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  • The Bone Farm

  • A Jane Hawk Case File
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,076

An audio original novella featuring bestselling author Dean Koontz’s compelling new heroine, Jane Hawk. From the case files of the former FBI agent before she became the nation’s most wanted fugitive - The Bone Farm details a desperate man-hunt for a serial killer before he murders again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Timer

  • By Anonymous User on 05-06-18

Pretty Horrible

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I guess I’m just going to have to give up on Dean Koontz. He’s really strayed a long way from his Odd Thomas series and others like it. Too much depravity and no value added for me. Was so not worth even $1.69 I paid.

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  • Undeath and Taxes

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant Series #2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392

After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected - he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, novel, creative, and fun

  • By Shannon Carty on 10-05-16

A Bit Slow to Start...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

...but a great set of stories with Fred and Friends. This is more of a cozy type of paranormal book, which I loved.

  • Shoot to Thrill

  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When Minneapolis homicide cops Rolseth and Magozzi are called to a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, they see a bride, facedown, dead in the water. And when the Monkeewrench crew – computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime software – are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it’s not long before the group discovers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Enough Grace

  • By Cheryl on 09-25-18

Not Enough Grace

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t get enough focus on the actual Monkeewrench gang.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,511
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,491

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Woo hoo, Hurwiz does it again!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Loved this one from start to finish. Bummer is now I have to wait for the next installment.

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,731

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Super Stand-Alone

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This was such an enjoyable listen! A bit predictable, but I didn’t care. I was so happy Joanna landed where she did. I wish I could go live with Paola.

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,021

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Ms. Harper

  • By green ice cream garden on 11-30-17

Great Summer Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I needed a light, but well-written book this week. This one was just perfect. I love the characters. Wish I could go visit Lake Sackett right now! Hoping there’s more.

  • Edited Out

  • A Mysterious Detective Mystery
  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation, Duffy Madison, has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript - what's the word? - lousy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Beatrice on 05-13-17

Not as good a series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I enjoy the author’s other series much more than this one. I am hoping the continuation of this series doesn’t prevent her/him from publishing more in The Haunted Guesthouse line.
The book was good, narrator very good, I’m just finding the continuing thread of Duffy tedious.

  • Dead in the Water

  • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

  • By Sandy on 02-15-18

Cozy with too much romance

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I love a good cozy in between thrillers and suspense, but I’m not fond of too much romance and sappy stuff. It’s definitely worth a listen if you don’t mind that. The story was good, I liked the characters and the narrator was good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep Like a Baby

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe's mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house, and they happen upon a body outside. But it isn't Virginia's. Who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of the series

  • By Kathy on 09-29-17

Not up to snuff

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I feel like Ms. Harris didn’t do her usual stellar job with this latest Aurora Teagarden book. I had a hard time getting through it.
I felt the whole part of the plot featuring Virginia the babysitter was really stupid.
Very disappointed with this one. The reader did a great job, though.

  • The Darkest Thread

  • Flint K-9 Search & Rescue Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Jen Blood
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

When teenage sisters go missing in the mysterious "Bennington Triangle" of Vermont, an area renowned for its disappearances and strange occurrences over the past 100 years, FBI agent Jack Juarez brings K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her dog Phantom in to assist with the search. When Jack realizes the case shares haunting similarities with the murders of the missing girls' aunts 10 years before, it becomes clear that he and Jamie are dealing with much more than two girls who simply wandered off the beaten path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too unrealistic to believe

  • By Patricia on 12-02-17

Good characters, sloppy plotting

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

This is the second book I’ve listened to now with sloppy, too-crazy-to-believe plotting. I liked the characters so I stuck it out, hoping for a resolution at least to the wildly unbelievable actions and in some cases inaction. Again wish I hadn’t wasted my time or money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful