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  • Kendall

  • Kendall, Book 5
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department, for just under 10 years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own private detective agency. He had grand ideas. He wasn’t interested in just any old case. Oh no, he would handle only the big-time cases, the expensive ones. He would be able to take his pick, the ones that he wanted, where the stakes were high and so were the rewards. He knew exactly the kind of case that he wanted. Anything else would not do, and it would just be turned down flat. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The perils of starting your own business

  • By Susan Patterson on 06-18-19

The perils of starting your own business

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

New cases lead Tom Kendall on twists and turns to find the perpetrators.

Kolyn Marshall does a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • A Killing in the City

  • Tom Kendall, Book 4
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hunter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

‘To make a killing in the City’ is a phrase often used within the financial world, to indicate making a large profit on investments, or through dealings on the stock market--the bigger the profit, the bigger the killing. However, Tom Kendall, a private detective, on vacation in London, has a different kind of killing in mind when he hears about the death of one of his fellow passengers who traveled with him on the plane from Miami. It was suicide apparently, a simple overdose of prescribed tablets. Kendall immediately offers his help to Scotland Yard. He is shocked when he is told his services will not be required. They can manage perfectly well without him, thank you. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended !!

  • By Kelly Watley on 09-16-18

Suicide or murder?

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

Private detective Kendall is off sleuthing in London. Where will his talents lead him??

Christopher Hunter did a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Epidemic

  • Kendall, Book 3
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Mark Sando
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Tom Kendall, a down-to-earth private detective, is asked to investigate the death of a young newspaper reporter. The evidence shows quite clearly that it was an accident: a simple, dreadful accident. That is the finding of the coroner and the local police. Furthermore, there were two witnesses. They saw the whole thing. But was it an accident, or was it something more sinister? Against a backdrop of a viral epidemic slowly spreading from Central America, a simple case soon places Kendall up against one of the largest drug companies in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It started out as a simple case!

  • By Susan Patterson on 06-16-19

It started out as a simple case!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

The clues take you further into dark and sinister places.

Mark Sando did a good job narrating.

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  • The Marinski Affair

  • Kendall, Book 2
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

The Marinski Affair began as a dull, mundane case involving a missing husband. Okay, so he was a rich missing husband, but he was nonetheless, still only a missing husband. The case soon developed into one involving robbery, kidnapping, blackmail, and murder. But was there really a kidnapping? All is not as it seems. Tom Kendall, private detective, had the task of solving the mystery. He was usually pretty good at solving puzzles, but this one was different, somehow. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any of the pieces. It was just that none of the pieces seemed to fit together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery with an Identity crisis.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Follow the clues

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

Kendall is an exaggerating private detective that takes everything to the humorous nth degree.

Kolyn Marshall does a good job of narrating.

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  • Lady Justice and the Evil Twin

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The Russian mob recruited a hired gun from New York, and the guy looked exactly like Walt Williams. This uncanny resemblance landed Walt in the dog house with his wife, the cops, and the Italian mob. It takes all Walt’s skill and cunning to stave off an all-out war between the Russians and Italians and undo the damage wrought by his evil twin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake in Identity

  • By willee on 06-16-19

Another hit by Robert Thornhill!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

It sure looks like you! I laughed, I cried, and thoroughly enjoyed my old friends.

George Kuch did a great job narrating!

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  • House Call

  • By: Darden North
  • Narrated by: Michael Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In national award-winning author Darden North's debut novel, House Call, a police investigation into the murder of a young hospital nurse rips through a Mississippi community consumed in self-indulgence, reverse sexual discrimination, and cut-throat medical politics. Before a psychopath can be stopped, another will die.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By timj26 on 05-22-19

Great murder mystery set in a medical setting!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

Suspensefully written, characters well-developed, and the twists and turns capture your attention throughout!

Michael Robbins does an excellent job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Thackery Journal

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: John J. Irwin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

On the night of April 14th 1865, President Abraham Lincoln attended a performance at the Ford Theatre in Washington. A single shot fired by John Wilkes Booth hit the President in the back of the head. He slumped to the floor, and died a few hours later without recovering consciousness. Was Booth a lone assassin? Or was he part of a wider conspiracy?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great story set in civil war era.

  • By Leticia Crow on 01-14-19

Grabs your attention right from the beginning!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

A poignant story of young, invincible men with thoughts of glory and honor for the South. It was April 1861 and they thought that this exciting adventure would all be over by Christmas. They find out that there ain't nothing good about a war!
Well-written! I was right there with the people of that era!

John J. Irwin did a great job bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Kammersee Affair

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Ben Werling
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Fritz Marschall knew that neither he, nor his friend, should really have been there. They, like many others before them, had been attracted to the lake by the many rumors that had been circulating. He thought of the endless stories there had been, of treasures sunken in or buried around the lake. He recalled the stories of the lake being used to develop torpedoes and rockets during the war. Looking out across the dark water, he wondered what secrets were hidden beneath the surface.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, but...

  • By Ryan Hooey on 11-12-18

Men would love this story!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

This story has all the elements of a good mystery: treasure hunting, history, and intrigue.

Ben Werling does a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

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  • A Dead Certainty

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Miguel Rodriguez
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

I'm not a gambling man. I mean, life's one big gamble, ain't it? The odds are stacked against you; you just can't win. You know there are some people who will do anything to make sure that they win, even if it means eliminating anyone or anything that stands in their way. They only bet on a sure thing...a Dead Certainty. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery Express

  • By cosmitron on 03-13-18

Coincidences or deliberate?

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

A well-written mystery set at a horse racing stable. Twists and turns hold your attention throughout.
Loved the wry humor!

The narrator, Miguel Rodriquez, delivered!

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  • Stone Cold

  • Rebecca Watson Series, Book 1
  • By: James Glass
  • Narrated by: Kendra Murray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Detective Rebecca Watson is tracking a vicious serial killer in Eugene Falls, Florida. As a distraction, she's dragged back into court for the retrial of a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend five years earlier. His defense attorney will use any means to get his client freed, including uncovering old wounds from Watson's past. As the case takes a few hard turns, nothing can prepare her for the world she's about to encounter, the past that haunts her, and the truth behind the serial killer's motive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Retrial Mystery

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 06-18-19

Well-written!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

I enjoyed the twists and turns. The great detective work and courtroom drama held my attention throughout.

Kendra Murray did an excellent job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.