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  • The Astral Traveler's Daughter

  • School for Psychics, Book 2
  • By: K.C. Archer
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Last year, Teddy Cannon discovered she was psychic. This year, her skills will be put to the test as she investigates a secretive case that will take her far from home - and deep into the past in the thrilling follow-up to School for Psychics. With trepidation, Teddy enters her second year at the Whitfield Institute, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students master telepathy and telekinesis, investigative techniques, and SWAT tactics for covert roles in government service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you are a fan of this genre, then it’s a great listen

  • By Keira on 04-11-19

Good appeal to adult readers and young adults.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

Good adventure story with an interesting take on being psychic. Best to read the first book first as it makes the flow of the story better. Good summertime read when out of school. I could see this made into a series on Sci-fi.

  • The Tower

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431

Allander Atlasia is an infamous psychopath whose heinous crimes have earned him a lifetime stay at the Tower, the world's most extreme maximum-security prison. But after a brilliant and brutal escape, the criminal mastermind begins a killing spree that is intensely personal. Jade Marlow is an ex-FBI profiler and tracker whose fearlessness is only surpassed by the severity of his own inner demons. With a record of irrational behavior and a genius for putting himself into the mind of a criminal predator, he may be the one man diabolical enough to catch Atlasia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long time fan, but this one was overly violent

  • By Nicole D. Z. on 11-08-18

Excellent read and not for the faint of heart.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

I really enjoyed this book. It was very brutal and violent and if you shy away from that then this is not for you. The first part of the book, set in The Tower, is great in its imagery. What happens after is a great crime/detective story. I do not want to give much away but suffice to say this is a very suspenseful crime drama that is well narrated. Would be a great gift for Guys on Father's day lol.

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,388

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Reads like a movie.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

This was an excellent Audiobook. I rarely feel that audio books are better than the actual book but this one hits the mark. While some of the ins and outs of the court room tend to drag this one takes you on a ride. I would love to see how this holds up to adaptation to film. The narrator is tops. One Question though, who do you think should play Earl.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,697

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

Good story. Great characters. Good beach book.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I really enjoyed The Outsider. Was it his best? Perhaps not but it was very entertaining and contrary to some of Kings stories it had a well developed ending. King himself had admitted he doesn’t like endings. Will Patton is my favorite and I have a bit of a “voice crush” on him. He was great with Mr. Mercedes” and he doesn’t disappoint with The Outsider”. This guy could narrate could narrate book lol. I just bet there will be a sequel.

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  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,724

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By JLiv on 10-05-15

I'm in love with Will Patton's voice. Best narration EVER!!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

This story was one of Kings best and there wasn't a ghost, vampire, or werewolf anywhere to be found.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Her Final Breath

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 2
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,430

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life. A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful, with an admirable protagonist

  • By The Whole Truth on 10-07-15

A Seattle Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Traci Crosswhite was my favorite. She is a woman in a mans world and she refuses to take no for an answer. My kind of gal.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy books that are written with a certain locale built into the story. I love to imagine the place the story takes place. I don't get many vacations so I have to live vicariously through authors descriptions of parts unknown. I am from Washington state so I enjoyed listening to a story that reflects where I live. It doesn't hurt that this story is good. I love it when a woman does a beat down on an arrogant man. You will have to read the book to see what I mean.

  • Crusader's Cross

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another delicious book from JLB

  • By Suzn F on 08-17-10

One of the best Detective novels, EVER.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This novel was a success on many levels. The story was good, the performance excellent, and the way you are transported to that time and place in New Orleans is a real treat.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crusader's Cross?

Hard to pick but I really enjoyed Dave's relationships with Clete, his ex-partner. When they were chasing down a leads and knockin' heads they were a convincing team.

What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This book would not have been the same if not for Will Patton's performance. His gravelly yet whisper of a voice was well modulated and kept you listening. Personally I could listen to this guy recite the alphabet. His vocalizing of different characters was excellent and his Cajun' accent was a success. I skipped the books by the other narrator to listen to Will.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38,213

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super solid listen!!

  • By Magpie on 06-24-12

Amazing story. A must read if you have ever wondered what's behind a certain door.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

I did not expect to like this book. I found it to be really original with a backdrop of L.A. thrown in. It has me wondering if it would adapt well to film.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Left to Die

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

Lisa Jackson's novels of romance and suspense race up the best-seller charts. In Left to Die, the Pinewood County Sheriff 's Department is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer who acts as a savior to women stranded during terrible mountain snowstorms before stripping them of their dignity and leaving them to die, a victim of the elements. But the killer's latest victim managed to escape, leading some to believe there may now be an imposter on the loose.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I listened for more than 14 hours for this?!!

  • By Wannasay on 08-19-14

Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I found this mystery to be addictive. Kept my interest and that's hard to do.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,399

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Definately a mystery with a surprise.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

It had a classic anti hero. This was not the usual mystery and the story owes its success to that fact.

What did you like best about this story?

Lots of surprises and would have never guessed at the outcome. Those are the best mysteries to me. I also have a habit of reading books before the movie. The movie would have spoiled the book completely and now I am really ready to see the movie.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Amy's gone but where's the body?

Any additional comments?

Great writing style. Reads almost as if its scripted with first him being the narrator and then her narrating. This style keeps you unsettled which is good. It's nice to have them keep you guessing.