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STUART, IA, United States
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  • The Missing Ones

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of layers

  • By A. Palla on 11-09-17

Good mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

most names too similar so difficult to keep straight if not listening extremely closely. but after second listen, figured out one of the mysteries before it was revealed.

  • A Life Intercepted

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!!

  • By mary s on 02-23-15

Drags

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Super depressing tone. Tried to listen but got about 30% through and, although finally understanding the gist of the storyline, couldn't stay interested long enough to put up with the black tone. Returning.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

some profanity

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

always love these books. wish Ms Grafton would avoid profanity. otherwise, good as usual. recommend.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,891

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

pornographic with vulgar language

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

The story is a good study of what happens when people do not communicate; however it loses 2 stars - one for frequent profanity and one for very unnecessary pornographic descriptive sex scenes. The reason the "book" is so long is because of the UNNECESSARY sex scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Get Run Over by a Truck

  • A Memoir
  • By: Katie McKenna
  • Narrated by: Katie McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to book on gratitude

  • By Leah on 04-23-17

Only one reason to not read/listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Excellent expose about a young woman's experience and response to a horrific accident. I would recommend ALL medical providers read/listen to this story as a part of their education. The ONLY caveat and negative is her language. The story lost one star (I was tempted to lower it by two) for her FREQUENT use of one specific word I - and any Christan - find offensive. I would like to share this with my Christan friends - but can't.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,011

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

would get 5 stars but has swearing and sex scenes, both unnecessary and over which I needed to skip.

  • Deja Dead

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perplexed over other reviews about the narrator

  • By R. Klein on 04-26-14

Barbara Rosenblat is the best!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Ms Rosenblat makes the stories she narrates come alive. This book is perfect for he style.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,445

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

good story

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

Gresham usually has good story, but this book has more explanatory narrative than action in creating the picture. Writing seemed lazy.

  • Without a Conscious...

  • By: James William Peercy
  • Narrated by: Dan Boice
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Under a ruthless plot carried out in the name of progress and greed, our nation is attacked. Hindered from the truth by those in power, it's a fight for the right to survive. When Cliff finds a photo of his murdered grandmother under the door of his apartment, his whole world explodes. Haunted by a mysterious caller, hunted by an unknown murderer, this mystery drags an ordinary college boy into a foul formula for genocide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hard to follow

  • By Steven/Karen on 05-07-16

hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I kept losing interest and had to restart listening several times. Hard to follow all the characters. I got the gist of the story at its conclusion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Woman Without a Past

  • By: Phyllis A. Whitney
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Successful young mystery novelist Molly Hunt, raised by adoptive parents on Long Island, is stunned when a chance encounter leads to a startling revelation. She is apparently the daughter of the aristocratic Mountfort family of Charleston, South Carolina, kidnapped as an infant from their ancestral home - and has an identical twin sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Patti on 02-18-19

Not what I expected from Phyllis A. Whitney

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No.

What could Phyllis A. Whitney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Be a little more realistic about the mother's reaction to the lost child.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the main character was lost in the theatre and tripped. This was suspensal.

Did Woman Without a Past inspire you to do anything?

No