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Margaret Campbell

St. Johns, FL USA
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  • The Friend

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben. She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit - someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological suspense

  • By Candice on 03-25-18

Really Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The narrator was so bad that I couldn’t get past the third chapter. I usually do not have a problem with accents but I couldn’t handle this one.

  • Seconds to Live

  • Scarlet Falls, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years - too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he's too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book under $8

  • By Lia on 10-23-16

Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I might have enjoyed this book more if I could have understood the narrator. But since I couldn’t, I missed a lot of important lines. This was the worst narration I have ever experienced. She spoke as if reading a book.....and not even doing that well. Her “he’s” sounded like “she’s”, which was extremely annoying. Last book by this author unless she changes narrators.

  • Downfall + Random Acts

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate - she is up for reelection as sheriff, she's pregnant with her third child, and her eldest is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather's RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Terry on 04-06-18

Out of Order!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

This was the normal excellent J A Jance writing but I thought the presentation was a little strange. I actually already had Downfall in my library when I purchased this duo. I do not believe the fact that it was already in my library showed up when I made the purchase. At least If it did, I missed it. Jance is always good for a second read so that wasn't a huge problem. What I can't understand is the order they were put in since the action in Random Acts precedes Downfall. I also question its promotion as a combined Joanna Brady/Ali Reynolds novel since Ali Reynolds was mentioned only about three times and was nowhere near a main character. Still great Jance!!!

  • Every Last Lie

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Graham Hamilton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 705

Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident - until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like

  • By Katy Bateman on 07-12-17

Unsatisfying Conclusion

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the first 10 hours of this book. Read it very quickly and would rate it as a 4.5 if such a rating existed. What a disappointment in the last two hours! I am giving it a generous 4 when it really deserves a 3.5. I was ready to search out more books from this author until I reached the final two hours of Every Last Lie and now I'm no longer interested in doing that.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Certain

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721

Ella Broden is living a double life. By day, Ella works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the city's most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan. No one knows her secret, not even Charlotte, the younger sister she practically raised. But it seems she's not the only one in the family with something to hide. When Charlotte announces she's sold her first novel, Ella couldn't be more thrilled...until she gets a call that her sister's gone missing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Review

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-17

Hard to Keep Track of the Playlist!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

This is a VERY strange book!! I have read every Adam Mitzner book on Audible and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I am giving this four stars because it's Adam Mitzner and because I finished it in two days. But it was very difficult to follow. Almost every one of the main characters had at least two identities.....and keeping track of who did what was a challenge.

Didn't turn me off the author though............I will be patiently waiting for his next book.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Improbable Cause

  • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 5
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

J. P. Beaumont has a dead dentist on his hands. His suspects include a sexually abused dental assistant, a brutalized wife, and her ex-con lover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just What I Wanted

  • By Grandpa N on 12-17-09

Some of the Voices Made Me Cringe!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. J.A. Jance almost always hits a home run as far as I am concerned. My favorite series is Joanna Brady, but J.P. Beaumont is a close second. I have heard many books narrated by Gene Engene but this was the first one where I just didn't like the narration. He was great when he was doing the voice of Beau......but I seriously disliked almost all of the other voices, starting with his partner, Al. His portrayal of Al sounded like he couldn't possibly have enough brains to qualify as a detective........more like a punch-drunk fighter!! He did the words of the sergeant so fast that I sometimes had to replay them in order to understand what was being said. A great book and I know this narrator can do better because I've heard him do it.

  • Who Let the Dog Out?

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

Lawyer Andy Carpenter is surprised when Willie Millier, Andy's partner at their dog rescue operation, the Tara Foundation, calls to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building. There has clearly been a break-in, and a dog has been stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Funny

  • By John on 08-01-15

Not Up to Andy Carpenter Standards

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

I have read just about every book that David Rosenfelt has written and definitely every Andy Carpenter book. But this one was a big disappointment. Lots of dead bodies all over the place and very little of the usual humor and dog banter. I will think twice before I buy the next one. Grover Gardner does his usual excellent narration, but he doesn't have much to work with here!

  • Dead Wrong

  • Joanna Brady Series, Book 12
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Juggling a family and a career is never easy, and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child, as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs are two serious crimes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By Lori on 10-23-07

Great Book.........Only One Complaint

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

Reviewed: 08-24-14

This was one of the best in the Joanna Brady series.......which is my very favorite JA Jance series. There was just one thing that I found hard to accept.........that any 9 1/2 months pregnant (her words!) woman, sheriff or not, would be taking part in shootouts and other obviously extremely dangerous activities. Surely no one person is that indispensable or that invincible. Except for that, I found this to be a great book.......a total page-turner.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives - at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene - Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system". This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him - and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Andy Carpenter yet!

  • By Joe on 08-10-14

Andy Carpenter Does It Again

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

Best of the best! The Andy Carpenter series is one of my absolute favorites and the mystery combined with a super sense of humor makes reading these books pure pleasure. Can't imagine anyone but Grover Gardner bringing this super series to life.

  • The Sinner

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

The cloistered grounds of the convent have traditionally represented a place of faith and peace. Now, that peace is shattered as two nuns are found, one dead, one mortally wounded. The killings appear to be without motive, without an obvious suspect, and are further complicated by the murder and mutilation of a third woman. Together, medical examiner Maura Isles and intense, moody homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Margaret S. on 09-05-04

One of Her Best

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

Reviewed: 08-12-14

I love Tess Gerritsen..............and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am tired of books with unbelievable concocted endings and this one tied everything up for a reasonable conclusion.