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S. Johnston

maui girl

maui, Hawaii | Listener Since 2005

  • 16 reviews
  • 29 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015

  • The Practice of Deceit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Benedict
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year winner, National Book Award finalist, and New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Benedict explores the sometimes disturbing psychology of relationships. Successful psychotherapist Eric Lavender is a confirmed bachelor until he meets alluring Colleen O'Brien Golden - a sexy divorce attorney with an elaborately concealed and fiercely guarded past.

    S. Johnston says: "Brilliant! I have to take breaks..."
    "Brilliant! I have to take breaks..."

    from work to keep listening to this treasure. The prose is rich, the characters complex and the narrator perfect!! I dread the ending of this book. I hope Audible attains more material from this gifted author!!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steve Thayer
    • Narrated By David Birney

    In the midst of a savage Minnesota blizzard, investigative reporter Rick Beanblossom receives an anonymous note much like the one the Lindbergh family received when their infant son was kidnapped. Fighting the perilous weather and racing against time, Beanblossom desperately searches for clues in history's most infamous kidnapping that may solve his own painful loss.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "SILENT SNOW"
    "I am completely enthralled with this book."

    The writing and narration of this mystery are superb. I have been an audible listener for about five years now and I consider this one of the most engaging I have heard. I anxiously await more from this amazing author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett

    Psychologist Joe O'Laughlin fails to stop a confused woman from jumping off a bridge to her death. Joe knows she had been talking on a cellphone. Now he needs to find out who - or what - was on the other end of the line.

    Old Hippy says: "First rate suspense story, great narration!"

    This book was fraught with complex characters, clever plot twists, and a brilliant narrator. I hope this author keeps writing and this reader keeps reading!!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Legal Limit

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martin Clark
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Martin Clark has been praised as "part John Grisham, part Hunter S.Thompson, and part sheer grit". Mason Hunt returns to his small Virginia hometown as the county's commonwealth attorney. Mason's brother Gates, who's currently serving a 20 year prison term, thinks Mason should have enough pull to set him free. And when Mason refuses, Gates hatches a plan to destroy his brother's life with a secret they both swore they'd take to the grave.

    Bee Keeper says: "Original, Engaging - Time and Money Well Spent"
    "More from this author please"

    This book is brilliantly written. His characters are complex, his descriptive narrative is rich and evocative of James Lee Burke. The story is engaging as well. In additon to all of this the reader is among the best in the biz. I am now hoping Mr. Clark will be turning in many more novels like Legal Limit.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • No Time for Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

    S. Johnston says: "I truy enjoyed this book!"
    "I truy enjoyed this book!"

    I was engaged from the first soundbye. The author does a fine job of creating twists and turns that are entirely plausible. That doesn't happen as often as one might think in the realm of the mystery books. I know most will find this book a great escape.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

    Kathryn says: "A wonderful, insightful, non-political story"
    "a case for the brilliance and compassion of Obama"

    This audiobook read by Obama is about a journey through some challenging times. Interesting to note that this book was written in 95, Well before he even thought about running for President. His story is rich with details and vivid characters. If one listens to it (and doesn't just write a phony review to keep him from getting elected) one will find that the term elitist couldn't be further from the truth. He also does a fine job of narrating the material. Bravo!

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Melissa Leo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.

    S. Johnston says: "wince...wince"

    I keep wincing as I listen to this book. The reader bothers me with her interpretation and acting skills. The book is so obvious that I smell the twists and turns before we arrive at the bend in the road.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mary DiNunzio is a trademark Lisa Scottoline heroine - she's strong, she's smart, and she's got plenty of attitude. In recent years, she's become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning - in mile-high stilettos - is super sexy Trish Gambone, her high school rival.

    M. Devlin says: "A welcome return to Rosato and Associates"
    "I love this book"

    and I love the dramatic skill of the narrator. She does a marvelous job of delineating the characters and bringing scottoline's characters to life. Her skill with dialects is unmatched.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Looks to Die For

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Janice Kaplan
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Lacy Fields is the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars. But when her husband is accused of slaying a young wannabe actress, Lacy finds out she has a killer instinct for hunting down murderers as well as antique furniture.

    deirdra says: "Horrible"
    "name dropper"

    I am fairly intrigued by the story, but the author's relentless dropping of names and brands that are supposed to impress is nauseating!! It is sophmoric and completely unnecessary to the plot. I would have stopped listening, but I want to reach the end. Puhleeze refrain in your next book from describing every item with a designer/ brand that is only enjoyed by the elite in this country. It diminishes your work.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Randy Alcorn
    • Narrated By Frank Muller

    Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award-winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover truths. As Jake struggles for answers, he is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence in this heart-pounding murder mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "Exciting"
    "a disappointment"

    I have nothing against Christian writers, however I was disappointed in this book because I felt the author was trying to convert me. This needs to be mentioned in the description.

    8 of 17 people found this review helpful

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