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Michele

Louisa, VA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1092)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (795)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
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    This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts love/mystery stories. I first bought is in cassette but eventually wore those out and had to buy it digitally. The main character and his supporting cast are colorful, deep and they use their brains for thinking, not just to wear extra warm headgear for the cold.

    If you are looking for a book that you can listen to anywhere - this is it. There is humor, life, death, murder, conspiracy, and a crazy tow-truck driver. I would love to see this have a sequel so I could hear more about the Lunitics and their steadfast Chief of Police!

    The descriptions of the town and the surrounding land and mountains is so detailed, that you often feel you are their watching the Northern Lights with the characters.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2178)
    Performance
    (1929)
    Story
    (1933)

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

    krista says: "A cozy romance"
    "Can't wait for the next two!"
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    I was in the mood for an easy listen with a nice love story and good characters. This was more than that - it brought up some real issues, some thorny problems and real people having to deal with those problems in a responsible way. The voices for the boys weren't perfect but overall I thought MacLeod Andrews did a pretty good job. I found his voice easy to listen to, lulling in a soothing way, and I found that he did a good job putting the emotions of the moment into the story and I hope he narrates the next two. As for the story - this is a good one. And if you listen to the details of the Inn they are building, you will find that Nora's characters often sneak in her other characters and I found that delightful. If you are looking for a fast paced, action filled novel, then you will want to look elsewhere. This one flows well and keeps you interested, and it soothes the soul, but it's not my usual thriller read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal Freeze

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (260)

    In this riveting new thriller, Lincoln Child weaves together a stunning Arctic landscape, a terrifying mythic creature, and a pervasive mood of chaos and fear. With Terminal Freeze, Child demonstrates why he has become a major best-selling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.

    Lee says: "a gourment meal for us lovers of horror fiction"
    "one of my favorites to listen to"
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    I'm writing because this book is not getting 5 stars across the board and I loved it. Somewhere, maybe in the introduction, the author says he made a list of things that scared him and put them together in a story. Perhaps I'm just afraid of similar things - driving over iced up rivers, blizzards, ancient stories of harm come to life, bullets flying and not killing the monster, and annoying t.v. crew people - they might be the scariest. I've recommended this book many times and have listened to it at least 5 times. The history and science is enough to spark the imagination and the characters are different enough to entertain and smart enough to work through their differences to stop the terrifying beastie.

    I've often wondered which decision I would have made if I were them - flee with the ice trucker or hunker down with a machine gun and hope this time the bullets will kill off the monster.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandoned: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, the wedding of one of their own was cause for celebration. Until a woman staggered down the aisle, incoherent, emaciated, head shaved, and wearing only a white nightgown.

    Erin says: "good but disturbing"
    "Intense psychological thriller"
    Overall

    Somewhere when listening to the book, you recall the title and wonder about that one word. When you've finished the book and think about it late into the night the title will finally come into it's own meaning. This book is not for the faint of heart and mind. It opens new ways of thinking and more complexities in what makes a killer, a cop, a parent and a victim. The story moves and has a great pace. The characters are interesting and vivid. I'm going to go see what else this author has written and get around to reading those books too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1139)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (404)

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
    "Another winner"
    Overall

    I just love this character and this dog. I've not read them in order but each book stands on its own. The main character is just that - a smart mouthed, witty guy that happens to think outside the box enough to win. His support staff are unique and refreshing. Love the series for someone that bought the first one by accident!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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