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Kevin Kinkade

Texas Hill Country
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  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh

  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,830

Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft". The heiress' uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, solid cosy mystery

  • By Ms Lixie on 07-08-15

Bad reviews are a harbinger to good story.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

It's amazing how a bad review can sometimes pique your interest in a story and such is the case here. Reviewer's comments such as "Formulaic period piece with gratuitous Iberian temptress, evil and idiot half-sibs, loyal servants, gypsies in the woods, rustic but underdeveloped locals and a plucky heroine." actually made me curious and want to listen to this tale. Just my kind of story and I was not disappointed. Great writing and contrary to what an earlier reviewer stated, excellent narration with a variety of good vocal characterizations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Days

  • As the World Dies, Book 1
  • By: Rhiannon Frater
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 846

The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for my demographic

  • By Garth on 02-08-12

Compelling story!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I love zombie stories and this is definitely a good one. Since I live in Central Texas, it was interesting to see how the author was able to realistically portray this part of the country, with its small towns and back roads. Very authentic. Zombie stories are always good and even though they all have the same basic theme; walking dead, good guys, megalomaniacal gang leaders, etc., it's always nice to see how some authors are still able to keep the story fresh with a new perspective.

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,833

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Too many cliches in the beginning-otherwise great!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

I ran immediately into too many cliches and overdone plot devices in the beginning and almost lost interest. The typical soldier with an estranged wife and kids. (How many times have we encountered this plot device in a story about soldiers or cops?) Then there's the injured but refusing care, "I'm fine!", kind of pseudo macho bullshit plot device. Wanting to get back into the fight and afraid of being put behind a desk. You'd think that authors would find more original ways to tell a story but they keep on falling into these same overworked plot devices. It made the story too damn predictable in the beginning and I almost gave up on it but it got back on track with a compelling story once I got past the first two chapters and it was well worth the wait.

  • Harden

  • Lee Harden, Book 1
  • By: D.J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

It’s been three years since Lee Harden emerged from his bunker into a world gone mad. Governments have fallen. And new ones have taken their place. In the United Eastern States, Lee and his team of battle-hardened operatives walk a tightrope of survival, keeping their fledgling society safe from the creatures beyond their gates - and from the enemies within. Then, an ambush in hostile territory reveals a traitor in their midst - and leaves Lee barely clinging to life. Wounded and on the run, Lee and his team race to uncover the leak before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Exceptional

  • By smb072 on 10-27-18

DJ Molles does it again.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The only negative thing I have to say about the works of DJ Molles, is that there aren’t enough of his books out for us to experience. He always leaves us wanting more and Christian Rummel, with his great vocal range, always brings the story to life. Can’t wait for book 2 in this series.

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,787

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I haven't even finished listening to this story yet but feel compelled to write this review all the same. This is an excellent story and the author is so skilled at painting a picture of words that you feel yourself going back in time to Depression era Texas and Louisiana, tasting, smelling and feeling what it would be like to actually be back there in that time and place. The narration is excellent with perfect timing and phrasing. An excellent book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 914

Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or some thing - called Johnny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • X Files on Acid

  • By DAVE on 08-16-18

Compelling social commentary

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

D.J. Molles never fails to deliver compelling dramas that keep your attention throughout. In this case, as well as in many of his other novels, he also manages to slip in quite a bit of social commentary. In "Johnny", this is especially the case and we can see through the eyes of an alien to the Earth plane, just how complex and confusing the human mind really is and just how destructive we are as a human species.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Every Man a Menace

  • By: Patrick Hoffman
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 328

San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams - a woman who can't seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Life is too short to listen to this

  • By walker on 07-31-18

Crazy story-great narration

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This is one crazy story. Puts one in the mind of a Tarantino film. The narrator is excellent. Great voices with spot on accents and impeccable comic timing. One of the best.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Cell

  • A Grower's War, Book 3
  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

The country has become a war zone, and with a Coalition troop surge imminent, the resistance is on the ropes. Walter is in the city of Durham, fighting to survive. He has no idea that his wife, Carolyn, is only miles away, desperately trying to find him. She has information on a special target - a last ditch mission that could turn the tide for the resistance. And Walter may just have access to the only team of fighters capable of pulling it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always love DJ Molle’s stories

  • By Kevin Kinkade on 04-01-18

Always love DJ Molle’s stories

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I just can’t get enough of DJ Molle’s post apocalyptic stories and I’m always impressed with Christian Rummel’s narration. He has such a wide range of voices, both male and female, young and old.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Sad but compelling

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

This book was so sad but so compelling and intriguing. Couldn’t put it down. I liked how the two stories intertwined and how the protagonist subconsciously used her own life story when writing her novel.

  • The Game

  • Victor the Assassin Series, #3
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524

Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1 Review for 3 books in series

  • By John on 01-07-14

The best so far in the series.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

The Victor the Assassin series is a great series for those of us who enjoy this genre but The Game is by far the best story in this series. This story would make a great movie. Keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. Very original. There are no cliches or overdone plot developments here.