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J. Kromrie

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  • No Way Back

  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Jodie's arriving at her third children's home. She's only 15. Maybe this time will be different. She'll be safe. Looked after. But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her. She must defend herself. She must change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great inro to our very-beloved kick-ass heroine!

  • By J. Kromrie on 10-23-18

A great inro to our very-beloved kick-ass heroine!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Short but flawless (in its creation, staging and delivery). If you are a huge Grace fan (and a Gen-x'er) I DARE you not to jump around your house with both hands in the air in a winning pugilist pose singing the Rocky theme at the top of your lungs!

  • Dead Souls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller

  • By MarisaReads on 06-09-17

scary as hell. nightmare inducing,, but as thril

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

producing as a fast ride on a sleek and smooth Ninja barreling down the carefree highway!

  • Tell Nobody

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

One hot summer evening, 11-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers. The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker, and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-06-18

<br /><br /><br />meh. i love this books dont get me wrong

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

and the performance is awesome. spoiler alert in case you have yet to read / listen.
a bit internally misogynistic, the female characters. Suprising they are written by a woman. Lottie is generally such a stone cold bitch that no man without major psychological problems could want her, thank God that bichiness os blunted in this book, as she learns to think before opening her abusive gob (have a love / hate relationship with her myself). where to Gibney get the idea that pot is either "addictive" or that it causes "withdrawal symptoms" of a major headache when a pothead is late with their morning puff? Very misinforned. Caffeine withdrawalcauses severe withdrawal headaches (more like major migraines) but there is no such thing as thc withdrawal. oh, and so it is not misreported in future novels. it is NOT a gateway drug.

  • Liar Liar

  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Detective Helen Grace has never seen such destruction. Six fires in 24 hours. Two people dead. Several more injured. It's as if someone wants to burn the city to the ground.... With the whole town on high alert, Helen and her team must sift through the rubble to find the arsonist, someone whose thirst for fire - and control - is reducing entire lives to ashes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert (sorta) in review.

  • By J. Kromrie on 09-22-18

Spoiler Alert (sorta) in review.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Would have made more sense to have pyro be the girl's Dad. wouldn't make it as implausible as a teenager fooling Helen? after all her experience? Fuhgetaboutit!

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Perfect; but would have enjoyed a "sharper" ending

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

a true "guilty pleasure" of a novel; excellent narration and character development. Satiates the way indulging in a huge portion of your favorite sweet satiates (I would have loved if Jane could have spun off into a complete series (perhaps as a hired gun, righting societal wrongs - really this character grew to life under the author's pen). Glorious indulgence! I am off to purchase more offerings from this very skilled writer - she carves enjoyment and develops intrigue using her pen with the precision of a surgeon's scalpel, I do hope her other books have "evil" characters. read for the unique joy of cheering for a sociopath!!

  • A Steep Price

  • Tracy Crosswhite
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

love Tracy Crosswhite pre-sap marriage & pregnancy

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

why did her personality have to change to girly-girl? now she is so concerned about the nuances of office gossip and working after she has her kid, that she is not at all the same spunky character. the only saving grace is the police procedural storyline itself and the related sideline of issues (such as the relevance of pot. decriminalization, and how heavily monitor coppers are these days of social media and video recorders in every phone. However, I wish I could criminalize the mixture of police procedurals with harlequin-like (again SAPPY) romance novels! I hate romance novels and I like my police procedurals hard-boiled (a rarity theye days) ONLY please!

  • Gone to Ground

  • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
  • By: Rachel Amphlett
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full of suspense

  • By Benjamin Thomas on 09-09-18

winding my way

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

wind (pronouned wined)winding my way not wind (as in what blows) winding my way. sigh, common mistake for narrators, oddly enough

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  • Broken Bones

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 7
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

They thought they were safe. They were wrong. The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone - one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood. As more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realize that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding detectve novel by Angela Marsons

  • By Wayne on 11-12-17

Would have given it 5 stars across the board but..

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Writer and editors need to learn the difference between implied and inferred. The word inferred was used when implied should have been used (note: you can infer from an implication, not the other way around). I know, it sounds lame but I have been a professional writer and editor for over 2 decades and mistakes like this pull me from my suspension of disbelief...

  • Blue on Black

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Two women have gone missing, and LAPD detective Harry Bosch has a strong suspicion that an avid fisherman named Denninger is the culprit. Bosch needs something stronger than a suspicion to bring Denninger in, but all he has are a handful of photos - prior mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish. It's not much to go on, and Bosch is running out of time, which is why he calls in FBI agent Rachel Walling. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money

  • By Laura on 07-05-17

you have GOT TO BE KIDDING. 16 MIN "SHORT"

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

uertainly cannot say "long". rip-off at 50 cents. makes me think author i formerly enjoyed is a jackass.

  • A Blood Thing

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Vermont’s promising young governor, Andrew Kane, is at another public meet-and-greet when a stranger from the crowd slips him a cell phone and whispers, “Keep this with you...keep it secret...you’re going to need it after the arrest.” Hours later, Andrew’s brother, Tyler, is taken into custody - framed for the brutal murder of a young woman - and Andrew discovers there is only one way to free him: answer the mysterious phone and agree to a blackmailer’s demands. All the governor has to do to make it all go away is compromise everything he stands for and grant a full pardon to a convicted felon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of your seat psychological thriller...

  • By shelley on 06-06-18

what the heck is this lame thing? maybe a 10 year

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

maybe someone 10 yrs old MIGHT enjoy it, but i have no idea why any company would publish this mess!

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