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Leanne

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  • The Throat

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his home - town of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier - he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets....

    Gerald says: "Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko"
    "Too much gross stuff"
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    What would have made The Throat better?

    More of a storyline and less graphic gore/blood/disgusting stuff.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Lawlor?

    He was OK


    What character would you cut from The Throat?

    All.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not read another book by this author.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3980)
    Performance
    (3447)
    Story
    (3465)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "fantastic!!"
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    This was one of the best books I have read. I loved the narrator and the story was just so good. It did start out slow , but ended up being worth the wait.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiet Game

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (367)

    When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Great Surprise"
    "Loved it!"
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    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. Could not put it down and will probably read it again in a few years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relentless: Elisabeth Reinhardt, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Nancy J. Alexander
    • Narrated By Nancy J. Alexander
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Nearly a lifetime after a childhood filled with misery and abuse, Gina, now a successful doctor, finds herself thrown back into a terrifying world where her nightmares become far more than just a dream. With the help of an unconventional therapist with secrets of her own, the hunt is on and Gina fights for her life in this harrowing tale of cat and mouse.

    Leanne says: "A bit unrealistic"
    "A bit unrealistic"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I would tell them that I did not enjoy the reader.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nancy J. Alexander? Why or why not?

    I might, if it looked interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nancy J. Alexander’s performances?

    Probably not.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, I think the movie could do a good job of making it more believable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genuine Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (193)

    Eve Benedict is the kind of subject who could make any biographer's career. Last of the movie goddesses, she has two Oscars, four ex-husbands, and a legion of lovers, both famous and infamous. Now she is ready to write a tell-all memoir that has even Hollywood's richest and most powerful worried. Julia Summers never dreamed of being chosen to tell Eve's story.

    Kathryn says: "Slow moving, Out-dated, Not a great payout."
    "Loved Eve"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Genuine Lies to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I had read the print, but really enjoyed the audio edition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Genuine Lies?

    I enjoyed the talks between Eve and her daughter.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight when she found out the truth.


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

    Hollywood and family love.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2780)
    Performance
    (2431)
    Story
    (2420)

    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    R. Conley says: "Thank You Mark Greaney!"
    "Long winded explanations of world politics"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe people who really get into politics and world issues


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I have downloaded Secret Lies


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    I did not mind Scott Brick, as much as the storyline.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7689)
    Performance
    (6735)
    Story
    (6738)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    horslovr says: "Very entertaining!"
    "loved the australian accents"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was a great ending


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Big Little Lies?

    I loved the new haircut for Jane


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Madeline.


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

    Bullies are born


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2522)
    Performance
    (2114)
    Story
    (2132)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "I liked this book, altho it was hard to believe."
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    What did you like best about Touch & Go? What did you like least?

    I liked thecharacter of the kidnapper, but did not like the family, and did not understand them.


    Would you recommend Touch & Go to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, because it was kind of a scattered story. Not enough character development


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was OK


    Did Touch & Go inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3937)
    Performance
    (3440)
    Story
    (3455)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "WOW - this is a fantastic book!!"
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    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    Yes, in fact I am listening to it for the second time now. I wanted to hear all the details again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the stories of the survivors of the Holocaust - their courage, and pride and perserverence.


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

    I enjoyed the woman who was Minka - she had a beautiful accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The best moment in the book for me was when Minka escaped.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22221)
    Performance
    (16011)
    Story
    (15917)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Sara says: "The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary"
    "Loved the accents"
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    Would you listen to Outlander again? Why?

    No, but only because it was so long. I really enjoyed it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    favorite character was Jamie, of course. How could you not love this sensitive, strong, stubborn, and great lover.


    What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    THe accents were the best part of the book. When I listened I completely forgot that it was one woman reading. She did a fantastic job


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I cried a few times in the love scenes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Too Far

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (316)

    Lt. Sam Starrett, one of America's elite warriors, shows up at his ex-wife's home only to discover that his daughter is gone and a woman's body lies brutally murdered on the floor. FBI agent Alyssa Locke, who once was involved with Sam, is assigned to the case, and soon explosive information surfaces that links Sam to an unsolved assassination plot. With her reputation hanging in the balance, Alyssa must arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career.

    Aurora says: "Oh Sam!"
    "Could not put this down"
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    If you could sum up Gone Too Far in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, romantic, mystery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Georgiana because she had backbone


    What does Deborah Hazlett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did an excellent job of making each character unique


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

    murder, lust and intrigue


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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