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  • Shut Your Eyes Tight

  • Dave Gurney, Book 2
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if, one day, there wasn’t?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent read

  • By Andi on 08-13-11

Another good one from Verdon.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I love this series and Scott Brick is amazing. I generally don't listen to American narrators because I just don't find them as good as the Brits when it comes to book narration. Brick is an exception to this. These stories lean toward the unbelievable and gory, but they're still entertaining and Gurney is such a fascinating character. The weakest link is always the wife, Madeline. She is unlikable and whiney and seems out of place as the wife of a famous police detective.

  • 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 12,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,358

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

So bad it's unintentionally funny.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I got about 7 hours into this and finally threw in the towel. It is a tedious and confusing read. I am so tired of the older controlling man/pliant younger woman scenario. I had just returned another book that I did not enjoy, so I forced myself to stick with this one. Finally, I just read the spoilers online and skipped to the last chapter. Truly, truly awful and poorly written. Heck, the narrator even sounded bored. For the life of me, I do not understand the great reviews this gets. I guess the people who love this have never read a really good psychological thriller because, people, this is not it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Force of Nature

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 824

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story from Jane Harper

  • By Katherine on 02-16-18

Harper is a gem!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Fell in love with Jane Harper after reading her first book with Aaron Falk. I'm so glad she brought him back because he's really a great protagonist. This is a fascinating character study which examines the often difficult relationships women have, both in the workplace and in their personal lives.

  • Dark Crimes

  • DCI Sophie Allen, Book 1
  • By: Michael Hambling
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

A young woman's body is discovered on a deserted footpath. It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim's mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There's an obvious suspect, but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for warped revenge?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Too Good to be True

  • By Andy C McNiece on 02-28-17

DCI Allen is too perfect to be believable.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

An unrealistic police procedural. Enjoyable but the heroine is too perfect. Perfect life, perfect husband, perfect children, and nothing ever goes wrong. In the end it was just kind of silly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 8,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,899

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

Tour de force from Froggatt.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

What did you love best about Silent Child?

I could not put it down! Kept me guessing until the end.

What other book might you compare Silent Child to and why?

I can't remember having such a visceral reaction to a book before. Really great.

Which character – as performed by Joanne Froggatt – was your favorite?

Emma. But every character was great.

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

Yes! I cried throughout. I could feel Emma's trauma.

  • Think of a Number

  • A Novel
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 808

Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was on it's way to a Five - But it's a good Four!

  • By John on 08-01-12

Great first book. I want more Dave Gurney.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

This started off a little slowly but then really picked up steam. In the end, I couldn't put it down. Really interesting main character in the form of ex-cop Dave Gurney. I hope this is the start of a new series.

  • The Kill Circle

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

When retired senior CIA analyst Rico Perris plunges off a cliff in his vintage Porsche while speeding through the mountains of Colorado late one snowy night, the local sheriff rules it an accident. CIA officials, however, suspect otherwise. Their suspicions are soon heightened after two other former intelligence analysts turn up dead under questionable circumstances. All three victims were once assigned to the same top-secret project: an internal review of the CIA's long-rumored involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Logan Cordell for danger and sarcasm!!

  • By shelley on 11-01-17

Ray Porter can't save lame story.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Another stellar performance from Porter but this is the worst in the series this far. Really lame, predictable plot. Very fluffy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,590

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Good start but peters out.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Even Simon Vance couldn't save this in the end. He might be the best part of the production. Very average in comparison to other books in series. Starts out entertaining but then peters out.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Labored plot and research crushes the story

  • By Mme Alison Strayer on 09-17-17

Penny does it again.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Exquisite, lyrical writing and a wonderfully paced story. Penny topped herself here. And Bathurst is pitch perfect.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,296

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Spectacular! Robotham never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

One of my favorite writers has done it again. Even though I knew the premise of the book, I could not put it down - he is simply that good. I loved everything about it, including the performance.