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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,321

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Intense

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

It was a wonderful exciting listen, not a Rear Window, as I feared, but just as suspenseful and exciting. The main character is so flawed you want to give her a lecture. She’s likable in a very frustrating way and you know she would slide away from it.

All together, enjoyed this book throughout. I’ve had my shocks so now I can watch the movie!

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,754

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Surprisingly not good.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I don’t know if the author can’t manage a primary female detective, or if it’s the monotone narration, but this story made me want to quit. It’s like hearing a train slowly wreck, for about a thousand miles. Nothing goes well for so long, bad people never learn, there’s no civility; then, you just don’t even care.

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Boring and gritty

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I tried for five chapters to get interested but I couldn’t make it. When I started hearing horrendous particulars on dog-fighting, that was it.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 749

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This was a compelling story, set in a boys boarding school. It had the elements of a story that I enjoy—primarily a web of characters and intrigue that keeps one interested because the story is a mystery that could happen in any setting. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,292

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Q-Squared

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-09-16

Didn’t keep me riveted

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I liked the overall concept but generally felt I was hearing the same chapter over and over, with a only a few changes occurring each time. I skipped a lot after getting tired of it. The code, the code! And the characters reactions were of small dimensions, too repetitive as well. The idea was at first interesting, but became tiring.

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,053

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2009, What Happened?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-07-16

A bit more TMI than needed

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Really liked the story, the main character, and the energy. Didn’t like the explicit sex talk. It seemed there for the author, not the audience.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29,328

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Not Gaga for or it but interesting.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

It did follow the same formula—religious secret, theoretical scientist, fighting Deisms of all sorts, and the professor and an attractive woman in the middle—and there’s no romance with them. They must fight with everyone! There are some interesting internal stories. Dan Brown can make a 3 minute period in the story last 30 minutes. Not that that’s necessarily a good thing. Overall interesting story and treasures to find.

  • The Advocate's Daughter

  • A Thriller
  • By: Anthony Franze
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 717

A Washington, DC, lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss, and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington, DC, power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous legal thriller! Supreme Court intrigue!

  • By Wayne on 03-22-16

Great new find for me!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Really loved this book. It has similarities to Grisham in that it’s an easy listen, with defined and not too many characters. Also, not a lot of direct cursing or gratuitous gore and sex, which makes the story hang together instead of droning on and on about a fight or torture, etc. it’s more implied and better for it.

The story was beautifully pieced together with clues and everyone fitting in as we went along. I loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Go to Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: S. J. Watson
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,621

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story - well-told

  • By Arlene on 01-30-12

Complex and creative!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I never knew where we were going, only that the story was fascinating! It reminded me of Mementos with Brad Pitt, then went far beyond that to an implied scariness as Clair makes her discoveries. The time fluctuates and adds more Hitchcockian vibes as we follow her in her journey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking Silence

  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the coroner discovers that one of the victims suffered a head wound before death—clearly, foul play was involved.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By tinaswfl on 03-22-12

Always a Winner

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Enjoyed this all the way through! With a focus on children, the story is totally adult, and shows how vulnerable both generations are.