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  • The Beast: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (147)

    Throughout his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. But few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case. When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat - an adult female tiger - attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human.

    Think about this says: "Lacking"
    "Not one of Kellerman's best."
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    Would you try another book from Faye Kellerman and/or Mitchell Greenberg?

    Absolutely. Have always enjoyed Faye Kellerman's book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Faye Kellerman again?

    Of course.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Not great, but fine.


    What character would you cut from The Beast?

    It's not the characters that bother me, but the dialogue and storyline that didn't engross me like previous books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Storyline was a bit tired.

    6 of 8 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
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (498)

    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"
    "BEWARE: Inaccurate Book Descrption"
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    If the Audible description actually reflected the contents of this book, it might have been quite good. Instead, "The Perfect Witness" is a paranormal suspense novel with plenty of romantic tension.

    The narrator does an adequate, if unmemorable, job with the voice of Allie, the on-the-run, psychic teen daughter of a ruthless mob boss. But when it comes to her mysterious rescuer and love-interest, Mandak, Elisabeth Rodgers delivers a robotic, stilted performance at best.

    The sexual tension between Mandak and Allie begins when she is a teenager (ick!) and culminates in her 20s with romantic scenes just bristling with cliched prose and tired dialogue.

    I'm afraid this one's better left to the sophomoric set.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wreckage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Emily Bleeker
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (172)

    Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can't tell the real story--so they lie.

    T. L. Walker says: "It wasn't a badly written book, but..."
    "Sappy Romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you were hoping for a literary suspense novel, this is not it. It's more like a sappy, romantic character study.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (977)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (854)

    A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

    K Barrett says: "Maturity is the star here"
    "Golden Nugget of a Book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What a gem! Didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did. Interesting character development. Definitely plan to continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (765)
    Story
    (776)

    International superstar Jussi Adler-Olsen, with more than fourteen million copies of his books sold worldwide, returns with the fourth book in his New York Times best-selling Department Q series, about a perplexing cold case with sinister modern-day consequences. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark.

    Charles Atkinson says: "It's a 5 Star Story of Revenge"
    "Loved it!"
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    As a fan of this series, I have been waiting for the latest release, and it certainly didn't disappoint. A riveting listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3327)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (2952)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Captivating Intrigue!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    With twists and turns galore, this is not your average murder mystery. Set in colonial (I know! Just trust me.) South Carolina, it's filled with dark, volatile characters, and plenty of intrigue, all delivered in pitch-perfect narration. On my way to purchasing the sequel as soon as I post this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dust: Kay Scarpetta, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (764)
    Story
    (759)

    After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

    MARRILEE says: "Part Great, Part Tired"
    "Narration leaves much to be desired"
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    The narrator ruined this book for me. It was truly difficult to concentrate on the story with a narrator reading like an amateur delivering the evening news. As for the storyline, I have always enjoyed the Scarpetta books, but Cornwell has turned the characters into a bunch of snooty, arrogant whiners. Hidden conspiracies run amuck.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adam Johnson
    • Narrated By Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1450)
    Performance
    (1245)
    Story
    (1254)

    Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

    Lisa says: "The most compelling listen I've ever owned"
    "Moving, insightful, witty!"
    Overall
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    This moving epic had me intrigued from the start. Startling, sorrowful and often down-right hilarious. Don't miss it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Blood: A Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Arne Dahl
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a janitor’s closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim’s ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm. Swedish authorities are placed on high alert, but the killer manages to slip through the customs dragnet and vanishes into the night. With no clear motive in sight, Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm of Intercrime’s A-Unit take over the investigation.

    BallaghMan says: "Good."
    "Not worth the listen."
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    Very disappointing, Had a hard time with the narration, and the story was disappointing. An incredible let-down

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Night Film: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Marisha Pessl
    • Narrated By Jake Weber
    Overall
    (1580)
    Performance
    (1410)
    Story
    (1434)

    On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

    Amanda says: "What's Real?"
    "Great read!"
    Overall
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    Story

    What a page-turner. Could not stop listening til the very end, and then wanted more!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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