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Valerie J. Dumond

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  • Unseen

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Madison Avery is a young woman with a huge problem. From her penthouse apartment, she witnessed a murder in the building across the street, but by the time the police arrived, the crime scene had been wiped clean. Unfortunately Madison suffers from prosopagnosia - face blindness - so even though she had a clear view of the murder, she can't describe the victim or the killer. With no forensic evidence that a crime was committed and no description of the victim to match to a body, the police have no choice but to close the file.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shaye Archer is back!!

  • By shelley on 02-27-18

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Love this series! This book had an unexpected twist, the inability to recognize faces, something I didn't know existed. I can't wait until the next book come out!! I love the author and the narrator!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked

  • Shaye Archer Series, Book 4
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

College student Tara Chatry is certain something bad has happened to her best friend Ethan Campbell. The smart, geeky student has disappeared, and when Tara tries to get the police involved, they dismiss her concerns, convinced Ethan is just another college student off on a bender. Shaye Archer hasn't even been back in New Orleans for a full day when Tara knocks on her door, asking for help. Shaye isn't prepared to jump back into her old job, but knows if she doesn't help Tara, no one else will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solve the clue and save yourself!

  • By shelley on 12-03-17

Another hit!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I am so glad that I found this author. Her stories are so good and the narrator is fantastic!! Each book in this series Just gets better and better!! One of the best series I've come across!

  • Bring Me Flowers

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 2
  • By: D.K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Julia Vita
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery. With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town...until a second local girl is discovered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruins this one!

  • By bele88 on 03-06-18

Great story. Awful narration!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I really enjoyed this book but the narrator was totally wrong and distracting. Not sure why there was a change in narrator from book 1, but I really hope she doesn't narrate the next book, as I will really have to consider wanting to listen to her again. That being said, this was a good mystery.

  • She Can Hide

  • She Can, Book 4
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

Abby Foster just wants a quiet, normal life. The high school teacher left everything about her past behind when she moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania, but only three years after surviving a brutal attack, Abby awakes in an icy river, facing death once again. This time, though, she doesn't have to face it alone - if she can manage to trust the sexy cop who just risked his life to save her. Officer Ethan Hale's gut tells him there's more to Abby’s "accident" than meets the eye....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery or romance novel?

  • By Wayne on 03-15-16

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I really liked this book! I loved the characters and story line. It had twists and turns and the ending was full of total surprises!!

  • Beneath This Mask

  • The Beneath Series, Book 1
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541

He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away. I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET ROMANCE BUT THERE'S A SECRET PAST TO REVEAL

  • By CAROLYN on 07-13-15

Oh, be still my heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I loved this book! What a wonderful romance! I loved all the characters and the story! Made my heart happy! I don't usually listen to romances, as my taste is suspense/thrillers, but decided to give my brain a vacation from murder and mayhem, and am so glad I chose this author! I plan on listening to more from the series!!! Excellent!!

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,396

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Excellent story and excellent narration. This story had twists and turns. The characters where well written and the ending was a surprise. This was the first I've listened to this author but hopefully not the last. I listened to the whole story in one day!

  • Disturbed

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

On Halloween night five years ago, Chelsea Dutton's college roommates were viciously stabbed to death, and Chelsea was critically injured. She was found hiding in her apartment's bathtub, barely clinging to life. With only fragments of shattered memory, she's been trying her best to move past the nightmares ever since. Now in Boston, she lives a somewhat reclusive life, working from home as a medical transcriptionist and bingeing on mindless television shows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foster families BEWARE!

  • By shelley on 11-09-17

Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

I really wanted to like this book. T he description was that of a psychological thriller....so why would they cast a narrator thAt sounds like a 15 year old high school girl? It was totally distracting...and her male voices were comical. I tried to skip ahead but that didn't help. I would recommend you listen to the sample before purchasing. Perhaps it would be better to read this book....but I'm going to skip it.

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turning tables on her husband the serial killer ...

  • By shelley on 12-12-17

Awesome conclusion to still house lake!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Loved this book! If you liked still house lake, this one is even better. There were times I was "talking" to the book, saying, "oh, don't you do that"....especially to Connor, and there were times I shed some tears. It was awesome! My ONLY problem.........******* Maybe a bit of a spoiler alert....so don't read this until you finish the book**********************i thought the ending was way too "Pollyanna-ish".....and way way way too soon, as the epilogue is only a month after the book's climax, and after everything that has happened, I don't think everything would be quite as happy....but it did secure the ending and the characters future, so I was glad of that. I think anyone who has finished the book will understand what I'm trying to say here. I hope the author will write more books like this! Highly recommend!!!!

  • Don't Tell a Soul

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 1
  • By: D. K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Alison Farina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene. Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other. Both were strangers to the town, but there's nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one's talking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sooo good

  • By ginger anderson on 11-16-17

Very good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Really enjoyed this book. It was my first by this author, and I hope there will be more to follow. Great story line and great character development. Well worth the credit!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By Vlad E. on 04-21-18

Gave me goosebumps

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I love all of T.R. Reagan's books. If you like creepy psychological thrillers, then this author is for you. Her books literally give me goosebumps ! Her characters are well developed and the story lines are intense. My ONLY complaint is the narrator. I find her voice to be very robotic.. like each syllable is clipped, but it doesn't change the fact that I love the stories the author weaves. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new series.