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Cheryl

All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!

Long Beach, CA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 45 reviews
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  • 23 purchased in 2015
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  • The Lock Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (754)

    Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now 18, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in 10 years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight hundred-pound safe...he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people.

    G. Sabin says: "A decent story, a little slow"
    "Outstandingly Different!"
    Overall

    Thanks, Steve Hamilton, for delivering a truly suspenseful book with a different kind of "hero". I thoroughly enjoyed this one, from beginning to end!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister's Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (281)

    Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

    Mary says: "If you're considering this book, just don't."
    "Good characters!"
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    I did feel annoyed at some of the secret-keeping, but don't want to give away the ending, so that's all I'll say about that.

    I enjoyed the main character and the story, even though it's VERY similar to one I just finished by Tami Hoag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (519)

    The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

    Ronna says: "My favorite author does it again!!"
    "Joe Pickett rocks!"
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    Although the whole government angle is depressing and frustrating, it's satisfying to ride along with Joe and Mary Beth as their story unfolds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets to the Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (569)

    When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."

    Judy Ford says: "Totally superior!!"
    "I figured it out, but that didn't spoil it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I pretty much figured who the killer was fairly close to the start of the book. However, a lot of twists and turns did make me wonder, so it was still suspenseful and a good listen. I'm going to get the next book in the trilogy, but hoping it's not about Dennis Farman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Molly MacRae
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (175)

    Thank Goodness It's Fiber: That's the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath's beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver's Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that's only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother's affairs

    Beatrice says: "Good start to a good mystery"
    "So good, can't wait to listen to the next one!"
    Overall
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    Made me want to curl up with my knitting and my cat and a nice pot of tea. :) I think I'll have to get the next one for my Girlfriends Cozy Club discussion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2332)
    Performance
    (2091)
    Story
    (2091)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "One of the best"
    Overall
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    I'm not a great reviewer, all I can say is that this is a great listen. If you liked it, try Mr. Churchill's Secretary for another from the same era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conspiracy of Faith: Department Q, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (839)
    Story
    (849)

    Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. After floating in the ocean for years before turning up, the bottle sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, before the seal was cracked and the gruesome message, written in Danish, was analyzed. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

    John S says: "Alternative to Nesbo/Harry Hole Novels"
    "Carl and Assad, what a team!"
    Overall
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    I just love these characters. Very mysterious tidbits about Assad, can't wait to get the next one and find out what it's all about

    And the Rose twist--very interesting.

    I also love the occasional laugh-out-loud moments, Carl and his sarcasm, especially when I'm listening while driving--I get a kick wondering if other drivers are wondering what is so funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hush Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: She left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband, and her two surviving children, determined to start over.

    Andrea says: "Too divergent"
    "Super Satisfying"
    Overall
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    They may be far between, but I so enjoy a good Tess Monaghan! My only complaint was being sorry it was over. :(

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1976)
    Performance
    (1389)
    Story
    (1390)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "Thoroughly entertaining"
    Overall
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    This would be a great book to listen to on a family car trip!

    Flavian is really enjoyable, I might have to purchase and listen to the next one right away.

    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
    (16032)
    Performance
    (13361)
    Story
    (13356)

    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""
    ""All the Fuss" was right!"
    Overall
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    This was a gripping book! I kept wondering what all the fuss was about, it is well worth your listening credit!

    I kept thinking I had it figured out, then more was revealed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deeper Than the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1766)
    Performance
    (1114)
    Story
    (1104)

    Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

    John Wayne Tucker says: "A pleasant surprise"
    "Creepy, somewhat predictable, but thoroughly enjoy"
    Overall
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    I did figure out who the killer was, but still thoroughly enjoyed the story! I liked it being set in the not-too-distant past as well. Surprised me that it brought back so many little memory details for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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