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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,554

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anti climactic

  • By tally shopper on 10-21-18

long

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

it was long. especially in the beginning. but I like that it didn't just end all neatly wrapped up or with a quick " epilogue." life is never that neat. I enjoy french's writing style but I think this book could've been more taut with a good editor.

  • A Killer's Alibi

  • Philadelphia Legal Series
  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened. On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a woman sentenced to life in prison for her abusive father’s violent death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • had to stop the sting

  • By Dtmurphy1 on 02-22-19

had to stop the sting

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I stopped listening about halfway through the book. The narrator's Voice was awful. he sounds like a news reporter who's trying to be an actor. it just didn't work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,681

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Classic Reacher

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I was going to give up on Jack Reacher. The last couple of novels were sort of fill in the blank: new city, villain, jack saves the day, and gets the girl. Also, in most of his books a lot of detail was given to Jackisms, like how he likes his coffee, which added to the fill in the blank feel. Not this time. There's a fresh take on villain and good detail in the right areas like the bad guys and who he's trying to help. Scott Brick did a good job. I thought I would miss Dick Hill but I think his voice was getting as contrived as the last couple of novels. #gritty #classic #jackreacher #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,936

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

what's the point

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

there's no plot; just a collection of short stories. plus the narrative is very anti police

  • The King Tides

  • Lancaster & Daniels
  • By: James Swain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter - every parent’s dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, she’s being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thing - their alarming obsession with Nicki. Nicki’s father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and ex-Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirty. But this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents? Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent series from James Swain!

  • By Wayne on 08-14-18

I didn't like the narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I didn't think the narrator's voice fit the character. I may have like the story better if I like the narrator's voice. It was hard for me to finish. I will listen to the next one in the series if there is a different narrator

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,619

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

sound effects and music

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Audio books should not have music and sound effects in the background. It's very distracting and tracks away the from the written word. if I want the sounds of church bells, street noises or orchestra music I'll watch the movie.

14 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Brothers and Bones

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 975

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world - Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Brotherhood'- Blood not required.

  • By Tracy P. on 02-05-18

I like the premise of the book but...

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

the author took too many words to make simple statements. it seems like he is always trying to impress the reader with how smart he is by over using similes and metaphors. also, he tells us constantly how he has a photographic memory. all this made for a frustrating read because I like the plot and wanted to find out the whodunnit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,534

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY LET DOWN, I'm not gonna lie! (No spoilers)

  • By Very disappointed on 07-27-17

not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

not my favorites. the main character was not very likeable.. the lies weren't reasonable. of the 4 currently available this was my least favorite

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,417

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

good

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I enjoyed it; although it was a little long. it was easy to figure out the end but that didn't make the journey less entertaining.

  • When All the Girls Have Gone

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 753

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic story

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 12-07-16

I returned it

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

the narrator was awful. the dialog was bland. the pace was slow. nut mostly it was the narrator.