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Lynch

Kentwood, MI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 17 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 440 titles in library
  • 67 purchased in 2014
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  • The Mermaids Singing

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Graham Roberts
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (381)

    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"
    "Great Book!"
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    I was an avid viewer of Wire In the Blood which was the BBC television series based on these books but I had no idea at the time that there was a written series. This book was awesome! A bit violent but what a story, dark, devious, lots of sexual tension and as far as police procedurals go - top notch. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

    Graham Roberts does a great job of narrating. He brought all of the characters to life and you can tell which one is speaking just from his voice. I can't believe I missed this series from the start.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A River in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (300)

    Elizabeth Peters brings back beloved Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exciting tale set amid the ancient temples and simmering religious tensions of Palestine on the eve of World War I. Once again the Peabody-Emerson clan must use all their skills and wiles to find the truth, prevent a bloody holy war, and save their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy in this wonderfully engaging tale chock-full of thrills, mystery, and daring from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.

    Eva Gannon says: "As Comfy As Slippers"
    "My favorite caper series!"
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    I have loved this series for years. I originally picked up one of the books on tape (I know, how bad were books on tape?) when I was travelling a lot for work and I was hooked immediately. Over the years I listened to several more as I found them available in the local library. Recently I decided to begin this series at the beginning and listen to it all the way through and I am so happy that I did.

    To address a couple of complaints, yes, this book was written out of order, and there have been a couple of "lost years" books that were. Obviously the series is complete as the author passed away in 2013 so all you have to do is look at the date of the Winter Season the book covers and you can read them in order. This one actually pre-dates WWI. Secondly, for those of you who don't like Barbara Rosenblatt - don't listen, and quit complaining. Barbara Rosenblatt makes this series. Her command of voices is outstanding, and I always know who is speaking without being told. It is true that I too have wanted to hand her a glass of water from time to time, but she makes this series.

    So on to the books. Honestly they might not be for everyone but if you like a good caper series you should give them a try. Go into it knowing that they are based in Victorian England/ Egypt and the main character is a rich aristocrat so there is some pomposity and plenty of servants. That however, in my opinion is part of what lends charm to these books. The vocabulary is outstanding and I love the propriety and chivalry.

    The characters are so well developed that they feel like old friends to me. I know that every time I start one of these books I automatically smile at the opening words because I am visiting a place I know and love with people I adore. The author draws you in to every aspect of the story with rich descriptions of the surrounding scenery, crime scenes, and impossible scenarios. I find myself laughing out loud at the humor and cringing over dead body descriptions. I also like the style of the writing, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who the bad guy is but that doesn't matter, the author isn't making it hard for us to figure out. She's leading us to how Amelia and her extraordinary family figured it out.

    These books are a delight. If you need a good distraction, love a classic caper, awesome narration, and some history, romance, and humor, read this series. Start at the beginning (Crocodile on the Sandbank), and I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

    Elizabeth Peters - you will be missed. Thank you for your many contributions to literature and for giving us such an awesome series. I can't wait until I decide to begin the series again and listen all the way through. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Eater

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rachel Aaron
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (260)

    With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it’s time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation.

    Jessica says: "I wish the next one was offered as an audiobook"
    "Fun series - my new favorite reader!"
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    Ok, I can not tell you how much I love Luke Daniel's performances. I think he has taken over the slot of my favorite reader! If you have not listened to the Iron Druid Chronicles start now. That is a fantastically fun series!

    Audible - where is the rest of this series? There appear to be three more books available. Please add them ASAP!!!

    So far this series is priced less than a full credit. If you haven't tried it - do! It's fun, with a lot of humor, action, and a great plot line. I am going to be really disappointed if I have to read the rest of the series myself!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of the Demon: Kara Gillian, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Liv Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (342)

    Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble. She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

    S. Tucker says: "Stunning"
    "This is a great series!"
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    I am so thrilled that I found this series - I really enjoy it and it just keeps getting better with each book. The demon world is so well described I almost feel like I am there, and the story line is fast paced and fun.

    I found the first book of the series during a special sale and decided to give it a shot even though some of the reviews weren't great. I personally do not mind the swearing, or the fact that each book ends with sort of cliff hanger. The main character is strong, rarely whiney, and the sex scenes are not too often or too long.

    The narrator also does a wonderful job. She is clear, has a really nice voice, and terrific annunciation.

    If you haven't already, give this series a shot, but be sure to start with the first book. This is a series you must read in order.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Spots

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Melissa F. Olson
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (460)

    When LA’s vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything — or anyone — that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the city’s paranormal activity. One night when she’s called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: he’ll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the city’s chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now it’ll take more than Scarlett’s unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.

    Aryn says: "It's different"
    "Great first in a series"
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    This was one of the books I picked up during the recent First in a Series sale and I am thrilled that I did. The heroine is not whiney or afraid of who she is and the other characters are well fleshed out. I am certain that we will get a bit more back story on each of them as the series moves along based on the writing style exhibited in this book. The plot was good too. It had some fun little twists and turns and a decent mystery. The supernatural world is also well thought out and interesting, and I like the twist of a Null.

