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  • See How She Dies

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

London Danvers was kidnapped as a child from her wealthy family. Over the years, many women have claimed to be her, trying to lay claim to the long-lost heiress's inheritance. Among them is Adria Nash, who has arrived in Oregon claiming to be London - but, unlike the others, she's different: she knows personal details only London could have known. And there is someone who does believe her - who is watching her every move, waiting to see how she runs, how she screams, and how she dies....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised and Disappointed

  • By Mimi B. on 10-13-17

Way too much adolescent romance

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I have fast forwarded through most of this audiobook. It’s hard to find the story line under all the adolescent drivel. This is a ripped bodice novel, not a suspense novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lineage

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

Pain, horror, fear - these are the things that have comprised best-selling novelist Lance Metzger's life. His childhood remains a riddled wasteland of abuse by a sadistic father and abandonment by an apathetic mother. In turn his only refuge became his writing. When Lance loses his ability to write and becomes haunted by a nightmare that he'd thought was buried, he is drawn inexplicably to a house on the shores of Lake Superior, where he finds his muse once again - but something is waiting for him when he arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lineage

  • By Deedra on 11-02-16

Bad Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The only reason I'm still listening to this book is because the story is on the borderline of ok to good. The narrator is awful - everything he says has a sense of urgency and over dramatization, even down to describing clothing. I was dismayed when I looked and saw that I hadn't even gotten to the halfway point.

Would you recommend Lineage to your friends? Why or why not?

My recommendation is to read the book, don't listen to it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Neil Hellegers’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story seems good - never sure if it's supernatural or mental illness.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Hollow

  • A Thriller
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Back again is ex-New York Police Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, who has returned to his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, after the vicious killings of his wife and daughter; it is time to leave the bloodstained streets of Manhattan and rebuild his family's house - as well as his own life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully slow going

  • By Allen Anthony on 05-18-16

Too bizarre

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

What would have made Dark Hollow better?

This was just a little too bizarre for me. It had way too much blood and gore too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Snow White Must Die

  • By: Nele Neuhaus
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,941

On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, unbelievable, never-ending story

  • By C. Vincent on 01-27-13

good story - difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 01-23-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have to admit that as an American who doesn't speak German the names were hard to follow. If the narrator had not tried so hard to use an accent with the names it might have been easier. The story was honestly very good and I did enjoy it, The narrator was really not bad at all - I just started to get annoyed at the name pronounciations. I would recommend this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Christmas Mourning

  • A Deborah Knott Mystery
  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Margaret Maron’s best-selling Deborah Knott mystery series won instant acclaim upon its debut in 1993. In this 16th entry in the series, the judge is faced with a horrifying holiday murder case. After a beautiful young cheerleader is found dead in a car wreck, Judge Knott’s husband Deputy Dwight Bryant discovers evidence that the death was anything but an accident.Now Knott and Bryant are on a desperate search for a killer before he or she trikes again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't get through this

  • By Cindy on 08-18-11

I really tried...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-14

What disappointed you about Christmas Mourning?

There's too much extraneous 'stuff'' and not enough real story in this book. I found the narrator slightly annoying at first and then more so as the book went on. I got half way through and just couldn't finish.

What could Margaret Maron have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More meat stronger main characters

Would you be willing to try another one of C.J. Critt’s performances?

no

  • How the Light Gets In

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

Shadows are falling on the usually festive Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Home!

  • By Nancy J on 09-06-13

Best one yet

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

Would you consider the audio edition of How the Light Gets In to be better than the print version?

I have to be honest - I was sorry I didn't get the print version, but the narrator is fantastic and I couldn't stop listening. I just love to curl up and read, but audio books make me feel I should be doing something while listening - like exercise, laundry, etc. But I finally gave in and just sat and listened. A great audio book!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Many parts made me laugh out loud - Ruth and her duck are just so wonderful. But the end had me in tears...

  • Trial by Fury

  • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 3
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

The body lies amid the garbage behind a Seattle grocery store. He was a high-school basketball coach - and J. P. Beaumont discovers he was lynched.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story good, narration grating

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-14

Ok story, but the narrator really is not good..

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

Reviewed: 09-10-13

Would you try another book from J. A. Jance and/or Gene Engene?

I have avoided Gene Engene for a couple of years. I listened to one the the Beaumont books with him as narrator and had trouble getting through his barking and whining. There does not seem to be an inbetween with him. Beaumont barks, everyone else whines. I thought maybe it was time to give Engene another try - the story seemed interesting. But, I struggled through his narration and I will not give him another try. I do like JA Jance, but I will have to skip the Beaumont books.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Affair

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,847

Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than previous Reacher adventures

  • By Susan on 09-30-11

Great story, skip Dick Hill

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

Reviewed: 01-28-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Affair to be better than the print version?

Dick Hill reads like he's running out of breath. Fortunately the story surpasses the reading and I kept listening. I will check to see if he's the narrator next time and I'll move on.

What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

He really sounds like he needs an oxygen tank, but he does enunciate which is important. I could definitely understand him

  • The Drop

  • Harry Bosch, Book 15
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of The Best Bosch Books!

  • By Laurie on 12-03-11

OK, but not great.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-11

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator was a little annoying, honestly he picked his words so carefully that he sounded like he might be afraid of slurring his words.

If you???ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

This one was much more predictable than other Connelly novels.

Was The Drop worth the listening time?

It was long enough that I was pretty fed up with the narrator after awhile.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Eight Days to Live

  • An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller
  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan’s daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. They believe that Jane must die – when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was Ok

  • By Sharon on 05-18-10

Annoying narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-10

The narrator tries too hard to be a male with a Scottish accent. I found the accent distracting and a little comical. The story is ok, but the narrator is really annoying.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful