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Kaye

Napa, California, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 21 reviews
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  • 502 titles in library
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  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2583)
    Performance
    (2220)
    Story
    (2207)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    barbara says: "Stunned"
    "Very Good!"
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    A good though tragic story. Stephen Hogan did a good job reading the uptight Scorcher Kennedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Behind the Window

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Gerri Halligan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

    DHackney says: "Dual Time-Line: Modern & WW2"
    "Wonderful!"
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    This is one of the best books I have listened to in some time. I originally bought the Kindle book which was titled 'The Lavender Garden' and as it was available on audible with whispersync at a reduced price I decided to listen to it. I was a bit confused when I first downloaded the audible book as the title was different from the Kindle version however, I found it made no difference what the title. The book is wonderful and the narrator is perfect, what a wonderful surprise to find such a treasure. I loved everything about this book and I will look for more by this writer and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (888)
    Story
    (881)

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Jim says: "CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HALF THE BOOK (AUDIO)"
    "Waste of a credit"
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    So disappointed in this book. I have read or listened to all of her other books and very much enjoyed them and was looking forward to this one however, it was a struggle to get through it. Fifteen hours could have been cut down to two, don't waste your time on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (633)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
    "Truly Southern"
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    If you are southern or enjoy books about people in the south you will love this one. As a southerner I felt as if I knew the characters in this story. At times it is funny, touching and often downright hilarious!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9436)
    Performance
    (8499)
    Story
    (8506)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "The John Grisham of old"
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    I very much enjoyed John Grisham's early books but sort of went off him when he seemed to get in a rut however, he has come back strong with this one. I loved this one, he did a great job with lots of surprises in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2993)
    Performance
    (2594)
    Story
    (2606)

    Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

    Rodney says: "I couldn't Stop Listening"
    "Disappointing"
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    I have always been a big David Baldacci fan starting with Absolute Power and since have read everything he has written. Unfortunately he has strayed a long way from his earlier books and this last one was really nothing but a lot of shooting and blowing things up. There was very little actual story and consequently I felt very little if anything for the characters. Now I don't mind a bit of violence as long as there is a good story that goes with it but come on, give us someone to care about!

    I do realize there are some that like that sort of thing and I guess DB has decided to appeal to those people but I for one long for the stories of Oliver Stone, Absolute Power, Wish You Well, etc, etc.

    The readers were quite good and the sounds impressive sadly, that's about the only good thing I can say about the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1696)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1342)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "Riveting"
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    Would you listen to Fallen again? Why?

    No, I never listen to stories more than once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The resolution


    What does Shannon Cochran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotions


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a mystery, suspense lover you will love this book.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Bidinotto
    • Narrated By Conor Hall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    From its first moments, Hunter takes you on a nonstop thrill ride: from the top floor of the CIA, to the marbled corridors of Capitol Hill...from the posh hotels of downtown Washington, to the city's mean, violent streets. It introduces a colorful new hero for our time - and a dazzling heroine every bit his equal. A spy mystery...a crime thriller...a passionate romance: Hunter is a genre-bending novel unlike any you've read. Deviously plotted, filled with vivid characters, and propelled at a breakneck pace.

    Michael F. Dickey says: "A great philosophical action romance..."
    "A Thriller!"
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    Would you listen to Hunter again? Why?

    No. I don't listen to books more than once


    What did you like best about this story?

    A newspaper writer searching for justice


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Hunter was at the McBain meeting


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who deserves justice, the victim or the criminal?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Charlotte Pitt’s mother, Caroline, travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, where Dracula first touched English soil. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula by the daughter of Whitby millionaire Charles Netheridge, but the amateurish script produces a disastrous first read-through. As tempers flare and wind and snow swirl around Netheridge’s lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm - an eerily opportune arrival, for this enigmatic figure, one Anton Ballin, turns out to be a theatrical genius.

    Linda says: "Another favorite!"
    "An enjoyable little Christmas mystery"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Christmas Homecoming to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book so no opinion


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a very interesting ending. While I'm very good at guessing 'who done it' I didn't guess this one until right at the end.


    What does Terrence Hardiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved me no. But there were a couple of surprises.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book and not just at Christmas time as Christmas didn't really enter into very much other than the holiday season.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skipping Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (703)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

    Best selling author John Grisham (A Time to Kill, The Brethren) returns with a new tale for modern times, offering a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become a part of our holiday tradition.

    Lisa says: "Simple Pleasures!"
    "Cute"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Skipping Christmas to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read but realized I had seen the movie...Christmas with the Kranks


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nothing stands out


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed all of it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was short so fairly easy to do that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trustee from the Toolroom

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (894)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (797)

    Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

    Paula says: "Just Simply a Great Story!"
    "Wonderful Book!"
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    Would you listen to Trustee from the Toolroom again? Why?

    No. Only because I don't listen to books a second time


    What did you like best about this story?

    A lovely story about a very good man that didn't have a lot but loved what he did and loved life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Honestly there are too many to pick just one.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't imagine anyone that wouldn't love this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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