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  • The Echo Killing

  • A Mystery
  • By: Christi Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

A city of antebellum architecture, picturesque parks, and cobblestone streets, Savannah moves at a graceful pace. But for Harper McClain, the timeless beauty and culture that distinguishes her home’s Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Not even finding her mother brutally murdered in their home when she was 12 has made her love Savannah any less. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Great Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I wasn’t sure about this one after I bought it. But I immediately loved the narrator’s voice. So I gave it a chance. So glad I did! I have sat in my car longer than necessary several times to keep listen. I finally had to pull out ear buds to finish it. The story is incredibly well written. Honestly the only thing I wasn’t happy with is the ending. I only hope this means another book is coming out to continue the story.

  • Grim Beginnings

  • An Aisling Grimlock Mystery, Books 1-3
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 28 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Aisling Grimlock never thought she'd join the family business. In fact, she was dead set against it. When an economic downturn causes her to lose her job, she's forced to go to desperate measures to earn a living. Aisling comes from a big family of grim reapers - no, that's right. She's the youngest of five siblings - and the only girl - and the testosterone is going to hit the fan when the Grimlocks try to teach Aisling the ropes and keep her safe at the same time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really, just don't bother

  • By Judy on 11-17-17

Fun to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I wasn’t sure in the beginning if I’d like the narrator. But I was pleasantly surprised! I laughed several times during the three different books. One of the things I enjoy most about the author is how she expresses surprise or anger without really swearing. My favorite expression is “crap on toast”!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Impressions

  • Marnie Baranuik Files Series, Book 3
  • By: A.J. Aalto
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

When an FBI Internal Affairs investigation lands the Preternatural Crimes Unit in a bureaucratic spank-fest, it feels like the perfect time for Marnie Baranuik to skip town and lend her expertise to a bear-sized Canadian cop who doesn't want her help with his case, his love life, or his car stereo. Back in her childhood stomping grounds, Marnie leaps into action, facing an exorcist in skinny jeans, a slap-happy specter, and an old friend up to new tricks. Are ghosts behind a string of unusual deaths?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MORE PLEASE

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-18

Exactly what I’d hoped for

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I’ve read the series and loved it! But I’d kept looking for an audible version. Amy McFadden captured the attitude and the personality of Marnie so perfectly, it was amazing. I hope she does the remaining books in the series!!!

  • Charms & Witchdemeanors

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 8
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Tillie Winchester's past is about to come back to haunt her, and what she sees as fun and games someone else sees as a recipe for murder. When a local woman is poisoned at Hemlock Cove's senior center, Aunt Tillie is the prime suspect. Bay, Thistle and Clove don't believe their great-aunt is guilty - although Thistle is fine if the police want to haul her away for a long weekend. Everyone in town is suspicious, but things spiral out of control when FBI Agent Landon Michaels' boss believes he can't be objective where his girlfriend's family is concerned and sends another agent to lead the investigation. The new agent is gung-ho, headstrong, and making witchy enemies at every turn. When the investigation turns to the past instead of the present, Aunt Tillie refuses to talk and a long held Hemlock Cove secret risks being exposed. Bodies start piling up as old grudges overlap with new clues and the Winchesters are caught in the crossfire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why?!

  • By Christen Quintero on 11-05-17

HORRIBLE NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I’ve been a member for several years. In that time I’ve had occasion to not be too impressed with a narrator here and there. But I’ve never returned a book until now. This narrator has ruined the book for me. I was ok with the different narrators for the Mid West Shorts, but this one is horrible. She makes Thistle sounds like a man, Clove like an airhead, the guys like morons and Bay like a whiner. It’s awful! I made it through two hours before I couldn’t take it anymore. Don’t waste your money or credits on the rest of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Close My Eyes

  • By: Sophie McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

It's been eight grief-filled years since Geniver Loxley lost her daughter, Beth. Once a writer, Gen has settled into a life of half-hearted teaching while her husband, Art, makes his name and their fortune - and pressures her into yet another round of IVF. For Gen, battle-scared from years of failed attempts to get pregnant with a second baby, this feels like a cruel attempt to replace Beth. Life without her child is inconceivable, unbearable - but still it goes on. And then a woman arrives on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that her daughter was not stillborn, but was spirited away as a healthy child....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Foy on 08-06-15

Slow starting

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

In the beginning of the story, the main character got on my nerves with her non stop questioning of herself. The narrator did a fairly good job of switching pitches to indicate different characters. I forced myself to get more than two hours in which was good because I finally had my attention grabbed and from that point on enjoyed the story.

  • Fatal Burn

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Someone is trying to kill Shannon Flannery, but the police don't believe her. Only Travis Settler, a former Special Forces agent, is inclined to help. He's certain that Shannon's shady past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, whose connection to Shannon has nightmarish implications.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • As if a father with a missing daughter...

  • By reviews on 06-19-07

Love Lisa Jackson......BUT.......

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I have never found a Jackson book that I haven't loved. This one is no exception.....the characters and plot is engaging from the get go. But that is only if you read the book, not listen. I forced myself to listen to the entire book but it was hard. That narrator is absolutely horrible at characters, especially women. I've no doubt he is amazing reading with male characters, although trying to do several different voices seem to be tough and they aren't consistent throughout the story here. Overall I love the book, but I think I'll stick to the hard copy from now on

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Freeze

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her-an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. While Jenna’s already shaken up by what she’s seen on paper, she’d be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It’s a shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • this was a three star book to me,

  • By Heather on 05-06-10

Another awesome book

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

I was still guessing right up to the end on who the villain was. The narration was ok, but she definitely struggled with male voices and young voices. Still, I'd listen to her again and as always I'd definitely read more Lisa Jackson!

  • Ink and Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Molly Pope
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

For as long as she can remember, 20-year-old Finley Montgomery has been able to see into the future. She dreams about events before they occur and sees beyond the physical world, unconsciously using her power to make supernatural things happen. But Finley can't control these powers - and there's only one person who can help. So Finley moves to The Hollows, a small town in upstate New York where her grandmother lives, a renowned seer who can finally teach Finley how to use her gift.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Hollows Does More Than Whisper

  • By motoJill on 06-10-16

New Narrator......

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

The actual story was awesome....really enjoyed the development of each character and the twists. The narrator was very difficult to listen to....very flat and her attempts to change voices for characters was a dismal failure. I listened to the entire book because I wanted to hear the story but almost couldn't.....I'll know for the future what to read on Kindle instead

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where They Found Her

  • A Novel
  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Lauren Fortgang, Rachel F. Hirsch, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,346

At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town's prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, twist filled novel

  • By Chad G. on 04-18-15

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

I found this story to be awesome. Surprising twists at the end. Really enjoyed the narrator's ability to make the characters sounds separate and distinct.....made the story even better. Will definitely look for more with this narrator

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

Riveting!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

This author and narrator were both firsts for me. I took a chance and am very glad I did. I adore stories like this one and I found this narrator amazing. Her voice brought the story and characters to life......will definitely be on the look out for more books read by her