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  • Lane

  • A Case For Willows And Lane, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 311

"So I thought I might take up paragliding. You know, buy one on eBay and just jump off the cliff one morning." Emily Willows is middle-aged, widowed, wealthy, and bored. When she makes those flippant remarks to her son over coffee one Friday, she has no inkling that within a few hours she will be facing the most terrifying situation of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S A DEFINITE YES

  • By Ann on 05-30-18

New Series by Peter Granger

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Short but packed with action and interesting, likable characters with an excellent narrator who brings them to life. I prefer books such as this one where the author doesn’t add useless storyline or details just to draw it out. I believe Willows and Lane will be every bit as successful as Peter Granger’s DC Smith series.

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feel-good story

  • By Jane on 06-16-18

DBF at Her Best

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I love these family driven tales set in the beautiful South. This book is one of my recent favorites from that genre. Did not want it to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep Dark Descending

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,963

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brilliant!!

  • By ryan on 10-25-17

Perfect Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The Deep Dark Descending kept my husband and me entertained as we drove from Texas to Wyoming and back. R.C. Bray truly makes this dark story come alive. Hoping this isn’t his and Allen Eskens final duet.

  • Home

  • Myron Bolitar Series, Book 11
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,928

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for 10 years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Win comes home. So does Harlan Coben.

  • By Carol on 10-26-17

The reviews are spot on

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Great story. Well written and held my attention to say the least. I cannot say enough about the narrator who made a great story absolutely fantastic. One of the best I've heard during my four years as an addictive audible user!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,274

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

Held my Interest

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I usually don't like stories about women being kidnapped/tortured so early on I almost stopped listening. But it never gets too gory or descriptive so I hung in there. Really liked most of the characters but the narrator takes the cake. She has a rich voice with good distinction between characters. Glad I finished it.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,929

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Absolute Perfection

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

I loved the first two books but "Career of Evil" is my favorite of the three. Until next time, I will miss these well drawn characters!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whack-a-Mole

  • John Ceepak, Book 3
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series gets better and better

  • By Bernadette on 01-17-10

My "Go To" Series

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Whack-a-Mole the most enjoyable?

I finished books 1 & 2 and bought 3 & 4 during a sale. The John Ceepak Series is light reading with just enough mystery to keep my interest. The well drawn characters and narrator make the books so readable/listenable--the two main characters' voices sound as if they are coming from two different readers. I will definitely keep listening to this series!