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United States | Member Since 2012

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 148 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015

  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who enjoys following the heinous killings of a psychopath.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not another Dallas novel by Robb

    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Ericksen?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I have been reading and listening to this series from the start. This one has no plot, lacks the usual interesting dialogue, and was incredibly blatant (the story begins with the killing of a woman with 53 knife thrusts and then goes quickly to a man hit 30 times with a bat.)

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein

    Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there's always a next one.

    B. Riddick says: "Not the best, but Rubinstein reading helps"
    "Dr. Delaware needs a shrink"

    one of Dr Delaware's traits is his derailed description of an individual or scene in this story he sets a new standard for ad nauseum. for example in one scene the doc reads out every item and it's cost to the penney on a receipt for equipment bought by Milo. this included the "9% California sales tax." thus is only one example of needless filler throughout this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "this really is better than gone girl"

    and yes it is Hitchcock in brilliance. a wonderful journey with fascinating characters and many subtleties.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance. As only Iris Johansen can do, you won’t see the twists coming.

    Mari says: "Worst book I've read this year"
    "WARNING: Misleading Advertisiing"
    What would have made The Perfect Witness better?

    If the story was actually what was advertised.

    Has The Perfect Witness turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If I had know what genre this story really was I would never have purchased it.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me

    Any additional comments?

    The description of this book is VERY misleading. It talks about the 'witness's' photographic memory and witness protection. That sounded intriguing to me. However, within a few minutes of the story beginning you learn that the witness actually has what can only be described as mystical / clairvoyant powers. That is of no interest to me. I really feel I was mislead by how Audible described this story.

    88 of 98 people found this review helpful

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