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L. K.

Tennessee | Member Since 2013

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  • 8 reviews
  • 136 ratings
  • 286 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • The Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By F.G. Cottam
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (330)

    For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

    Amanda says: "Solid atmospheric horror"
    "What a Page Turner!!"
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    What did you love best about The Colony?

    Expertly rendered ghost story thriller. I got burned out on ghost stories many years ago. However, this is not your typical ghost story. It is kind of a cross between a Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child novel and and an Ira Levin tale.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colony?

    The writer kept the suspense going right up to an awesome finale. It is difficult for a writer to create this kind of suspense and pull off a finale that is not anti climatic but F. G. Cottam pulled it off.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was evenly successful.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author. I am hoping Audible will offer all of his books in this genre.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Damascened Blade

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Events that took place on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1910 are resurrected for Joe Sandilands 12 years later. On a welcome break from his duties, he is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay, commander of the British army's fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. There is an uneasy peace in operation, but into the delicate situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors. After a skirmish that results in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages, Joe and James are given a week in which to find the killer.

    L. K. says: "Excellent Historical Whodunnit!"
    "Excellent Historical Whodunnit!"
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    I had been looking for an author similar to Charles Todd. Many that I tried had a heavy romance aspect which is not my thing. Others were historically inaccurate, didn't ring true, or were boring. Barbara Cleverly is a spellbinding storyteller. Her grasp of time and place is assured and accurate. The Damascened Blade is highly recommended - a fabulous tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunting Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Seventeen years ago William Wisting led the investigation into one of Norway's most notorious criminal cases, the murder of young Cecilia Linde. When it is discovered that evidence was falsified, he is suspended from duty. It looks like a man has been wrongly convicted, and suddenly the media are baying for blood. Wisting, who has spent his life hunting criminals, is now the hunted.

    L. K. says: "Excellent, thoughtful police procedural"
    "Excellent, thoughtful police procedural"
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    This is one of the best police procedurals that I have read in a while. Good narrator whose voice was well suited to the story. The author (a former policeman) deals honestly with a difficult subject and manages to tell a great story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bright Orange for the Shroud: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (132)

    Travis things he's in for a quiet summer until a walking zombie of a man, Arthur Wilkinson, stumbles aboard The Busted Flush. He's the latest victim of a fragile-looking blond sexpot who uses the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Gone, suddenly, are the lazy, hazy days of summer as Travis becomes embroiled in one of the most dangerous, dirtiest cases of his career.

    Marilyn says: "Finally, unabridged!"
    "Trav the Great!"
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    Wonderful addition to the series by a master storyteller. MacDonald does not just spin a great tale, he has a unique world view. The fearful need not enter...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norwegian by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Derek B. Miller
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (126)

    Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind.

    Sara says: "Don't Miss This Amazing Book"
    "Wonderful! I won't forget it."
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    If you could sum up Norwegian by Night in three words, what would they be?

    One of year's best,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Norwegian by Night?

    Author created unforgettable characters in a magnificent story. Highly recommended.


    What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent job by narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes!! Very moving: However there were some truly hilarious moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The First Deadly Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (793)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (638)

    One of the most popular suspense novels of all time. A well-dressed man stalks the high-class neighborhoods of New York City. He is armed with an ice axe. His victims are strangers. And one cop, Captain Ed Delaney must solve a series of bizarre, gruesome murders that defy logic or method. This shocking story has captured the imaginations of millions like no other modern thriller.

    Parusski says: "Evening with an old friend!"
    "Flawed Masterpiece"
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    Where does The First Deadly Sin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a beautiful, unforgettable novel that captures the challenges of a long time New York detective as he balances politics, the law and personal problems in his pursuit of a serial killer. Despite the description, this is an incredibly intuitive and thoughtful police procedural. Kind of the "Godfather" of police procedurals.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Very suspenseful: Lawrence Sanders makes the reader care about his characters - not just his main character - even his screwy villain. You want to know what happens to them.


    What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

    The narrator's voice and delivery were perfect - very suited to true crime or suspense.


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

    Lawrence Sanders captured my interest and imagination early in the narration. I have been looking forward to writing this review for a while now


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this novel, however, I have a few complaints. It may be misnamed: The title may be explained in the text version but I do not remember an explanation. Despite the length and detail, at times, things don't quite "ring true". Maybe this is simply a matter of it being dated. So much has changed, legally and otherwise, since this book was published.Still it is a glorious and wonderful - if flawed - masterpiece. Don't miss it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mermaids Singing

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Graham Roberts
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (390)

    The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted.

    Barbara says: "Not for the squeamish"
    "Excellent Thriller"
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    If you could sum up The Mermaids Singing in three words, what would they be?

    Classy, intelligent, thriller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was suspenseful - a real page turner.


    Have you listened to any of Graham Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He was the perfect choice for narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Looking forward to reading other novels in the series. Val Macdermid is an excellent writer.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased the next book in the series, the Wire in the Blood and it is great too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Jean Smart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive.

    Ron says: "Excellence Marred By Poor Technology"
    "Very Enjoyable!"
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    If you could sum up Hard Time in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent book and narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sara Paretsky tells a great story that is suspenseful, current, and always well written.


    Which character – as performed by Jean Smart – was your favorite?

    Jean Smart shines when she does Mr. Contreras - a really delightful performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Sara Paretsky has produced a worthy addition to the V.I. Warshawski saga.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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