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Genevieve

Hamilton, New Zealand | Member Since 2011

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  • The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (769)
    Story
    (779)

    In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel.

    Barbara Ferrini Hilfiker says: "somewhat disappointing"
    "Awesome first experience!"
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    Starting my trial this was my immediate choice to use my credit on as I've been gagging to get Tess Gerritsen's latest Rizzoli & Isles. I must admit to thinking I was going "make do" with the audio book until I could get the printed copy but I have been very pleasantly surprised. Not only was the story itself extremely gripping, easily one of my favourite of the series but Tanya Eby narrated it fantastically. She infused the characters with a realistic feel and it added to my eagerness to keep listening. I suspect that if I could have listened in one sitting I would have.

    As with Tess Gerritsen's other stories, this is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing right up until the end. I'm hoping that we'll be seeing some more of the some of the mysterious and gripping new characters we met.

    This is a definte for any Tess Gerritsen fans or anyone else who might be looking for an addictive new author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1638)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1517)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    itsallaboutthestory says: "More Serious Than The Others"
    "Another awesome one in the series!"
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    As usual, Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi have come together to make an awesome team with a great book. Still infused with a lot of humour but with a slightly more serious storyline that her other books, I still couldn't stop listening. My only reason for marking this down at all is that I'm a little dubious about some continuity in the overlapping between this and the Jane Jamieson books but otherwise highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Harvest: Maplecreek Amish Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Reay Kaplan
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Policewoman Kat Lindley is running from the big-city job that nearly got her killed, and from memories of the abused boy she failed to save. She agrees to undertake a dangerous masquerade within the peaceful Amish community of Maplecreek, desperate to save its children. Widower Luke Brand is a leader in the Amish community. But his people are under attack from unknown assailants. The community is reluctant to turn to the outside world - until a particularly vicious assault forces Luke to seek help.

    Genevieve says: "The Narrator ruined it for me."
    "The Narrator ruined it for me."
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    The first book was ok if a little dull as far as mystery books go, I prefer those a little grittier than this. All the same I thought I'd give this second one a go. Honestly I didn't find the storyline that engaging and half the time the narrator sounded pretty bored to me, I simply could not get into. Ended up not finishing this one and returning for a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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