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Sandra H. Albert

LAPLACE, LA USA
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  • Where Are the Children?

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Nancy Harmon had been found guilty in a California court of murdering her two young children, but she was released from prison on a legal technicality. Deciding to make a fresh start, to change her identity, she left San Francisco and sought tranquillity on Cape Cod. Seven years later, Nancy is remarried and has two small children: five-year-old Michael and three-year-old Missy. Finally she feels that she has been able to reclaim all that she had lost. Then the nightmare begins again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NAIL BITER

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-19

QUEEN OF ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

It’s easy to see why Mary Higgins Clark is considered to be the Queen of Romantic Suspense. On her first swing, she hits it out of the park. Perfectly written and brilliantly narrated, this book is a gem.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Madam, Will You Talk?

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

It sounds idyllic: a leisurely drive through the sun-drenched landscape of Provence. But Charity's dream holiday turns into a nightmare when she becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to kidnap a young boy. She soon finds herself in a deadly pursuit and must uncover whom to trust...and whom to fall for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last

  • By Mary E. Haley on 11-03-18

THE GRAND DAME OF ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Mary Stewart wrote perfect novels of romantic suspense and Madam, Will You Talk is no exception. I had read this book many years ago, but this narrator made it come to life and even though I sort of remembered the plot, i was still shocked by a couple of the twists. Anyone who likes Nora Roberts won't go wrong with Mary Stewart.


#AmateurDetective #Suspenseful #France #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life of Lies

  • By: Sharon Sala
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Sahara Travis is used to being worshipped by adoring fans, but now someone is fixated on her in a dangerous way. After multiple attempts on her life, she reluctantly agrees to hire a security specialist for her protection, though the last thing she wants is some burly bodyguard invading her personal space. With Brendan and her devoted assistant, Lucy, in tow, Sahara returns to her family estate in New Orleans to uncover the identity of her attempted killer before he can close in on his final target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Lynne Krings on 10-05-17

Geography problem

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I really enjoyed this book, but Beale Street is in Memphis, Bourbon Street is in New Orleans.

  • The Awakening

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Ginger Cornish
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

It could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel…or a malicious vandal. It's detective Tanner LeDoux's first case and - much to his chagrin - the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. A woman who now doesn't even recognize him. Josie's poor memory is Tanner's luck, however. He has a chance to be the strong, sexy hero who protects her and her hotel from mounting danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PRONUNCIATION

  • By Sandra H. Albert on 07-10-18

PRONUNCIATION

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I really enjoy Jana DeLeon’s books but the narrator’s pronunciation of local names and places makes me want to scream. For a small fee, I would be happy to give lessons in how to pronounce Louisiana names and places.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Axeman

  • By: Ray Celestin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 15

New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. As Michael, Luca, and Ida all draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim. And as the case builds to its crescendo, the sky will darken, and a great storm will loom over the city....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

  • By Sandra H. Albert on 10-20-15

COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

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

Yes, it highlights an interesting era in New Orleans history.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, there were too many disparate story lines. Switching back and forth broke the tension.

How could the performance have been better?

Mr. Ragland did a good job of portraying the different characters. However, many of the unusual names and places are mispronounced. Having been born in New Orleans and being a lifelong resident of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, these mispronunciations take me right out of the story. The author got a few things wrong, too. Angola State Penitentiary is nowhere near Boutte (pronounced Bootee, not Bootay).

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

BEWARE THE AXEMAN!

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,232

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Best Nora Roberts book in years!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

What did you love best about The Witness?

I loved the strength of the heroine and the compassion of the hero.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liz/Abigail is my favorite character she is so set on taking care of herself, but eventually she comes to realize that it's enough to be able to take care of yourself and still allow someone you love to care for you.

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I had not listened to any other Julia Whelan performance, but I really enjoyed this one and would not hesitate to choose another one.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

My favorite moment in the book, as usual, is when Abigail tells Brooks her back story and he realizes everything she went through in her past and why she is the way she is.

Any additional comments?

This story held my interest throughout. This is vintage Nora Roberts. I am a huge Nora Roberts/J D Robb fan and think all of her stories have been great, but this is definately one of her best.