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  • Overkill

  • By: Lyn Riddle
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Laurie Show was as compassionate as she was hardworking. The outgoing high-school junior worked part-time to pay for the home she and her divorced mother shared. Yet she always had time to tutor friends struggling in school. And she befriended a dejected classmate after his traumatic breakup with his pregnant long-time girlfriend Michelle Lambert. But soon things spiraled into jealous obsession, stalking, and a brutal attack that left Laurie murdered in her own bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better then I expected..

  • By leelee8888 on 06-19-17

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Before you purchase this, be aware that the major portion of the book is devoted to the suspects' trials, word by word. It's extremely boring.
I was very disappointed.

  • Love and Ruin

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

In 1937, 28-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly - and uncontrollably - falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reflection and Immersion

  • By Jeff P in Houston on 05-13-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This title was exceptional in every way. Martha Gelhorn was certainly an interesting and admirable character. How she got stuck w/ Hemingway is anybody's guess.

  • The Unclaimed Victim

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

In 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city. Ethel Harding, a prostitute struggling to survive both the cold streets and the Torso Killer, takes refuge with a devout missionary sect - only to find that its righteous facade conceals the darkest of secrets. Sixty years later, the police find the butchered body of Alfred Wiley in the woods. But before his daughter, Kris, can even identify the remains, things he never told her begin to surface one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely talented historical mystery author!

  • By Wayne on 11-16-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

This is a wonderful book - just as good as The Dead Key.

Plus, it has some really interesting historical tidbits about Cleveland, which makes it even more interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,963

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Worth a credit-

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of I See You to be better than the print version?

N/A.

What other book might you compare I See You to and why?

I don't know. The great thing about the plot, for me, was that I hadn't listened to a book with a premise similar to this.

Which character – as performed by Rachel Atkins – was your favorite?

Perhaps Simon?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Both the author and the narrator are very skillful at creating suspense.

  • My Name Is Amelia, and I'm a Sociopath

  • By: Amy D. Brooks
  • Narrated by: Andrea Tuszynski
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

For nearly a decade, a novelist wrote gripping, scandalous, and often disturbing fiction using her life as a canvas and herself as the protagonist in a massive web of lies. In this revealing memoir by author Amy D. Brooks, the complex untruths told by the young woman to disguise a tragic mental state declining into drug addiction and alcoholism are deconstructed in shocking honesty.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit

  • By Book Diva on 05-07-17

Don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

What would have made My Name Is Amelia, and I'm a Sociopath better?

A good, professional writer.

What was most disappointing about Amy D. Brooks’s story?

It is unbelievably poorly written; some of the metaphors were laughable. In addition, the story was totally disconnected. Did this book have an editor? If so, they didn't do their job.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator spoke as if she were reading a grocery list - no enthusiasm, no joy, no sadness, no nothing.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I was hoping for something interesting/riveting/educational.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hide and Seek

  • By: Jack Ketchum
  • Narrated by: Wayne June
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106

The second, riveting novel from Bram Stoker Award-winner Jack Ketchum, Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you're with the right people. But shouldn't. Not ever… In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Lee on 04-08-11

Ketchum has done better.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-15

What disappointed you about Hide and Seek?

Spoiler alert!The author made the dog the bad guy!

What could Jack Ketchum have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Find a more believable "bad guy."

What about Wayne June’s performance did you like?

It was very believable.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

No.

  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,710

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

The Endless Monologue

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

What disappointed you about Still Missing?

I was looking for a book that was completely absorbing - you know the type, the kind you can't put down.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed - extremely disappointed. The main character was boring in the extreme. I managed to make it through a quarter of the book before giving up.

Has Still Missing turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, not at all. I will just chose another author.

Did Angela Dawe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, she did - it's not her fault the protagonist is a crashing bore.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There may be some redeeming qualities, but I'm not aware of them.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Passenger

  • By: Manel Loureiro, Andres Alfaro (translator)
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129

Reporter Kate Kilroy accepts an assignment to travel on the Valkyrie, a German ship veiled in secrecy for decades after it was discovered adrift in 1939 with only one passenger aboard, a baby boy named Isaac Feldman. Obsessed with understanding his origins, Feldman has spent a small fortune restoring the Valkyrie to try to solve the mystery. Assembling a team of experts and sparing no expense, he aims to precisely recreate the circumstances of the Valkyrie's doomed final voyage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's a ok ghost story with geat narration.

  • By Mechfire on 04-12-16

Don't waste your credit.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

What disappointed you about The Last Passenger?

The plot summary sounded really good. However, the book turned out to be really contrived & did not flow well. Also the (graphic) sex scenes were gratuitous & unnecessary - as if the author thought, "Okay, time for another sex scene."
I was looking forward to listening to this book, and was really disappointed.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something well-written. This book was not.

What three words best describe Angela Dawe’s voice?

Clear
Understandable
Professional

What character would you cut from The Last Passenger?

None.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Waiting

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Eric Aschenbrenner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Evan Tormer is haunted. His life has been shattered by events beyond his control and regret is his constant companion. His wife is gone, lost to an unbeatable cancer. His son has been mentally and physically handicapped by a tragic accident. He's been fired for using company funds in a failed attempt to save his wife's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A well done supernatural chiller

  • By Bill on 09-17-15

Wonderfully scary, except for the ending.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

Would you listen to The Waiting again? Why?

.

Any additional comments?

I've heard about author Joe Hart before, and am so glad Audible added a couple of his titles. I hope they add more! His writing is superior to other authors in this genre. The ending was disappointing, but nevertheless, I recommend this title to anyone who wants a good scare.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Calling

  • By: Will Kingdom
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

When Maiden is revived in hospital after dying in a hit and run incident, his memories are not the familiar ones of bright lights and angelic music, only of a cold, harsh place he has no wish to revisit...ever. But his experience means that Bobby Maiden may be the only person who can reach The Green Man, a serial murderer who returns to stone circles and burial mounds in the belief that he is defending Britain’s sacred heritage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have Been Waiting for This Book in Audio for Years

  • By Sires on 08-26-13

Way too long.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Calling to be better than the print version?

The copy editor needed to use his pencil more drastically. The story was excellent, and excellently written, but could have been cut drastically w/out any ill effect.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful