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  • Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sasha Campbell
    • Narrated By Karen Pittman, Krystal King
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    In Scandals, Monica Houston is a newly divorced mom who makes ends meet as an exotic dancer at Scandalous, the hottest club around. But if the ex finds out, she runs the risk of losing her kids. Meanwhile, sexy dancer Robin Wright thinks she might be in over her head when her sister is sent to jail and her nephew is thrust into her care. Unprepared for this new role, Robin finds herself falling for the kid’s “big brother”, even as she tries to prove her sister’s innocence.

    r.salters says: "Excellent"
    "Surprisingly a good book..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a friend. One who is not offended easily :) I loved this book!
    Good Sexual scenes... Has friendships to be and not to be trusted. Love and family!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course I loved "Treasure" she one Bad Azz Chick! Knows what she wants but has a heart of gold under her tough skin.


    What about Karen Pittman and Krystal King ’s performance did you like?

    I loved the attitude they BOTH had. They played into the characters very well.


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

    There Aint Nobody to trust


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book as a "deal of the day" and thought well it is only 3.95 wasted if I dont like it. Whoa! I was wrong! I loved this book. I loved all the characters I was so surprised at the ending and how all the characters twisted in at the end. Amazing Job at Writing and the Reading. My favorite part without giving it away was the ending, the "girlfriend" confesses her love too.... OH you have to read it!!

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26247)
    Performance
    (23263)
    Story
    (23332)

    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!"
    "Amazing Amy!!! Is truly Amazing!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but I would have to say this was a great listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    Without giving it away... I can not mention it.... No spoilers here! The twist and turns and the u turns and the one ways and the detours ... You think one thing and a page later you are like what the....!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Why are these reviews asking questions to give the book away??? My favorit scene is a spoiler!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not at first, slow to start... but after a few chapters I could not get enough! Listening in shower, car, at work, everywhere!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was one of the most psychotic books I have loved, listening to it I kept thinking of the shining... Not that this book is ghostly/haunted just the behavior of the characters.

    0 of 1 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
    (250)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (208)

    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.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Couldn't quit listening!"
    "Listened to first 30 Minutes 3 times!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Narrator, I could not get passed his voice. I could not pay attention to him or follow him for some reason.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    NEVER MADE IT!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Tudor Barnes?

    Anyone who does not sound like Hannibal. I guess I am spoiled because I have listened to a lot of books with really good narration, I tried really hard to because I wanted to "read" this book. I could not get passed this guys voice, not many tones just one deep accent. I really did listen to the first 30 min 3 times and all I remembered is a girl getting excited about a guy who wanted to meet her but it was a secret. And the cop it was her first day on the new job! That is it that is all I got.


    Did The Wire in the Blood inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, download another book and give up on this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not give it 1 star because I never finished, I dont like to give bad reviews especially if I dont finish. But if you have a hard time following audiobooks because of a narrator I would not recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduced in the Dark: Dark Duet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (346)

    Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood. The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it's all coming to an end. Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance? Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

    Katheryne says: "Heart-pounding and intense"
    "Could Not Stop Listening!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Seduced in the Dark again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to this book again. It is VERY erotic, a twisted love story, and intense suspense!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seduced in the Dark?

    When Caleb got Celia! OH NO!!!! I was ready to reach in the book and kill him! Poor Kitten had to sit there and watch! There were so many memorable moments though.


    What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all her voices. You knew just who was talking, sometimes when I hear a speaker continue to say "she said" "he said" It really gets to me for some reason. But with Emily she did not have to use those words, she had a different voice for all the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a awesome book. It had everything in it. A lot of Erotica, suspense and romance well twisted romance. I loved it! I normally have been listening to just mystery suspense and wanted to change it up a bit, this book was just the right thing. It has even spiced up things in my bedroom :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Tim Matheson
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

    Anthony says: "Excellent Word Play"
    "I could not stop listening!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes for sure! What a great book. I loved how I thought I knew what was happening then I didnt!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book all the way around, Love, Murder, Mystery and I laughed out loud. My favorite Line in the book was.... A 4 letter word for a women that ends in unt?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1768)
    Performance
    (1546)
    Story
    (1551)

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    Larry says: "What a great book."
    "Oh Man What a great listen!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes very much, if you think you know about the Manson Killings even if you were alive during them you know nothing!


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

    No, But I intend to find more, I love his voice.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How 44 years later people are still interested in him!


    Any additional comments?

    Hearing only the major parts of the Manson story in general stories/ made for tv movies you do not get the entire case. Vincent did a fabulous job on writing this book. Even though you know the outcome and basically the main events he keeps you on the edge of your seat! There are so many characters usually I get confused when there are more then 4 but he did a fantastic job of reviewing who the people were and their part in "the family". 26 Hours of a book I would normally be looking forward to the next book by the 15th hour. Not this one :) Download it and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1782)
    Performance
    (1412)
    Story
    (1413)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "Very Slow book..."
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    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Shannon Cochran?

    Yes only because I really Like Will...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Interesting? Least interesting? Old women you can not keep them down!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her Mexican / Texan accent was not needed, almost annoying.


    Was Fallen worth the listening time?

    Not really... I tried to return it but the website was not working right... so i went thru it with the thoughts of my next book ready and waiting!


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe its me... I did not like the book, I am not big on drug, gangs etc... I love suspense books though. This book had no suspense, but it had a lot of characters who I got crossed and confused about.
    If you listen to books and do something else - like crafts or even dishes you may need to rewind a lot!
    The ending was blah... Probably because I was really not into it.
    All the low reviews I agree with...
    Im glad I got through it :) OK, not horrible...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne, Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1457)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (788)

    It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create.

    KSK says: "Listen to "Say Goodbye" first"
    "Another DD Warren Great book"
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    If you could sum up The Neighbor in three words, what would they be?

    Dont Trust Family


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Love for the Child between the parents.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I loved them all! I loved how there were 3 different readers ... it was like watching a movie!!


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

    Yes... No spoilers but the back story on the kids father was awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read DD Warren and Bobby Dodge Books for a while and Love them all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1211)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (662)

    It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "DD and Bobby did it again"
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    What did you love best about Hide?

    Background I was given on each character without reading all the other books. I read "Alone" a long time ago and forgot about it... this book took me back with really good description of their past without boring me.


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

    Yes... You never know who you can or can not trust!


    What does Maggi-Meg Reed bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Attitude ... The thrill of a scene.. suspense ... I would have to re-read pages to get what is said but with the tone in her voice you can keep up and its like every character has a different voice. Great Job


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

    No Extreme Reaction... I want to go back a reread "Alone" now.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book... I recommend all the DD and Bobby series! Love these 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4629)
    Performance
    (2848)
    Story
    (2869)

    Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!"
    "Great Book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked in Death to be better than the print version?

    did not read the print version? I dont understand why this question comes up all the time?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course I love Eves HoodRat friend :) She is so colorful and Fun.. Would not have pictured Eve and her friends!


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

    She is awesome as always! I can tell the difference of who is speaking when she reads.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could have listened to this book in one sitting... but I like to spread out my audiobooks while I am at work to make the day go by.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a fan of any futuristic books. This one was a surprise I did not know it was set in the future In fact I was confused a few times especially in the very beginning when they called Eve "sir" Im still not clear on that, unless it is a "officer of the Law" thing and not a futuristic thing... either way I had to rewind it to understand who the guy outside the crime scene was talking too.. after I got over a few weird things like that I was fine and let myself get into the book. I wanted to listen to more of the series but couldnt again because of the futuristic-sci-fiction. But Im happy I listened to this it was a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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