Archie and Gretchen
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 1447 ratings)
  • 1

    Heartsick

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    He thinks he sees a flash of emotion in her eyes. Sympathy? Then it's gone. 'Whatever you think this is going to be like,' she whispers, 'it's going to be worse.' When beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell captured her last victim - the man in charge of hunting her down - she quickly established who was really in control of the investigation. So why, after ten days of horrifying physical and mental torture, did she release Detective Archie Sheridan from the brink of death and hand herself in?

    Ian says: "Such an interesting take on serial killers"
    Such an interesting take on serial killers

    Yes, its interesting and has a sadistic apeal to it. You cant help but feel for Archies wife and the reporter. Its the knid of book where you can list..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2012 by Ian (Bendigo, Australia)
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    Heartsick

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (226)

    Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent 10 years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer. But in the end, she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for 10 days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go.

    Karen says: "Entertaining Listen"
    Entertaining Listen

    While I agree that the plot is somewhat predictable, I still enjoyed this book very much. It was very entertaining, an interesting concept that is wel..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2007 by Karen (Apex, NC, United States)
  • 2

    Sweetheart: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (146)

    When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland's Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. This body can't be one of Gretchen's - she's in prison - but after help from reporter Susan Ward uncovers the dead woman's identity, it turns into another big case.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Another average mystery from Cain. Meh....."
    Another average mystery from Cain. Meh.....

    Chelsea Cain might have a lot of ability-I like the way she writes dialogue and, if she had a better or less hackneyed plot line she might be capable ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2012 by Elle in the Great NorthWest (Beaverton, OR, United States)
  • 3

    Evil at Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Here Gretchen is still on the loose and Archie is still hospitalized after his ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong. They've entered a detente of sorts: Archie agrees not to kill himself if she agrees not to kill anyone else. But suddenly there's something else to contend with that might be worse - a zealous fan of Gretchen's, paying homage to the Beauty Killer by luring Archie and reporter Susan Ward to the scene of a grisly murder.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Average novel with irritating music thru-out"
    Average novel with irritating music thru-out


    Evil at Heart follows the story arc of Gretchen and Archie-serial killer vs. typical broken down cop who isn't a drunk, but is a junkie on vicodi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2012 by Elle in the Great NorthWest (Beaverton, OR, United States)
  • 4

    The Night Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (109)

    With the Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell locked away behind bars once again, Archie Sheridan—a Portland police detective and nearly one of her victims—can finally rest a little easier. Meanwhile, the rest of the city of Portland is in crisis. Heavy rains have flooded the Willamette River, and several people have drowned in the quickly rising waters. Or at least that’s what they thought until the medical examiner discovers that the latest victim didn’t drown: She was poisoned before she went into the water.

    Talia says: "Good. Not great but good."
    Good. Not great but good.

    There is no Gretchen in this book. And to those who have read the first 3 that will be disappointing. But most disappointing is that they changed narr..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2011 by Talia (MARTINSBURG, WV, United States)
  • 5

    Kill You Twice: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Gretchen Lowell - the serial killer whose stunning beauty is belied by the gruesome murders she’s committed - is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds she’s inflicted on him and start moving on with his life. To this end, Archie throws himself into the latest case to come across his desk: A cyclist has discovered a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged, skinned, and found hanging by his wrists from a tree....

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Great improvement in Cain's writing"
    Great improvement in Cain's writing

    I bought Cain's initial Gretchen & Archie offerings because the author is a Portland resident and stages her novels in our fair city. I'd hoped for i..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2012 by Elle in the Great NorthWest (Beaverton, OR, United States)