Lei Crime
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  • 1
    Blood Orchids | Toby Neal

    Blood Orchids

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    Overall
    (41)
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    (39)
    Story
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    Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers - one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed - even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.

    Perfectly narrated, gripping story!

    Loved this book in paper form and wanted to reread. The audio was fabulous! The narrator did voices/accents well.

    Reviewed on March 28 2015 by Corinne (Parker, CO, USA)
  • 2
    Torch Ginger | Toby Neal

    Torch Ginger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The island of Kaua'i is remote jungle, golden beaches, and ancient culture - but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices. Lei transfers to the island of Kaua'i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult - or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

    My Favorite Neal Audiobook

    The story is (of course) fantastic as are all of Toby's, but it's the narrator's performance that really did it for me on this one.

    Sara's ab..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2015 by patricia nolfi (USA)
  • 3
    Black Jasmine | Toby Neal

    Black Jasmine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The island of Maui is turquoise ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong - but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face. When a nameless teenage girl dies in an apparent vehicular suicide, Lei can’t rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of Maui island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe.

    Good Enough

    As a confirmed fan of Lei Texiera I wanted to give this one a higher grade than I did. One of the reasons I couldn't was that the author redid the wil..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2015 by Me & My Girls (Va United States)
  • 4
    Broken Ferns | Toby Neal

    Broken Ferns

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    The island of Oahu is warm breezes, skyscrapers, and green mountains - but a daring young thief is out to make a statement, and Special Agent Lei Texeira's new career is already on the line. Lei Texeira has made a difficult transition from detective on Maui to the FBI on Oahu - and her first big case as an agent draws national media attention. With her typical jump-first, look-later style, she pursues her quarry from Oahu to the outer islands, rousing old conflicts and new heartbreak.

    Great

    I've fallen for the characters and love the speed of the story. Just ever kill off a dog.

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Janet ()
  • 5
    Twisted Vine | Toby Neal

    Twisted Vine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    The island of Oahu is skyscrapers and rainforests, beaches and boutiques - but Special Agent Lei Texeira is drawn into a shadow world connected by death and the Internet. Mysterious suicides draw Lei and her team, including tech specialist Sophie Ang, to hunt a criminal who plays with the thin gray line between right and wrong. Lei stirs up a hornet's nest on the investigation as her past reaches out in a twisted vine of old loves, new technologies, and dark vendettas.

    Engaging Story and Fantastic Performance

    A book about suicide, crime, and humanity...well written, well read, and thought provoking.

    Reviewed on February 05 2016 by Allen B. Galiza ()
  • 6
    Shattered Palms | Toby Neal

    Shattered Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Maui is lush mountains, cloud forest and exquisite birdsong - but for Detective Lei Texeira, arrows break that peace. Someone is stalking poachers that are capturing Maui's rarest birds, and Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style - but will she be able to catch a killer, save the birds, and still make it to her own wedding? Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.

    Lei Crime #6 with amazing narration!

    Toby Neal writes a terrific crime series with a great cast of characters and a beautiful depiction of the islands. Narrator Sara Malia Hatfield is ama..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2015 by I♥2Read (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 7
    Dark Lava: Lei Crime Series, Book 7 | Toby Neal

    Dark Lava: Lei Crime Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of deepest passions.

    Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations must take a backseat to the emergence of an enemy who targets those closest to them, leaving shrouds as a calling card. Lei and Stevens face challenges of the body, mind, and heart in this seventh in the best-selling Lei Crime Series.

    Gripping. Emotional. Thrilling

    Author Toby Neal and narrator Sara Malia Hatfield hit another Lei Crime novel out of the park. Stolen Hawaiian artifacts are the center of another inv..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2016 by I♥2Read (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 8
    Fire Beach | Toby Neal

    Fire Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Hawaii is cane fires, lush jungles, and feuds that won't die until everyone's dead. Detective Lei Texeira stalks the shroud killer on her own terms as Michael Stevens finds himself engulfed in the flames of a case with tangled consequences. In this eighth of the best-selling Lei Crime Series, Lei and Stevens find out just how far hate and love will go.

    Listened to it TWICE!

    I love listening to Sara Malia Hatfield narrate the Lei Crime Series by Toby Neal who depicts the Hawaiian islands with such beautiful insight as only..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 20 2016 by I♥2Read (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 9
    Rip Tides | Toby Neal

    Rip Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (12)
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    (12)
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    Poised to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing, Maui surf star Makoa Simmons washes up tragically dead. Detective Lei Texeira plunges into a high-profile case whose dark and tangled motives reach deep into the elite world of professional surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. Lei must follow her instincts into new territory even as husband Michael Stevens struggles with heartbreak of another kind.

    Keeps getting better & better

    Rip Tides (Lei Crime Series Book 9) continues the personal stories of Hawaiian police detectives-- Lei Texeira and her husband Michael Stevens -- as w..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2016 by I♥2Read (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 10
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  • 11
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • Stolen in Paradise | Toby Neal

    Stolen in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Toby Neal
    • Narrated By Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    One betta fish, two dead biologists, three trysts, four suspects, and 35 pairs of shoes add up to complicated days in paradise for Special Agent Marcella Scott. Marcella gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist who washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes. BioGreen, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab - a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide.

    Hawaii, Sex Club, Murder served with pasta

    Overview of this book is this - a homicide worked by relationship phobic detectives who enjoyed a sex club relationship, tossed with Italian parents w..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2014 by Eddie Lynn (The Ozarks, USA)