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  • The Silent Patient

  • By: Alex Michaelides
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,361

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense at its best!

  • By NBurkey on 02-10-19

predictable, boring

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

struggled to finish this and it's a best seller, why? I was disappointed, just didn't make me care about the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Silence

  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The Big Silence takes Lieberman and his Irish partner, Bill Hanrahan - the Rabbi and the Priest, as they are known on the streets - on a journey that will test their consciences to the limit. When the young son of an informant in a governmental witness protection program is kidnapped and a grisly death occurs, they will have to make some hard choices to make things right. Told with compassion and with the keen insight into the human psyche, The Big Silence is gritty, compelling...and unforgettable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Lieberman and Hanrahan arrested me...

  • By Richard Delman on 02-26-16

all the Lieberman police novels are great!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I love this series. Abe Lieberman and his partner are funny and experienced. Love the guys that hang out in the cafe too. Good plot, excellent characters and narration. Why can't Audible get the other books in this series?

  • Lieberman's Law

  • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries
  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Abe Lieberman, the Chicago PD detective, has never has it easy when it comes to emotional cases, but this time the action is getting little too close to home. His temple has been vandalized along with four others, and it looks like the vandals have more sinister plans in mind. Finding the culprit opens a window on the broiling ethnic tensions on Chicago's North Side, and what's happening in Abe's family life does nothing to turn down the heat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Kaminsky was a national treasure.

  • By Richard Delman on 03-17-17

another great Lieberman mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I just love the two flawed detectives in this crime series I only have one more of the series to read....so sad there aren't more, please get more audible!

  • Lieberman's Folly

  • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

A pair of cops hunt the killer of the most beautiful hooker on Chicago’s North Side. On a blistering Chicago afternoon, the Cubs are winning and Abe Lieberman is waiting to meet a prostitute. This mild-mannered old police detective still has a few tricks up his sleeves - and one of them is named Estralda Valdez. One of the city’s loveliest women of the night, she is Lieberman’s most prized confidential informant, and she needs help with a psychotic john. Though they suspect she’s only paranoid, Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, agree to watch Valdez’s back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How can this man write so much, and so well?

  • By Richard Delman on 02-07-16

Best book I've had in ages.....fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Loved the characters, writing style is superb. I will download the next book in this series right now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • But for the Grace

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

When another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no one is very surprised - not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not much of a story line

  • By Robert L. Sexton Jr. on 03-13-18

kind of dull, could be narrator<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

interesting plot but lacking in inspiration, a struggle to finish. could be the narrator dulling the book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,635

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

one of Connellys best. great narration and story. love books with both Bosch and Mickey Huller.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tipping the Velvet

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not disappoint!

  • By TENA on 01-25-15

just so so

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

struggled to finish, repetive and a bit boring. a very long book, too long.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,189

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I love Michael Robotham books, psychological thrillers. This isn't as thrilling as his older books but an interesting subject matter and well written.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Live Wire

  • A Myron Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby’s paternity have driven away Lex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is important

  • By Donald on 04-05-11

worst moron bolivar novel ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

by far the worst Myron Bolivar book ever and I love Myron, wynn and company. Extremely slow and boring, I almost quit many times and the story was poor so I wish I hadn't wasted time finishing. I am so very disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brat Farrar

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,303

A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great all around

  • By Catherine on 10-23-11

Loved it, but I love horses

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

very good. A bit short but a cosy mystery. I enjoyed it even though I guessed the plot immediately.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful