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D. D. Reasons

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  • Fatal Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (320)

    Someone is trying to kill Shannon Flannery, but the police don't believe her. Only Travis Settler, a former Special Forces agent, is inclined to help. He's certain that Shannon's shady past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, whose connection to Shannon has nightmarish implications.

    Laura zeck says: "As if a father with a missing daughter..."
    "good story, weird breaks"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this story, however the recording had strange breaks and bad editing, making it choppy .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (995)

    When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

    Toni R. says: "Great listen"
    "Hard to stop listening!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book keeps you guessing until the end- and is satisfying each step of the way. This book is the perfect length, excellent pacing by the reader, and just overall a good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Mrs. Parrish: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Liv Constantine
    • Narrated By Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3667)
    Performance
    (3363)
    Story
    (3352)

    Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

    CMiles1985 says: "The house of lies!"
    "Good listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story seems to take you one direction, then, with a few clues, takes you down a completely different path. some of the dialogue between characters is unnatural and contrived, but the story is good enough to overlook that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Lucy Price-Lewis
    Overall
    (13433)
    Performance
    (12225)
    Story
    (12158)

    Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

    Marie says: "Secrets - but Nothing New here"
    "One of the best I've listened to in awhile..."
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    This book had me engaged from start to finish. Excellent performance by the reader and a story with twists and turns that kept me on my toes. only the ending left me with a few questions, wanting a little more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Will Pay

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Scott Merriman, Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (383)

    It starts as a prank - a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O'Neal a little.... or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong? Everything.

    Felicedileggere says: "Female narrator was terrible!!"
    "predictable and anti-climatic "
    Overall
    Performance
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    I am typically a fan of this author but this book lagged in story and character development. It felt like I was listening to a pre-teen mystery novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What She Knew: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gilly Macmillan
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    Overall
    (5750)
    Performance
    (5253)
    Story
    (5235)

    Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry - until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel's newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.

    C. Farrell says: "Disappointing"
    "Slow, but engaging"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I have taken a break from my usual murder mysteries to try this suspense novel about a little boy who gets abducted on a normal fall outing with his "mum."
    For anyone who has kids, this story is a little frightening and will make you want to hold them a little tighter with every twist and turn. The secondary plot lines keep the story moving along while the search for Ben in underway, the characters all have different backgrounds and motivations, the relationships are complicated and give this story depth and realism found in every family in modern life.
    I enjoyed this book, but some of the female reader's voices were cartoonish and awkward when she wasn't narrating from the main character, however I was able to stick with it and was rewarded with a twisty dark story in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wicked Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alex Marwood
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2934)
    Performance
    (2656)
    Story
    (2652)

    On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

    Tina says: "Really my rating is 4 1/2 stars."
    "Intriguing tale that keeps you through the end"
    Overall
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    This book was slightly confusing to start, there are several character names to keep straight and it takes about ten to 15 minutes before you start making connections as to "who is who." However, once you are caught up, the tale is wonderfully suspenseful and heartbreaking at the same time , making the reader question their own beliefs on what is evil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Behind Closed Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. A. Paris
    • Narrated By Georgia Maguire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38788)
    Performance
    (35222)
    Story
    (35174)

    Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

    Andre M. Gorelkin says: "Slow start but a gripping experience"
    "Could not stop listening!"
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    This book had me engaged immediately from the beginning. The author doesn't reveal too much , allowing listeners to figure things out and see where the story goes. The plot is not predictable and when it ended I could figure out what would happen next but would've loved to have one more chapter as an epilogue.
    My only complaint is that the female heroine is a little dense and is written to be a little dumb, other characters have to spell things out for her, including her sister with downs syndrome. A few times I caught myself talking to the speaker saying "you idiot! why don't you get it?!?!"
    However, that is my only complaint.
    Excellent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Close to Home

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1603)
    Performance
    (1431)
    Story
    (1427)

    Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren’t impressed by the rundown property on the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River. As soon as they pull up the isolated drive, Sarah, too, is beset by uneasy memories - of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious.

    chrispark says: "Creepy Mystery-Thriller Psychodrama"
    "Slow moving and hard to focus on"
    Overall
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    This was not my favorite Lisa Jackson, novel, by far. The characters were difficult to connect with and lacked luster, especially that of the older daughter. The plot lines are predictable and it was pretty easy to figure out what was going to happen next. The most difficult aspect of this book was remembering who characters are, because they are mentioned in passing and then turn out to have a vital role in the outcome. I had to wracking my brain to remember who this person or that person was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12522)
    Performance
    (11429)
    Story
    (11429)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THE FOG OF ANGER"
    "Different from the movie in a good way"
    Overall
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    You are already familiar with the characters, but the original tale of The Shining gives them such a rich history and depth not presented in the film, this includes the character of the hotel in which most of the action takes place. What the film lacked in exposition, depth and climax, this story has in spades. It moves a little slow, but that is because the rising action is building and growing to an explosive climax. All of the questions left hanging in the film are answered in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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