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Deborah

west plains, MO, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Wedding Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kathleen McKenna
    • Narrated By Leslie Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Kathleen McKenna's explosive third novel, The Wedding Gift, excels in so many categories it defies them all. It is a spine-electrifying supernatural tale where a huge Southern-states mansion contains one of the most terrifying, violent, and indeed psychopathic ghosts to haunt any town. It is also a murder mystery - why did Robina Willets apparently kill all five of her young children, and her husband, before stabbing herself to death? And, if you are in the camp of believing that "justice....just is not", then this will have you frothing at the mouth.

    Deborah says: "Nicely done!!"
    "Nicely done!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When this first started I had second thoughts but it didn't take long til I LOVED it!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wedding Gift?

    the murders


    What about Leslie Naramore’s performance did you like?

    at first I wasn't sure about her but she really fit the teen voice


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

    the lake


    Any additional comments?

    I do not review many books but this one deserved it - I just wish it had been longer but it was a great twisted story to listen to, not many catch me off guard but this one did.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Missing You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (360)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

    Susan says: "I Ain't Missing You"
    "Still Missing"
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    Would you try another book from Harlan Coben and/or January LaVoy?

    I LOVE Harlan Coben BUT if this book had been my first - I would have NEVER tried another


    Any additional comments?

    This book has a VERY boring beginning, in fact I was a few chapters in still trying to figure out what I had purchased and was going to return it when it got interesting.
    Decent ending which helped make up for the horrid beginning......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Profiler's Daughter: Sky Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. M. Steffen
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (163)

    The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

    Irene L. Culkeen says: "What a great find"
    "GREAT SURPRISE~~"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Profiler's Daughter to be better than the print version?

    I NEVER read books


    What did you like best about this story?

    The little twists that it has in it to make you second guess yourself.


    Have you listened to any of Gabrielle de Cuir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book to listen to - I didn't know what to think with it being the first one from this author but I got a great surprise and am looking forward to the next book!! The ending has an unanswered question I REALLY want to know the answer to!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (1116)
    Performance
    (536)
    Story
    (532)

    Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

    Rebecca says: "FABULOUS!"
    "FANTASTIC"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Good House the most enjoyable?

    The ending


    What other book might you compare The Good House to and why?

    not sure about a book but I would compare it to Sixth Sense....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they first entered the house


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

    yes and I lost some sleep over it


    Any additional comments?

    If you love an ultimate mystery combined with an ultimate ending then this a book you need to listen to. Just when you think you have something figured out it twist. This is Tananarive 's best book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandman Slim

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1331)
    Performance
    (1094)
    Story
    (1099)

    When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

    Mike Naka says: "jack bauer + spawn = sandman slim"
    "Interesting Beginning"
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    What did you love best about Sandman Slim?

    I am a fan of anything that involved supernatural combined with some humor and sandman is both


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

    He does a great job with the voices which is always the best part of an audio compared to just reading


    Any additional comments?

    This is a interesting start to a series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5118)
    Performance
    (4588)
    Story
    (4581)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "More please..."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a great continuance to Discovery of Witches and I loved it all


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

    M not being there, I need to know what happened


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there will be another part to this as there is lots more to tell of this story, the author left it wide open just as she did with Discovery of Withces...I will be watching for another from her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8652)
    Performance
    (6222)
    Story
    (6257)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Interesting Listening"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend. This was a very interesting listen, was not sure due to some of the reviews but I thought this was very good.


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

    every time Diana realized a new power...it was all interesting


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for people who likes the "unnatural" books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow White Must Die

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nele Neuhaus
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (1006)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (869)

    On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.

    C. Vincent says: "Great narrator, unbelievable, never-ending story"
    "NASTY AND UNLISTENABLE"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a actual story line with an narrator that does not put you to sleep


    Has Snow White Must Die turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Fass?

    not sure anyone could have made it a story with interest


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    nope - nothing redeemable about it including the fact i couldn't return it and wasted a credit.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible's return policy is NOT true - it does NOT work when you try to return so be weary of this book as to it is just plains horrid.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • What's a Ghoul to Do?: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (304)

    M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...

    Martha says: "How A Narrator Can Ruin A Story 101"
    "Great Listening"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very interesting series of books in which I am finishing up on them all, they are not real spooky but spooky enough to keep interest, there is no actual sex scenes which is a great relief. I am sure they are aimed more for the teens but as an adult they are very interesting and a change from most books I listen to!!

    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
    (115)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (104)

    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.

    Gary says: "Beware, this is a continuation of another book."
    "Tami Hoag does it again."
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    What did you love best about Guilty as Sin?

    the suspense


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

    she is just a great narrator - I listen to alot of her books


    Any additional comments?

    This is a continuance to Night Sins - DO NOT listen to this until you have listened to Night Sins first or it will take out the suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Sins

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn’t happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues — only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?

    Deborah says: "Another Great book from Tami Hoag"
    "Another Great book from Tami Hoag"
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    If you could sum up Night Sins in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting


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

    It would have but I listened to the 2 books backwards - I listened to Guilty as Sin first - didn't know there was a first part to it as the books should be a series.


    What about Jennifer VanDyck’s performance did you like?

    I always like listening to her


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book but there is a second one - Guilty as Sin - listen to this one first...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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