn't care for it that much. Personal taste - I'm sure it won't bother most folks. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15711)
    Performance
    (13937)
    Story
    (13972)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Enjoyable read"
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    I didn't know what to expect from this book. I saw it was on the best seller list and after reading the synopsis, I decided to give it a try. Glad I did.
    The performances were great and the plot/story line easy to follow. I didn't care for some of the paticulars and I really did not enjoy the ending, but I did enjoy trying to figure out what really happened as I made my way through the book. Overall, I think the characters were developed well, their experiences reasonable, and the "who done it" plot was also well done.
    I would definitely recommend this book to others - in fact, I already have. Give it a try!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrenaline

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jeff Abbott
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (81)

    Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for... until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.

    Laurie says: "Close, but not quite"
    "Thrilling to the end!"
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    I heard about this book on NPR and it sounded good. I was excited to see it available on Audible! I just finished the book and it was thrilling to the end. Great story of international (mostly European) intrigue. The book is written from the viewpoint of Sam, who had seen his wife abducted and thereby looks like a traitor to his employer (CIA). Sam tries to find his wife and winds up in a plot line with not just kidnapping, but weapons, trafficking, more kidnapping, and the list goes on. Very well written and enjoyable to read.
    The narrator does an absolutely wonderful job with many languages and dialects. Exceptionally well done, in my opinion.
    I recommended this book to several folks before I finished it and recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys a strong plot, good story-telling and, for Audible folks - fun dialects as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1664)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (730)

    There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.

    Chuck says: "Skip the Prologue"
    "Fun read"
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    This was my first Patterson book to "read". I know, I'm a little late to the party on this, but at least I finally got started.
    I found the story to be well-written, easy to follow, and easy to start and stop. (I listened to this over a weekend while traveling).
    Characters were believable and and the story was plausible. The narrator did a great job with intonation and switching character voices throughout.
    I was impressed with the book and plan to read another once I see one on sale. :-)
    I recommend it, if you are on the fence about trying it out. Try it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1363)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (466)

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

    David says: "Double Crossed.. Double Good"
    "Really liked this one!"
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    This was my first Alex Cross book to read. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised! Good plot line, good writing, great performance - not overly-gorey on details which I liked as well. I have an imagination and Patterson let me use it - I liked that. I plan to read more in the series, for sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (3648)
    Performance
    (1799)
    Story
    (1808)

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Brilliantly executed"
    "good read"
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    I've read several of the Connelly "Harry Bosch" series and thought I would try this series out as well. Enjoyable - I will read more of this series. I was a bit let-down by the ending, but even so, I liked the characters and story development until the last 2 chapters. Felt kinda like Connelly just got tired of writing the story and so ended it abruptly. Maybe that's just me though - I don't see other folks with that same take on it as I read other reviewers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harry Bosch Box Set: 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1606)
    Performance
    (1089)
    Story
    (1070)

    Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

    Jami says: "nice collection -- one missing in the order though"
    "Love it! Get it!"
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    Really enjoyed each of these stories. The plots were solid and fun.
    I've already bought 2 more in the series and can't wait to hear more!
    Narrator was excellent as well.

    Side note: In the 3rd story, I found the sax playing to be a bit distracting. It's good music, I would just prefer it was at a similar volume as the narrator's voice. It seemed much louder than the voice volume to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4190)
    Performance
    (3564)
    Story
    (3545)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Fun read"
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    I really didn't know what to expect with this book. It turns out that it was a good mystery, good plot, nice descriptions and an overall enjoyable read. The time period and royalty slant made it even more fun. I don't understand why the author chose to have a character with a speech impediment, since it became annoying to me after a while. Or maybe the character was annoying even without the speech problem. :-)
    Well written and it was easy for me to visualize scenes, conversations, characters, etc. That's important for me.
    The narrator was great - handled multiple accents well and consistently.
    Two thumbs up!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (824)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (379)

    This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!

    Gene says: "Poorly Narrated"
    "Enjoyed it."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had heard "D is for Deadbeat" and really enjoyed it. So, I thought I would go to the beginning of the series and read the rest of the series in order. I'm not sure that was really necessary, but I'm sticking to it.
    I enjoyed this book. The plot was a bit predictable to me, but I liked it anyway. I was able to visualize easily and it kept me interested through all but the very end of the book.
    The narrator is absolutely great. I look forward to hearing more stories read by her.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sue Grafton before, how does this one compare?

    In my opinion, not as good as others, but it's enjoyable.


    Was A is for Alibi worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18224)
    Performance
    (8116)
    Story
    (8144)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Loved it"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to friends. It is so well written and kept my interest through the whole book.
    Normally, when I read, there's usually a lull of interest for me in the story line. I don't have a lot of books I


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

    I've only listened to the Millennium series so far, but he did a great job in those books. Good use of voices, knowledge of languages, and intonation. I'm looking for more of his works now.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Thrilling


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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