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  • Blood Work

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,390

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood work kept my blood rushing

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 01-04-10

Too Gory

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

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Great reader, and Michael Connelly is a good author, but I had trouble making it through the first 1/4 of the book. "The pink spray" that results from the bullet that passes through one's head...... No thanks.

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  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing detective novel

  • By Lucie on 01-03-09

Another great Wilkie Collins Book

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Outstanding use of the English language, read beautifully.

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Outstanding use of the English language, read beautifully.

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping novel, excellent production

  • By David on 01-18-11

Outstanding story and performance

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

Reviewed: 12-07-12

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Since joining Audible, I have used audio books to help me get through my daily fitness commitment on the treadmill and other similar machines. I have listened to many good books by outstanding readers, and am constantly searching for a good mystery/thriller. After recently starting several mystery/thrillers, written by Audible Best Sellers, I had difficulty making it halfway through the book. Is seems that today's writers feel it necessary to include plots involving child molestation, serial killers, dismembering bodies, torture, and the like. Whatever happened to the bank robbery, diamond heist, or singular murder that had a convoluted plot, interesting characters, a little romance, and a clever detective to eventually find the culprit?

This was the case until I happened across The Woman in White. What beautifully crafted story and mystery. In my opinion, Wilkie Collins is comparable to Jane Austen in character development, and in a total command of the English language. I have started and am thoroughly enjoying my second book by Wilkie Collins, Moonstone.

I highly recommend both of these books.