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  • Hostage Moon

  • By: A. J. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outsmarting the Serial Killer, Finding Romance

  • By Susie on 12-06-12

Don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This is one of the worse books I ever tried to listen to. There was very little story. Most of it was describing the attraction between the two female lead characters, with the actual story thrown in occasionally. If it had just been an occasional explicit sex scene, I could have fast forwarded through them. That's what I usually do. Yeah, I guess I'm a prude. But if you do like those scenes, you'll still be disappointed. Just on and on and on, describing each one's thoughts about how sexy the other was. I was wishing they'd go ahead and get to it, so I could fast forward and get to an actual storyline. I tried to hang in there but gave up about two thirds through.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,506

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Excellent story except for....

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I loved the story for the most part. It never got slow or boring. The characters were interesting. I would recommend this book highly. So, why only four stars, you might ask. The author paints certain groups of people with one stroke, which irritated me. All of those people are crooked; all of these people are ignorant, the author seems to think. I like to think there are good and bad people in any group. I won't be specific. if you read it, you can see what I mean. If you don't see it, you can chalk it up to my own biases. You will have enjoyed a great book, in any case.

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,823
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,709

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

Could be even better

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

It's amazing the imagination the author has. All the books have been great, and LONG. It's not often that a series can change narrators in each book, and all be okay. Having said that, there is one thing that kept this from being five stars. In the first couple of books, the main female character's name was pronounced Kaylin by the narrator. In this one, I heard it pronounced Kollin, Kullin, and Cowlin, but never Kaylin. I hope they go back to Kaylin from now on, but at least pick something and stick with it. I do recommend the series though.

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,281

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it but figured it out too early.

  • By laurie on 04-19-15

This is a Winner!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Where does The Liar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to books daily, and have listened to so many, it's hard to give numbers. It would be towards the top of my list though.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite...at least, not based on the author's depiction of them.

Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

The little girl. The narrator did such an excellent job, I wanted to reach in and give the little girl a hug. She sounded exactly like a little girl would sound. Excellent!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, I simply enjoyed the book.

Any additional comments?

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was because of descriptive sex scenes. I preferred movies when they went to blackouts at those times. You knew what was happening, but didn't have to watch. The same is true with the written word, in my opinion. I also want to comment on the narrator's wonderful job. There were many characters, and she managed to give them all distinctive voices. As I previously mentioned, the little girl's voice was outstanding. This was one of the best, if not the best, renditions by a narrator I've listened to.

  • Never Fade

  • Darkest Minds, Book 2
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as Darkest Minds

  • By Jen on 11-08-13

I like this series

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed both books that I've listened to in this series. They are not high drama, don't keep me on the edge of my seat, but just a pretty good listen. I have mixed feelings about the narrator. I hate the main character's voice, but that may be just a personal preference. It almost has a valley girl sound to it. Really grates on my nerves. However, she does a great job on the other voices. All in all, I liked it and will continue the series.

  • The Revolution of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence, and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty - forced marriages and murder plots - for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not an EPIC Revolution

  • By Natalie C on 11-05-15

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

What did you love best about The Revolution of Ivy?

It wasn't slow, and it kept my interest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Revolution of Ivy?

I can't say there was one memorable moment. It was interesting throughout.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sounds like the last question, just worded differently, so my answer is the same.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I was okay with leaving and coming back to it. It was very good, but not the kind where I expected some extreme action on the next page that I wanted to get to immediately.

  • The Book of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall and my mission is simple: to kill the president's son - my soon-to-be husband - and return the Westfall family to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BOOK LONG PROLOGUE

  • By Natalie C on 01-20-15

Not just for teens or young adults

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

I loved this book and have already ordered book 2. Clearly, some books classified as being for teens or young adults are just that. Some, like this one, is interesting to all ages. I love when I discover interesting books in this category, because they aren't full of explicit sex scenes. I don't consider myself a prude, but I just prefer to have something left to the imagination. I also like authors who don't rely on inserting foul language into every paragraph. This is a winner.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,474

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Are you sure John Grisham wrote this?

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I am a long time John Grisham fan, but this one was not up to par. It didn't even seem like a Grisham book. If I had listened to it, not knowing he wrote it, I would never have believed it. Very boring and disappointing story, with absolutely no character development. I usually love his choice of narrators, but not this one. I have heard her read other books and loved her. This was simply not one of them. All in all, I suggest you save your credit, and hope John Grisham gets back to his usual great form.

  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series start, narration annoyed me.

  • By Amber on 11-12-15

I didn't love it

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

I usually like fantasy books, but just couldn't get into this one. My preference is a fantasy that can almost convince me it could be reality. This one was way too far out there for that. Also, I didn't like the narrator for this particular book. She's good, and would be great for some books, just not this one. The main character is a girl in her twenties. This narrator sounded much older. The ending suggests this is a series, but I won't be buying book two.

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,401

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

What did you love best about If You Find Me?

The characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of If You Find Me?

The ending. I won't elaborate. No spoilers.

What about Tai Sammons’s performance did you like?

She captured how one would expect the speech of someone raised in such a way to talk. Great job.

Any additional comments?

This is not an action packed book, nor a who-done-it, my usual favorite choices. You knew there was a mystery about something that had happened in the past, and it wasn't hard to figure out what that was. However, the story is so well told from the girl's perspective, that didn't matter. I recommend.