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Maine Knitter

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  • Fatal Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1017)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (873)

    Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

    Chrystal says: "Great Story"
    "Entertaining "
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    Marie Force is a new author to me so I was unsure of what to expect. I usually stick with U.K./Ireland police books but the premise of a Senator being murdered and a female detective sergeant caught my interest. I'm glad I discovered this.

    The two lead characters are interesting and people I want to read more of. The narrator grew on me. I didn't care for her at first but I soon forgot all about that. There were multiple storylines going on here and that worked out okay. I really didn't figure out who the murderer was until Sam did. I love it when we're kept guessing.

    I look forward to the next book to see how Sam and Nick are getting on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In for the Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ed James
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    (1)

    A university student is found strangled to death in her bedroom, but when the embattled DI Simon Fenchurch is called in to investigate, the case strikes dangerously close to home. On the surface, the victim was a popular, high-performing student. But as secret grudges against her emerge, so too does evidence that she was living a double life, working on explicit webcam sites for a seedy London ganglord. Everyone Fenchurch talks to knows a lot more than they’re willing to tell, and before long he’s making new enemies of his own - threatening to push him and his family past breaking point.

    Maine Knitter says: "Worth waiting for"
    "Worth waiting for"
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    I said this in an earlier review and it's just as true with this book: Fenchurch needs to spend more time with his wife.

    This book was good. It moved along quite well but did seem to bog down just as things were coming to a head. And then the ending was rather rushed. The very ending; the last scene or two. Still, I like living in the world this author creates.

    Now we have to wait to find out what decisions are made by the Fenchurch family. Simon's life, whether he stays or changes his situation, will be difficult.

    As usual, Michael Page does a great job. His American accent made me smile though.

    This is a great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Voice You Hear

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
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    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    When a woman dies beneath the wheels of a train and her newly acquired love fails to turn up at the funeral, private investigator Zoë Boehm is hired to find him. And in attempting to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met, in search of a man who might be anyone, Zoë finds only more questions. As her search leads her nearer to two different kinds of criminal, she starts to wonder if the man she is looking for has found her first. And if he has, is that going to make her another victim?

    Tanya says: "good story really long."
    "Great author"
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    I love this author's writing style. A bit of humor, some suspense, a respect for readers' intelligence. This series isn't as good as Slow Horses but it's interesting enough in its own right.

    After the previous book, I thought this would be more about Sarah. But Zoe is quite a character and we do learn about Sarah's life. The narration was quite good. I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Death in Sweden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Wignall
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1413)
    Performance
    (1257)
    Story
    (1263)

    Dan Hendricks is a man in need of a lifeline. A former CIA operative, he is now an agent for hire by foreign powers on the hunt for dangerous fugitives. It's a lethal world at the best of times, and Dan knows his number is almost up. His next job could be his last - and his next job is his biggest yet. The target sounds trackable enough: Jacques Fillon, who gave up his life trying to save a fellow passenger following a bus crash in northern Sweden. But the man was something of an enigma in this rural community, and his death exposes his greatest secret.

    Karen Ericksen says: "Full of boilerplate"
    "Good read"
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    Not bad. The story was pretty good but I didn't care for the narrator of the audiobook and some sentence structure was bizarre. There were a few instances where ground was referred to as floor and that was odd.

    The ending was bittersweet. Jacques story wrapped up nicely but I wanted a different outcome for Dan.

    This was my second book by Wignall and I will probably read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (363)

    Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War" - nothing much seems to have happened yet - Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son - but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.

    Wayne says: "Excellent British historical detective mystery!"
    "Another great Maisie story"
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    Very good! There have been a few books in this series that were less than stellar but I'm glad to say the last few have been excellent.

    England in 1940. Maisie and her staff, family, friends, and business acquaintances have come a long way. They all face another war now and it will touch them all.

    This was easy to read (listen to, in this case; Orlagh Cassidy does her usual fine job) and was interesting from beginning to end. There were a few tugs at heartstrings and maybe even a few tears. There are some unresolved issues so I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Traitor's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Wignall
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2738)
    Performance
    (2505)
    Story
    (2502)

    When fifteen-year-old American Hailey Portman goes missing in Switzerland, her desperate parents seek the help of their neighbor, Finn Harrington, a seemingly quiet historian rumored to be a former spy. Sensing the story runs deeper than anyone yet knows, Finn reluctantly agrees to make some enquiries. He has little to go on other than his instincts, and his instincts have been wrong in the past - sometimes spectacularly wrong.

    cristina says: "Complicated but pretty well done"
    "Give me more"
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    It took me a bit to really get into this book but then it grabbed me and sucked me right in.

