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  • Dead Jealous

  • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 7
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A teenage girl’s body is found in the back of a car on the notorious Hobfield housing estate. No one had reported her missing, but she’s been dead for a week. Meanwhile, an old jar is brought into the station. It was found carefully wrapped in a blanket, with a child’s pink hairclip. The jar contains ashes and bone fragments. Seventeen years ago, Detective Tom Calladine had been part of a team investigating the disappearance of Jessica Wilkins. Her mother had taken her to Leesdon Park one summer afternoon. She went to get the child an ice cream, and when she returned her daughter was gone. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT!

  • By Dany on 01-01-19

GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

This must be my favorite mystery writer, and favorite narrator for Ms. Durrant's mysteries. I hope she'll write more in this, or other, series, and also hope that Audible will have Mr. Keeble narrate them.
Audible addict,
Santa Fe, NM

  • Dead Nasty

  • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 6
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A girl’s body is found in a dustbin. 'Dead Meat' is written on a note found with her. The girl was part of a group of bullies from the local school. But DI Calladine recognises the MO of Craig Donnelly, a killer he thought he’d put away forever. And coincidentally Donnelly has just been released from prison. But when Detective Calladine charges in, he finds out that Donnelly has a watertight alibi and is under the protection of the local vicar, who thinks Donnelly is a changed man. When another girl goes missing from the same group of friends, Calladine must look elsewhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Dany on 12-31-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I could listen to at least 20 more books in this series! Ms. Durrant, please keep writing. Great narrator as well.
Audible addict,
Santa Fe, NM

  • The Alphabet House

  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320

British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't start Adler-Olsen here

  • By Tango on 04-08-15

First part great!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

The first part of the story is great. All the way through where the Alphabet house part ended, with Brian's escape. The rest of the story was so drawn out, going back and forth with the characters involved, that it would have been better if the author told that part in a more concise way, not describing every little detail. Otherwise it was a fascinating, terrifying, and eye-opening story of what was going on in those German "hospitals", from the patient's side of the experience.
Audible addict,
Santa Fe, N M

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,948

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Great story, great narrator! "at least 15 words required" for a review!? Why, when less will do?
Audible addict,
Santa Fe, NM

  • The Testament

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,497

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

Very satisfying story + amazing!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I had not listened to this John Grisham book before and found it to be spellbinding from the very beginning. I also very much enjoyed Frank Muller as the narrator. His voice reminded me of Jack Nickols' voice. His tone of voice and deliberate pronounciation, as well as his narration cadence, either made me pay more attention, or, made me chuckle. It gave me the feeling of the impending, although deserved, doom of "the heirs", dread of a jungle creature eating someone, being able to see everything as if I was there myself, and chuckling at other descriptions. I'm on the hunt for more J.G. books I may have missed.
Audible addict,
SFe, NM

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,610

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

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

It took me a while to get into this story, but once it took off I was hooked. Amazing to learn what people are up to out there, and what a jigsaw puzzle it can be to put all the pieces together to convict them. Very well written of course, and the narrator did an excellent job.
Audible addict,
SFe, NM

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,576

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

What a story! Couldn't stop listening. Amazing narrator as well. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Sky

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Jay Ward
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

The Civil War has just ended and world-weary Sheriff Jesse Smith likes his town quiet and peaceful. One night, the body of a young woman is found torn apart, and that peace is shattered as it dawns on him that a predator is among them. With little to go on, all the men in the town are potential suspects, and Jesse begins an investigation that spans the social spectrum. Unable to find the killer, the mayor goes against Jesse's wishes and brings in bounty hunters. But the cure may be more dangerous than the disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Dany on 06-20-18

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Perfect narrator for this story. His voice reminded me of the voice of Jeff Bridges. What a story! Great storytelling!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Invisible Client

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

For high-powered personal injury attorney Noah Byron, the good things in life come with a price tag - cars, houses, women. That's why he represents only cases that come with the possibility of a nice cut of the action. But as a favor to his ex-wife, he meets with the mother of twelve-year-old Joel, a boy poisoned by tainted children's medicine. While the official story is that a psycho tampered with bottles, the boy's mother believes something much more sinister is at work...and the trail leads right back to the pharmaceutical company.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Court Room Drama

  • By Jean on 03-09-16

Very nicely done!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Whether legally correct or not (I'm not a lawyer and, therefore, that is not the most important element in this story), this book was a well done feel-good story, and very enjoyable to listen to.

  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,765

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I also really enjoy courtroom dramas/thrillers, eventhough I don't know anything about the law. Therefore, I didn't try to analyze the story, but just enjoyed the telling of it. Not bad at all. I also liked the narrator, which I thought was a perfect voice for the young attorney. He also did a very good job with female voices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful