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Gayle

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Colerain, OH, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3985)
    Performance
    (3560)
    Story
    (3556)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Just WONDERFUL!"
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    Love this story, the narration is perfection, and I could not stop listening. My first Robert Crais, but will not be my last! Am hoping for more stories of Maggie and Scott.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Actor

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Marilyn Parel
    • Narrated By Ron Herczig
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Meet The Actor. Finally, he had it all. It had not been easy. Then, he met a woman. His life changed forever.

    DEBORAH says: "Sassy, short and succinct - loved it!"
    "SHORT AND NOT SO SWEET"
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    The Actor is a selfish man and The Wife a selfish woman. I liked the fact that the actor was not given a name as I can imagine many famous men in this role. The narrator was good~the ending quite unexpected.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Stupid Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Aurora Smith
    • Narrated By David Dietz
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    All seventeen-year-old David really wants is to fly under life's radar. In a typical cold winter day in Montana he does something extraordinary: he rescues smart, funny, gorgeous good-girl Lucy Peterson from drowning in a freezing lake. As their friendship grows, David realizes that risking his life was the easy part. His friendship with a girl who is different from him in every imaginable way forces David to challenge himself and those around him.

    Teresa says: "She Saved My Life One Day"
    "Just WONDERFUL"
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    I could not stop listening to this audiobook. You will laugh, cry, and fall in love with David and Lucy. Loved that all but one chapter is told from David's POV. Many tough topics (young love, parental love, virginity, adoption, abortion, child abuse, death) are so tastefully covered. There is also religion but not in a preachy way. This beautiful story grabbed my attention from the beginning to the very last word. This is an audiobook I will listen to again and also recommend to others. Male or female, ages 15 to 90+ ~ will enjoy this listen.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adjusting Journal Entries: Eviscerating the Snake, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. But when it comes to human emotions, the reaction is never equal. No one understands this lesson better than the partners at the prestigious accounting firm of Winscott & Associates. Greed, power, money and sex left six people dead and four in the hospital. Audra Tanner never realized how far and deep the ripple she created in her revenge pool would extend.

    LilMissMolly says: "Great ending to a thrilling trilogy!"
    "GOOD ENDING OF TRILOGY"
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    Nice wrap up to EVISCERATING THE SNAKE TRILOGY. So many twists and turns. Be warned that this series must be read in order to be able to understand each character and their motivations. Nice satisfying ending. Recommended....

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Advocate's Betrayal: The Advocate Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Teresa Burrell
    • Narrated By Meghan Kelly
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Killer left nothing behind but a rosary, a kitchen knife, and a dead man. but the dead man is a friend of Sabre Orin Brown. When his unsuspecting wife is accused of the murder, Sabre will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means unearthing chilling secrets. From a San Diego jail to the shady Chicago nightlife, Sabre's search for the true killer forces her to face the question: What do you do when the ones you trust the most are the ones with the most to hide?

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Hit"
    "GREAT SECOND IN SERIES"
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    Really enjoyed this audiobook. Love the continuing story of Sabre, JP, and Bob in The Advocate Series. Betty's story had so many twists and turns, Lucas was interesting and Sabre's work as a children's advocate is fascinating. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What's in a Name?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Terry Odell
    • Narrated By Pamela Almand, The Captain's Voice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance-her life-to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up.

    Pamela says: "Awesome Audiblebook!"
    "INTERESTING STORY"
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    Enjoyed this audiobook~Kelli & Blake were really likable, interesting, and well developed characters. There were many twists and turns but the story became too slow in some parts although it was wrapped up quite nicely at the end~a worthwhile listen.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane's Melody: A Novel (Atria)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ryan Winfield
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    What boundaries would you cross for true love? That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician to learn about her daughter's death and finds herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will have you equally tantalized and in tears. Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone. Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no age.

    Carolyn says: "Love, Love Love Jane and Caleb"
    "EMOTIONAL BUT REWARDING LISTEN"
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    Really enjoyed JANE'S MELODY~a tale of loss, love, and a second chances. Jane and Caleb's journey made me cry and smile. The narration by Emily Berisford was just wonderful. This is my first Ryan Winfield listen but will not be my last. Was very happy to read that the sequel, JANE'S HARMONY, will soon be available as I did not want this story to end....

