Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews
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  • 1
    Undercurrents: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 1 | Ridley Pearson

    Undercurrents: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    Police Sergeant Lou Boldt heads a special task force within Seattle’s Homicide bureau. His job: find and stop the Cross Killer, a twisted, perverse serial murderer who has eluded police for six months and paralyzed the city. But when a body washes up on the shore of Puget Sound, Boldt thinks the killer has finally made a mistake. This body shows some of the work of the Cross Killer - but a job badly botched. Did this woman die while trying to escape? Did she knowingly jump in the water to preserve a clue? And is she now desperately trying to tell Boldt something?

    Waste of a credit

    Cliched writing, unsympathetic character, uninspired plot. Some of the writing made me wince. This book got good reviews but there are so many more & ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2012 by Elizabeth (Lincoln, MA, USA)
  • 2
    The Angel Maker: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 2 | Ridley Pearson

    The Angel Maker: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    At The Shelter, no one judges the runaway teens who come in off the rainy Seattle streets. Volunteers, like police psychologist Daphne Matthews, want only to rescue and rebuild lives. Being a cop, Daphne thinks she's seen it all. But, as best-selling author Ridley Pearson's edge-of-your-seat thriller opens, what she encounters in a 16-year-old girl chills her in a way she thought a case no longer could. For help, Daphne turns to Lou Boldt, a man with creative instincts and an appreciation for forensic lab techniques.

    Terrible reader

    The story is a standard police thriller. Totally functional, if predictable.

    Reviewed on March 02 2013 by Cecilia (Hanover, NH, US)
  • 3
    No Witnesses: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 3 | Ridley Pearson

    No Witnesses: A Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Seattle police detective Lou Boldt and police psychologist Daphne Matthews return in No Witnesses to confront the most challenging case of their careers. People are dying throughout Seattle - victims of a madman who is placing poisoned food in neighborhood supermarkets. But the criminal is intelligent: He writes the police chilling extortion letters, faxed directly from a laptop computer over public telephone lines, and retrieves his ransom electronically, through ATMs in hundreds of locations.

    Exciting consumer contamination case.

    This is the third in the Lew Bolt and Daphne Matthews police procedural series in Seattle. In this one, the two become involved in solving a case wher..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 4
    Beyond Recognition: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #4 | Ridley Pearson

    Beyond Recognition: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Dale Hull
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    A strange series of fires is raging in Seattle - white-hot fires that burn so cleanly even the ash is consumed, along with all traces of the fires' victims. Brilliant forensic investigator Police Sergeant Lou Boldt is back, battling the mysterious arsonist. He is also keeping his eye on the fire warden, who seems to be a little too close to the heat.

    Hey! A reeeeely clever how-dunnit!

    This was my first Pearson. Can this guy be so clever in every book? I gotta' find out!

    Reviewed on May 11 2013 by Ted (Lancaster, PA, United States)
  • 5
    The Pied Piper: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #5 | Ridley Pearson

    The Pied Piper: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #5

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Dale Hull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    In Seattle, they're calling him The Pied Piper - someone who comes in the night and takes children away. To newly promoted police lieutenant Lou Boldt and police psychologist Daphne Matthews, it's clear this isn't about a single lunatic or random kidnappings: these crimes are well orchestrated, well executed, and, most chilling of all, occurring in cities across the country.

    A great find
    Reviewed on June 30 2012 by Gwen (LAKELAND, FL, United States)
  • 6
    The First Victim | Ridley Pearson

    The First Victim

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Scott Rosema
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (7)

    A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle television news anchor Stevie McNeal and reporter friend Melissa on the trail of a scam involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes with the Seattle Police Department's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia.

    The First Victim (Unabridged)

    I have just listended to The First Victim narrated by Scott Rosema. Unfortunately I dont think that he is aware of what he is reading. He reads much t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2008 by Deena (Brunswick, ME, United States)
  • 7
    Middle of Nowhere: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7 | Ridley Pearson

    Middle of Nowhere: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Ridley Pearson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

    Intricate plotting

    Although I generally prefer professional actors reading audio books, in this case Ridley Pearson has a good voice, and does a pretty good job of readi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2009 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
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    Middle of Nowhere: Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews, Book 7 | Ridley Pearson

    Middle of Nowhere: Lou Boldt - Daphne Matthews, Book 7

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Ridley Pearson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Bodt's psyche and his marriage. With the help of Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make slow progress cracking the case and their work leads them to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal.

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  • 8
    The Art of Deception | Ridley Pearson

    The Art of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Ridley Pearson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (13)

    A troubled Mary Ann Walker takes a nosedive off a bridge. Seattle's police department macho man John LaMoia takes the call, along with the beauteous cop psychologist Daphne Matthews. They suspect her boyfriend, known to beat Mary Ann. Her seething brother, Ferrell, is convinced the boyfriend did the deed. But the case somehow becomes too slippery to close.

    Another poor author reading

    This is the 2nd book I've listened to that was dully read by an author. In The Art of Deception, Mr Pearson sounded bored. There was little to no in..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 10 2008 by Victoria (Oxnard, CA, USA)
  • 9
    The Body of David Hayes | Ridley Pearson

    The Body of David Hayes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Years ago, Lou Boldt's wife, Liz, had an extramarital affair with David Hayes, a young computer specialist at the bank where she is an executive. Drained by the overwhelming demands of marriage to a high-profile cop, Liz fell into the temptation of an office fling, which she soon regretted. When Liz ended the relationship, Hayes reacted by engaging in a daring embezzlement scheme. Now, years later, David Hayes is released from prison.

    The novel that thought it could...

    1. Characters are not believable.
    2. Dick Hill's narration of female characters is annoyingly whiny.
    3. Would give it one star but main ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2009 by mindusq (san francisco)