LISTENER

nancy

  • 73
  • reviews
  • 38
  • helpful votes
  • 82
  • ratings
  • I've Got My Eyes on You

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

After a party when her parents are away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend, who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a 20-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn't invite him to the party. Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry's older sister, Aline, a 28-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the prosecutor's office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Nichole Laurencin Scott on 04-05-18

GREAT MURDER MYSTERY

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

A really good murder mystery. Well written with a great plot. Interesting characters, the story keeps you guessing. Well organized and easy to follow. Characters were developed and believable.

  • Kingdom Come

  • The Elizabeth Harris Series 1
  • By: Jane Jensen
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,726

In Kingdom Come, the first in a new mystery series from Jane Jensen, an ex-NYPD detective seeks escape in Amish country and finds darkness instead. When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Detective Elizabeth Harris knows she's uncovered an evil that could shatter the peace of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kingdom Come - excellent detective story

  • By Brain on 04-02-16

Great Crime Drama

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

Very interesting and a good story. A generous mix of crime, drama, suspense and romance. Didn't figure out who dunit until the very end. Not a predictable plot. Followed a logical sequence, easy to follow the storyline. A great array of believable characters. Set in Lancaster County, PA. Can't wait to read the second in the series, In the Land of Milk and Honey. Detective Elizabeth Harris is a very likable main character.

  • 30 Days of Night

  • By: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, R. S. Belcher (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. . By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Dan on 11-06-17

Lacking

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Not much of a story here. Saw the movie and loved it. This sure left me hanging. Seemed incomplete and unfinished.

  • Body of Evidence

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months. Hours later, her brutally mutilated body lies in the city morgue. As Scarpetta begins searching for the microscopic clues to the killer’s identity, one question keeps nagging her: why did Beryl let him in?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well writen & performed. Kept me guessing .

  • By Ray on 12-01-12

Great Crime Novel

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Loved the storyline. An interesting array of characters, a lot of depth. Easy to follow, plot unfolds in a logical sequence. Listened in audio format; the narrator is a bit breathy and monotone.

  • Dracul

  • By: Dacre Stoker, J.D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury, Vikas Adam, Various
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's - and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Vampires and more

  • By Gale Di on 02-17-19

INTERESTING AND SUSPENSEFUL

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Not quite what i was expecting, but, i liked it just the same. Interesting, suspenseful, and organized. Easy to follow, sequentially, and an interesting array of characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,229

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Does Not Disappoint

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

What more can I say? Probably the best short story collection that I have read. Heard, in this case, since, it was an audio book. As usual, Stephen King does not disappoint.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,564

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

DOES NOT DISAPPOINT

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Another King novel wonderfully narrated by Will Patton. He always does such a good job of bringing the story to life. The Outsider was a great listen. Great storyline and a relatable cast of characters. Many references to the Bill Hodges Trilogy. As expected, interesting, exciting and suspenseful. This is a must- for all Stephen King fans.

0 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Ultimate Revenge

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Wow, what a self-proclaimed sociopathic story of revenge. This was hard to put down. It was so enthralling and riveting, edge of your seat listening. Nicol Zanzarella is excellent, and narrates as if she is recounting her own experiences. If you like a great suspense, thriller; then this should be your next good listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,777

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and pretentious

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

An excerpt of Alexandra Silber's nook, After Anatevka, read by the author. Very well performed, well written and entertaining.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,987
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,997

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Scary Short

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

A pretty scary little short. The narrative was well done. Very short, but well written. Very suspenseful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful