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  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No hype, just an AMAZING listen

  • By Tatiana on 06-07-18

Above average

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Well written, good characters, engaging and entertaining. Nice to read a suspense novel that doesn’t involve kidnapped children, sadistic women-killers or “dark secrets from the past.” Looking forward to the next from this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,547

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE IS SHORT, TREATS ARE GOOD

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-15

Some perks, but overall goofy

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Started as a police procedural with supernatural overtones and fun characters, but got sillier and sillier until my mind wandered. Got on sale or I’d return it. Deleting with 5 hours left.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,117

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Unflinching, but funny

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Joe Kenda adds a breath of fresh air to the dark genre of true crime, telling some very nasty tales from his very human perspective. Rich with honesty, rage, pain and the darkest of “cop humor” Kenda calls em like he sees em with no pretense of perfection on his part. A must read for fans of true crime.

  • Remember Me

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life.... When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare's two-year-old, Ben. As Sharni's influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Mystical Lady on 11-21-17

Calling King Solomon

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Two women believe themselves to be the mother of the same infant. Which one is crazy? Pretty much Lifetime Channel stuff.

  • The Reunion

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Then - In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back. Now - The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organizing a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing. When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration elevates the material

  • By RueRue on 03-13-18

Engaging, low-key psych drama

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Well done, character-driven mystery with a few good twists. If you crave lots of rockem sockem action, this may not be for you, but if character study fascinates you this is a good bet.

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sufficiently interesting and fast paced

  • By Aquakittie on 01-16-18

If King Met Robotham . . .

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

If Stephen King collaborated with Michael Robotham they might have come up with this smart, creepy coming of age horror story. Five 12-year-old friends are bonded and tested by terrible events that haunt and reverberate through their lives thirty years on. Deftly written, the story unfolds in two time periods, revealing clues in a succession of plot layers that kept me guessing right to the last page. Wonderful multi-dimensional characters kept me caring about the outcome. Evan Morton reads brilliantly, making oh-so-subtle adjustments that boldly define the voices of 12-years old boys, middle-aged men, girls and women seamlessly. A great read.

  • The Graves Are Walking

  • The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
  • By: John Kelly
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the 19th century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable, Haunting, and a Compelling Warning

  • By Carole T. on 08-22-12

Jaw-dropping history lesson

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

It’s almost impossible to describe exactly how shocked and appalled I was upon learning the details of this chapter of Irish history. Much credit goes to John Kelly for wrestling with this beast of a story, and for his attempt to cover it in as fair-minded a way as possible. My own emotions ran the gamut as I read, from sorrow to contempt to outrage, and I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the author to keep his own emotions in check while telling the tale of this holocaust.

It would appear that human arrogance and cruelty in the name of so-called morality has and had no bounds at all, allowing hundreds of thousands to starve as an exercise in “freeing them from the tyranny of dependence on the crown.” Potatoes, you see, had been too easy to grow and created a culture of laziness which was being corrected by God in the form of blight . . . I can’t go on . . . So said the “moralists” of the day. Sound familiar?
Gerard Doyle is compelling as always. Highly recommended.

  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tired of Lottie Parker Being Treated like crap

  • By Tamara on 06-11-18

Reliably good series

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Lots of stuff I love here: good plot, believable characters I want to stick with, and set in Ireland. That’s the magic soup for me. Been with Lottie since the first book came out and each one is better than the last. Looking forward to more from Patricia Gibney.

  • Hell's Princess

  • The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana “murder farm.” Hell’s Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Michele Suzanne Chapman on 05-22-18

Lost horror story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Very interesting detailed account of what was the greatest true crime story of its day. Amazing to think that this case was a point of fascination the world over at the time, and yet is rarely discussed today. Schechter does a workmanlike, journalist’s job of reporting every detail and probably repeats himself a bit too often, but those readers who just can’t resist a tale of this kind won’t be put off. Gunness was a beast, a sadistic serial killer of the worst kind, killing mostly for money, sometimes for convenience, and doubtless for pleasure. The fact that her bestiality is so at odds with the polite manners and genteel images of womanhood of the early 20th century, adds a cringeworthy flavor of misogyny to the contemporary comments re the case. On the 6cat scale of true crime literature, this gets a hearty rating of EEK.

  • The Last Days of Jack Sparks

  • By: Jason Arnopp
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: 40 seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet it was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, hilarious, creepy, snarky, fun

  • By Lesley on 01-04-17

The thinking person’s spook story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Beautifully written and brilliantly read by Joe Jameson, this is by turns a thought provoking, hilarious and mega creepy yarn. Just when you think you know Jack, author Arnopp throws another curveball. Can’t say enough about the quality of the narration. Completely original, highly recommended.