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  • Say You're Sorry

  • The Sacramento Series, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

There is a serial killer on the loose preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters - sometimes one, sometimes two - all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together, they spell “Sydney”. When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOLY SH*T!!!! One of the best from Karen Rose!

  • By shelley on 02-13-19

Good, not great

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

the story was different enough, but was a little too long. I found myself just wanting to finish it more as a chore than out of interest.

  • The Butcher's Boy

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FUN gripping and very well-written

  • By CBDC on 03-05-10

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I wanted to like this book, but it just didn't happen. Maybe I have a short attention span, but I found myself thinking about too many other things, not following the book. A great book captures my attention and keeps it. I just can't say that about this one.

  • Concealed in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 38
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,705

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

  • By amazonian on 02-23-14

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I don't know how many hours I listened to this book, but I could not get into it.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,216

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Wish I'd bought it sooner!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I can count on one hand how many books I've given a 5 star rating. I was immediately drawn into the story, picturing little Kya running through the marsh, collecting bugs and bird feathers. Delia Owens does a phenomenal job describing every detail of the story until you can almost feel the sticky marsh humidity on your skin and hear the crickets singing you to sleep. After listening to Cassandra Campbell's audio version, I cannot imagine a better narrator or how much I would have missed if I'd read it instead. Where the Crawdads Sing is definitely in my top 5 favorite books.

  • 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 24,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,860

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 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

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 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

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 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

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 7,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,751

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 11,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,666

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!