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  • Mercy for Hire Mission Pack 1: Missions 1-4

  • Black Ocean Mission Pack, Book Five
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

With a heart of gold and her companion Kubu by her side, Esper sets out to make the galaxy a better place, preferably making enough money to pay for the fuel to get from one job to the next. But just because she’s not cut out to be ruthless doesn’t mean the galaxy is going to eat her alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Return to the Black Ocean

  • By Art Manansala on 03-28-19

Worst of the series

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The Black Ocean series was pretty good. The Astral Prime series was OK, even though it was basically one long book split into four parts. This series was just awful. The treatment of female characters in this book series was reprehensible. From a teenage girl who was kidnapped and trussed up like a prisoner, to a whore who is mind wiped to be a better lay, to even the girl who accuses an adult man of molesting her to get revenge, the misogyny runs deep.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The mystery is just complicated enough, but not so complicated that you can’t follow it while listening. And if you pay attention like Holmes does, you can figure it out at the same time. The author has done a great job of spinning the characters while keeping their essence.

  • 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

Supremely disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

This book is about 30% too long and the heroine about 100% too much of a doormat. Her complete inability to say no to anyone makes her completely annoying-however, that level of annoyance is surpassed by just about every other character, especially the spoiled child. I not only listened at a fast speed, I jumped to the next chapter often, in the hope of getting to something that was interesting. It was horrible.

  • Sanctuary Island

  • Sanctuary Island, Book 1
  • By: Lily Everett
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

When Ella's sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother, Ella goes along for the ride - it's always been the two Preston girls against the world. But Sanctuary Island, a tiny refuge for wild horses tucked off the Atlantic coast, is more inviting than she ever imagined. And it holds more than one last opportunity to repair their broken family - if Ella can open her carefully guarded heart, there is also the chance for new beginnings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth sticking with it

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Worth sticking with it

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book start it off a little annoying, but it got better. It was worth sticking with the entire series. The individual characters were Week-crafted, and the hint of mystery just enough.

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,394

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

Absurd

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Just absurd. From the lame brain and female lead, to the stereo typical middle-aged dandy, the characters were absurd. But if there was something more absurd than the characters, it was the plot. Not that there really was one, but what was there was absurd.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Things I Love About You

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church. Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Clever & Entertaining

  • By Eileen on 08-16-10

Never found attempted rape entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This story was just ridiculous. It was boring, it was tedious, it was long-winded, and then we’re supposed to be entertained by an attempted rape scene of an man old enough to be the grandfather of the heroine. It was insulting.

  • The Pharaoh Key

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372

Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t waste a credit!

  • By Patricia on 06-14-18

Fell asleep; didn’t miss anything

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This was...not good. I am a big Preston/Child fan, but this didn’t just miss the mark, it wasn’t even in the right ballpark. The characters didn’t make sense; I could tell the female protagonist wasn’t what she seemed from the beginning, and it’s ridiculous the men wouldn’t think the same. But the worst part was I fell asleep while listening to it, missed a couple of hours, but just didn’t care enough to go back and listen to them. I was able to figure out what happened just by listening to the last half hour or so. If you’ve listened to all of the Gideon Crew books, you may feel compelled to listen to this one, as I was, but try to resist the compulsion.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,913

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

Not #MeToo

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

This book puts the #MeToo movement back a couple of decades. Not to mention that 400×700 is 280,000 not 210,000.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Deep

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Marie Caliendo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Even though Chantel O'Hurley was being harassed by an obsessive "admirer", she didn't want some two-bit P.I. telling her what to do. Private investigator Quinn Doran resented playing nursemaid to a spoiled star. But one look at the cool blonde showed him how easy it was to become obsessed with a woman like Chantel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Stacy R on 05-16-08

This book has not aged well.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

While other books in the series are showing their age with an old-fashioned alpha male, this one is particularly egregious. The male love interest is always right, the female must acquiesce to his demands, he kicks the door in and manhandles her including grabbing her by the hair hard enough to make her wince...and then they make mad, passionate love. No thanks. Lots of jumping to the next chapter on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Promise Not to Tell

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide - and her own past. Like Virginia, PI Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire - and only he can help her now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as her previous books.

  • By Kindle Customer bosmack on 01-04-18

Deja Vu all over again

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I had a weird sense of deja vu listening to this book. Several plot points and whole scenes just seemed very familiar; I thought perhaps this was an earlier book of hers I had read that was just now making it to audiobook format, but no, it is a new publication. But I swear I've read something else with the whole cult leader presumed-but-we-all-know-he-isn't-really dead plot. Even the sex in a chair scene seemed familiar - along with the reason behind it. Anyway, it seems this is going to be a trilogy (three foster brothers and a still-unsolved mystery at the end), although it isn't billed as such. Oh,and talk about dragging on to meet a page quota...the book went on for a good hour and a half past the point where the bad guys were caught. But Krentz, even at her worst, is better than most, so, it's worth a listen.