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  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (874)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jaci says: "What Happened to the Women's Murder Club?"
    "More like another romance novel...."
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    What would have made Unlucky 13 better?

    Less romance and more thrilling investigative dialogue


    What could James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    No offense, but this author team is not a good mix. Patterson has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember, but when he teams up with Paetro, the novels become more seated in romance then Pattersons signature thrillers.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use a different narrator. This one doesn't seem to understand the need to vary tone and voice projection depending on the situation. She is "bubbly" all the time, even during tense or unpleasant circumstances.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Unlucky 13?

    Yuki's entire honeymoon dialogue and Lindsay's 'over the top' declaration of love for her husband...it was ridiculous. It's not a bad thing, but the narrator really ruined it. Lindsay has always been a calm cool yet intense detective and this narrator made her sound like a cheerleader. The same with Yuki.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, this type of team doesn't work and has the very real potential of losing fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life or Death

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    Audie Palmer has spent 10 years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where's the money?

    John S says: "Decent Thriller set in Texas"
    "Non Stop Suspense and more...."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This story has so many twists and turns.....keeps you wondering and presents many thought provoking concepts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration was such that it brought every character to life in a unique way...great job!


    What about John Chancer’s performance did you like?

    Everything! Too many great things to write, in a nutshell...he brings this book to life.


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

    Yes. Enough said. :)


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Losing Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (203)

    Aaron Littmann, the chairman of one of the country's most prestigious law firms, has just been contacted by a high-profile defense attorney whose client is Nikolai Garkov, a Russian businessman arraigned on terrorism charges for pulling the financial strings behind recent treasonous acts. The attorney informs Aaron that Garkov is looking to switch representation and will pay $100,000 just to take the meeting.

    Chris says: "Narrator is awful"
    "Death of a story by really bad narration...."
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The story was ok but unbalanced. The characters were not portrayed well so it was difficult to follow at times.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Actually it helped clarify the need for a legal system reboot. SES should not be a condition in obtaining good legal representation. No wonder people don't trust the "justice" system since it works on the basis of power.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    It's enlightening and depressing all rolled up into one neat little package.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Everything! He lacked the ability to define each character in a manner befitting the author's intent and he fell way short of keeping the listener interested. His voice inflection was awful, he came off as arrogant and bored. I would not recommend listening to this narrator....ever!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    The first two books were pretty good with the exception of consistently portraying women in a negative light, and the narration was good. This book fell short on all accounts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Liars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill and Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    In the Company of Liars is that rare animal - a truly original thriller, strikingly fresh and unpredictable. Told chronologically in reverse, from its enigmatic end to its brilliant beginning, it's centered around a woman on trial for murder - Allison Pagone, who is caught between competing forces, each represented by someone who may not care if the pressure kills her in the end.

    BrieLena says: "Stick with it, you are in for a treat."
    "Disappointing for a Talented Author"
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    I've read several of David Ellis books and this one was no stunner. As usual a lawyer is being prosecuted, a sexual affair of infidelity is front and center, and the storyline was all over the place... difficult to follow. The narrators are wonderful but the plot did not give them much to work with. No more David Ellis for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting Season

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P. T. Deutermann
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (983)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (487)

    When college kids hiking near an abandoned military industrial complex in West Virginia mysteriously disappear, special agent Janet Carter - earnest, honest, and fed up with the stifling chauvinistic environment at the Roanoke FBI headquarters - is called in to investigate. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air.

    Corinne says: "GOOD book and good reader"
    "Great book!"
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    I've never listened to this author before....my mistake. If you enjoy intriguing twists, descriptive action that actually places you inside the narrative and no "James Bond gets the girl" nonsense, then you'll love this book. And as always, the narrator is fantastic at bringing each character to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Beholder

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who emulated the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls, including the daughter of billionaires Harland and Natalia Bentley. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders - and the grisly second verse to the song. Riley is the first to realize that the two cases are connected and that the line between copycat and cover-up has been blurred.

    BrieLena says: "Unbelievable violence against women."
    "Predictable"
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    This is the sixth David Ellis book I have listened to and as expected, the lawyer becomes a suspect and there is always a dysfunctional romance that distracts from a potentially great thriller/suspense novel. Dick Hill continues to be an excellent narrator which is the one asset that helped me get through this book. Time to move on to a new author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breach of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (321)

    Jason Kolarich has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter. On the night of their deaths, Kolarich was at the office, awaiting a call from a confidential informant named Ernesto Ramirez — a call that never came. Kolarich blames himself not only for the deaths of his wife and child, but for the informant’s murder as well. He can’t bring back his family, but he can find out who killed Ramirez and bring the killer to justice.

    Mama bear says: "Kept me listening."
    "Excellent listen!"
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    This was a very nice surprise. I decided to try out this author and narrator, and can honestly say I am not disappointed. Both do an excellent job at pulling the listener down a winding road of interest, intrigue, thrills and more. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By Chandler David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well - and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there. Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths are in the ten riveting stories - three of them never before published - that make up Shots Fired.

    justin says: "That's odd...a THREE star review within 3 hours???"
    "A Rare Gem from a Rare Master"
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    C J Box is a very unique yet wonderful author who is perfectly paired with his narrator Mr Guidall. No one else could possible bring Joe Pickett and Nate alive as well as these two greats!! Thank you and please don't stop here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soft Targets: A Jonathan Grave Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Gilstrap
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Four children's lives hang in the balance. A vicious criminal is on the loose. With law enforcement at a dead end, there's only one man who can recover the hostages: Jonathan Grave.

    FBI Special Agent Irene Rivers is horrified to learn that because of mistakes made by agents under her command, a murderer and child molester will walk free. When Irene's own daughters become the monster's next targets, she reaches out in desperation to an elite Special Forces operator.

    shelley says: "Well written, fast paced Jonathan Graves novella"
    "Excellent!!"
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    Mr. Gilstrap is a master at what he writes and the narrator completes the package. You will not be disappointed by this well written well read book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Execution

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dick Wolf
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk hunts an assassin working for a shadowy cartel in this action-charged second installment of Dick Wolf's New York Times best-selling series, a masterful thriller that blends politics, intrigue, and twisting suspense. A number of bodies are discovered on the United States' border with Mexico, each carved with a bizarre symbol: a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza, dubbed the Ice Queen among her colleagues at the Mexican intelligence agency because she's famous for never showing an ounce of weakness, arrives at the scene and recognizes the image immediately; it is the calling card of a killer called Chuparosa.

    Piotr says: "could not finish it"
    "Well deserved rating!"
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    Dick Wolf strikes again! Well written to capture and retain the listeners attention! And the narrator breaths life into the excellent storyline!

    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
    (215)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (196)

    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"
    "Another home run!"
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    Once again Sullivan brings it to the reader at a pace that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! The narrator does a great job at bringing each characters personality to life and reveals the storyline in a manner designed to please. Well done!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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