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Marcia

Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

Murrieta, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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160
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
59

  • Innocent in Death: In Death, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (540)

    The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who'd sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the 10-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids, they may have been traumatized for life. Lieutenant Eve Dallas, of course, is more hardened to murder cases. And this is clearly a murder case.

    Vicki says: "I Love J D Robb"
    "OMG! I am SO hooked!"
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    With every Eve Dallas book that I read, I find myself deeper and deeper in. I love this series and I find that the narrator has everything to do with that. The writing is great, but the narrator just brings the words to life. I don't know how she does it, but she is spot on with the charactors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Public Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

    carol says: "public secrets"
    "great read"
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    I loved all of the twists and turns, they kept me listening and I never got bored.

    Roberts builds such great characters and in this book hearing the stories of each one and seeing how they tied together was terrific.

    Raudman's narration was wonderful to listen to. All of the voices were so distinct.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2354)
    Performance
    (1619)
    Story
    (1615)

    New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

    Corinne says: "Made me really admire Reacher"
    "A prequel out of order."
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    Should have been first! Just didn't care for this book. It seemed so out of place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Invisible

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (335)

    Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

    Wendelin says: "sensational book from the beginning to the end."
    "Best Patterson Ever"
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    We have read almost all of James Patterson's books and this was the BEST! Wow, it just kept us enthralled and confused and thinking in all directions. What a story!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chihuahua Confidential: A Barking Detective Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated By Laura Darrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When novice P.I. Geri Sullivan first heard her adopted Chihuahua talk, she thought she'd gone barking mad. But it turns out Pepe is a savvy sleuth - and if he has his way, he'll soon be a bone-a-fido celebrity, too, as Pepe and Geri are Hollywood-bound to star in the reality show Dancing with Dogs. So far, so bueno. Then Nigel St. Nigel, the judge everyone loves to hate, becomes the judge someone wanted dead. Pepe and Geri are hot on a killer's heels but between perfecting the paso doble and protecting Pepe's Pomeranian lady love, both have their paws full.

    Marcia says: "We Love Pepe!"
    "We Love Pepe!"
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    Whenever we need a break from the serious thrillers on our audible list here comes Pepe to save the day.

    You have to be a dog lover to appreciate the fine points of Waverly Curtis' books and Laura Darrell is the perfect narrator.I love her interpretation of the canine personalities.

    The books are wonderful and Pepe saves my sanity when I've been too wrapped up in blood and gore!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Long Knives

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Jenna James’ life has been smooth-sailing since she left the high-powered law firm of Marbury Marfan. She’s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she’s well liked by her students, coupled up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna’s office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited. When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, everyone turns on her.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Disaster on Campus"
    "Narrator not bad at all! Really enjoyed it!"
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    I purchased this book despite the reviews because opinions are subjective. I found nothing wrong with the narration and neither did my sister. The male narrator was the same in both books and Kate Rudd wasn't bad at all.

    It was great listening to old friends and hearing Jenna's story. I can't wait for the next one.

    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
    (577)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (270)

    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"
    "This book would make a great movie"
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    The story was so visual it made the characters come alive for me.

    The twists and turns and surprises kept me reading longer than I should have. I finished before my sister so I backed it up and listened to the second half of the book again.

    Thank you to Sandra Brown and Joyce Bean for this wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cross My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (512)

    Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

    Susan says: "Cheap Trick - Shame on Mr. Patterson"
    "10 stars PLUS!"
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    OMG! What a book! When is the next one coming, I don't know if I can wait!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (415)

    With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa Grant takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family — father, mother, and two children — disappeared without a trace more than 28 years ago. Except that’s not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin.

    SassiKassi says: "All that's promised and more."
    "OMG But needed an epilogue"
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    Fabulous book with all of its twists and turns and a narrator whom I think is the best. WOW! Each of the characters and their stories were written so well. Loved It!

    After all is said and done, I HAVE QUESTIONS and I would love answers. I wish there was an epilogue to tighten things up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guilty as Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (119)

    A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a startling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know: Have the police caught the wrong man? Is the nightmare continuing...or just beginning? Prosecutor Ellen North believes she’s building a case against a guilty man - and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. As she prepares for the trial of her career, Ellen suddenly finds herself swept into a cruel contest of twisted wits.

    Victor says: "Beware, this is a continuation of another book."
    "kept me going!"
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    This book used all aspects of my brain. Keeping track of the characters, the individual stories, the suspense and how it all tied together was delightful work. I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reconstructing Amelia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kimberly McCreight
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (476)

    When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

    FanB14 says: "Gossip Girl"
    "Excellent book"
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    I took a chance on this unknown (to me) author and was very pleased with all aspects of this book. The narration and story were excellent. It really kept me listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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