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Elaine

Totally addicted to Audible.

Albemarle, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 135 reviews
  • 205 ratings
  • 900 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2015
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  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2500)
    Performance
    (2099)
    Story
    (2117)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "BRAVO!"
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    Without a doubt the best thriller I have ever heard. I will admit I have been slow to love Lisa Gardner's work but this book is so totally admirable both in the story and in the writing I have become a diehard fan. The whodunit portion of the story is tense and will keep you in suspense at least until near the end. But the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of the main characters will keep you totally involved as well. It was not the ending I was hoping for but still a satisfying book. An excellent use of time and credit.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Liar

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

    Cheryl D. Davidson says: "not really fast enough can predict script etc"
    "Wonderfully lovable characters!"
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    Yes the plot is very obvious from the start, but the story is a good ride because of the characters and description of small town life. I hope Nora will continue this with another book set in the same town - maybe a story about the deputy sheriff brother.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1754)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1125)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Jami E. Nettles says: "Fantastic story in the south I know"
    "A winner!"
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    I normally choose mysteries but this was a bit different. Lots of "if I had done things differently" twists plus some solidly interesting characters add up to a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eight Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lori Reisenbichler
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    On the night Shelly Buckner finally became a mother, she very nearly became a widow. Her husband, Eric, seriously injured in a car accident on the way to the hospital, was dead for a full eight minutes before being revived--all while Shelly was in labor. Those eight minutes changed everything Shelly thought was possible.

    Elaine says: "Dumbest book ever!"
    "Dumbest book ever!"
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    All I really have to say is save your time and your credit. This book is just stupid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession in Death: In Death, Book 40

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1692)
    Performance
    (1506)
    Story
    (1502)

    Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She - and her billionaire husband - are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again....

    Margaret says: "Addicted in Death"
    "Another winner!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Without a doubt Eve is back on track. Though not as much of some of the supporting cast, there is enough of the main characters to keep me happy. This killer's motive haunts Eve but makes her realize how many friends she has. She continues to grow in putting her past behind her and appreciating the life she has now. I am a happy listener!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chase

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1522)
    Performance
    (951)
    Story
    (941)

    A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

    Ed says: "Villains make this a good read"
    "Delightful!"
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    What I love about the "First in a Series" sale is just what Audible hopes. I find some great books at a good price and sometimes I get more of the series. This was a good find and I definitely will be getting more of these. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21643)
    Performance
    (18010)
    Story
    (17998)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Depressing"
    Overall
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    This book will hold your interest but you will find yourself wanting to grab a few of the characters and give them a good shake!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crash & Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
    Overall
    (792)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (675)

    Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

    Kerry says: "Terrible!"
    "Definitely different"
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    I have to admit I liked the backstory here better than the main storyline. This book is not boring but it is full of sad, damaged characters trying to break free of the past. Not a good choice for the sad or depressed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The President's Pilot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Gandt
    • Narrated By Thomas Block
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (499)

    A year and a half into her first term as President of the United States, Libby Paulsen is in a world of trouble. Her controversial agenda has placed her in a doomsday clash with a right wing cabal led by an enigmatic Air Force general. The conspirators will stop at nothing - including assassination - to remove Libby Paulsen from office. When the cabal targets Air Force One, Libby's Presidency - and her life - rest in the hands of a maverick pilot named Pete Brand, a man with whom the President shares a long-smoldering secret.

    Matthew says: "Gives a whole new meaning to Snakes on a Plane!"
    "Don't!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Despite narration that sounded like Grumpy Old Men, I stuck with this book until the end. Plot holes abound but it was fairly interesting. The ending destroyed it for me though leaving me wishing I had never purchased this book. Sad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Complex: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Murray McDonald
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (154)

    When Cash Harris visits his father for the first time after a 15 year estrangement, things don't go anywhere near as planned. By the end of the night, he finds himself embroiled in a plot to destabilise the government, his father has been assassinated, and he discovers a shocking truth that would have fundamentally altered his life 15 years earlier.

    D. W. Wilson says: "I didn't see that coming!!!!"
    "One of the best!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I am not a Sci-Fi fan but this was one seriously good book. I will look for more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thief: A Robin Monarch Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (184)

    Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, and freelance operative, but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at 12, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago.

    Cecil says: "Great book Robin Monarch rules"
    "I do like Robin Monarch"
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    Robin and his crew are most likeable characters. I never enjoy the description of pain and suffering involving innocent people but it is pretty essential to the storyline here. A satisfying ending makes the story worth the time and credit. Overall an enjoyable series.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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