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Elaine

Albemarle, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 188 reviews
  • 281 ratings
  • 750 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2018
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  • Smoke Screen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (449)

    When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up in bed with the handsome and hard-partying Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.

    Jane says: "I enjoyed much of it"
    "Good Book!"
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    I almost did not get this book because of some of the reviews but I am glad I did get it. I love the combination of Sandra Brown and Victor Slezak plus I thought the characters in this book were very believable and very likeable. True - it is not on the same level as Envy but then not many are.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • City of Endless Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2232)
    Performance
    (2048)
    Story
    (2043)

    When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

    shelley says: "The allusive Pendergast..,"
    "Finally!"
    Overall
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    Finally we get a book worthy of the Pendergast character. I really enjoyed seeing him in action as an FBI agent and an uncommonly brilliant man. Right up until the epilogue I had tremendous hope for this series. We shall see. But this book is a solid 9 out of 10 stars.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • End Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (3841)
    Performance
    (3506)
    Story
    (3496)

    Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

    shelley says: "Keep 'em Coming!"
    "Coming to a close?"
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    Much better than the last book in this series with interesting characters and a lot of action. The story made Robie and Jessica seem very real and very human. Something about the title and the ending of the story make me think the series could be coming to a satisfying conclusion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Circle: A Cordell Logan Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Freed
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (369)

    When retired senior CIA analyst Rico Perris plunges off a cliff in his vintage Porsche while speeding through the mountains of Colorado late one snowy night, the local sheriff rules it an accident. CIA officials, however, suspect otherwise. Their suspicions are soon heightened after two other former intelligence analysts turn up dead under questionable circumstances. All three victims were once assigned to the same top-secret project: an internal review of the CIA's long-rumored involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    shelley says: "Logan Cordell for danger and sarcasm!!"
    "Score!"
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    Even though I figured out the bad guy about halfway through, I liked this book. Even more, I liked the ending and the promise it held for stories to come. This is a great series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Duke of Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Ashford McNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (171)

    Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked - and nude! - lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him...only to find she may have been a trifle hasty. Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice....

    Trish R. says: "Glad I'm done with this book.."
    "Horrible Subject Matter!"
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    I loved the first few Maiden Lane books but really could not find interest in the middle part of the series. I was pretty bored when I saw this release and decided to get it. But after hours of stressed listening about a horrid subject, I was really ready for it to end. I did listen to the whole story but it was not a relaxing, enjoyable romance. It left me wrung out emotionally. Be ware before getting this book. It is not a feel good story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Butterflies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Grace Greene
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (438)

    Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek.

    NMwritergal says: "Gets progressively more implausible"
    "One of the Best Books!"
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    Grab the tissues and get ready for the awesome story of a mother's love. I will never forget this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Western Star

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2099)
    Performance
    (1950)
    Story
    (1936)

    Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

    BDHumbert says: "I am a huge Longmire fan..."
    "WOW!"
    Overall
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    I was beginning to think that this was just another Longmire story that did nothing to further the main storyline that started 4 or so books back. Then all of a sudden it came together with a big "oh no!" This book is not to be missed as it sets the scene for the next one. Now I can't wait.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Right Behind You

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3799)
    Performance
    (3518)
    Story
    (3499)

    Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

    Dennis says: "Absolutely Fantastic!"
    "A Seriously Good Book!"
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    I have shied away from this author because I needed a break from violence. But I am really glad I chose this one on the sale. It was well worth the full price and now I might go back to read more of this series. A solid 9 out of 10 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Had to Be Them: An It Had to Be Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tamra Baumann
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (194)

    Kline Grant has traveled the world for more than a decade to avoid going back home - and to make sure she doesn't see Ben, her former fiancé. But her mother's recent health troubles make it impossible for Kline to stay away. She plans to check on her mom, avoid Ben, and then get back on the road again. But the quirky town locals of Anderson Butte, a private little celebrity hideaway in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, have a very different plan.

    Tracy T says: "Not my favorite of the series. Great Narration!"
    "Great End to a Delightful Series"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This series was my first by this author. I totally enjoyed every book. Great characters, a setting that makes you want to visit - and a happily ever ending. Total relaxation and enjoyment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ramsey's Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2851)
    Performance
    (2663)
    Story
    (2648)

    When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure of the Inca empire hidden in the lost Inca city of Paititi.

    Diane L. says: "Exciting book!!"
    "Enjoyable!"
    Overall
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    Totally unbelievable but totally enjoyable adventure with fascinating characters. I'm hooked for the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemic: The Extinction Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By A. G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4029)
    Performance
    (3705)
    Story
    (3693)

    In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

    Bradley says: "Read this before buying, too much hype"
    "Confusing"
    Overall
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    I'm really glad I got this through Kindle Unlimited and didn't pay a credit for it. It would probably have been a much better book with some serious editing to bring it to half the length. The story would have flowed better and kept the excitement up. I doubt I continue with this series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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