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  • Water Like a Stone: A Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When Superintendant Duncan Kincaid takes Gemma, Kit and Toby to visit his family in Cheshire, Gemma is soon entranced with Nantwich town's pretty buildings and the historic winding canal, and young Kit is instantly smitten with his cousin Lally.

    Maria says: "Great mystery novel"
    "Great mystery novel"
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    What did you love best about Water Like a Stone?

    The characters are very rich with both a personal a professional side.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gemma James. I like her because she is not perfect. She has doubts, she is not always sure of what to do but keeps on going


    Which character – as performed by Gordon Griffin – was your favorite?

    Duncan kincaid is wonderfully narrated by Gordon Griffin.


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

    The moments where Gemma feels ignored as a professional but realizes that it is not the moment to protest


    Any additional comments?

    I think that all the series is very worth reading, The plot is always good and you get to love the characters and their everyday life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Mark Upon Her

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Olympic rowing hopeful and senior Metropolitan Police officer DCI Rebecca Meredith trains alone on the river in Henley one dark afternoon - and doesn't return. Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Detective Inspector Gemma James are called to investigate and find that the answers lie closer to home than they could have imagined. Now more than one innocent life depends on their ability to track down the killer.

    Maria says: "Great crime fiction novel"
    "Great crime fiction novel"
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    Would you listen to No Mark Upon Her again? Why?

    Definitely I will listen to it again. Very good story, great characters main and secondary,and good plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Gemma James although I love Duncan Kincaid too. I really enjoy the way the author combines domestic life with crime investigation


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I like the way she performs, Not too dramatic with nice accent


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Great mystery novel.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly recommend the series.The novel stands on itself but I think it is more enjoyable if you read at least the second or third book before this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chance for Love: McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 10.5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Billionaire Jared James has everything a man could ever want - except for the one thing money can’t buy.… After 40 days holed up in his house on Gansett Island nursing a broken heart, Jared James decides enough is enough. Determined to snap out of the funk he slipped into after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal, Jared organizes a party for the friends who’ve seen him through the worst of his heartache. Now if only he could stop thinking about the love of his life and how he will survive the rest of his days without her.…

    Maria says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    What disappointed you about Chance for Love?

    Nothing happends and the characters are too plain


    What was most disappointing about Marie Force’s story?

    I exepected better of her. I was bored.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Perhaps the performance wasn't that bad. As the story was so disappointing the performance looked bad too.


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

    the first 30 minutes were ok


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure Marie Force can do better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where There's Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (130)

    No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town...especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son.

    Kyla says: "Loved It!"
    "I liked it very much!!"
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    What did you love best about Where There's Smoke?

    That not everything ends well like a fairy tale, but well enought not to have a sour taste when you finish reading


    What other book might you compare Where There's Smoke to and why?

    Mirrow image or other Sandra Brown novels


    Which character – as performed by Natalie Ross – was your favorite?

    The secondary characters. Key's sister


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Peach Keeper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (173)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be.

    Barbara says: "Narrator was terrible"
    "One of those stories that make life more enjoyable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Peach Keeper to be better than the print version?

    The performance is great it . You can feel the heat, pace, and even the smell of the south


    What other book might you compare The Peach Keeper to and why?

    The girl who chased the moon and some books of south American writers where life always has a bit of magic


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Difficult to choose only one scene.


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

    Although I was so caught up by the story that I wanted to listen to all in one setting I recommend to enjoy the book with no rush


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career one in which he has a vested interest.

    Elaine says: "Unbelievably mediocre!"
    "worth to read"
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    Would you listen to Deadline again? Why?

    I enjoyed the book the plot is so interesting that you loose some details in the first reading


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

    Some surprises that keep you listening, good narrative rhythm


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang – was your favorite?

    The main character, Dawson Scott


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't take anything for granted life sometimes can surprise you


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero: Thunder Point, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (267)

    Robyn Carr is a number-one New York Times best-selling author known for stories blending romance, warmth, and heartfelt charm. In The Hero, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees to the tiny, coastal town of Thunder Point, Oregon. There, she meets high school football coach Spencer Lawson, a widower focused on raising his young son. Neither of them are looking for love, but they may be the only ones who can heal their wounded hearts.

    Wanda says: "Robyn Carr continues to Awe inspire me."
    "boring"
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    What disappointed you about The Hero?

    Predictable story, you could know the hole story from the beginning


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    something else


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was good but the story wasn't


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Hero?

    Difficult to say as it was hard to go on listening and finish the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely not the best book of the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cape Refuge: Cape Refuge Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (120)

    When Thelma and Wayne Owens are found murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services, their son-in-law, Jonathan, is arrested for the crime - but his wife, Morgan, and her sister, Blair, as well as Thelma and Wayne's daughters, are confident that he didnt do it and set out to find the real killer.

    Nancy says: "I'd love to say I loved this.. but..."
    "boring, really nothing happen"
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    Nothing happens for he first 25 chapters, everybody is miserable and act in a nonsense way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1341)
    Performance
    (1175)
    Story
    (1177)

    On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

    Jessica says: "Still a fan!"
    "Ok, but not the best of the series"
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    I don't really know why, but it wasn't as good usual. the story is predictable, nothing new.
    I really like in death books I read the first one two years ago and I've read almost all of them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (125)

    The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby?

    Lia says: "Fatal Deception Sizzles!!"
    "I really enjoyed this book!"
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    If you could sum up Fatal Deception in three words, what would they be?

    The story, the characters and the writing


    What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

    I quite like her performance she has a nice voice and makes good different characters


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

    I didn't like her southern accent she should improve it or just leave it.


    Any additional comments?

    With each book the characters get more interesting specially Sam, Nick is too perfect he doesn't have any flow and this makes him unreal.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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