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  • The Couple Next Door

  • A Novel
  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,698

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plot twist overload

  • By RueRue on 10-12-16

The couple next door

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-16

Not great. Good narraration, story was drawn out and ending was predictable. There were a few twists but nothing exciting.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,286

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Behind closed doors

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Behind closed doors was a great listen! I listened in 2 sittings. Highly recommend this fast paced psychological thriller.

  • Dead Lies

  • By: Cybele Loening
  • Narrated by: Keely J. Wolter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Former NYPD cop Anna Valentine just landed her first homicide case - the grisly double murder of a wealthy young couple. But it couldn't have come at a worse time. Recovering from recent personal tragedies, the young police officer just moved with her traumatized child to the suburbs where she hoped to pursue a quiet life and heal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Sucks

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-15

Very easy read/listen.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Lies?

There were quite a few twists.

What about Keely J. Wolter’s performance did you like?

She read very well. Voices weren't unrealistic.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is not the most suspenseful book, however it was a great listen. There were predictable parts but they weren't unpleasant or drawn out. It was a surprisingly good listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Final Jeopardy

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

Alex Cooper awakens one morning to news of her own brutal murder. Soon, Manhattan's top sex-crimes prosecutor discovers that the actual victim is film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex's private retreat. Now it is up to Alex to find the killer before another victim surfaces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm confused by the several bad narrator comments.

  • By Maggie May on 08-14-13

Like the story and Alex Cooper. The narrator has great voices but chews gum constantly

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

The narrator is very good however she chews gum constantly! It is very distracting. I would listen to the series in its entirety.... But as it is I can only take the narrator in small doses.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,421

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scalzi Locks In Another Winner

  • By Bruce Derflinger on 09-22-14

interesting story line. Atrocious writing

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the author didn't write like this..... " "I laughed" Paul said. Oh funny she said. " did you look?" She asked. It was distracting to the point I returned the book.

If you’ve listened to books by John Scalzi before, how does this one compare?

No I haven't.

How could the performance have been better?

I'm not sure besides maybe abridged?

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)?

"He said" she did a great job with the voices! There was no reason for the he said crap

Any additional comments?

Don't do it.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Unseen

  • Will Trent, Book 7
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505

Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will Trent is back!

  • By Jackie on 07-08-13

love all of her books.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What made the experience of listening to Unseen the most enjoyable?

The story, repeat characters and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

Best would be will Trent.

Have you listened to any of Kathleen Early’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and she's great.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Murder, loss, and eventually love.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend both the series written by Karin Slaughter. Entertaining and definitely catches your attention and interest.

  • The Cutting Room

  • By: Jilliane Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Detective Manny Alvarez knows the body of a murdered Florida student is only the beginning - his investigation soon reveals a terrifying trend in nightclub abductions. Hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi works the case, too, hoping it will be the one that makes her career. It will - but for all the wrong reasons. Their only lead, notorious serial killer William Bantling, claims they are looking for more than one murderer. However, in exchange for the truth, he wants off death row.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre story with a really bad narrator!

  • By Wayne on 03-20-16

omg the narrator is horrible!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What disappointed you about The Cutting Room?

The narrarator. I.couldn't finish the book. That's how bad it was.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jilliane Hoffman again?

Yes I've liked her other book. This narrarator just ruined the story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

ANYONE

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I dunno I couldn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

Please redo this book, read by someone else

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No One Needs to Know

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in - only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is O'Brien's best yet!

  • By shelley on 08-01-15

a little slow but kept my interest.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What made the experience of listening to No One Needs to Know the most enjoyable?

The characters were well developed. I wanted to know what was going on.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A surprise but not outlandish.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Yen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but he is a very good narrator and will definitely listen again.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

As a mother the story of the children was moving and terrifying as well as the dark desolate roads.

  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely incredible in the true sense of the word

  • By Bill Graham on 09-04-15

great book.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What made the experience of listening to Friction the most enjoyable?

The story was well written and fast paced. The narrator was great

What was one of the most memorable moments of Friction?

The back and forth between the detective and the main character was frustrating but Nina good way.

What about Stephen Lang’s performance did you like?

He did a great job with voices and was entertaining.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Small town drama

Any additional comments?

Would listen to anything by sandra brown as well as thiscnarrarator again.