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  • The Last Move

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she's the final victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Burton consistently writes winners!

  • By shelley on 09-21-17

Good Story and narration

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This was a good serial killer mystery. I enjoyed it. There were some twists and turns that kept you guessing. I liked Kate and Mazur they made a good detective team. I really enjoyed Kate's personality and character. She was different, in a good way.

The story line and plot was good. There is a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book. This book definitely kept my attention and was entertaining.

As for the narration, I was good. Teri Schnaubelt did a good enough job on the male voices. She had a nice reading voice.

I got this as a free read free listen with my KU subscription, totally worth it.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,584

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the reviews that claim it's confusing...

  • By Claudia H on 01-12-18

WOW, GREAT STORY AND NARRATION!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

This was a great story. I really enjoyed it. I loved Vanessa. There was a section between part 1 and 2 where I got a little confused and went back to re-read/listen and I was no longer confused.

This story was very good. I enjoyed every bit of it. There were surprises, with twists and turns that had me guessing.

I don't want to give any spoilers away and will let the books description stand on its own.

I totally recommend this book!

As for the narration. It was superb! I am a big fan of Julia Whelan a/k/a Sophie Eastlake. She does such an amazing job on the male voices and everyone gets their own distinct voice. She has a fantastic reading voice and reads with emotion. Excellent narration!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 10,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,414

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

This was an interesting read/listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

So, I didn't hate this book and I didn't love this book. I totally kept my attention though. Even though there were times it was slow it was still interesting.

It was written in the first person and I would have enjoyed it more had it not been. There was a whole lot of inner thoughts constantly going on that were not necessary. There was a lot of descriptive actions that were unnecessary too. For example: "I went into the bathroom to clean my teeth, my hair can wait but my mouth cant" "I leaned over to turn on the lamp" things like that, just filled up the pages and not at all relevant, other than to make the book a whole lot longer than it needed to be.

I did enjoy the agoraphobia disease, it is a real thing and does not really get that much attention. I liked the support group website she visited, and I thought that could have been explored a little bit more.

There were many twists and turns that had me guessing and then guessing again. LOL that is a good thing. I liked Anna's character and felt really bad for her.

I waited quite a while for this to go on sale due to all the hype, but decided to cave and bought the kindle version and the added the whispersync. I wish I would have waited for a sale. It wasn't worth the 13.99 for the kindle and an additional 12.99 for the audible. Oh well. So for anyone waiting on this book to go on sale. Wait for it. It is worth a credit though.

As for the narration, I thought it was great. I enjoyed Ann Marie Lee's narration. I think she did a great job on all the voices. She had a nice reading voice and it didn't grate on my nerves.


All in all it was a good book, not great or amazing, just good.

  • The God's Eye View

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,525

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well....It's okay. I guess.

  • By Mary on 02-04-16

Good Story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I enjoyed this story and the author narration. He is a great narrator. The concept, story line and plot was good. The character development was great too. I really liked Evelyn and even though he was kind of a bad guy, I liked Manus. Her deaf child and Manus communicating was great. There are a couple of sex scenes that were nicely written, not rated G and not erotica either. I don't want to give away spoilers so I won't and will let the books description stand on it's own.

I really enjoy Barry Eisler's stories, especially Livia Lone. Can't wait for book 3 in that series to come out. If you haven't read that series I highly recommend it.

I am going to start the John Rain series soon.

As for the narration, Barry Eisler does a great job on the female voices and everyone has their own distinct voice. He has a very nice reading voice too.

  • Gone to Dust

  • By: Matt Goldman
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,506

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence? Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Above Average

  • By wisconsinclark on 11-06-17

Pretty Good story and narration.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This story was pretty good. I liked the characters and the character development. I did think the end was a bit rushed and the conclusion of the case was kind of strange. There was no inclination of how Nils figured out who did it. He just knew.

The story line was good, the investigation skills of Nils was good. Like I said it was just the conclusion that was off to me. There is a lot of dialogue throughout and some funny lines from Nils. Even though this was written in the first person it wasn't full of stupid internal thought dialogue, probably because it was written by a man LOL.

As for the narration, it was good. I liked MacLeod Andrews. He did a good job on the female voices and has a nice reading voice.

  • Save Me

  • By: Tiffany Snow
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Computer genius China Mack may be the former head of Vigilance, the government’s clandestine spy program, but she can still be knocked off balance. And two back-to-back personal blows have thrown her into a tailspin. While her relationship with tech billionaire Jackson Cooper is on the rocks, China is testing the boundaries of what she feels for man-of-mystery Clark Slattery. But when China learns that her mother’s death sixteen years ago wasn’t an accident, she can’t rest until she knows the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite of the series but still good.

