Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.
There is so much awfulness in this tale that I don’t know where to begin. Does that sound cliche? Because this book should be titled “ Every Cliche Ever- All in One Place”.
How many “waves of nausea” are we supposed to suffer through ?
Each character is out of the “Big Book of Corny Caricatures.”
Not a single person in this book is likeable, interesting or believable.
For those who claim it kept them on edge - edge of a cliff? There are no twists ! This book is high school creative writing C- work .
And the narrators-Mozhan Marno is abysmal.
No emotion. Zip. But the material is so horrible that perhaps she just didn’t give a damn about trying too hard.
In one scene there are life-long residents of Maine speaking . Might as well be listening to an episode of “The Office” as there is not a hint of New England in her voice. Her old lady voice is actually funny because it’s so bad
Avoid this boring mess. It is wretched.
Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.
Wow! WOW! I listened to this book straight through (with a necessary 3 hour sleep break)
The narration is flawless. The story is just so good that I won’t can try to describe it.
There are some pretty graphic descriptions, but they are not out of place .
This book has suspense, psychological thrill, mystery, police procedural all wrapped up in a tidy and addicting tale.
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With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.
I don’t know when we lost Harlan . This book is dreadful. Trite, formulaic, boring. Avoid .
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Two years ago Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die?
It should be a crime to have Jeff Abbot's name associated with this compilation of garbage.
There is no suspense in this tale. Abbott basically took every plot from every best-seller of the past decade and tried to turn them into a compelling thriller. It didn't work.
There is no rhyme or reason, no likeable characters, no believable villains .
The book is the worst that I have listened to in a long time . The narration is abysmal , some of the speakers sound like characters from " Sponge Bob Square Pants"
Avoid this waste of time.
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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.
I was so excited when this book was finally available. After receiving it, it was a chore to even finish it
Start with the narrator. Most unpolished , unprofessional, devoid of emotion speaker that I have encounter on Audible. It was as though a pubescent boy was trying to sound manly, making Ms Moenning very difficult to listen to. My daughter would leave the room if I had the book playing!
There was little distinction between character's voices, and the acting was worse than a 6th grade play. Dreadful.
The story was not Connely caliber. It was boring and predictable . The " twists" were non-existent. There were no surprises . There was nothing to hold my interest except that this book was written by one of the best of his genre .
Don't waste your credit on this absolute bomb. I am so disappointed. I only gave one star because I have to give at least one to submit the review.
How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.
A low-key thriller that will keep you with those earbuds glued in!
Narration is spot -on, her voice is able to portray each character's quirks very well. The book is low -key yet still fast paced, if that makes any sense!
The ending will leave you with a "What?" , but in a good way.
The book is simple, exciting, twisty and not what you are expecting.
Really enjoyed this.
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Jack Ryan Jr. is going out on an ordinary audit. Hendley and Associates, the investment firm that acts as cover for The Campus, is looking to invest in a German company. Along for the ride is David Kraft, a back -office employee who will help run numbers but is mostly useful to help carry Jack's bags. But all isn't what it seems. Kraft has a secret past. One that may be very much closer to the surface than it first appears, and one that has put both men in terrible danger.
If you love the Clancy books and the Ryan series, skip this book. Author spends 12 minutes describing how to pick a lock. Wretched. Also using the term "manhood" in a Harlequin Romance way. This book started well - and then I plodded through the next 10 hours waiting for excitement. There is absolutely nothing in the book to hold your attention.
Not at all up to the quality of the rest of the books in this series .
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Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.
This is a thriller with a different bent. I've been on a streak of loser books, this one made up for the duds
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she's finally found peace and a promising career opportunity - until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
The narrator for this book is wonderful. Perfect ,appropriate cadence, each character has their own voice without any confusion as to who is speaking.
The story starts out well and then turns in to a bad , made for TV movie. Never has a criminal actually ever uttered the cliches that they spew in this book. Even when the bad guy is thinking to himself , the words are so contrived and ridiculous.
You'll figure out who did it and who didn't simply by listening to the verbal neon signs the author has penned.
I wanted to like this book. I did not like this book.
It's of the Harlequin Romance variety of "thriller s".
Don't wast your credit.
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When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.
I listened to this book during a very long bus trip with a high school group. I thought that it would be a distraction from the noises if excited teens headed to a Broadway show. Instead, this book and the amazing narration sucked me in and I was a goner.
It is one of throes rare tales in which you don't know which characters to hate, which to love . Several times I felt that it was becoming formulaic, only to find that the author did this on purpose to add a twist or turn.
This book will hold your attention, for sure. My only objection is to some gratuitous sex scenes that were not in line with the way the rest of the tale was told . It was as though the author thought that she needed to toss in some mild porn, didn't know where to place the scenes so randomly tossed in some grunting, groaning and very descriptive anatomy lessons. This actually took away from the story line as it made the tale stilted in places .
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