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andrea

Looking for good murder mysteries that don't consist mostly of cheesy love stories. Example of what I am looking for, J Deaver & JA Jance.

arlington, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (198)

    Posing as a tourist, Emily makes her way to China with the job of protecting a CIA treasure.

    Nancy J says: "Delightful!"
    "Nice little story. My first listen of the series."
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station again? Why?

    No, once is enough. It was clear and complete.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Cute story. A little bit of mystery and humor to make it an enjoyable listen. Might listen to another in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The October List

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: Pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, The October List is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.

    Cynthia Rielley says: "Yuck"
    "One you will listen to again"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The October List the most enjoyable?

    The story is told in reverse, so once you listen to it the first time you have to listen again with the knowledge you've gained. The narrator did an excellent job with character voices. Best I've heard.


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

    Hard to follow because it is in reverse. But a second listen really makes the story more interesting than before.


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

    Reality and entertainment.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Things aren't always what they seem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (5052)
    Performance
    (3078)
    Story
    (3078)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Excellent writing. Excellent reading."
    Overall
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    Story
    If you could sum up In the Woods in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me entertained.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cassie. She is smart.


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

    Not sure


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

    Ending was a little predictable, but the rest of the story was pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    Companion to The Likeness (book 2), but not very closely to books 3 and 4.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Guilfoile
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (124)

    A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, when his 17-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA.

    cristina says: "Original to a fault"
    "Loved it!!"
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    Excellent choice. Kept me glued to my ipod. New ideas and intriguing.
    Scott Brice great reader and performer.
    Hope I find more stories like this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20915)
    Performance
    (18754)
    Story
    (18821)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Awesome!!"
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    What a story!. I could listen to it all over again. Great performance, as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3498)
    Performance
    (2902)
    Story
    (2907)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "I'm a new fan of Lee Child and Dick Hill"
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    Ive been looking for a new series after burning through the Kay Scarpetta books. Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is it. There is a pleasant sense of humor and respect in Jack Reacher. The Narrator Dick Hill makes listening easy and enjoyable. Looking forward to the whole series.

    Happy listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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