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brenda schleuning

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  • Candles and Roses

  • A Serial Killer Thriller
  • By: Alex Walters
  • Narrated by: David McCann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

DI Alec McKay is a man haunted by the loss of his daughter. As he obsesses over a missing person case that is going nowhere, McKay's investigation is interrupted when bodies start appearing on the Scottish Black Isle. Soon McKay and his team start to identify a disturbing pattern behind the killings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Na

  • By brenda schleuning on 04-16-18

Na

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

The story was good but the narrator was not he repeated himself quite a bit

  • His Grandmother's Memory

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Gordon Haber
  • Narrated by: Daniel A. Guttenberg
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Edward lives the good life in Brooklyn. Until he's haunted by a strange legacy - the memory of his deceased grandmother. It seems that Grandma has some unfinished business in this world. To get his grandmother out of his head, Edward journeys to Poland, where he wrestles with his family's complicated past. This is a story of possession, in both senses of the word - a Jewish ghost story told with humor, tenderness, and insight.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Na

  • By brenda schleuning on 01-28-18

Na

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

The book was very short the narrator was terrible I returned the book I do not recommend it to anyone

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy crap, wow.

  • By Ran on 04-22-14

Na

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Not as good as I thought it would be .there were a lot of nasty speech

  • Cold

  • A Joe Tiplady Thriller, Book 1
  • By: John Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 132

In the feeble light of a London winter, Joe Tiplady walks his dog in the snow. He is not alone. Two men are tracking him, as is a woman with wolf eyes. Soon Joe will find himself caught in a storm of violence and retribution that he does not yet understand. Around the world, a chain of events is in motion that will make Joe a priceless target. A retired Soviet general hunts for his missing daughter after a series of brutal murders. A ruthless assassin loses something so precious he will do anything to get it back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it.

  • By Lindyks3 on 07-06-16

Bad

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

This book was not good at all I listened to the first 6 chapters an marked as finished couldn't finish it

  • Area 51

  • By: Bob Mayer, Robert Doherty
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 877

Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51. The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The president doesn't know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 10 hours of setup for a sequel

  • By William on 07-30-12

Dull

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

It was dull seemed liked it was dragged out with little action didn't finish story

  • Remorseless

  • Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1
  • By: Will Patching
  • Narrated by: Will Patching
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Peter Leech is a cunning, devious killer, brutalized by half a lifetime in prison for the vicious murder of his parents. Now he's up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out. He's driven by obsessive lust for Judy Finch, a beautiful parole officer who spurned his advances, and his thirst for revenge on those he blames for his conviction. His nemesis, Doc Powers, the forensic psychiatrist who assessed his mental health for trial, is now on the panel reviewing Leech's parole application. But Doc fears for his own sanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deep, dark look inside the minds of killers...

  • By Brian on 01-13-16

Na

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

The story is good but the narration is terrible he needs to stick to writing an leave the narrating to someone else

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunted Hotel

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull

  • By brenda schleuning on 09-24-16

Dull

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

This book did not keep my interest at all very dull the narrator did not do a good reading words were to flat no life behind them

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Such Thing As Werewolves

  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Canines Rule

  • By Tango on 02-15-15

Maybe

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Not exactly what I had expected i as a werewolf story but it was pretty good

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

N/a

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

Over all very good but The narrator did not have Roberto voice down very well could have been done better to sound more like a man

  • Blue Dahlia

  • In the Garden, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964

Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By bluebelle on 10-31-12

Na

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I really injoy Nora Roberts but this book was a bit of a disappointment I thought it was ghost story and it was more a bout everything else then a bout the ghost

1 of 2 people found this review helpful