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Zero Balance: Book Two of Eviscerating the Snake (Volume 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ms. Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Nine months ago, Audra Tanner exposed the hidden secrets locked away at the prestigious accounting firm of Winscott & Associates. No one escaped her wrath. And once the smoke had cleared, everyone watched as the diabolical Olin Kemper was led away in handcuffs. Now Audra's meticulous revenge has thrust her into the role of managing partner. But the firm is struggling to survive amidst the turmoil and media attention surrounding the shocking arrest and upcoming murder trial of Olin.

    LilMissMolly says: "Great second book in thrilling series!"
    "AND THE REVENGE CONTINUES"
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    Book 2 in the trilogy~Eviscerating the Snake. The revenge continues and it is sometimes hard to tell who is the most evil. There are so many twists and turns, and the domino effect of revenge is devastating to so many innocent people. So far Olan and Piper are the King and Queen of sociopaths. I enjoyed ZERO BALANCE but not quite as much as ACCOUNTABLE TO NONE. Now moving on to the final book, ADJUSTING JOURNAL ENTRIES~need to know the conclusion of this fascinating series.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Accountable to None: Eviscerating the Snake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Welcome to the prestigious accounting firm of Winscott & Associates. Welcome to Audra Tanner's personal hell. She had heard the rumors about her employer. The whispered secrets. But she had thrown herself into work to escape the pain of her miscarriage and the demise of her marriage. Idealistically, she thought if she worked hard she would be rewarded. She thought wrong. Savagely initiated into the brutal underbelly of the firm, Audra learns too late that the rumors are true.

    LilMissMolly says: "Never underestimate those who appear timid and shy"
    "PLANNED REVENGE"
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    WOW~loved every minute. Audra Tanner is brutally raped by a managing partner in the accounting firm where she is employed (not a spoiler~just how the story begins). The male characters (except for Steve) are deplorable, despicable, immoral, and greedy human beings. Audra plans for five years to avenge her attack. I was hooked at the beginning and could not stop listening~so many twists, turns, and surprises. Who knew a book about an accounting firm could be so compelling but Ashley Fontainne has accomplished just that~TICK TOCK and the plan proceeds.... Since this is Book 1 of a trilogy (Eviscerating the Snake), I am happily moving on to Book 2 (ZERO BALANCE) today!

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Number Seventy-Five

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated By Sabrina Stewart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Three years after the demise of her 17-year marriage, Mandy Russell decides to jump back into the choppy waters of the dating world. With very few options available in her small town of Bainsville, Tennessee, Mandy lets her best friend, Shawna, persuade her into joining an online dating site. Feeling she has met someone she can really connect with, Mandy decides it's time to meet face-to-face with her new suitor, unaware of his true plans for her.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "If you like revenge, serial killers, and physiolog"
    "SWEET REVENGE"
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    Such a unique story of love online. Was absolutely captivated by Mandy's story~told mainly through her thoughts and feelings. Started listening and could not stop until the end, loving the surprising twists. Sabrina Stewart absolutely nailed the narration with her southern drawl (which I really enjoyed, as I went to school in Kentucky). "Momma didn't raise no fool" is so true of Mandy. Highly recommended...

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Missings

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peg Brantley
    • Narrated By Eric Nutting
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The small Hispanic community of Aspen Falls, Colorado, is keeping a secret. Some of their own are missing, and they don't dare go to the authorities for help - that is until Elizabeth Benavides' sister goes missing, then all bets are off as the determined young woman demands answers. Senior Detective Chase Waters finds himself working the most interesting case of his career - one that comes closer to home than he could ever imagine. A case that threatens to tear his family apart.

    Perry says: "Life or Death Who gets to Choose???"
    "Loved This Story!"
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    Detective Chase Waters loves his family, his job, and Twizzlers. Murders, kidnappings, and illegal procurement of human organs are occurring in his town of Aspen Falls. There were so many twists, turns, and surprises that I could not stop listening and did not want the story to end. Unlike many audiobooks, this one wraps everything up in a satisfying ending. Most of the characters were very likable, evil ones were despicable, and the illegals (afraid of police) were heartbreaking. Eric Nutting's narration is just fabulous. Highly recommended.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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