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Youngstown, OH, USA
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  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Love Story and a Serial Killer

  • By R. Pontiflet on 01-03-16

Great ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-05

The book starts great and ends great. It's in between that had me considering shutting it off. But I didn't. I pushed on and found it to be worth it.

37 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Hit

  • By: Stephen J. Cannell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Shane Scully and his partner are assigned to the case of "the Fingertip Killer", a serial murderer preying on homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Every two weeks he strikes: he beats his victims, then shoots them in the back of the head. Once they're dead, he cuts off their fingertips, closes their eyes, and tosses them in the river.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Above average detective thriller

  • By Jerret on 08-21-05

Cold Hit hits bottom & misses it's point with me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-05

After careful consideration of this title I chose to get it. After all the reviews seemed good enough. However, I was very disappointed. I gave one star to the reader, not the book. This book lacks what it takes to be a good book. I like being wrong at the end of a whodunit. But this book was so easy to figure out and it just gets worse after that. Not because you figured it out (since you really don't know that for sure, yet) but because it is at this point in the book when the story goes in too many directions at once. The sub-plotting is very sloppy. The characters are not memorable in any way. There were a couple of times when a characters mention surprised me because I didn't realize they were even in the story. What a shame I wasted a credit on this title. Save your credit or use it for something better than Cold Hit.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Trace Evidence

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Becka
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

It's a cold Cleveland November day when forensic trace evidence expert Evelyn James is summoned to the scene of a bizarre crime. A young woman has been forcibly drowned, her feet chained and sunk in cement. When a second young victim is connected to a prominent family, all hell breaks loose, and the police, and Evelyn, are up against it to find the murderer. Evelyn just wants to get the job done but is pulled into a web of conflicting loyalties, unexpected relationships, and professional betrayal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trace Evidence

  • By Sharon on 12-13-05

Great debut. Worth getting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-05

Easily compared to Cornwell & Sanford. I wish she had more books written.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Two Dollar Bill

  • Stone Barrington, Book 11
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Two-Dollar Bill delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers. In this latest, Stone Barrington, the suave Manhattan cop-turned-lawyer, is back on his home turf facing down a brilliant Southern flimflam man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful example to Stuart Woods' books

  • By Bill from Florida on 04-10-05

Better than any other bestseller I've heard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-05

Worth my last credit for sure! The life of Stone Barrington is always so interesting & Two Dollar Bill is no exception. The reader, Tony Roberts really brings it all together. And the texas drawl is just right! 5 star read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lifeguard

  • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Billy Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way, except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel, he lives above a garage.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not waste your money

  • By Michael on 11-09-05

good - not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-05

I was let down by this book. I would keep looking before committing to this one.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Skull Session

  • By: Daniel Hecht
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Despite his brilliance, Paul Skoglund hasn't held a steady job for years, partly because of his Tourette's syndrome, a neurological disorder that forces his body into wild swings and to blurt out words that are hilariously, often tragically, inappropriate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great enough for ME to review!

  • By David on 07-18-05

Another great book by DH

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-05

Also read Land of Echoes and City of Masks both are GREAT! They are the only two books (so far) that include the paranormal investigator Cree Black. I suggest these for the paranormal mystery fan!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dance of Death

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Need to read earlier books in series

  • By Lupo on 05-18-08

Rene Auberjonois narrates the abridged version!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-05

Great book - of course the narrator Rene is better, but personally I prefer unabridged.