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  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Excellent book, with a couple exceptions

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I withheld five stars for a few reasons. I doubt the FBI would have consultants in the field that are not Agents. That's why they have a BAU. I'm pretty sure they almost always travel in pairs. I think Martinez or Tate would have stopped Zoe from going out on her own after the first time she talked to the people at that company. I can't believe someone who went through what she did would not have taken some serious self defense training.

  • Texas Ranger

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates's discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Elementary Garbage

  • By NormalHuman in FL on 08-24-18

Texas Ranger review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This story had a nice twist at the end. The main character was weak and poorly laid out. I have
never seen, read, or watched anything about the Texas Rangers that would tell me this character could fit in their organization. Keeping him retired would be a good idea, unless you can find a way to write a stronger character.

  • A Cold Day for Murder

  • A Kate Shugak Mystery
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty Realistic

  • By SMH on 09-01-16

Kate Shugak story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

The story was simple and easily understood. The main chatacter was a little weak. I do not know why so many writers must write such
vulnerable characters. It is difficult to enjoy
a character with so many problems. Your
main character should be strong, Reacher , Jet
Kincade, Beatrice Rose, as examples. People
with problems are not fun to read about.

  • Vanishing Girls

  • Detective Josie Quinn
  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Everyone in the small town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing 17-year-old girl. All they've found so far is her phone and another girl they didn't even know was missing. Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it's clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona. Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-18

Liked book for the most part but....

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I liked book for the most part but I think you made Josie kind of wimpie. I think a lot of women would take offense that you made her the poster child for why women shouldn't be a cops or soldiers because they get to emotional and can't physically handle the job. She constantly let her emotions effect her ability to make decisions. In this day and age all cops, especially women should be trained physically and in self defense to put up a fight against a bigger and stronger opponent. They should know soft areas like throat, groin, chin, nose, shin and as she finally got around the eyes. When a prisoner you should be thinking of how to escape what could be used for a weapon. Like the toilet tank lid, seat or anything else lie and wait with. Check out any number of female characters that train in all types of combat and conditioning to handle themselves in a confrontation with any opponent. That's what any police officer should be prepared for.

  • Her Last Goodbye

  • Morgan Dane, Book 2
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls' night out...and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband - also the prime suspect - hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence. As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea's family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good second book in Morgan Dane series

  • By shelley on 09-28-17

Good job.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I wonder why the police wouldn't try backtracking with dogs from point of victim discovery. Morgan should learn from Chelsea. Conditioning saved her life.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,815

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Great book. But there should more than 300K.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I really liked the book. I will point out that if in 1982 you started with 1M dollars and paid out 2K a month for 28 years you probably have more than the original million. In 1982 the Prime rate was 15-18 percent which would gained over 150K the first year and so on. I am not going to amaterize out the entire thing but it would have more than doubled the original amount.

  • Polar Midnight

  • A Cassie Ingram Novel, Volume 1
  • By: Aric Shaw
  • Narrated by: Teralyn Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Cassie Ingram survived an attack by terrorists seeking revenge against her billionaire father, the CEO of a huge oil company. But when Russian mercenaries capture her father in the oil fields of Deadhorse, Alaska, this 18-year-old must rely on her survival training to save him - and prevent an ecological disaster.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall pretty good.

  • By Robert Parko on 08-01-18

Overall pretty good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Overall I liked it. Now she needs to toughen up and not think twice about her actions. When dealing with killers don't leave them in a position to have face them later.

  • Off the Grid

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel. Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight writing. Strong characters. Good plot

  • By W. Brooks on 04-03-16

Joe needs to get smarter.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I thought Joe was't the smartest in book 1. He still does things that. He had two gallons of water that he went thru to fast. Needs to train his dog better not to jump around and a half a gallon is way to much to give him and you need to conserve it when you're not sure how long you'll be out there. And why would you approach a vehicle unarmed after everything that happened. Let's bring Cassie back. She's smarter.

  • Bones Don't Lie

  • Morgan Dane, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance - until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sheriff!

  • By Wayne on 03-14-18

Morgan needs training

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

I hated the way Lance treated Morgan like a weak wallflower. She turned out to be close to one. She needs to get together with Hannah for some conditioning and training.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,632

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All the hallmarks of a good story but...

  • By The Fett Man on 07-16-16

Another great one.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Though it was every bit as good as the others. Maybe some of these people deserve to be dead.