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  • Hounded

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives - at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene - Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system". This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him - and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Andy Carpenter yet!

  • By Joe on 08-10-14

love these books.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

the stories are fun and the narrator is fantastic.always have a giggle listening to these books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fast Money: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

A trip to the mall gives Shelby the shock of her life when she finds an extra five million dollars in the bank account Uncle Joey set up for her. She thought he was out of her life for good, but with this fast money, she's not so sure. Now she must decide if she will tell her husband the truth that she can still read people's minds. Including his. How will he feel when he finds out she lied to him? When the Mexican Police tell her that Uncle Joey's been kidnapped and look to her for the ransom, she knows she's in big trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, engaging performance, top notch story!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 02-27-14

No

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I loved the first one but cannot get into this one. It might be better later on but I'm not going to bother.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mystery in White

  • By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 165

"The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house." On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By CM on 09-17-15

Nothing outstanding

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

It was ok but not as good as it sounded in the description I thought

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Death and the Redheaded Woman

  • By: Loretta Ross
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681

When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By sonia on 05-12-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

This book was a fun listen and was intrigued to find out what happened to the jewels.
The ending was a bit abrupt. I know it is possible it is left for a follow on but it left me thinking I had missed downloading some of it.

  • Chilled

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 986

After his brother’s murder, Alex Kinton vows to hunt the killer and administer his own form of vigilante justice. His chance comes when he lies his way onto a search and rescue team and is called to the site of a downed plane in the Cascade Mountains. The team soon discovers that everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is targeting. Alex is determined to do whatever it takes to stalk his prey through the snowy wilderness. Brynn Nealey, the team’s forensic nurse, doesn’t have time for the mysterious outsider. But in the close quarters of the search party, Brynn begins to feel drawn to the hardened and brooding stranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book Under $10

  • By Lia on 04-01-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Good storyline but don't need all the intimate bedroom details. It has put me off her books.
The narrator also sounded like she was reading in an empty box or room.

  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,136

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

Great start to a series

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

This book is the start of a series of which I will be getting them all.
I'm sure everyone will do the same. We will all want to follow the Drs and
of course the Irish lilt of the narrator is perfect.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Skeleton Takes a Bow

  • A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Leigh Perry
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spotlight. He's starring in a high school production of Hamlet. Well, not so much starring in as being a prop. At least part of him has a part - he's using his head to play Yorick of "Alas, poor Yorick" fame. Every day, Georgia Thackery's daughter, Madison, who's also in the play, brings in his skull, and every night, she takes him home...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new meaning for 'A Skeleton in the Closet'

  • By asassyvic on 10-22-14

Fun

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

Pity there are only 2 in this series. Makes you wish you could have a "pet" skeleton.
Thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted book. Just picturing what was happening made me laugh. If you want something nice and light but gets you wondering who did it get this book.

  • Moonlight Becomes You

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway - one of the fashion world's most successful photographers - is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala murdered, apparently by a burglar. Heartbroken, Maggie is stunned to learn she had inherited Nuala's stunning Victorian home...and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala's death was not random, but part of a diabolical plot conceived by a twisted mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By rock63 on 10-29-17

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

I usually always like Mary Higgins Clark and this book is no exception. It was very engrossing and the narrator was very good. Well worth buying.

  • The Case of William Smith

  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Who was William Smith? And why was Mavis Jones so horrified to see him? For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his memory, and no one expected him to ever find the answer. So when he took his work to Evesleys Ltd, why was his life instantly in danger? When William makes the frightening discovery that there are people determined not to let his memory return whatever the cost, Miss Silver is called in to investigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By lynda on 10-02-14

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

I like the Miss Silver books. They are nice easy listening even if she is a bit like Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote. This one I thought was an exceptionally good one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Skeleton in the Family

  • A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leigh Perry
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for all ages

  • By Craig on 05-11-14

Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

This was a fun book to listen to and I am going to get the next one as well