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Christina

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  • Spies of the Balkans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (110)

    Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece, the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama is being played out. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania, the first defeat suffered by the Nazis, who have conquered most of Europe.

    writerly says: "historical insights, not much suspense/tension"
    "Can't wait to listen to more Alan Furst"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the story and the way it was told. I think the author captured the human experience of people caught up in world changing events who live them as their daily experience without the drama of thriller novels.
    I enjoyed the narration and thought the narrator was an excellent match for the tenor of the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (620)

    International superstar Jussi Adler-Olsen, with more than fourteen million copies of his books sold worldwide, returns with the fourth book in his New York Times best-selling Department Q series, about a perplexing cold case with sinister modern-day consequences. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark.

    Charles Atkinson says: "It's a 5 Star Story of Revenge"
    "Same book, different title"
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    This is another workmanlike addition to Adler Olsen's series. However, note that Audilble is offering the same novel under the title "Guilt" and published by Penguin Audio, using a different narrator. I didn't check to see if the translator is the same.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Absent One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (951)
    Performance
    (828)
    Story
    (829)

    In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck - or readers - expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier....

    Librarian says: "Who knew?"
    "Compelling series"
    Overall
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    I was totally enthralled with Keeper of Lost Causes even though the story of the victim is horrifying. I liked this second in the series, but I felt the story had less punch and less humor overall. That said, I still think this is an above average crime story and well worth the credit. I'm curious to see how the recurring characters develop in books to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What the Dead Know

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    Overall
    (697)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (243)

    Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found, and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who or what could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness? Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gone Bethany sisters.

    Cayce says: "A page turner"
    "Stunning"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Well written and beautifully narrated. It may take a bit of careful listening in the beginning to get into the rhythm of the flashback/current time storytelling, but it's well worth the effort. Laura Lippman is an outstanding writer; Linda Emond an excellent narrator. I was hooked into the characters and their stories from the beginning. The only slightly off note, to my mind, was the ending. Believable, but a bit too pat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Paul French
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (162)

    Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives - one British and one Chinese - race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever.

    Helen says: "Old Murder Still Mysterious"
    "Evocative"
    Overall
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    The historian author painstakingly reveals the details of a murder mystery in Peking just prior to the Japanese invasion. The book reveals the seamy side of the colonial/expat community. It describes a time in Chinese history I knew little about and appreciated becoming more familiar with.The description of the political climate of the time and the conquest of China by Japan adds urgency and interest to the tale as does the description of the unflagging devotion of the father, despite changing governments and armed conflicts to identify the murderer of his daughter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Linda Castillo
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved.

    Christina says: "disappointing"
    "disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was interested by the book's description and looking forward to the setting in an Amish community. However the lengthy descriptions of Chief Burkholder's brooding about her conflicted feelings about the Amish community got in the way of the story line.Hard to imagine her in directing the work of a police department --- even a small one. I think some judicious editing would have helped this book because, basically the story is a good one with some good plot twists.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Trophy Exchange: A Lucinda Pierce Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Diane Fanning
    • Narrated By Flora Plumb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Life’s been tough for Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call. She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of a shoot-out with his father. Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work. It’s a good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.

    Christina says: "engaging story and protagonist"
    "engaging story and protagonist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked the strong and capable Lucinda Pierce. The book is well plotted and thoughtful while keeping up a lively pace. I will look for other Lucinda Pierce mysteries.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1694)
    Performance
    (1471)
    Story
    (1470)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    Ted says: "Dark, Cold, and Danish"
    "Compelling & Entertaining"
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    An appalling crime is at the center of this story, yet homicide detective Carl Morck and his unconventional

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (661)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "Engaging"
    Overall

    The characters are engaging, the setting (Rhode Island) a bit unusual and therefore interesting, the dialogue intelligent & full of wit. I hope to hear more of this author's work.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Blaize Clement
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (304)

    Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

    A Wicked Old Lady from Boston says: "Incredible"
    "good entertainment"
    Overall

    i liked this book because the story kept me interested and the characters were believable. well done, light entertainment. i'll be looking for more by this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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