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  • Ties That Bind

  • By: Anne Patrick
  • Narrated by: Leonor A Woodworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Jo McDaniels has an unusual gift, a special tool she uses in her job. Jo is an FBI profiler with the ability to sense what victims felt prior to death; not only their emotions, but their pain as well. Sheriff Austin Garrett is willing to try anything to catch the vicious serial killer decapitating victims in his jurisdiction. He's never faced such a monster and is happy to accept FBI help, particularly from this beautiful, sassy agent. Working together, they come closer to the killer with each body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-30-15

Emotional Trainwreck Story Meets Monotone Reader

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

Would you try another book from Anne Patrick and/or Leonor A Woodworth?

Neither. Nope. Not ever.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'll head back to Dee Henderson territory.

Would you be willing to try another one of Leonor A Woodworth’s performances?

Nope.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ties That Bind?

Most of them? I'm quitting part way through because the characters annoy me, the romance is so contrived and fake and distracts from the story... which isn't even very interesting.

Any additional comments?

Ugh. Just ugh. Nothing redeeming in the story line.

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  • Sins of the Past

  • A Romantic Suspense Novella Collection
  • By: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton, Christina Moore, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

In this collection of gripping novellas from the top authors of Christian romantic suspense, sins of the past lead to danger in the present. In Dee Henderson's "Missing", a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins. Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed", introducing listeners to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Fond of Novellas but These 3 Were Good

  • By AnJoMom16 on 07-17-16

One story great, the other two not so much

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Dee Henderson's story is first and it's really good. I enjoyed it a lot. The next two stories were artificial with weak and foolish women as main characters. I found myself regularly annoyed with them. Dani Pettrey's story had a very fake feeling romance and seemed more from the perspective of a young teen. Her writing didn't pull through the story but instead made me wish it would just be over. And it's a short story. Therese Plummer's story lacked clarity. Even after finishing it the pieces don't all fit together. Some of this may be due to the reader not distinguishing flashbacks well, but it lacks connecting information. I was disappointed overall.

  • Traces of Guilt

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois state police detective...mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration! Enjoyed ~ Thoroughly.

  • By GigiD. on 05-11-16

Enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Realistic in some good ways. Glad to see a new series beginning without leaving everything hanging.

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer romance

  • By bebe on 06-04-10

Fun, good plot

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Enjoyable story. Lost my interest a few times, and the female characters were a little flatter that I've seen from Heyer. But I enjoyed it and the performance was excellent.

  • To Protect & Serve, Volume 1

  • By: Staci Stallings
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Houston firefighter Jeff Taylor is a fireman's fireman. He's not afraid of anything, and no situation is too dangerous to keep him on the sideline if lives are at stake. Lisa Matheson runs a semi-successful ad agency that's on the brink of falling apart. Her employees are incompetent and her schedule has become exhausting. When she takes on a client with a brilliant idea for a big conference, she thinks that maybe, finally this is her lucky break.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kendra D. on 05-18-17

I'm not sure I can finish it...

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

Reviewed: 11-25-14

What disappointed you about To Protect & Serve, Volume 1?

I'm several hours in and nothing has happened in the plot. I don't care about how much the characters are mooning after each other and how they have so suddenly become entirely dependent on each other after meeting once.

Has To Protect & Serve, Volume 1 turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love Dee Henderson's books, ok with Irene Hannon's, but this is boring.

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

It's not too graphic.

Any additional comments?

The reading is also a bit monotonous.

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