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  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,246
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,078

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was free

  • By Tammy on 03-15-19

Don't waste you time

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I love thrillers but this book was BORING. It left me feeling what a waste of time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sadie

  • By: Courtney Summers
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister, Mattie, in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story, he becomes obsessed with finding the girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Courtney Summers, author to follow

  • By Linda on 09-20-18

Brilliant, Courtney Summers, author to follow

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Couldn't get Sadie out of my mind. I wept and stayed up all night to finish this book. If you get one audio book this year, it's this.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • One Hundred Names for Love

  • A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing
  • By: Diane Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Following up her international best seller The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman tells the breathtaking story of the stroke that deprived her husband, Paul West - a distinguished novelist and poet - of every scrap of language beyond the syllable "mem". In her characteristically glorious prose, Ackerman weaves together the latest science on stroke and the brain’s ability to store and process language, with her intensely personal journey as caregiver in helping Paul to an extraordinary recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic, touching, a story of undying love.

  • By Linda on 04-13-15

Tragic, touching, a story of undying love.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

What made the experience of listening to One Hundred Names for Love the most enjoyable?

Paul's stroke is a vivid disaster, and you feel his trying to make someone understand him urgent and while not enjoyable, raw and emotional.

What did you like best about this story?

The intimacy between poet and writer.

What does Barbara McCulloh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was spot on. didn't distract from story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love, loss and hope.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful