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  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,329

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Compelling beyond belief

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Incredible story with outstanding narration that kept me listening when I should have been doing other things. It was so compelling... Just had to keep listening. Stephen King does it again!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha's First Case

  • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha's Origins

  • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Really enjoyed this short that told us how Agatha got her start. Clever, fun, straight up Agatha. A quick and infinitely enjoyable read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 20,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,561

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

This book did not disappoint! Congrats to David Lagercrantz on such a great story. Nicely developed and so good to have Lisbrth and Mikael back again.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • X

  • Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516

Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My X-pectations were too high

  • By Simone on 09-02-15

Enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

Great to have Kinsey on the case again. This book flew by for me. Enjoyed the story and performance.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Malice at the Palace

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057

While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Longtime Fan No More

  • By S. Hunt on 08-21-15

What fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

Love this series. Did not disappoint. Terrific on all fronts. Can't believe what happened though...

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,568

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Pulls you in and you can't put it down

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

The book started a bit slower than I like, but it was perfect for the style of the book and the story. Having three different readers was a great idea and they did a terrific job of it.

Couldn't put the story down. I had to keep listening because it was so intriguing with a suspenseful undercurrent of unknowns. Loved the psychology of it! Completely unpredictable. Really enjoyed it!!

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,335

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

Must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-06

If you like great narrative, and are into technology (even if all you like are techno gadgets) and a bit of adventure, you'll love the book. It has quickly become an all time favorite! Wow. How could I have missed this book for so long. What a treat.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful