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  • The Mackenzie Dossier

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Steve Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Across the bottom of the screen the ticker tape announced in large black letters 'Governor Reynolds Murdered'. Apparently his body had been discovered earlier that morning, lying in his garage. He had been shot twice. One shot to the upper chest, the other hitting his shoulder. 'Police believe that the weapon used was a 38 revolver,' the reporter said. Kendall froze. Anthony Shaw had also been killed by a 38 calibre bullet. Kendall was not quite sure of what it all meant. What connection was there between Anthony Shaw, and the State Governor, and the business mogul, Ian Duncan. And what about Senator Mackenzie? Where did he fit in? And who or what was Latimer?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Swing and miss.

  • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Wow, the villain was easy to hate! The twists and turns kept me guessing. I would read more from this author.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Before He Feels

  • A Mackenzie White Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Blake Pierce
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In Before He Feels, FBI Special Agent Mackenzie White is stunned to be assigned a case with victims matching no profile she has ever seen: Shockingly, all of the victims are blind. Does this mean that the killer himself is blind, too? Plunged into the subculture of the blind, Mackenzie struggles to understand, finding herself out of her element as she crisscrosses the state, racing from group homes to private houses, interviewing caretakers, librarians, experts, and psychologists. And yet, despite the best minds in the country, Mackenzie seems unable to prevent the killings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing

  • By MELODY on 04-25-18

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Just when I thought I knew who the killer was, something else was revealed. It kept me listening and wanting more details. Great ending.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Deadline

  • Jack McMorrow Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Gerry Boyle
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Meet Jack McMorrow, a hard-hitting crime reporter for the New York Times, now living in the backwoods of Maine, near the paper plant in Rumford. Jack's there to run the local paper, but when a unpopular photographer is found drowned in a nearby canal, Jack gets drawn into a complicated game that has kept members of the town silenced and in fear for their lives. Maine may be the place where life is as it should be, but McMorrow finds out staying alive may be harder than he thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small town journalism

  • By Darc on 02-04-18

Love the ending

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

The story started a little slow, but kept me interested until things picked up and it kept me guessing. I didn’t expect the ending- interesting surprise. The narrator did a nice job telling the story.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery

  • By: J. L. Doucette
  • Narrated by: Morgan Laure, Dave Trosko
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Psychologist and police consultant, Dr. Pepper Hunt, relocates to Wyoming after her husband is murdered. When her new patient disappears after a therapy session, she joins the investigation. As she follows the trail of her patient's obsession to dangerous places, she must face her own haunted past or risk becoming the next victim in this gripping novel of psychological suspense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological mystery.

  • By Amanda on 12-04-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This is the first book from this author that I’ve listened to and I’m interested to listening to more. The storyline kept me guessing through most of the book with a big aha moment towards the end. The narrators did a great job. Their performances were very natural and believable.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Smugglers & Scones

  • Moorehaven Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Morgan C. Talbot
  • Narrated by: Amina Cee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast's quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local's life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest's Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Small-Town Cozy with a Literary Twist

  • By Megan P. on 11-07-17

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

I liked the book very much. The storyline kept me guessing and changing my mind on the killer. I think that the narrator did a good job but I didn’t rate 5 stars because I felt that her voice was just too young for the character.
I would read another book by this author.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Tastes Like Murder

  • Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Sally Muccio's had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there's no warning when her ex-husband's mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it's a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where's My Fortune Cookie?

  • By Betababe on 01-17-18

Easy listen

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

I enjoyed the book. The storyline was good. It kept me guessing. The narrator did a good job. Her performance was natural and believable. I will read/listen to another book by Bruns or narrator by Richter.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • A Fine Year for Murder

  • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect...except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Murder Mystery!

  • By Jan M on 07-20-17

Loved the twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

This is the second book I’ve listened to by Carr. I liked the first book but think I enjoyed this one more. The plot twists kept me wondering and I feel like we got to know more of the characters in this book. The narrator did a good job. His performance was pretty smooth and natural.

  • Unpredictable Webs

  • By: Darlene Quinn
  • Narrated by: Karin Allers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

About to turn sixteen, Marnie Taylor is rebellious - fighting often with her mother, Ashleigh - and jealous of her more even-tempered and popular twin sister, Callie. Lonely, Marnie finds a compassionate listener in Brad, whom she meets online. Spinning a web of lies to throw her parents off, Marnie arranges an in-person meet-up with Brad. But she realizes too late that she has been targeted in a sinister scheme for ransom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow moving

  • By MELODY on 10-20-17

A little slow moving

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

The story line progressed a little slow for me, but once it got going it was okay. I have to say, though, that I did not like the narrator's performance. Her voices were too fake and sounded forced.
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  • Rage

  • By: Kimberly A. Bettes
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Brian Boozer is a good kid in a bad situation. At 13, he's already endured the pain of losing his father and the agony of living with a step-father who hates and abuses him. At school, Brian suffers even more torment, delivered by bullies who seem to enjoy making his life miserable. The only bright spot in Brian's life is Carly, the girl on whom he's had a crush for years. As his relationship with her evolves, so do the problems at home and the confrontations at school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-31-17

Heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

It was hard to hear some of the things that he endured. I do think that the story could have still been impactful without all of the gruesome details but I couldn't stop listening. It's hard to imagine that someone would put up with everything that he did for so long. The narrator did a great job telling the story and assuming the voices of the characters.
I was provided the title for free for an unbiased review.

  • A Mind to Kill

  • A gripping psychological thriller packed with suspense
  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

When Rebecca's childhood abuser escapes justice, it sets her on a path to revenge. Revenge on any man who preys on the innocent. A gripping, audiobook psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Psychological Thriller!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-14-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

I didn't expect the Rebecca to be as sadistic as she was and I found myself liking the unlikable Detective Gravel.
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