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ratings
16
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HELPFUL VOTES
19

  • Cross Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (203)

    When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger.

    Lisa says: "Not the same read"
    "all about Africa"
    Overall

    This was one of the worst mystery books I have ever read. I am an Alex Cross fan but there was no story line in this book except the tragedies in Africa. If you want o hear about the prisons and refugee camps and other atrocities this book will give it to you. Butif you want an engaging mystery skip this book.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6313)
    Performance
    (5748)
    Story
    (5757)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Slow Starter"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    The plot was excellent once you got into it.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not at the beginning; it picked up after an hour, or so. I couldn't figure out who did it until the very end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I found the beginning of this book very slow and almost stopped listening to it. I found it a bit boring with a slow plot and unsympathetic characters until I was 1-2 hours into it. As the plot got more detailed I also found the characters more interesting. I have to confess that I often find this with mysteries by British authors. By the end I was enjoying the book and looking forward to listening to it. I did not have a strong idea of what happened until the very end. I recommend this book and encourage listeners to just push on through the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4638)
    Performance
    (2694)
    Story
    (2695)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Disappointed Listener"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending was very unsatisfying. I would have liked more closure.


    Has In the Woods turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

    His reading was very authentic and believable. I liked listening to him.


    Was In the Woods worth the listening time?

    I am still deciding on this.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book very unsatisfying. I particularly felt that the story line was not wrapped up well. In addition, the story was as much a study of the main character as it was a mystery. I didn't like the main character nor did I feel sympathy for him.

    The mystery story line was ok but after listening for 3-4 hours I was ready to get on with the story and leave the character study behind. I almost stopped listening several times but wanted to get to the whodunit part. Then even that was a puzzle. I probably will not listen to this author again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (295)

    A new addition to the New York Times best-selling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone... including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.

    michael says: "Very, very poor"
    "Stone Barrington meets Nora Roberts"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was the most boring Stone Barrington story I have ever read or heard. It was like a romance novel. The performance was fine but the story was dead on arrival. I kept listening hoping it would improve, Sadly, it did not get better with time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Santa Fe Edge: An Ed Eagle Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Ed Eagle, the six-feet-six, take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, has recovered from his encounters with Mexican organized crime and - more treacherously - his ex-wife, Barbara. Now a mysterious new client has come his way, one who may shed light into some dark corners of Ed's past...and put him in danger once more.

    Kathy says: "Disappointing"
    "Half a Book"
    Overall

    Like other Stuart Woods books this one is a good story. Unfortunately it is a very unsatisfying ending. It is like Mr Woods wrote a long story and then broke it into two books. It feels like the book ends in the middle of the story and now the listener has to wait for the next book to hear the ending. I would have preferred to pay a little more for a complete book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Left to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Alan Nebelthau
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    Lisa Jackson's novels of romance and suspense race up the best-seller charts. In Left to Die, the Pinewood County Sheriff 's Department is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer who acts as a savior to women stranded during terrible mountain snowstorms before stripping them of their dignity and leaving them to die, a victim of the elements. But the killer's latest victim managed to escape, leading some to believe there may now be an imposter on the loose.

    Deby says: "Left to Die"
    "great story"
    Overall

    I loved this book, the story is great and I couldn't wait to get back to listening. It begs a sequel with these great characters. but if you don't like untidy endings you might want to skip it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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