  • By Tracy T on 05-01-18

Not my favorite of the series but still good.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

So this was my least favorite of the series and there were a couple of things I didn't like. But hey, cant please everyone all the time.

I really do like China's character and quirkiness. I am not a fan of love triangle's so I am glad that is over with. I liked both Jackson and Clark. They are both strong male characters.

The story line and plot was good. Interesting that we got to know about her mother and father in this book. There is a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book. There is a couple sex scene's nicely written, not rated G but not erotica either. Definitely a lot more story than sex YAY! I like sex in the book just not overwhelming amounts that it no longer becomes a story.

As for the narration it was good. She does a good job on the male voices. I do think she could mature China's voice a little bit more.

I would love to read a new series and be a "Clark" book and have China show up as a secondary character. Just a thought if you know what I mean. LOL

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Quite Crazy

  • Not Quite, Book 6
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

No one drives in New York City. Everyone knows that, including California transplant Rachel Price. But that doesn't stop her from driving into the city. From Connecticut. Every single morning. Rain or shine...or snow. When she runs the charismatic and good-looking Jason Fairchild off the road, their immediate spark is met with bad timing. There is also one tiny little detail: Jason is her boss. And a woman as intelligent and dedicated to her career as Rachel knows not to date her boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read and listen.

  • By Tracy T on 05-01-18

Very enjoyable read and listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I really liked this book. It had strong characters and a good story line and plot. I liked Rachel a lot, she was strong and smart female lead character, not whiny and wimpy. I really liked the relationship she had with Owen. I also liked Owen and was glad he wasn't a smart aleck bratty teenager.

The story line and plot was good. The one thing that did bug me was the custody hearing attorney. Seriously, Jason Fairchild owned an airplane company is filthy rich and could have retained the appropriate family law attorney, but instead used his corporate attorney who had no family law experience. Anyway, this is fiction so I dealt with it.

The romance story was good, the chemistry was good and there was a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book. There was one nicely written sex scene. The end did get a tiny bit cheesy, but all in all it was one of the better contemporary romance books written these days.

Most contemporary romance books these days are sex and sex and sex and a little story that contains the male lead character being super arrogant but not good enough for the girl because of some stupid deep rooted past experience nonsense. And the dialogue is usually really stupid. So I am very glad that Catherine Bybee does NOT write like that. Thank you Catherine Bybee.

As for the narration, I like Amy McFadden she does a great job and I like her reading voice. the men sound like men and she reads with emotion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness & Shadows

  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

The only woman Patrick Bannister ever loved has died...again. Struggling professionally and reeling from the psychological wounds left by a horribly abusive mother, Patrick is driven over the edge by a news report. A wealthy socialite couple has been murdered, and while the wife’s name isn’t familiar, her face certainly is. It’s his first and only love, Marybeth, the woman who he lost to a horrific fire years ago. Is he losing his mind? Patrick’s obsession to find the truth sends him scouring records and documents that lead him to a shocking discovery....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By CathyR on 11-18-13

Author Ruined Main Character! UGH

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Wow, I was glad to finish this book. The author really ruined Patrick's character by making him a whiny crybaby. WHY?????????????????

The story itself had potential, but seriously, the women in this book had more backbone and character than Patrick did.

I'm sorry but I am done with this author and this series if anymore books come out.

As for the narration, it was fine, Luke Daniels cried and whined for Patrick's character on queue as the author wrote it.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,454
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,404

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Fascinating look into James Comey’s life & service

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

What a great story and listen. I truly believe James Comey does hold a higher loyalty to his country, the FBI, the law, himself and people. This book is so much more about his life lessons, experience and duty and less about Trump. It felt honest and genuine.

What a fascinating man. I had respect for him prior to this book, now my respect has multiplied. Hard decisions are just that, hard. which can make a person a great leader, if you do have high standards and loyalty, which Comey does.

He didn’t deserve to be fired, especially in the fashion it happened.

The comparison to the current administration and the mob is actually eye opening, and on point.

I highly recommend you read or listen to this book.

As for the narration, it was great. I’m glad he narrated his own book. He has a nice voice.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Better World

  • The Brilliance Saga, Book 2
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the reviews I've read would suggest

  • By Andrew Pollack on 05-02-15

This book was all over the place.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Wow I am glad this book is over, it was all over the place and did not flow very well at all until the last 25%.

I am over this Saga. I don't really care for the writing style at all. None of it is cohesive and is reads very confusing. The story line and plot was kind of stupid. Since this book was so out of whack I can hardly leave a review.

I can' t recommend this book at all. Sorry

As for the narration, Luke Daniels does a great job reading and with the female voices. He has a nice reading voice and reads with emotion. No issues with the Narration.