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  • The Night Stalker

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer - stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Police Procedural From BryndzaR

  • By Charles Atkinson on 06-08-16

Great, but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

The conflict between Erika and Sparks is growing tiresome already and it’s only Book 2... Especially what happened at the end. Will not continue with series.

  • Ice Capades

  • A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey
  • By: Sean Avery, Michael McKinley
  • Narrated by: Sean Avery
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For 13 seasons Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • From a hockey fan

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-19-18

What a Surprise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

So much more to Sean Avery than I ever knew. Probably the most misunderstood player in the history of the NHL. Really enjoyed his story.

  • Two for Sorrow

  • By: Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

They were the most horrific crimes of a new century: the murders of newborn innocents for which two British women were hanged at Holloway Prison in 1903. Decades later, mystery writer Josephine Tey has decided to write a novel based on Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, the notorious “Finchley baby farmers,” unaware that her research will entangle her in the desperate hunt for a modern-day killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery of the Effects on an Edwardian Crime

  • By Sires on 11-19-11

Best Narrator Ever!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Looking forward to the next book in the series. I wish the author would stick to the main story, though, and skip the romance. Too much time was spent on the Josephine/Marta arc.

  • An Expert in Murder

  • By: Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 850

Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride - and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good!

  • By Maine Knitter on 08-12-16

Narrator Saved This Book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-17

Took a long time to get good, but the characters were interesting/lively, and the narrator was probably one of the best I've ever heard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Message in The Hollow Oak

  • Nancy Drew, Book 12
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Danica Reese
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary, centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young archaeologists who are excavating prehistoric Indian burial mounds on a nearby farm.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Let's have Laura Linney back

  • By Tamara on 06-18-11

Good book, bad narration.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-16

I love all the ND books, and wish there were more available on Audible, but the narration was awful. Her accents were silly, and ridiculous. And her inflection so overdone it was as if she was mocking the dialogue. Laura Linney, on the other hand, was perfection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Clue in the Diary

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 7
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue, and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laura Linney Deserves an Award

  • By Carole T. on 06-23-12

Still my favorite...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-16

These audio books have been a lifesaver while recovering from a concussion, because I can't read. Laura Linney is the best of the ND narrators... Wish she would do the whole series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Parkland

  • By: Vincent Bugliosi
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Releasing this fall, the movie - starring Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, and Billy Bob Thornton - follows a group of individuals making split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event: the doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the cameraman who captured what has become the most examined film in history, the FBI agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp, and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of the country at a moment's notice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Tad Davis on 10-14-13

Waste of a Perfectly Good Credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-16

First time a movie was actually better than its book! This had absolutely nothing to do with what happened at Parkland Hospital - or the movie. And worse still is that many of its chapters are word-for-word from Bugliosi's other JFK book. Oh, and the narration was awful, too. He sounds like a psycho when he reads in character. Just read the damn text and stop trying to be an actor.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of a President

  • November 20 - November 25, 1963
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 33 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IMPORTANT HISTORIC BOOK

  • By Jeff on 12-06-13

Great Book, BUT...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-16

I'm a huge Kennedy buff, and devour any of the books I can. This was one of the harder ones to stomach for 33 hours... The narrator was awful!! Whenever he was quoting someone, he would try to read it in what he assumed their voice sounded like, and it was absurd (and at times, flat-out creepy). His Caroline voice was particularly disturbing. Wow.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Password to Larkspur Lane

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Book 10
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Danica Reese
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion. Nancy is determined to find and free Mrs Eldridge. While working on the case, the young detective's close friend, Helen Archer, begs her to solve a weird mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Laura Linney

  • By Sheryl on 04-12-12

Great Story, Bad Narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Love Nancy Drew books, but this narrator was terrible. Bring back Laura Linney! Thank you!

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,456

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Underestimating the Secretary Pool

  • By Carole T. on 11-08-15

Addictive!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-15

Where does The Dead Key rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best books I've heard/read in a very long time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beatrice

Have you listened to any of Emily Sutton-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I definitely will. Her narration was excellent.

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

Definitely!

Any additional comments?

I wish there was more from this author...great, great mystery.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful