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  • Sweetheart

  • A Thriller
  • By: Chelsea Cain
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland's Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. This body can't be one of Gretchen's - she's in prison - but after help from reporter Susan Ward uncovers the dead woman's identity, it turns into another big case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing the interest

  • By j.hammett on 10-03-08

Impossible book

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

This author writes a highly overdone imitation hard-ass plot and writing style. Definitely not worth listening to.

  • Finding Sheba

  • An Omar Zagouri Thriller
  • By: H. B. Moore
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

For centuries, historians have speculated that the Queen of Sheba is nothing more than a seductive legend; but when undercover agent Omar Zagouri finds a tomb in a tunnel beneath Jerusalem, he unearths cryptic clues that may lead to the queen's final resting place.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched historical thriller

  • By Kingsley on 04-24-15

Interesting plot

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

This novel has an interesting plot, but the writing is mediocre or worse. It also contains completely impossible incidents. The initial "murder" by cyanide just does not work. Hydrogen cyanide is a gas at room temperature, or below; breathing it is fatal. But the crystals would have to be a salt; most usually potassium cyanide. Potassium cyanide is not volatile. I have worked with it at some times, studying electron transport in chloroplasts. Many other scientists have worked with it, studying electron transport in the mitochondria of animals. Nobody has died because of it.

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second as good as the first!

  • By jaenpop on 05-03-16

Female Supre-Hero

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

This book is an attempt to use the super-sleuth/CIA agent format with a woman instead of a man. Its plot is redolent with cliche scenes and actions, and becomes quite boring.

  • The Crime at Black Dudley

  • An Albert Campion Mystery
  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 336

When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend, he has only one thing on his mind - proposing to Meggie Oliphant. Unfortunately for George, things don't quite go according to plan. A harmless game turns decidedly deadly and suspicions of murder take precedence over matrimony. Trapped in a remote country house with a murderer, George can see no way out. But Albert Campion can.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKE this narrator quite a lot!!!!

  • By Meep on 11-16-13

Campion's Worst

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

This is one of Allingham's worst efforts. The plot is full of unlikely, contrived events and thoughts. The overall effect is totally unbelievable, and also unpleasant.

  • Murder Most Frothy

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 535

Clare Cosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she'll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great coffee based cozy mystery!

  • By Byron on 01-02-14

50-50

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

This book has two parts. One is a reasonably interesting murder mystery. The other half consists of extremely long, tedious, unbelievable garbage about "gourmet coffees". The writing is not of a high literary quality, but not objectionable. If abridged it might well be worth listening to. In its present form it tests one's stamina to keep listening to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Peckham's Marbles

  • By: Peter DeVries
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

If you've never experienced the delightful contemporary humor of Peter DeVries, here's your chance. If you are a fan, then you know just to relax and listen to another of his stories of laughter and human vulnerability.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Literary satire

  • By Andre on 03-24-16

Literary satire

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

A tiresome, impossibly arch, description of a triumphant nitwit claiming to be a literary critic. Spoken too fast, and leaving one feeling nauseous.

  • The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Amy Tan, Joan Chen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, brilliantly presents "storytelling in its oldest and truest form".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Touching Story

  • By Casey on 11-02-06

Chinese women

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

This book is full of long-winded, emotional thoughts. It will appeal to female readers only.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,119

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

'Murder' Mystery?

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

This book's description sounds like an exciting murder mystery. However, after 11 out of the 16 hour total for its reading, no murder has yet been committed; let alone the search for the murderer. Instead, it consists of a very long, tedious, soap opera. It is full of the concerns, antagonisms, agonies and politicking of mothers in a small town in Australia. For people addicted to daytime soaps, it might be a great listen. For others, it's a real bore.

65 of 92 people found this review helpful

  • Undone

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272

In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery - as three people, with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stand between a madman and his next crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!

  • By KM on 08-30-12

Overdone story

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

Reviewed: 10-16-14

This books is written very poorly, and read with unnecessary emphasis. The situations are gross exaggerations of items that might be used in a much better written story. I found it totally disgusting; a waste of time and money.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Rebus: Strip Jack - Saturday Drama, Complete (Dramatised)

  • By: Ian Rankin, Chris Nolan (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Ron Donachie
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Ron Donachie stars in this two-part dramatisation of Ian Rankin's crime thriller set in Edinburgh and the Highlands in 1992. Inspector Rebus is investigating the death of an MP's wife when an Edinburgh man confesses to the murder of two women. Rebus, however, is not convinced. Much to his superior's dismay, Rebus ignores the confession and disappears north to investigate a wild party deep in the Scottish countryside.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Radio drama

  • By Andre on 03-05-14

Radio drama

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

I found it hopeless to listen to this story. It was 'dramatized'; but it was impossible to tell who was speaking, or what was going on, at any one time. The plot might very well be a good one, but I was quite unable to find out what it was or how the detective ("Rebus") was going about his business.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful