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  • Without Mercy

  • Obsession and Murder Under the Influence
  • By: Gary Provost
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

On any Sunday morning in the Florida Redlands, Dee Casteel might have served you pancakes at the IHOP. She was a hard-working, cheerful waitress, one of the nicest people you'd ever want to know. She was also a three-bottle-a-day alcoholic, hopelessly in love with the IHOP's manager, Allen Bryant. Bryant wanted his live-in lover, IHOP owner Art Venecia, dead. And Dee Casteel helped him to arrange it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasted Lives

  • By Judah's Darling on 01-29-17

great story.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

well written, loved the narrator. great story and details. I could really imagine each characters point of view in the story

  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 924

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

started out good, got boring

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

This book was decent. Trial really dragged on, I finished over 1/2 on super fast speed to get through it

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Rose for Her Grave - and Other True Cases

  • Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 1
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

"A Rose for Her Grave" - the principal story of this collection - vividly recreates the cautionary tale of Randy Roth, a misogynistic sociopath from the Pacific Northwest whose rage was directed primarily at women and children. Addicted to his own greed, Roth exercised a powerful aura of control over his victims, using his ability to charm and boyish good looks to lower their defenses. By the time they saw the reality of the madness in his eyes, it was usually too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ann Rule at her usual best.

  • By Dianne on 03-05-13

Good read

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I love this narrator, she is easy to listen to and does character voices well. The story was also very entertaining and well put together

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives

  • By: Laura Schlessinger
  • Narrated by: Laura Schlessinger
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

If you're unhappy and your life is a mess, you've got no one to blame but yourself - and you can do something about it! Dr. Laura, the incredibly popular and controversial therapist who hosts L.A.'s top-rated midday radio talk show, gives her no-holds-barred take on stupid things women do and how they can change. She uses real-world examples from her show and private practice to drive home the message that once you muster the courage to take responsibility for your problems and to take risks, the possibilities for personal growth and joy are limitless. If you're ready to handle the challenge, you can learn how to lose that jerk of a lover, parent the babies you've made, and follow your dream instead of some dreamboat. Get ready to jump-start your journey into self-worth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Le Magicien. on 12-15-16

Amazingly helpful

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

I love it. it was amazing and changed my mind about a lot of things.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74,444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74,394

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

I hate the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

I just can't get into this book. I love reading and usually prefer the books to the movie, but I think this would be better to watch rather than read. I listened to about 4-5 hours of this book and just didn't enjoy it or find it interesting. I'm more of a true crime fan, I do like other types, (just finished To Kill a Mockingbird) but this was boring and slow.

  • Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival

  • By: Carmina Salcido, Steve Jackson
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

On April 14, 1989, for reasons still debated today, Mexican immigrant RamÓn Salcido went on a violent rampage in the idyllic Sonoma Valley wine country where he lived and worked. In the course of just two hours, he killed his wife, Angela, her two younger sisters, his mother-in-law, and the man with whom he suspected Angela was having an affair. He then slashed the throats of his three young daughters - four-year-old Sophia, three-year-old Carmina, and twenty-two-month-old Teresa - leaving them for dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No words can describe this tragedy.

  • By kris on 01-23-13

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Good read. It is crazy that someone went through that ordeal. It was very engaging and well written.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,423
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,369

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

Great.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

I loved the narrator. Not my usual type of book but I loved it!!

  • Bitter Blood

  • A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
  • By: Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • incredible

  • By bethann on 04-23-15

Slow build up

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I enjoyed this book. There was a time in the middle where I got bored with it but then it picked up again. There is a lot of back story on the people involved which isn't always interested but overall it was enjoyable. I like the voice of the reader, it suited the story.

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • A Novel
  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his 16th birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way

  • By aaron on 01-09-12

pretty good....

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

it's a decent book. I normally hate fiction but it was OK. I got a little bored about 4 chapters from the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful