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Leona Starkel Daschofsky

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  • What Have You Done

  • By: Matthew Farrell
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 585

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a great movie!

  • By shelley on 10-02-18

do not know if I'll ever finish

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

performance, early in story when police were comforting criminal in home and were demanding he leave,. if I was the criminal I would be laughing.

story, I have no sympathy for a man who has been cheating on his wife, and believes he's doing a favor for her so she won't have a breakdown

I just did not find it believable . in fact I found it irritating.

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  • The Color of Lightning

  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

A soaring work of the imagination based on oral histories of the post - Civil War years in North Texas, Paulette Jiles's The Color of Lightning is at once an intimate look into the hearts and hopes of tragically flawed human beings and a courageous reexamination of a dark American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

  • By Marlice Peabody on 02-20-17

Excellent read or listening book

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

well written, informative. a beautifully written story, teaching history in way that would move anyone and never be forgot and yet s person would would not 'feel' as they were learning.

  • Frozen Stiff

  • A Chase Adams FBI Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Lainie Pahos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

The two corpses are mutilated. Naked. Frozen solid. It’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. With no evidence, no leads, and no clues, the local PD has no choice but to call in the FBI. Enter FBI recruit Chase Adams. While she may be new to the Bureau, Chase is no rookie when it comes to murder. But this case will push even Chase to the limits - it’s like nothing she has investigated before. When a third body surfaces across the country, Chase realizes that she is on the hunt for a killer whose murder spree knows no boundaries.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was awful and story dull

  • By Cat 113 on 01-02-19

A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

disjointed story and not believable situations and story background unbelievable. I will not be getting book two.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,409

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Couldn't Finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Maybe if I knew the story better, from the beginning,. I couldn't follow what was happening. Also, it was not read like a book, more like a radio drama,. done poorly.

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  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

change

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I was uncomfortable with what appears to be the personality of Bocsh,. Also, the voice is becoming too harsh.

  • Infection: A Pandemic Survival Novel

  • Sympatico Syndrome, Book 1
  • By: M.P. McDonald
  • Narrated by: Scott Berrier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

What started as a flu outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims' behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus. Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows the government's stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it's too late to contain the outbreak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of survival against all odds

  • By Brian on 01-06-17

Enjoyed this story

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Seemed to have a slow start,. however by the end,. I was wondering if and when book 2. would be out

  • The Walls of Freedom

  • By: Sara F. Hathaway
  • Narrated by: Sara F. Hathaway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Great Quake 10 years ago left the United States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees. Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before they found out that Vince's parents were still alive and they were searching for them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish!

  • By Leona Starkel Daschofsky on 11-29-17

Could not finish!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

There was something disconcerning about the narrators voice and inflections on words when narrating. Just could not finish this book, infact only listened for 10m
min.

  • Surviving the Collapse: Book 1

  • By: James Hunt
  • Narrated by: Mikela Drew
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

What happens when all means of transportation and communication suddenly vanish? What happens when you can't call for help? What happens when the only person you can rely on is yourself? Captain Kate Hillman is about to discover those answers after an EMP sends New York City, and its nine million residents, back into the stone age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • there should be much more detail lotg

  • By Philip on 02-11-18

Could Not Finish

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

sorry could not finish this book. Shortly after the first chapter I decided to delete from Kindle. It was not as described, and started as a book I do not want to read, felt violent with evil.

  • The Cutting Room

  • A Time Travel Thriller
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

In the future, there are many parallel Earths - but only one of them has time travel. Known as Primetime, its criminals break into the pasts of other worlds, far beyond the reach of conventional police. Blake Din is the top agent of the Cutting Room, the group tasked with stopping these trespassers. After a mission to undo the murder of a young boy, he uncovers extensive damage to another world's timeline - and a conspiracy that reaches all the way back to Primetime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Characters and their journeys mildly interesting

  • By Sailfish on 09-27-16

Robertson's best yet

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Good story line. Great twist at the end. Enjoyed the story .

  • The Darkest Hour

  • By: Sandra Rains DeBusk
  • Narrated by: James Cramer
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Has the thought of how the world will end ever entered your mind? God said He would never flood the world again, to end it. But, He never said anything about freezing us to death. The ice has begun to fall and like with any other storm, people are trying to wait it out. But, this storm doesn't pass. Everything freezes and all hell breaks loose. Families are searching for warmth for their children, and most do not find it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well executed!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-08-17

Needs to be fixed

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Good story idea. However,. too many story lines left unanswered. Some areas not realistic enough.

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