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Leslie Helgerson

Lewisville, TX

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  • A Fatal Thaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (225)

    On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow.But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It’s up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer.

    Tracey says: "On Audible at Last!!!"
    "Murder in Alaska"
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    Good story without a deep plot. Made you feel like you were there. Read if you like animals and being out in the wilderness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (320)

    It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car.

    G. House Sr. says: "Series badly needs to change focus"
    "Death Tells a Story"
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    Never sure where we were after the first few chapters went by. Too much detail and medical lingo. Hard to keep up with who was who, as the story went from place to place and different people in each place. I have read several books with the forensic doctor, main character. All better than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready to Kill: Nathan McBride, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (941)
    Performance
    (864)
    Story
    (868)

    When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred.

    Gabe says: "Not the strongest outing of the four books."
    "Back in Time"
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    Another near winner. Too predicable. Need to change things up a little. Still a lot of action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adversary: Chris Bruen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Reece Hirsch
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (72)

    Former DOJ cybercrimes prosecutor Chris Bruen walks into a dark apartment in Amsterdam to confront a hacker known as Black Vector. The hacker has stolen the source code for the world’s most ubiquitous operating system, which powers everything from personal computers to the NSA’s data centers. This should have been a routine assignment for Bruen, but instead of obtaining a confession, Bruen finds the hacker’s dead body and uncovers a hidden flash drive that contains the code for a remarkably sophisticated computer virus known as Lurker.

    LaurelOlivia says: "Good premise, execution lacking"
    "Pay close attention."
    Overall
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    Interesting and lots of action. Lots of twists and turns to keep your attention.
    Really enjoyed the stories as the action increased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1579)
    Performance
    (1412)
    Story
    (1397)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Finally, The End"
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    Very slow start. Even slower ending. This used to be one of my favorite writers.
    Not much story and little action. I quit and he needs to quit, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chase: Fox and O'Hare, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (657)

    Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted - and untouchable - criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency.

    Stacy says: "Love the humor, but kind of the same story"
    "Keep Moving"
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    Good read. Lots of action, suspense, and drama.
    Smart characters and not too much sex. OK ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Toni Anderson
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    It may be summer, but schoolteacher Anna Silver’s trip to the coastal town of Bamfield is anything but a vacation. She’s on the run, desperate to stay one step ahead of her father’s murderer and determined to track down the one man she’s been told to trust: her father’s old cell mate, Brent Carver. But when she finds him, she discovers not a kind, elderly artist but a dangerously hot alpha male with blood on his hands.

    S. Avery says: "Exciting - part of a series?"
    "Keep Moving"
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    This was a fast moving book. Lots of twists and turns. Little too much sex, but kept going forward. Good ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1903)
    Performance
    (1700)
    Story
    (1711)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Young Lawyer Life Lesson"
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    Hard to believe John Grisham wrote this. Story was boring and so was the main character in it. Slow start and thankful when it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (156)

    Stuart Woods, the best-selling author of L.A. Times and Heat, has created a haunting thriller full of ghostly images, murder and old family secrets. Part detective story, part ghost story, part Southern gothic - this absorbing novel will fascinate listeners as a small town’s present, past and future converge.

    Ted says: "You like the mystical? Maybe this is for you."
    "Something different to think about."
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    Believe it or not. Real or just a dream. Very different from the usual mystery story. Slow start, but great as it went on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (307)

    The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location, especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor. With the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone....

    Terri says: "WOW.......GREAT BOOK!!!"
    "Never a dull moment."
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    Gore, torture and death. Never know who to trust. Lot of different stories with everyone going to the same place. Real nail bitter. Had to keep going, to get to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3863)
    Performance
    (2466)
    Story
    (2455)

    Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

    Tom says: "Is Connelly the Best Crime Writer Or What?"
    "Good to the very END."
    Overall
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    Slow start, but when it got going, it was great. Try to figure it out, but everything changes as it progresses. Could not stop till it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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