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Kate

I am a big fan of thrillers. I only give stories a 5 rating if it really keeps my attention and makes we anxiously wait to see what's next!

Saco, ME, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (561)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "Another Enjoyable Cole and Pike novel"
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    Story

    I have been reading the Cole/Pike series for years and greatly enjoy it. This one was right up there with the others. I found it interesting how it was told in a timeline of before and after Cole was taken by the "bad guys". Cole is a lot of fun, love his irreverant sense of humor. Pike is an interesting character who I would love to see more about.

    The story was interesting and kept my attention while listening. You know that ultimately Pike will rescue Cole but you don't know what will happen to the characters who were taken.

    It also makes you think about the struggles faced by people who try to come to the US illegally.

    Good enjoyable story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • BoneMan's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BoneMan's Daughters.

    Todd says: "This is one sick twisted character"
    "Intense thriller that keeps your interest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story really keeps your attention from the beginning where the main character is put in the postion of making a hoffific choice between keeping his family safe and saving the lives of several innocent children, too the development of what ultimately does happen to his family and how they connect, I could not wait to see what happened next. It was an excellent illustration of how someone could be pushed to do things he never normally would even consider. I was glad that the main characer did find ways to show restraint.

    I will choose more books by Ted Dekker. I was only disappointed that there was no epilog at the end.

    If you like intense, dark thrillers you will enjoy this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3607)
    Performance
    (2717)
    Story
    (2716)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "Watching Paint Dry may be more interesting!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I tried, I really tried to listen to this story but it was so boring I gave up. I made it through about a third of it but so little had happened by then I stoped putting myself through it. The reader isn't bad but it everything is drawn out in such a painfully slow way its just not worth waiting for.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2720)
    Performance
    (1990)
    Story
    (1980)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "Good solid story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed Plum Island and would give it another half star if it were an option. The story is good but a bit drawn out. I enjoyed the main character's humor but it too was a bit over the top. It was a good listen but not the type where you just can't wait to hear what happens next. It was entertaining but a bit long. I found the last main part where they were traveling by boat to the Plum Island during the hurricane way too long.

    Overall I would say it was a good listen but not outstanding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2476)
    Performance
    (2056)
    Story
    (2068)

    Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

    Vanessa says: "OK but not her best by a long shot"
    "Gardner continues to excel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The DD Warren series continues to provide strong police thirllers. This one had a great twist that was unexpected relative to who the main suspect/victem really is. Througout most of the story you are led to belive one thing only to discover something quite different. I'd say more but don't want to spoil it. If you like prior Gardnier books you will love this one too!

    There were a few times when I arrived home after listening in my car I had to put my earbuds in and keep listening to see what happened next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Hour: The Homelanders, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Andrew Klavan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the last year. His memory is returning now and has brought the terrible realization that he knows when the terrorists are going to strike next.

    Kate says: "Great Series"
    "Great Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the series and listened to all four of the books. It was action packed from start to finish and something exciting happened constantly. I do think it got to be a bit much over time. Noone would survivie that much and catch so many lucky breaks to get out of such tough spots. Still it was a lot of fun; I do think it would have been better as a three book series so it would not have gotten so far fetched.

    I do hope we see Charlie West in a future series.

    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
    (1428)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (809)

    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"
    "Keeps your interest; well written"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the story and the small town. I will say I guessed who the killer was very early on but the characters were good and you really did come to care about what happenes to them. Also, a lot of the time where a romance develops the lead female character promptly becomes kind of an idiot. I am glad that did not happen and she retained her ability to think her way through situations.

    The main plot of the see no evil killer was quite engrossing; following the thoughts of his victem as she was held captive made you really want to pull for her.

    Overall, quite enjoyable. I will get the next one to listen to soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (260)

    On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever....On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound.

    Richard says: "Kate Atkinson pleases again."
    "Enjoyable listen"
    Overall
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not really, it was a very light thriller in that it was enjoyable to listen to but if you perfer more intense ones you may not like it that much. It was kind of quirky but in a light and pleasant way. I liked the 'British


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I liked it. Its hard to say more wihtout giving it away. I am glad Reggie wound up ok.


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favorite?

    I liked Reggie the best. Archer did an excellent job with all the characters and personalities. You could always tell who was talking.


    Did When Will There Be Good News? inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a lot of subplots in the story and many things that should be really intense. It managed not to be, but it was still nice to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quickie

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (147)

    Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

    Sarah says: "Implausible plot"
    "Guilty pleasure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Quickie the most enjoyable?

    There were many of twists and turns; it kept the reader's attention even if some of the things that happened were a bit implausable.


    What other book might you compare The Quickie to and why?

    It reminds me of many of the books the James Paterson co-authors. They move along quickly and you never know what is going to happen next.


    What does Mary Stuart Masterson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy reading too, but she read it well and you really felt that she was speaking for the main character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I call it a quilty pleasure becasue it was a roller coaster ride of unlikely events but it was a lot of fun to listen to and I like how it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exposed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alex Kava
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Agent Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believe they're responding to a threat made at Quantico. Instead they walk into a trap. Before they realize it, they've both been exposed to a killer who can strike at anyone, anytime and no one can predict who might be next...until it's too late.

    Kate says: "Exposed Way Too Slow"
    "Exposed Way Too Slow"
    Overall

    The story was way too slow moving. Kava's books are usually better than this so I was disappointed. I think keeping the main character out of the major action for a good part of it did not help. It also seemed repetitve in many spots.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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