    This is a different type of "spy" novel. Finn WAS a spy - not much of a secret - and his past life is catching up with him. There are very interesting characters (I like the teenagers) and the plot moves along at a good pace. This is a book I wanted to finish in one sitting but, you know, life. I want to know more about the characters now.

    Simon Vance does his usual excellent job with the narration. This was my first book by this author but I doubt it will be my last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only the Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (865)
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    (767)
    Story
    (766)

    When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher’s unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She’s definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn’t convinced it’s murder. Besides, she’s not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire....

    Sires says: "Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller"
    "Not what I expected "
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    I had an uncomfortable time with this book from the beginning. I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. Now that I've finished it, I still have the same question.

    I enjoy British police stories. Good British police stories. And there several authors with remarkable series. I can't put this in the same category. I like to read about the interaction of the CID team - the investigation that gets them from crime to solution. I don't like being given all the information (in this case through unsent letters.)

    This is labeled as the "DCI Tom Douglas" series but he played a small part in this book. We got to know a bit about him but I wanted more about him and less of the spoon feeding of the facts leading up to the murder. And I found the finish unsettling.

    I rating it as high as I did because it kept me reading. I just expected better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buried on the Fens: DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joy Ellis
    • Narrated By Henrietta Meire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial. The victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they've got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late 70s and 80s a reign of terror was unleashed.

    Wayne says: "One of my favorite police procedural series!"
    "Great series!"
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    This series is one that I pre-order each (audio)book as soon as it becomes available. I love Nikki and her team (Joseph!) and the descriptions of the Fens and surrounding area add a lot to the books.

    I give the story only 4 stars for a reason I can't quite figure out. The story was interesting if a bit troubling especially if stories of child abuse bothers one. At least the gory details are left to the imagination. Maybe what made this less than perfect for me had to do with Joseph. He isn't himself.

    I wish the audios were released with the print/ebooks. The narration, as always, is spot on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1744)
    Performance
    (1575)
    Story
    (1574)

    It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

    Mark says: "Great start to series, no audio problems anymore"
    "A bit slow to get started"
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    I've heard so many great things about this author so I had to find out for myself. I'm a fan of the "Vera" and "Shetland" tv adaptations so there's another reason to read the books.

    It was interesting enough but I found it rather slow and drawn out. The descriptions of Shetland and its customs are quite well done. I will continue with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Chaos: A Fatal Series Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Washington Metro Police Lieutenant Samantha Holland and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, are just back home from the beach as a fatal drive-by shooting sets DC on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick's son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge - a scandal that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam's career - will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?

    Kristal Waltrip-Gump says: "Love,Love this series. "
    "A good series "
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    I've been waiting for this book! I truly enjoy this series. There are a few things I could do without but they were left out of this book. Thankfully.

    The political workings may not be accurate but it seems to work for these people. Sam does seem to get herself into trouble, doesn't she. But she's great with her team and her family. I love Scotty. And Nick, of course. And Freddy, and Gonzo, and Skip, and Avery, and Tink.

    Sam's big case is scary - apparently random shootings. Nick's big issue is whether the POTUS will resign. Both handle these in their normal ways. I didn't care for how the Presidential thing worked out, though.

    The narration was great. Well done! I hope Eva continues as the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Capture a Countess: Duchess Diaries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Karen Hawkins
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    At 17, Rose fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, known as Lord Sin for his wicked ways. Stung by his indifference, the starry-eyed girl tried to win an illicit kiss, but then panicked and pushed the notorious rakehell into a fountain. Leaving Lord Sin floating among the lily pads to the mocking laughter of his peers, Rose escaped back to the countryside.

    🇺🇸☔DARA says: "witty, romantic, and entertaining!"
    "Another winner for Karen Hawkins"
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    Delightful. Cute. Humorous. Sin and Rose remind me of the characters in a Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn movie - always sparring and trying to outdo the other. I laughed out loud more than once. I admit it was predictable but that doesn't matter; it was an enjoyable story as only Karen Hawkins can write. I look forward to more of this series.

    The narration was pleasant and matched the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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