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Kerensa Carlee

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  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 385

Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him - something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets buried in secrets!!!!

  • By shelley on 02-01-19

TSTL Heroine Ruins Story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The main character of this book is supposed to be an intelligent superior court judge. Right from the first few pages you will realize she is an idiot. I kept listening just to see how truly dumb her decision making would be and I wasn't disappointed. When she is told not to go to another character's hotel room because it's too dangerous, she immediately leaves and goes there. She is mindlessly coerced into having a one night stand even though she is happily married. I could go on, but I'll just sum it up this way: Elle Woods from Legally Blonde looks like Einstein compared to Juliana Brody. January LaVoy's narration was excellent as always.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,187

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Inane Plot Ruins a Promising New Series

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I'm a big Baldacci fan and have listened to and enjoyed the Robie, Puller and Decker series. I was looking forward to a new series from him with a female protagonist. And while I think Atlee Pine has potential, the inane plot she was stuck in for this book just ruined what could have been a great launch to a new series. What I thought was going to be a thriller started off well but then deteriorated into a girls road trip, complete with references to Thelma and Louise, and segued into a hike down into the Grand Canyon that was just too ridiculous to even suspend disbelief. The secondary characters, including the villains, weren't memorable or believable. The narrators were tolerable when listened to at 1.25 speed.

45 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,351

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Excruciatingly Bad

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I feel compelled to write this review so no one else wastes their time listening to this terrible book. What could have been a riveting story is ruined by two idiotic, spineless characters. In fact, every time either one of them was in danger, I kept wishing they would get killed so I wouldn’t have to be subjected to their weak and whiny indecisiveness anymore. The character of Andy was particularly annoying. For a police dispatcher she showed a distinct lack of common sense. In every scene when she was asked a tough question she would just stand there like an idiot. Her mother was exactly the same. I guess weakness is hereditary. The narrator was good and tried her best with truly awful material. Bottom line—-skip this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful