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  • Once Upon a Haunted Moor

  • The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 910

Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. His first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he's gutted - he's a level-headed copper who doesn't believe in such things, and he can't help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl. But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries. At first Lee's insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon's heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start, terrific narration

  • By Annika on 01-26-18

Homosexual love story

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I went back and reread the description and I guess it does lead you to believe that it’s about a gay couple, but i sure didn’t catch it when I read the description and bought the book.

FYI. There are explicit gay love scenes.

  • Fangs for the Memories

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

Half-Moon Hollow's supernatural social event of the season - Zeb's Titanic-themed werewolf wedding - is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea's had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not the sort of man you bring home to mom (not that Andrea's deadist parents are speaking to her ever since she dropped out of college and became a blood surrogate).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the entire half moon hollow series!

  • By Bonita L. on 11-03-15

Really good short

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I really enjoyed this story, but the voice of the main character is kind of weird. She almost talks in “baby-talk “ throughout the story which is a bit irritating. However, it’s still a good story and well worth reading or rather, listening to.

  • Whiteout

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 658

Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge Of The Seat Thriller!

  • By Sandylp on 02-11-05

Disappointing, at best

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Considering the author and the description, I thought this was going to be a 5-Star book, but, while the idea was super, the execution was frustratingly simplistic with eye-rolling dialog. One example: With 10 people in this enormous house, NOBODY could find or get to their cell phone and the one the did find *shock*, the battery was dead and no charger. It got ridiculous.


  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,655

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing take on the Paranormal Genre

  • By Captain Skurvy on 02-21-10

Purely delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I love all things Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi...................You just can't go wrong with this combo. The story is delightful, original, fun and funny. I can't even say how many times I've listened to this book and her others. It's now my go-to series when I know that I will be too distracted to listen to a new book, but have enough attention span to visit old friends.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,484

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

HATE all the distracting sound effects

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

The sound effects are irritating and distracting and even make it difficult to hear and understand the voices sometimes. The is the second book on Audible USA that I’ve gotten like this and I PRAY this is not a trend. audible France does this a lot and I finally stopped buying French books because it was the most distracting and sometimes jarring and unnecessary noise.

  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,797

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I disliked the narration. Thought the voices all sounds whiny, no matter who was speaking. This obviously distracted from the book, so it’s hard to separate the two feelings. The book was good enough that I wanted to know what was going to happen, but also left some really BIG gaps in the plot and character development.

  • A Dark Lure

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narration but VERY Poor audio

  • By Cyndi Marie on 02-26-17

What a great ride.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Loved the book from start to finish. Like any book, it is possible to nit-pick little details, but I try to go by how the book makes me feel. Does it keep me interested enough that I can’t wait to get back to it? Check. Do I even drive around the block for an extra few minutes with the characters and the story? Check.
This book was just plain good.

  • Le clan de l'ours des cavernes

  • Les enfants de la Terre 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Lila Tamazit
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Quelque part en Europe, 35 000 ans avant notre ère. Petite fille Cro-Magnon de cinq ans, Ayla est séparée de ses parents à la suite d'un violent tremblement de terre. Elle est recueillie par le clan de l'ours des cavernes, une tribu Neandertal qui l'adopte, non sans réticence, ayant reconnu en elle la représentante d'une autre espèce, plus évoluée. Iza, la guérisseuse, Brun, le chef et Creb, le magicien lui enseignent les règles de la vie communautaire, leurs rites, leurs peurs, leurs audaces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incroyable. Magnifique

  • By Janie on 12-17-17

Incroyable. Magnifique

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Je l’ai absolument adoré cet livre. Wahou. Je vais certainement le relire.

Incroyable. Magnifique
Incroyable. Magnifique

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,259

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy Mix of Medicine and Mafia

  • By DMcClureDVM on 05-29-09

Loved book. Hated sound effects

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

NOTE TO AUDIBLE. I listen to a lot of audio books in French and the most insanely irritating thing about them is their attempt to make it more engrossing (I guess) by adding highly distracting sound effects and music. (In one book there was a phone ringing in the book while the guy is searching a house - they had a phone clanging in the background for a solid 5 minutes of the book. I was ready to scream.) This is the first English-speaking book (by a single narrator) where there has been music and pitiful attempts at sound effects. I gave the overall score as a 3 because of this, despite giving the story and narration a 5.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE AUDIBLE, don’t start doing this to our books. I have almost given up on the French ones because of this.

About the book itself. I enjoyed it very much. Loved the narration and the story was just different enough to be interesting. It took you to a lot of unexpected places - in other words, not predictable.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,117

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Good. Satisfying.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Small Spoiler alert. I enjoyed this book, but found the huge leap from hate to love between Maggie and Scott to be a bit unrealistic and fast.

I found some of the story line a bit far fetched, but still enjoyed it