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  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,290

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By David Murphy on 06-11-17

Unfortunately, not for me.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I probably have more Stephen King titles in my library than any other author. So believe me when I say, that I really wanted to like this book. It's been recommend to me multiple times, through the app and by friends but I just couldn't get into it. After over 4 hours of listening I couldn't remember what the book was about and honestly didn't care. My apologies Mr. King.

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audible ruined this one for me.

  • By Julie on 12-29-18

Not bad, but not as good as the previous one.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I purchased this book because I enjoyed the last one so much. Unfortunately, this one didn't hold my attention like it did.

  • Without Mercy

  • A Body Farm Novel
  • By: Jefferson Bass
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent 25 years solving brutal murders - but none so horrific and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found scattered in the woods of nearby Cook County. They are all that is left of a victim who had been chained, hand and foot, to a tree on a remote mountainside. The bones tell Brockton and his longtime graduate assistant, Miranda, that the victim was a young male under the age of thirty. As they dig deeper to establish his identity, they uncover warning signs that long-simmering hatred is about to explode.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much idealism not enough story line

  • By FJI on 03-15-17

My last Body Farm Novel

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I have recommended this series numerous times, but I'm done. I've overlooked the not- so- subtle political remarks in the past, but I will endure it no more. I love the forensic side of these books, which is why I've been a faithful reader/ listener until now. I can find forensics in plenty of other series without having someone else's agenda shoved down my throat.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Joy Ellis never disappoints!!

  • By Wayne on 06-16-18

Great story line with lots of twists!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I've never listened to this author before. So glad I took a chance! I was not disappointed!

  • The Brass Verdict

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,617

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mickey Haller Is My Favorite Mystery Character

  • By Cathy on 10-22-08

Decent read

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

It didn't grab me by the seat of my pants, but I wasn't disappointed either. I loved The Lincoln Lawyer so thought I'd give this one a try.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,883

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Not my favorite a Grisham book.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This was a decent book, don't get me wrong. Grisham is an excellent story teller and this book is no different. I am a romantic however, and admittedly, like a happy ending. I kept waiting for my happy ending to come at the last minute, typical of Grisham, but was disappointed. This story is depressing and left me feeling empty and sad. I found it difficult to like the main character after that he put his family through. Although I may not have enjoyed the story, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Michael Beck! He nease the characters so believable, I felt like I'd known them forever!

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,456

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Decent

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Worth the $2.99 since it was a daily deal. However, I wouldn't mr thrilled if I'd paid full price.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,234
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,245

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Great short story!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Interesting short story and great narration. Scott Brick lends a definitely creepy edge to ab already creepy story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, captivating book! 5 stars

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Disgusting!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I do not consider myself a prude, but I was repulsed by the rape scene in the first few chapters. I couldn't go on. If this is what is considered to be great writing, count me out!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Juror #3

  • By: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,948

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh

  • By Mickey on 09-17-18

Wish I could give negative stars !

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Terrible! Shame on you James Patterson! I have been a fan for years, but I will likely never again waste my money or time on another one of your books. It was worse than a "B" rated movie. And don't get me started on the narrator and her over the top southern accent! The most positive thing I can say about this book, besides the fact that it's over, is at least audible will refund my credit!

18 of 19 people found this review helpful