    Amy McFadden's performance was spot on and I really enjoyed listening to her.

    Nicely done! I am looking forward to the next installment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Kinds of Hell: Fangborn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dana Cameron
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (113)

    When archaeologist Zoe Miller’s cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, she must come to grips with a haunting secret. Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She is a werewolf and a daughter of the "Fangborn", a hidden race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles. Zoe’s attempt to rescue her cousin leads her on a quest for artifacts - including Pandora’s Box, an object of world-ending power.

    Tracey says: "A beastly Lara-Croft-Lite series first"
    "Meh..."
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    I purchased this book during a recent sale of books first in a series. I am a big fan of the supernatural genre and I really enjoy a good series so I usually purchase a few sale books each year to see if there are any that I have been missing. The reviews of this book weren't great but it had an interesting story line so I decided to go for it.

    Unfortunately, what really ruined this book for me was the reader. She has an odd way of annunciating her words, sort of clipped like she's almost swallowing them, and she was over the top on the drama. I might of liked the main character better if the reader hadn't made her sound so whiney.

    That being said, the book wasn't great either. It started out slowly and just never really got off the ground. The action scenes were predictable, none of the characters are very likeable, the supernatural world is way over the top, and the ending was really a lead in to the next book. On the plus side it wasn't heavy on sex and the main character did seem to grow as the book progressed.

    If you are a fan of the supernatural genre with action I would highly recommend the Monster Hunter International or Iron Druid series. Both have excellent readers and are fun, exciting, and entertaining. If you are into the supernatural strong heroine type of series try out the Jane Yellowrock series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3016)
    Performance
    (2743)
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    (2758)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "I'm glad I listened"
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    I have had this book in my library for nearly a year and had not listened to it until now because of all the horrible reviews it received. I was content to like Sookie and the rest of the characters just the way I remembered them. Then one day I was looking at my unread books and I felt bad that this one had been sitting for so long so I hit play. So here's the thing, I didn't hate this book. Maybe that's because I was expecting to be super disappointed and so anything above my expectation was an improvement but it was ok.

    I was pretty disappointed that many of the characters acted way differently in this book than they did in the past and that the ending was rushed. It seamed like the author just wasn't into it and wanted to tie up the loose ends so she could stop writing.

    I'm glad I listened but I am also relieved that it's over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2898)
    Performance
    (1963)
    Story
    (1975)

    He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

    Kickez says: "Read the "Night Huntress" series 1st!"
    "So Awful......"
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    Okay, so I like the original Night Huntress series. It's the kind of entertaining listen that you can do while gardening or laying on the beach. The characters are decent, the plot lines are fun, and there's enough gratuitous violence to keep it entertaining. Sure, there's some sex and over the top displays of testosterone driven stupidity but the heroine (Cat) is strong and likeable so it can be overlooked.

    None of that is true with this book. Denise (our heroine) is the most pathetic, whiney, stupid, self loathing, weak, and unlikeable character I have come across in a long time. As for our master vampire hero, Spade, he inexplicably drops everything he is doing to help this damsel in distress, becomes besotted with her in about two minutes, and changes his entire persona. The worst part is that both of these characters appeared in the first series and I really don't remember them being this annoying.

    Regardless of what the plot line is supposed to be about it's secondary to the disgustingly sappy sex/ love tension going on between Denise and Spade. The "I shouldn't", "He can't really love me", "I will never let her go" made me want to throw my phone at a wall. I can't fathom why I listened as long as I did. I guess I just kept hoping we would get past it and then the plot would emerge. So did not happen!

    The final disappointment was the reader, Tavia Gilbert. She usually does a pretty good job and I like her use of accents but in this particular book she perpetuated the whininess of Denise and it really grated on my ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wire in the Blood: A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (198)

    Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find. He's handsome and talented, rich and famous - a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can fathom what he's about to do next.

    connie says: "I think I get McDermid now: Kate Millet of crime?"
    "Dark, Terrifying, and AWESOME!!!"
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    This is an awesome series. I loved the BBC TV show named after this book and I love the books even more. They are really dark and the violence is a bit over the top but they leave you a bit breathless in your race to find out what's going to happen next.

    Unfortunately, I just looked for the next book in the series only to find that the next TWO are unabridged.

    Audible - please, please get these books reproduced in their entirety!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (926)
    Story
    (943)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Melinda says: "Not So Luminous"
    "Awful!"
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    Based on all the great reviews I had really high hopes for this book but I just did something I have never done before. I turned this book off and there is no way I am finishing it. After nearly 5 hours it has gone no where, and accomplished nothing!

    In addition to the painfully slow plot line, the narrator is so monotonous I want to stick red hot pokers in my ears.

    I know that a lot of people liked this book and that my one sour review is not likely to sway anyone from listening to it but don't say I didn't tell you so if you decide to embark on this perilous journey through tedium.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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