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  • Terrified

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Megan Keeler died years ago - or so everyone believes. In fact, she disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth.... Since then, Megan has built a new life in Seattle for herself and her son, Josh. She's never forgotten that she's a fugitive, and Josh knows nothing about her past. But someone does. There are anonymous emails and threats, just as she learns Glenn has been released from prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good not Great...

  • By shelley on 12-02-18

Enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

After trying very hard to find a good book, I am happy to say, FINALLY! This was a great book, the ending made me feel a bit sad, but understandable. The narrator did a good job and the book kept my interest throughout.

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat off-key

  • By Janice on 11-16-15

Different Historical Piece-Good stuff

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I really enjoyed this novel by Tess! It was different than her other books and I was intrigued by the story and history from WWII and the SS.

  • The Girl Who Lived

  • By: Christopher Greyson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409

10 years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived.... As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be - her hometown where the slayings took place. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer - and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who do you trust when you trust no one?

  • By shelley on 12-15-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I enjoyed the characters as well as the story had an unexpected ending. Great narration.

  • Maniacal

  • A Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller series, Book 1
  • By: C.M. Sutter
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Sleepy little North Bend just woke up. The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe and her partner, detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake. The town is in an uproar. The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn't happen in North Bend. As more bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear - it's Jade, herself. With each new victim getting one step closer to Jade, time begins to tick away. She must find the person responsible before her loved ones, or herself, are targeted next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Thrills and Chills as the Mystery Villain

  • By Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch on 02-15-19

Good book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Went fast and wasn’t very exciting. It was okay; I would listen to another one in the series to see if it gets more exciting.

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Houston Suzanne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational best seller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case, unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Joel on 05-01-04

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I enjoyed listening to this book while traveling for work. Kept my interest and I liked the characters and narration.

  • The Drowned Girls

  • An Angie Pallorino Novel, Book 1
  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509

Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent New Series

  • By Lia on 10-05-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I’m looking forward to the next in the series. It was difficult to get used to the reader’s enunciation and drawl but I was able to overcome it and listen to the entire book. I enjoyed the character and story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,617

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I’m looking forward to the sequel. This book held my interest and wasn’t too gruesome, it had more f bombs than were needed but other than that I was entertained.

  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,421

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Yikes on 06-24-17

Excellent with a surprising ending

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I really enjoyed this book and it has a lot of twists and turns. The narration was pretty good, but at times Autumn's narrator would grate on me after listening too long. Overall I would give it a 4.5.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doing Harm

  • By: Kelly Parsons
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again….

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable First Novel--Not in a Good Way

  • By Jacqueline on 02-11-14

Amazingly Suspenseful Book

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I loved this book. It was fast paced and had my blood pressure and pulse up more times than not. I have not read any books from this author, but WOW! This book was crazy good. Loved the strong characters and I just didn't know how it was going to end. Excellent! Also the narrator was fantastic.

  • Let Me Go

  • Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell, Book 6
  • By: Chelsea Cain
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

With escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell on the loose, a murder investigation demanding his attention, and journalist Susan Ward showing up at his apartment, it’s going to be a long weekend for Archie Sheridan. Soon Archie finds himself crashing a masked ball thrown by Jack Reynolds, a notorious drug kingpin. By morning, Archie is back on pain killers, a guest is dead and Archie quickly realizes that little is what it seems. One thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and Archie’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes Less is More

  • By Janet&Greg on 08-23-13

Great suspense and thrills!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

I will kinda miss these characters but stayed awake too man my nights listening to them; I found a lot of the dry humor entertaining by Susan and her mom Bliss. Thoroughly enjoyed all six in the series.