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Martina Dalton

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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,512
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,425

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

So much better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I'm blown away by how good this book is. James Comey provides a thoughtful and insightful account of his time serving our country in various functions. I understand that the behind-the-scenes look couldn't be shared at the time he was still acting director of the FBI, but I sure wish the American people could've been allowed this glimpse of events at the time it was happening. I want to thank him for his strength of character and trying, always, to do the right thing. The book is well written and his narration is fantastic. (Also, his wife, Patrice, is my new personal hero!)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,549

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Had to keep listening...

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

What a well-written and spellbinding novel! I can't think of one negative thing to say. I found the storyline and characters to be absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend this mystery.

  • Looking for Redfeather

  • By: Linda Collison
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Three runaway teenagers meet up on the road. Fifteen-year-old Ramie Redfeather leaves Cheyenne with music in his pocket and his thumb in the air. He's looking to find his father, a man he's never met. Ramie gets a ride with Chas Sweeney, a 17-year-old driving a “borrowed” Cadillac Eldorado with Maryland tags, who just happens to be passing through Cheyenne. Chas is running away from the wreckage that is his world, 1600 miles away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Three Strong Characters

  • By Teresa on 04-30-18

3 teens, 1 epic road trip

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I recently listened to Linda Collison's novel Water Ghosts and instantly fell in love with the author's writing style. I was not disappointed to then hear another of her novels, Looking for Redfeather. This is a wonderful coming-of-age tale, sure to capture your heart. When 3 rag-tag teens meet by chance and set out on the open road in a 1960 Cadillac, unexpected things happen. They each have a mission... one wants to follow her dream of making music, one wants to find his long lost father, and one wants desperately to escape what's happening to his mother back home. Wonderful story and a great narrator.

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  • Water Ghosts

  • By: Linda Collison
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Fifteen-year-old James McCafferty is an unwilling sailor aboard a traditional Chinese junk operated as adventure therapy for troubled teens. Once at sea, James believes the ship is being taken over by the spirits of courtiers who fled the Imperial palace during the Ming Dynasty more than 600 years earlier and sailing to its doom. A psychological nautical adventure with strong historical and paranormal elements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Water Ghost

  • By MANI on 11-14-17

Excellent story plus a great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

Okay, wow... I really loved this book! A small group of troubled teens are forced (by their parents) to board an old Chinese vessel for an adventure/therapy experience. But the protagonist has the ability to hear the voices of ghosts that once sailed on this boat. Are the voices real or just in his head? Needless to say, there are some pretty terrifying happenings on board. I enjoyed every minute of it. The narrator of the audio book is very gifted and brought the story to life. I highly recommend the book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent Dead

  • A Witch Cozy Mystery
  • By: Jill Nojack
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Natalie Taylor, high priestess of the coven in quirky Giles, Massachusetts, just wants to stop seeing dead people. With all the elements needed for the spell now in place, she can finally complete the ritual to push the ghosts away. But when a body is found in Corey Woods, giving her the opportunity to prove that her long-lost love wasn't guilty of the identical murders years ago, some of the answers she needs to clear him lie on the far side of the veil. She's going to need help from both the living and the dead to catch the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Done It.

  • By Troublemer on 10-04-17

Magical!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

This was a delightful little mystery! I was a little lost at first, trying to keep track of all the characters. Then, I realized that the characters may already have been established in a previous series. But once I sorted out who is who, the story drew me in. I loved the different personalities, and the narrator really brought them all to life. I was a bit thrown by the voice of Natalie--his characterization of her voice was okay until she had longer strings of dialogue. I started worrying about the actor's voice and hoping he wasn't damaging it! However, I think he was super talented to be able to do both men and women's voices seamlessly. Overall, this was a really fun listen! I will definitely listen to the upcoming books in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder, She Barked

  • Paws & Claws Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Jeanie Kanaley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but lovable Jack Russell terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this new series

  • By Beatrice on 12-24-15

The story is fine, the narration is distracting

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

What did you like best about Murder, She Barked? What did you like least?

I loved the animals and the setting.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It would've been nice of the main character had more emotion when it came to her boyfriend. She didn't seem to react at all to his lackluster proposal or the possibility that another woman was interested in him. The plot, though, was fine, but I would've like a little more danger and higher stakes.

What didn’t you like about Jeanie Kanaley’s performance?

I didn't love the emphasis on words that shouldn't be emphasized. The narrator spoke in kind of a sing-songy fashion, placing emphasis on the wrong words. I had to speed it up to make it tolerable.

Did Murder, She Barked inspire you to do anything?

Not really.

  • What a Ghoul Wants

  • A Ghost Hunter Mystery
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost - the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster. Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Mystery!

  • By Gayle on 01-28-13

The best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I'm a Victoria Laurie fan/junkie. This one is my favorite of the series! Haunted castles, an evil ghost, a moat, and the moors... what's not to love? Bonus: Gilly is not nearly as annoying in this one as the last story. :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When

  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is your death day?

  • By Martina Dalton on 05-07-17

When is your death day?

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

I'm a big fan of Victoria Laurie's work and have devoured both her cozy mystery series. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, since it's quite a departure from her other work. I'm happy to say, this book is excellent! It's much darker than her others, but oh, so good! I couldn't stop listening to this one on Audible. And the narrator is absolutely phenomenal--she really added to the story.

39 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,039

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • review of Abby Cooper series

  • By Roger on 03-11-10

Great first book in the series!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye to be better than the print version?

I don't have the print version, so I wouldn't know.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye?

I guess I would say the descriptions of how Abby's psychic gift worked. So interesting and lots of fun!

What about Elizabeth Michaels’s performance did you like?

She did a great job with all the characters.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,031

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

I would if I listened to stories again, but I don't do that.

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

Absolutely! The plot kept me listening--had me on edge the entire time. Great storytelling!

Have you listened to any of Paul Michael Garcia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I loved his narration. I would definitely listen to anything else he has narrated.

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

Twilight Zone meets Twin Peaks; a gripping sci-fi thriller

Any additional comments?

Loved it! The storytelling is amazing, the plot is interesting and creepy, and the outside world is definitely something to ponder. Really, really well done!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful