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Laurie

Des Moines, IA, United States

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  • 5 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Dangerous Race

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dee J. Adams
    • Narrated By Eve Bianco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    Four years ago, race car driver Tracey Bradshaw almost died in a horrific crash. Now scarred inside and out, she's making a comeback, but her team is plagued by a series of "accidents."

    Laurie says: "I Couldn't Put It Down"
    "I Couldn't Put It Down"
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    It was a great book, I couldn't put it down. It had lots of tangents which kept you reading. I would have given the reader 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that you could hear her swallow through out the book which I found annoying. Other than that she was brilliant.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1614)
    Performance
    (1363)
    Story
    (1369)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "So Depressed Its Over! Fantastic!"
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    What a great book. Never ending storyline, past & present with lots of twists & turns. Brilliantly written & preformed. An endearing love story in the mix, emphasizing that good people will embrace your life & push out the evil it you let them.

    24 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3088)
    Performance
    (2514)
    Story
    (2484)

    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

    Joanne says: "A completely satisfying listen"
    "One Of The Best Bosch Books!"
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    I have missed Harry Bosch, he is one of my favorite characters and this one didn't disappoint. He is back in rare form and he hasn't lost his touch. I love his daughter's character and I can see her being a future main character as she grows. It was definitely a great read and I was sorry when it ended.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (597)

    Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be.

    Ted says: "Flat,Dull, Sophomoric, Absurd... Unlikable"
    "Coben Is Back!"
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    I was disappointed with his last couple books but this one was really good. I couldn't stop listening, loved the characters and the tangents it took. Lots of mystery with more to come by the way it ends. Keeps you guessing. Can't wait for the next one. Love the narrator.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4533)
    Performance
    (2546)
    Story
    (2524)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "Another Great One"
    Overall

    Michael Connelly was the first author to start this non reader into her love of reading. Years ago I started with his first Harry Bosch Novel an eagerly await his next novel as they come. He never disappoints. I love this new set characters he has started with the Lincoln Lawyer series and the plot and sequence of events in this novel are will keep you reading. I brought my daughter, who NEVER reads fiction, to see the Lincoln Lawyer in theaters and when I told her about this book she couldn't wait to read it. I sent it to her and she loved it. I think she is hooked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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