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  • Crosstalk

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only, the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé, Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn when to say no

  • By Mozershmozer on 01-21-17

I cannot fault the performance,

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

The story was awful, the female protagonist was a vapid, tedious caricature of a successful woman; at least that is my hope. Not only was she incapable of either g anything but a doormat to her family, friends and "boyfriend", the only time she asserted herself was to be a self absorbed and vain to the only person who tried to help her.

  • An Accidental Death

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,198

The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex-DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent British Mystery

  • By Customer on 09-07-16

I hope the rest of the series is as good.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Have read a lot of ho hum novels lately and wanted to return most, but what an exciting find. Everything I look for in a novel, and a mystery to boot. Wit, interesting characters, a good story without being vulgar or convoluted. I loved that there wasn't unnecessary drama. Almost 5 stars, 4 and a half at least. Cannot wait until my next 2 credits.

  • Peshwari Nans

  • Beyond the Bucket List
  • By: Stephen Haughan
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

In their twilight years, two 80-something sisters, Esther and Minnie are coaxed from their easy chairs and their comfort zone of carpet slippers, crochet hooks, jigsaws, and rummage sales to fulfill the dying wish of a dear friend. They go on to undertake a road trip of sorts in Esther's beloved classic Trafalgar blue Morris Traveller, affectionately known as "Vivien". The trip, however, is no minor errand to return late library books. Theirs was to be an epic undertaking from Lodon's Whitechapel to Raipur, deep in the heart of the Indian Subcontinent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peshwari Nans Beyond The Bucket List

  • By BethAnn Oberly on 12-09-18

The 100 hundred year old Gump sisters.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Seriously though, there was a formula here, but it works making this story an entertaining story. The only discordant notes were when Esther and Minnie tried to go deep and bordered on melodramatic.

  • The Year of Saying Yes

  • By: Hannah Doyle
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Dear Listeners, I hold my hands up: I'm stuck in a rut. For three years and counting I've been hopelessly in love with the same guy - and the closest we've ever got is a drunken arse grab (NB: this doesn't count). My favourite hobby is googling cats for spinsters, and I'm sick of my shoestring salary that barely pays for my shoe-box flat. I need a head-to-toe life makeover. Enter my 'Year of Saying Yes', which is where you come in. To help me sort out my sorry life, I need you to #DareIzzy. For the next 12 months I'll be saying yes to your challenges, no matter how wild, adventurous or plain nuts they are.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Light Chick Lit

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-19-18

Light Chick Lit

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Don't get me wrong, amusing, some good laughs, but the book feels familiar and formulaic. However, the performance made this book more enjoyable. Like BJD movies, not great, but entertaining because we love Colin Firth.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,522

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

All over the place

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I had a hard time keeping focused for this book and kept losing interest. The story wasn't very credible or interesting.

  • The Cliff House Strangler

  • A Sarah Woolson Mystery
  • By: Shirley Tallman
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

San Francisco attorney Sarah Woolson attends a seance, which turns out to be much more than "silly parlor tricks". After a dramatic display, the clairvoyant and her guests discover that one of the people seated at the table has been brutally strangled, and Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-17

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Stumbled onto this series and was entertained. The only caveat is her Scottish cohort, by book 5 his character should have gotten a clue.

  • The Lost Boy

  • The Fjällbacka Series, Book 7
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Mats Sverin was Fjällbacka's financial director on a regeneration project worth millions. When he's found dead, detective Patrik Hedström must find answers. It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew - a man with something to hide. Is it just a coincidence that his high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has returned to the area? Does she know who Mats really was?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this author

  • By Donna on 10-14-16

I like the series

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Not as bleak as the usual Swedish noir, but is dangerously close to slipping into the bane of most series...soap opera type melodrama. Her character development is good and I find myself enjoying the evolution of certain characters.

Overall a good series seven books in so far.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Heat Islands

  • Doc Ford #2
  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Marine biologist and former secret operative Doc Ford is lazily poling his skiff along Southwest Florida's flat copper sea in search of sea anemones when he runs into the body of the most hated man on Sanibel Island: Marvin Rios. And when the Island's simplest and sweetest resident is arrested for the murder, Doc heads straight into the heart of the sunshine state's dark side - to save his friend from being framed, and to save Sanibel Island from a rising tide of land-grab schemes, blood money, and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Faith on 04-29-18

Doc is a pretty cool guy

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

What a character, the story and narrator were fun and enjoyable listen. Doc is quite the guy to have around. The nerdier version of Jack Reacher?

  • The Darkest Goodbye

  • By: Alex Gray
  • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

When an elderly woman is found dead at her home, newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the scene. It appears that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a carer but with much darker intentions. It soon becomes obvious that this was not death by natural causes; in fact it was murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is it just me

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-16

Is it just me

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

or is the religious voice starting to become more strident? While I still enjoyed this book, and continue to enjoy the development of characters, I felt almost as if I were being preached at. I have read non-secular works with less religious undertone.

  • The Last Refuge

  • By: Chris Knopf
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Sam Acquillo is at the end of the line: he's a middle-aged corporate dropout living in a ramshackle cottage in Southampton's North Sea. But then the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub, and it seems that Sam is the only one who wonders why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A hero who doesn't work and play well with others.

  • By Cholmondeley on 04-04-13

Binge listening

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I am really enjoying this series. Interesting characters and yes a little dated, but so is the Edmund Dantès, doesn't mean he isn't still outrageously entertaining. No, I am not really comparing the Count of Monte Cristo with The Last Refuge, or am I...

Seriously, just a good mystery without being too serious, just the right amount of quirky.