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  • Ghost Shadow: Bone Island Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (197)

    There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution…vengeance…to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence. Katie MacDonald is one who can. As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: could David Beckett really be guilty of his fiancée’s murder?

    Kathy says: "She can see Ghosts!"
    "If you like Key West you will appreciate this book"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Ghost Shadow?

    The historical information provided and that the scene and places in the book were based on facts; having visited Key West I could picture the story clearly in my mind. It added another level of enjoyment.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Kept me guessing - enjoyed the characters enough to read the second in the series.


    What three words best describe Angela Dawe’s performance?

    average vocal performance of various characters


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a good Beach Read/Listen - easy to follow and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Netherwood

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jane Sanderson
    • Narrated By Penny McDonald
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Eve Williams is about to discover just how the other half really live. Above stairs: Lord Netherwood keeps his considerable fortune ticking over with the profits from his three coal mines in the vicinity. It's just as well the coal is of the highest quality as the upkeep of Netherwood Hall, his splendid estate on the outskirts of town, doesn't come cheap. Below stairs: Eve Williams, is the wife of one of Lord Netherwood's most stalwart employees. Suddenly, her ordered existence amid the terraced rows of the miners' houses is brought crashing down....

    Cassandra says: "Loved it! Can't wait for the sequel"
    "Exhausting to listen to - very wordy - boring."
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A story that was less detailed - constant lengthy use of unnecessary details about every act, scene, room, etc.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Sanderson again?

    Possibly - her performance was well done - difficult to follow due to the accent which she performs well.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not bear to finish the book. I started listening on 3 different times; trying to follow the story and appreciate the book. The book had high ratings - but it dragged on with details about senseless things such as cracking an egg and stirring ingredients in a bowl. It took 5 minutes to describe a simple act that had nothing to do with the progress of the story. Completely disappointed. I have never NOT FINISHED a book in my life until this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27765)
    Performance
    (24565)
    Story
    (24630)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "The story line grabbed my attention immediately"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    Two narrator's/performers - really enhanced the story line.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Both were excellent!


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

    Intrigue and conflicting emotions for the characters - changing emotions toward each one at different points throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was very well done - both the writing and the performance. It kept me guessing until the end.

    0 of 0 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
    (2471)
    Performance
    (2074)
    Story
    (2091)

    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!"
    "If you love Key West you will love this book."
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    What made the experience of listening to Touch & Go the most enjoyable?

    The author was factual about Key West and used locations and characteristics that were authentic to Key West. It made the story seem real.


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

    It kept my interest - not on the edge.


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

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1890)
    Performance
    (1596)
    Story
    (1600)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Mel says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Kept me on the edge"
    Overall
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    Story
    Have you listened to any of Kathleen Early’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listed to Kathleen Early's performances - but she was excellent. She created very clear characters that sounded real. She performed both male and female parts in a way that was easy to listen to and not distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    Very intense to listen to, but very well done. No idea where the ending was going. Kept me on the edge, and eager to keep on listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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