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Leslie

Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.

West Roxbury, MA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • No Time for Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (90)

    The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

    S. Johnston says: "I truy enjoyed this book!"
    "Another Solid Barclay Novel"
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    Any additional comments?

    Once again Barclay has done it. It was a good story, kept me guessing and had good characters. What more can you ask for in a mystery? I think the best thing about Barclay is that you can start with any one of the books. They are not all centered around one detective or group of characters. They are all different and all good. This was the last one on Audible so Barclay better keep writing!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Try to Find Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Holly Brown
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber, Angela Goethals, James Fouhey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    When a 14-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her - launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever in this suspenseful and gripping debut for fans of Reconstructing Amelia and Gone Girl. Don't try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away.

    Kate says: "Tedious Melodrama"
    "Solid listen - Will appeal to fans of Gone Girl"
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    Any additional comments?

    It was a good listen. It was a bit predictable at times, but I still wasn't positive on how it was going to end until it ended. I agree with a previous reviewer that at times the mother was a bit annoying, however the story was about her too, not just the daughter. The father didn't develop into a strong character but that may have been intentional and meant to be part of the overall problem. It kept me engaged to and from my long commute.

    It alternated chapters between the mother's view of what was going on and what was happening to the daughter. "B" was appropriately creepy from the start. While not as strong as Flynn's Gone Girl, I think if you liked that book, you would like this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman Next Door: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Barbara Delinsky
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Along with their husbands, Amanda, Karen, and Georgia are a close-knit circle of friends enjoying seemingly ideal lives in an upscale neighborhood. But when they learn that their lovely younger neighbor, widowed for a year and presumably still unattached, is pregnant, the strains and imperfections of their lives come into full focus. As they ponder who the father might be, each of the women harbors suspicions about her own husband - and each is forced to a crisis point that will strengthen or shatter her marriage.

    Diane says: "slow starter"
    "Kept me wondering!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Whose kid was it???!!! I was guessing (and guessing wrong) the whole book. It was a nice story, and I could relate to the close knit neighborhood. Little bit of everything - romance, scandal, mystery...Typical chick lit! Definitely enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (929)
    Story
    (920)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    T.D. says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Loved it - almost stopped it - loved it"
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    Any additional comments?

    So I thought the book started out strong and that the main character's illness was an interesting twist. I was really enjoying it. Somewhere in the middle, it would be on and I wouldn't even be paying attention. It was dragging for me. All of a sudden it picked up in a whirlwind and I found myself eager to listen. All in all, a really good listen. It is hard to go wrong with Scott Brick as a narrator. He always delivers a solid performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Daniel Palmer
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, Gage and Anna are married. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, they begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives.

    Leslie says: "First half was very good - then enter Roy"
    "First half was very good - then enter Roy"
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    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. He is a good narrator and I generally enjoy his readings.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the story had me really engaged - the second half had me wanting it to end. It became stupid and rediculous. It could have ended a lot sooner than it did. The author tried to do too much - a romance - a tragedy - corporate thriller - crime story all in one and I don't think it worked. Once the character Roy came in, the author lost me. The fact that Lily wasn't pregnant was evident to anyone with a brain in the first chapter. I would try another one of his novels, before crossing this author off my list, but this was underwhelming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspicion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Steven Kearney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (153)

    When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support. In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny's situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter's tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back.

    Amanda says: "How did this get published?"
    "His best yet!!!"
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    What did you love best about Suspicion?

    The twists and turns


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVED this book! The story was nothing short of addicting. I found myself wanting to get in the car and go to work in the morning (usually I only want to go home from work LOL)! I loved the plot and it was so suspenseful and kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had it figured out - BOOM another twist. Paranoia was always my favorite book by him until now. This blew it away. If you are a Finder fan - hit buy. You will not be disappointed with this one!.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4531)
    Performance
    (1825)
    Story
    (1826)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    CoCo says: "Excellent and engaging"
    "Just listented to it for a second time"
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    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book years ago, but recently started going back and listening to my Nelson Demille audiobooks again. I have never done that before, and I have to say, I found it just as enjoyable the second time around. When you follow and author and certain characters, I think there are certain things about them, their relationships, where they came from that a listener forgets (at least this listener forgets!). It was great to refresh on the characters. It is a such an amazing, fast-paced story and you can't go wrong with anything Scott Brick reads!

    I would say, if you are a Demille fan and you haven't listened to this, why? If you have listened to it, listen again. You will enjoy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Scott Helman, Jenna Russell
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Long Mile Home will tell the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation’s and the world’s emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.

    Leslie says: "If you lived in Boston...."
    "If you lived in Boston...."
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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing was moving, but I live in Boston and the feelings about that day are still raw. It was an excellent book about the day, but again I have some bias because the story is close to home - literally.


    Any additional comments?

    If you lived in Boston during the bombing you probably aren't going to learn anything new. You were able to get a sense of the day through the eyes of a marathon worker, first responder, and victim. It is gripping and brought me right back to the horror of the time as a resident of the city wondering where are they? Will another bomb go off? What it was like to "shelter in place" that day, and how even when it was lifted I felt far from safe. Just how glued to the TV I was for a week.

    I think for someone who doesn't live in this city, you will get a great perspective of the day and the days following. You will see why we say we are "Boston Strong".

    I also strongly recommend "Stronger" by victim Jeff Bauman. I can't rate it on audio, but it was a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Things That Keep Us Here: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Carla Buckley
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Ann Brooks never thought shed have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight.

    Michael says: "I don't believe it!"
    "Not my typical kind of book, but enjoyed it."
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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I wouldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a little too long. The mother bear instinct was so strong in the main character that I found it annoying at times. I felt like shaking her like "enough already!". It does make you question how far would you go for your friends and neighbors and to protect your family.

    I said it wasn't a typical book for me because it seemed "out there" as far as what was happening to the country...At least I hope it is "out there" and we never see the likes of it.

    Definitely worth a listen. It was a good car ride book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Save the Date

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (209)

    A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

    Jen says: "Delightful!!"
    "Totally predictable, yet totally wonderful!"
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    If you could sum up Save the Date in three words, what would they be?

    Summer Beach Read


    Any additional comments?

    This was totally predictable. As the reader, you knew what was going to happen, yet it was so enjoyable listening to it anyway! It was a sweet story, and I was pulling for the main character the entire book. There was something about her that was just relatable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Into Us

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (345)

    When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn't the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle's death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved.

    Jordy says: "Phenomenally written, and utterly captivating...."
    "Great little beach read"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good book. I can't remember what I was looking for at the time, but something about this struck my interest. The story was so well written, and while parts of it were very dramatic, it didn't seem overdone. It was an emotional story about 2 people who fall in love in their teens and what they deal with as teens with those emotions. The characters develop well as they continue to get a bit older and deal with "grown up" problems. Still the story is a good one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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