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  • The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Stephens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (264)
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    (264)

    It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them ten years ago - three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents. Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time is growing stronger and stronger, until a dangerous trick gets her stuck in the past, searching for a friend to help her. Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning.

    Milkman says: "The second child ascendant"
    "As wonderful as the first book"
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    John Stephens has continued to keep the quality of his wonderful new series high and interesting. The value and enjoyment of these books are even greater because of Jim Dale's award winning skills as a narrator. If you liked the first book you will also like this one. It's definitely a series for younger people but that never stopped me from enjoying a book. Have fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • With Child: A Kate Martinelli Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

    USA Buyer says: "Outstanding Series and Book"
    "Good but not my favorite"
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    I love these books but I think the main characters are smarter than portrayed here. It was still enjoyable and recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Play the Fool: A Kate Martinelli Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    When a band of homeless people cremate a beloved dog in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the authorities are willing to overlook a few broken regulations. But three weeks later, when the dog’s owner gets the same fiery send-off, the SFPD has a real headache on its hands. The autopsy suggests homicide, but Inspector Kate Martinelli and her partner, Al Hawkin, have little else to go on: A homeless victim with no positive ID, a group of witnesses with little love for the cops, and a possible suspect, known only as Brother Erasmus, who proves both articulate and impossible to understand.

    Anna says: "A powerful story of the sacred fool"
    "A powerful story of the sacred fool"
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    Only Laurie R King would come up with such an unusual and wonderful theme for a mystery. It was interesting to hear the instructions in the early part of the book to turn the tape over. It took me back to my early days of listening to audio books on tape. This book definitely puts itself in a particular time and place that being SanFrancisco before the turn of the the century. This book is one to read more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Grave Talent: A Kate Martinelli Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    The unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and defenseless. For Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop who’s less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, it’s a difficult case that just keeps getting harder. Then the detectives receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century’s greatest woman painter and a notorious felon.

    Anna says: "Another Fantastic Series by Laurie R. King"
    "Another Fantastic Series by Laurie R. King"
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    I have listened to almost all of the Mary Russel (Sherlock Holmes) books and was looking for other books by Laurie R King to "read" and found these. I am loving the new set of characters and the narration as well! The books are engaging and interesting and have great subjects. I also love that the main characters aren't stupid. The mysteries are deep and interesting and engage the "reader" as an intelligent person. I truly dislike it when the main character of the book has to be stupid in order for the mystery to go unsolved or when the women in the story act like idiots. I like her smart women and men who may just not know a lot about a subject so they bring in other characters who DO to find out what is going on. I, as an intelligent women, love to be treated as such. Laurie R. Kings mysteries are REAL mysteries and truly well written. Thank you, Ms. King!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6427)
    Performance
    (2528)
    Story
    (2543)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Superb story and storytelling"
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    From the very start of this story, the skill of the writer comes through with the skill of the 2 who narrated it. I am looking forward to the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Secret: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (1118)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (642)

    Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

    V. Sharol Cutrell says: "Satisfactory final conclusion"
    "Satisfying"
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    I don't know if Charlaine Harris plans to write any more of these books. If she doesn't, I do feel satisfied with how she wraps this one up, solving the mystery from the beginning of the series. It's emotional and powerful and, well, satisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Surprise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1305)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (648)

    Twenty-something Harper Connelly has a gift. After being struck by lighting as a child, she discovered an eerie ability to locate the deceased. In Memphis, skeptical Professor Nunley wants her to demonstrate that skill at an ancient cemetery. There, Harper stands atop a grave and says there are two bodies entombed: one centuries old, but the other, a young girl named Tabitha.

    April says: "Amazingly different"
    "Addictive"
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    I'm getting more and more addicted to these stories and characters. I also like the addition of the psychic and her grandson in this story. Charlaine is doing a great job of creating an interesting series that makes me want to hear more and more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1864)
    Performance
    (1182)
    Story
    (1183)

    In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

    Marie-Elizabeth Finamore says: "Best of British restraint"
    "She caught me from the very first paragraph"
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    This is one impressive author! I LOVE the way she spins the suspense and brings to life the characters!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24833)
    Performance
    (11290)
    Story
    (11367)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "What You Heard About This Book is True!"
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    I have heard many times what a great book this was and I am so very glad I purchased it and listened to it. WOW. The characters and story are quite compelling. I am still thinking about the story weeks later and that is VERY unusual for me. What a tragedy that there are only 3 of these masterful books. I look forward to reading the other two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Sight: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1697)
    Performance
    (972)
    Story
    (976)

    Grave Sight draws listeners into the intriguing world of Harper Connelly, a woman with a unique gift: she can "see" the deceased and how they died. A teenage girl from a small Ozarks town is missing and feared dead. Hired by local police, Harper locates the girl's body in a nearby forest. But there's more than one corpse in those woods, and the second one raises questions no one wants to ask.

    Connie says: "Enjoyable. Interesting. Recommend!"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I am really enjoying these characters. I have to say though, that Harper is a VERY similar character to Sookie... kind of a variation on a theme. That said, I like Harper as a character better than Sookie. Just personal preference. This mystery was fun and different and I have started to buy all the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Gate: Mithermages, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5111)
    Performance
    (3831)
    Story
    (3851)

    Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

    joshua says: "Card doing what he does best."
    "Love the book - can't stand the author"
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    I wish I didn't like this book now that I know what a brainwashed idiot the author is. Sigh... I think after this I must boycott the author so that he isn't getting any more of this 99 %ers money.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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