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  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Whiplash maneuvers!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

so many twists and turns, ups and downs that my neck hurts....in a totally good way! In my opinion, Harlan Cobens best book. Have reàd it twice now and still love it. And of course, having it read by Scott Brick was an extra bonus....one of my favorite. narrators...a winning combination.

  • The Crime Writer

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.'s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancee's body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn't know whether he's guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery with Protagonist's LOL Remarks

  • By J. A. Black on 11-12-11

How many words would a crime writer write if...

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

How many words would a crime writer write when a crime writer can write words? This was a great story and narration, if the writer didn't get into so many word races with himself. Granted, describing a scene is part of writing, but when you go into a tangent of seeing how many words you can squeeze into a time frame, that have nothing to do with the story, you lose me to boredom or sleep. The description of LA life was one such example of this...over the top. That being said, I loved the story, the performance was great and still enjoy Greg Hurwitz novels.

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,767

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

HIGHLY UNREALISTIC....

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

Would you try another book from Alex Marwood and/or Imogen Church?

This was my first Marwood book, and no, I would not try another from this author. Just not my type of reading. People and situations were just too contrived to be real.

What could Alex Marwood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Have less characters to follow with more emphasis on building up those characters into real people.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Imogen Church?

Cannot blame the narrator for what she has to read. The readability was fine, the story line was not.

What character would you cut from The Killer Next Door?

Not necessarily any one character, just less characters, get rid of anyone just there to muddy the waters without adding any substance.

Any additional comments?

Just did not like this book at all

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  • Want You Dead

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

In Peter James' Want You Dead, 30-year-old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich 35-year-old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always Leave 'Em Wanting More.

  • By Beverly Babarovich on 11-30-14

Edge of your seat read!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Excellent storyline, keeps you on the edge of your seat right to the last page. Excellent narration keeping you enthralled in the story with lots of creepiness built in. You feel the torment and frustration of the victim and the anger and resentment of the killer. Well worth the credit on this one. Loved it!

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,020

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

THE WILL NOT......

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Another long drawn out book about nothing of substance. The 42 year old main character doesn't know why she get tingles in her stomach or on her skin when she is around the other main character. She acts like a 14 year old with her first crush....P L E A S E! Most unbelievable character I have ever heard. Couple this with a foul mouth, rude, obnoxious man of 3 kids, who talks like a 15 year old boy and you get....absolute silliness! Listened to 70% of the book but due to the predictability of the outcome being more than apparent, I did not finish it. Certainly nothing to set your teeth into.

  • Brutal Youth

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Breznican
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freshmen year can be rough

  • By PerryMartinBookReviews on 07-01-14

SCOOBEY DOO VOICES!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Could not listen to this book long enough to get into the story. The narrator had everyone sounding like a Saturday morning cartoon show , until I couldn't take it any more and left it unfinished. Definitely sending this one back!

  • Before He Finds Her

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,052

Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy. Under the name Melanie Denison, she has spent the last fifteen years in small-town West Virginia as part of the Witness Protection Program. She has never been allowed to travel, go to a school dance, or even have internet at home. Precautions must be taken at every turn, because Ramsey Miller was never caught and might still be looking for his daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than anticipated

  • By Simone on 03-10-17

GREAT WHODUNNIT!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Good storyline with lots of surprises, and believable characters . I had issue with the narration because every one of the male characters had the exact same old man sound and had difficulty telling who was talking. Was a good listen.

  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life - someone who will help her to heal....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • story of a selfish awful family of people

  • By Beth Anne on 12-09-14

Tell the Wolves they missed!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

The author missed the mark on this title. I could not connect what it had to do with the story at all. Kept waiting for the story to go somewhere...anywhere....but just didn't happen. Lost total interest and finally gave up two thirds of the way through. Disappointment indeed. The wispy voice of the narrator did not help, and kept putting me to sleep, but that could have been the story too.

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,079

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Not the usual same old, same old!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

LOVED THIS BOOK....Quite different than you would expect. Great storyline, believable characters and a look inside the killers mind to see what goes on. Great read and the performances were wonderful and really added to the whole book.

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  • Fractured

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

After years in a brutal marriage, Gailyn Campano knows how to accept violence and betrayal. But when she returns home to find an intruder holding her daughter hostage, a ferocious strength emerges within her battered soul - and before she knows it, a man lies dead on her floor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Mystery, Great Police Work

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-28-13

Another a bso-freakin-lutely incredible Slauthter

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

Reviewed: 01-14-15

Loved it...a nail biter from beginning to end.
One of my favorite authors, always leaving her readers breathless and waiting for the next thriller.