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  • The Heavens May Fall

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,141

Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2017 Audie Nominee

  • By Bob on 02-20-17

A Nail Biter-Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Hooks the listener from the very beginning and holds you until the end. Great twists and a surprise ending.

  • The Tourist

  • A Novel
  • By: Olen Steinhauer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

In the vein of John le Carré and Graham Greene, this contemporary international thriller follows Milo Weaver as he is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. Once the CIA and Homeland Security are after him, the only way for him to survive is to return, headfirst, into Tourism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Derek on 04-13-09

Intriguing with the Twists of a great spy novel

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Love the characters. The story with all the twists and turns kept this reader's attention through the end.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,807

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Enthralling story

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Loved this book. The suspense, the characters, the writing all worked to a strong finish. This is the first I've read by this author, but won't be my last. Highly recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,447

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

A difficult story but worth the time

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

The narrator was great. Beck made the listener feel every emotion. The history came alive, sometimes too closely, too vividly. Parts were slow and repetitive, some painful to hear, but kept my attention overall. I learned more about World War II, the South in the 40s than from any textbook.

  • The Sleep Tight Motel

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 524

Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The reading is flat, dull, and awful

  • By Chynna Blue on 10-01-18

Terrific listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Loved it. suspenseful, impossible to put down. Lisa Unger is at the top of her game. Highly recommended.

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,833

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

A wild ride.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Not what I expected. I loved it
and couldn't put it down. Highly recommended. A thriller.

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,198

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Full of twists and turns, the story held my interest all the way. Highly recommended.

  • Some Danger Involved

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,738

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever writing!

  • By Kathi on 01-13-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

A wonderful experience. The writing, the story, the setting, and narration went beyond expectation. Highly recommended.

  • Catch Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,971

Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now she’s the last of her friends alive, and she’s counting down the final four days of her life until January 21st. Charlene doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting, and running. She also wants Boston’s top homicide detective, D. D. Warren, to handle the investigation. But as D. D. delves deeper into the case, she starts to question the woman’s story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Catch this great thriller

  • By Jennifer on 04-17-12

Suspenseful from first page to last

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What made the experience of listening to Catch Me the most enjoyable?

The narration was pitch perfect. Kirsten Potter portrayed the characters realistically. I had no problem distinguishing the different voices.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story catches the reader immediately with the question. Who was this girl? What's going to happen to her? The story is told from the viewpoint of a young woman whose best friends have been murdered on the twenty-first of January one year apart, and the cop she approaches to catch her killer because she believes she will be next. The suspense builds and you can't stop listening until the explosive ending.

What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

Kirsten has the listener completely involved in the story. She brings the characters alive.

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

I cared about the characters and became involved in the building tension. The ending was satisfying and answered the questions that the first chapter asked.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book.