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  • Toxic Rage: A Tale of Murder in Tucson

  • By: A.J. Flick
  • Narrated by: John N Gully
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Brian Stidham fell in love with Tucson, Arizona, the minute he came to town. A young and talented eye surgeon, he accepted a job with an established eye surgeon to take over his pediatric patients. Brad Schwartz, the doctor who hired Brian, was ambitious and possessed surgical skills few others had. But he was a troubled man. Within a year of Stidham’s arrival in Tucson, the medical relationship would be severed by Schwartz’s personal troubles.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • capital M mixed review

  • By Claire James on 01-13-19

Laborious/Poorly written

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Endless and unecessary dialogue. Grammar errors. Narrator's "voices" tended to be grating at times. The last few chapters were numbing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders

  • By: Christopher Goffard
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Since its release in fall 2017, the Dirty John podcast - about a con man who terrorizes a Southern California family - has been downloaded more than 20 million times. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This audiobook gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Essentially bait and switch.

  • By Ed Jones on 12-01-18

Essentially bait and switch.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Quit after 3 pointless stories. I'll listen to the podcast. Author is palming off stories that have nothing to do with crime. The stories aren't even interesting. I wish I could get my money back.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Widower

  • A Beautiful Doctor, Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and a Chilling Death
  • By: Michael Fleeman
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

She was his second wife - to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true, a handsome man who said he had “[A] heart for others”. Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side, especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. Was he a grieving husband - or a black widower? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great audiobook. narrator is addictive

  • By Lisa Taylor on 08-17-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Well-written and expertly read. I'd love a list of books performed by this narrator. He made the the story enjoyable.

  • Deadly Little Secrets

  • The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder
  • By: Kathryn Casey
  • Narrated by: Gillian Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father. Always sunny and vivacious, Kari never questioned their frequent relocations from one small Texas Baptist church to another. Even when tragedy struck, Kari remained strong - until one day, inexplicably, she took her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outrageous

  • By Jerrilynn on 01-24-15

interesting read

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

enjoyed this book...sad that this predator wasn't caught sooner...pure sociopath and one with no conscience whatsoever.

  • Unanswered Cries

  • A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer - a savage monster who would rape her, stab her to death, and leave her battered body on the floor outside the bedroom. Detectives frantically sifting through the evidence were tormented by one disturbing question after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By Phaedrus on 02-03-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Narrator is one of the best! Story was engaging and easy to follow. It is shameful what the family had to endure.

  • Beneath a Ruthless Sun

  • A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found
  • By: Gilbert King
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a "husky Negro" did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white 19-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane and locked away without trial. But crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who was protecting whom, or what? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As In The Beginning, So GoethThe Entire Book

  • By Gillian on 04-26-18

History lesson

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Narrator fine, story has too many detours and this represents more of a history lesson than true crime.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,072

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

too many vices and hard to understand<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Superfluous information and a seemingly never ending path to get to the actual story. I gave up at chapter 2. Wish I could get my money back for this expensively priced and exceedingly boring story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases

  • Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 3
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

A Fever in the Heart dissects an explosive triangle that led to obsession and murder in a small town in the northwest of America. Ann Rule reveals the story of an alluring wife and the two men desperate for her love; a story with a bizarre and deadly twist that no one could have suspected. In this and several other riveting true-crime cases from her personal files, Ann Rule masterfully probes the delusions of the criminal mind, the fateful circumstances and the unrelenting investigative forces at work in the aftermath of murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par for this author

  • By Tracy on 05-19-13

main story is laborious

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Narrator was too strident and her voice changes for characters were poorly done. story seemed to be shouted.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Precious Victims

  • Penguin True Crime
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written True Crime

  • By Chrissy on 04-24-16

A must read!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Narrator is excellent and tells this engrossing story wonderfully. Totally holds your attention and keeps you engaged in the story.

  • If the Devil Had a Wife

  • By: Frank Mills
  • Narrated by: A.T. Chandler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Once upon a time. Happily ever after. Such are the classic promises of fairy tales. Yet in Texas we find a twist to the familiar storyline. In If the Devil Had a Wife, there is still the battle of Good vs. Evil, a beautiful maiden, a wealthy suitor, a kingdom of riches and the wicked witch, but any similarity with Cinderella and Snow White ends there. With the help of her life partner and an attorney (always necessary in these modern times), Nelda Stark executes a devious plan that elevates fraud and theft to a new high.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Combine a great audio book with road trip!

  • By B. Dixon on 10-18-14

Laborious

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

This was laborious beyond belief. Minute details overwhelmed the story and the reader. Beware when there are fewer than 100 reviews. If this book had a wife, she'd have put it in the shredder.