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  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't quite hit the mark

  • By Allen on 11-18-17

I had to drag thru unlike the previous 4 books

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Hardly a suspense thriller
Did not seem like a lizbeth story.
Look forward the camilla Lizbeth face off in the next one... hopefully

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Millennium Series: Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Ripping Yarn

  • By Greg on 10-19-15

Average and nothing compared to the earlier in the series

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Clearly different from the earlier stories in the series. Lacked the thrill / mystery!
But I am so in love with Lizbeth that can’t stop.
Loved the ending

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worthwhile

  • By Joe on 08-01-09

Two for one

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Finally felt really sad for the character. What was special about this book was It almost felt like listening to two different stories. Loved and totally enjoyed the character of Salander.

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,182

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Light and loving

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Loved the story and the performance
Hoped a little more drama at the climax. It was almost too easy after all the build up.

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

Mixed feelings...

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Of the three this was the most thrilling stories for sure. I really hated the narration especially for the Indian characters. Nobody calls there own father who they love as Baap! Also the tried Indian accent was ridiculous. I think the ending I expected to be incomplete was not as bad ( I read some reviews before). Only for that and hoping for some more action from Travis I wait eagerly for the next one. I always loved the kid and want to get some more of the kids story!

  • The Silent Corner

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what. People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important - so terrifying - that they will exterminate anyone in their way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great start with a mediocre finish

  • By Paresh on 06-04-18

Great start with a mediocre finish

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Quite an anti climax for such and intriguing start. Hoped for a stronger finish and slightly more resistance from the bad guys. I seemed all so easy at the end

  • The Bone Farm

  • A Jane Hawk Case File
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645

An audio original novella featuring bestselling author Dean Koontz’s compelling new heroine, Jane Hawk. From the case files of the former FBI agent before she became the nation’s most wanted fugitive - The Bone Farm details a desperate man-hunt for a serial killer before he murders again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty/Realistic

  • By QueenEve on 05-19-18

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Unlike lot of reviews I read earlier about bad narration / performance actually I liked it. Can say I was hooked by the story are there was hardly and suspense or thrill but given the length I went on from start to finish. The sad part was almost in the 4th chapter itself (20 mins) the story was almost clear..!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Forever After

  • Hot Damned
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

A movie deal for the devil's autobiography slash romance? Priceless. Maybe I should choose George Clooney to play me in the movie.... No. Too gray. As much as I can't see anyone playing me but me, I have far more important issues on my agenda - like finding the woman who stole my soul. Well, not exactly stole.... I might have made the switch and taken hers, but the siren Elle Rinoa has my soul nonetheless. Maybe Brad Pitt would be a good Lucifer.... No. Too blond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out Loud

  • By james on 05-09-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I have been a fan of the series and waited desperately for the audio release of this one. Sad to say I had to work hard getting through this one..! The story was not intriguing and the performance was average

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,925

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

Loved the story telling performance.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Makes you fall in love with Shelby. I was more in love with Cally. She is adorable.
In a way I think the big suspense was quite obvious to me since the beginning and kept wondering why nobody is thinking about it. But the story telling performance is gripping and I was hooked.

  • The Girl You Lost

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Willow Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,432

Eighteen years ago Simone Porter's six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband Matt have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them. Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace - and can Simone trust her? When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great psychological thriller

  • By Angela Hancock on 10-05-16

I got hooked

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I have to admit that I was super curious about the male voice. Kept waiting for it and kept guessing
Couldn’t have imagined the end! Actually felt a bit heavy
Loved the British accent