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  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,989

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Another cop basher

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I guess it's vogue to portray cops as bumbling, uneducated, hillybilly, monsters who beat up innocents. Sorry I bought this. I was hoping for a good story.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,602

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

very long and very predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

It doesn't take long for the reader to figure out what's going on - no surprises here. First this happens, then this happens etc. It almost steps through the story abruptly - and, did I mention predictably. I'd hardly call this a thriller since there were no thrills. Too bad because the premise was pretty good. Just too many clues, too much psycho analysis and too much mind reading.

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,680
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,031
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,001

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rank this with the best in true crime.

  • By Allison Smith on 11-16-18

Don't hesitate - listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I hesitated listening to this account of the identification and capture or the original night stalker/east area rapist. This was one of the most fascinating things I've ever listened to. The process was so complicated. I learned a lot. God bless all those people involved who didn't let go and brought this awful man to justice. This was well presented by those involved with great detail. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,865

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

Cop bashing at it's worst

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

If you're into cop bashing told in short stories, then this is your book. I don't know how in the world this gets such high marks. This a bunch of short stories telling how the police brutalized innocent people. It's SO awful. I'm done with Grisham. Wish I could return this book since I have no intention of even finishing it.

  • Echo Burning

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481

Thumbing across the scorched West Texas desert, loner Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is pretty Carmen Greer. But for Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen's got a story to tell, and it's a wild one. All about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's pure Gothic. She's also got a plan. Jack Reacher's part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow build makes the payoff unsatisfying

  • By Lily on 07-06-16

Boy, what a dissappointment

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

So I buy books like this for entertainment not to listen to a ridiculous political rant. For Mr. Iles to accuse our border patrol of hunting down minor children, tying them to cactus and filleting them, or setting them on fire, and then having the government cover this up as part of his story line is despicable. I've been a Jack Reacher fan for years. I'll miss his adventures. No more. I'm turning this book in and deleting any in my wish list.

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  • A Case of Redemption

  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,525

A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By cristina on 05-20-13

Average

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

It was okay. Not something I'd pick again or re-listen. Seems the story line was short so there was a lot of fill.

  • The Monster of Florence

  • By: Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 453

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changed when he discovered that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of a double-murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable true-crime novel

  • By SFort on 07-04-08

Slow

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Maybe this isn't my cup of tea. Found it slow, monotonous and couldn't finish it. Maybe some day I'll go back to it.

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,806

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is awful!

  • By sekaly on 01-23-17

SOooooooo slooooow

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I love Scott Brick, so bought this. I forgive Scott. He did the best he could with what he was given. This was very slow I nearly gave up on it.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,598

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

snoozer

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Gave it many chapters to get better but it bored me so much I caught myself thinking or focusing on something else. Just couldn't finish it. Wasted my credit.

  • Lethal

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Michelle Sawyer on 11-30-17

Sound affects are awful!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I am 5 chapters in and don't know if I can finish this. The sound affects are distracting and annoying! Buy the book instead.

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