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  • A Reason to Believe

  • By: Diana Copland
  • Narrated by: Jack LeFleur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive listening

  • By A.R. on 01-03-13

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I have read this book now for the 4 time and it’s fantastic.
The storyline keeps you on your toes till the last page.
It’s giving you that warm feeling also just because the dynamics are so real.
The narrator is just beyond words 💕

  • Edinburgh Twilight

  • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Carole Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and Depressing . . . did I say DEPRESSING!!!

  • By Glenda on 11-12-17

What a disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Although the book isn’t a top book the storyline is nice enough to make it in to an enjoyable book. However the narrator Napoleon Ryan makes it in to an cringe worthy experience.
I have listened to other books narrated by him for example “The Thief taker” series and that was a joy to listen to. All over sudden he has a lisp and all of the characters have more or less the same voice, and I don’t want to go to the female voices they are really terrible.
Next time I choose a book it will be one without Napoleon Ryan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

  • Glass and Steele, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great follow up to book 1!

  • By BikeVON on 03-27-17

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

This is a lovely book, with lots of twists and turns. So I am looking forward to the next book in the series. The narrator of the first book was top class. But the narrator of this book has a very irritating S sound. I really have had to make an effort to listen beyond that.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lost King

  • An Omar Zagouri Thriller, Book 2
  • By: H. B. Moore
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Undercover agent Omar Zagouri has been ordered to Giza. A prominent Egyptologist was murdered, and a priceless artifact - the only complete version of the Book of the Dead - is missing. Omar is still reeling from the recent disappearance of his girlfriend, Mia Golding, but he puts his quest to find her on hold to track down the lost piece of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Donna Burcham on 06-28-16

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It's the second in a series and I am very glad to have found it.
I enjoyed it so much that I listened to the complete book in one day. The story was very good and the timeline in to the history was brilliant. The voice of the narrator deserves a big compliment because you completely forget that it's just the one person doing all the voices. Looking forward to the next book.

  • House of Eight Orchids

  • By: James Thayer
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 993

In 1912, John Wade and his brother, William - children of the American consul - were kidnapped off the street in Chungking, China, and raised in the house of Eunuch Chang, the city's master criminal. Twenty-five years later, John is the eunuch's most valuable ward, a trained assassin and swindler, and William has become a talented forger. On the brink of World War II, China is in chaos. When William betrays Eunuch Chang and escapes to central China, a place of ferocious warlords and bandits, John begins a desperate search to save his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for remembering the dog

  • By Janet Mcbee on 07-18-16

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

What a fantastic book. Really good storyline and the performance is brilliant. I was so hooked by the story that I stayed awake the hole night to listen to it. Will absolutely listen to this book a couple of times more.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Invisible Library

  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,170

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant, Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission: to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could not get past the voice

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-04-16

Narrator very very bad

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

How on earth is it possible that this narrator did get the job . It was really awful to listen to here.
Very monotone voice with on the end of each sentence a sort of moan. I have tried to get true the book a couple of times but without success .
And I think the story is very nice with a lot of potential . I will never ever listen to Susan Duerden again!

  • Hidden Wings

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 625

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered. Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she's never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now... she doesn't even know who or what she is.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book is a slow story line

  • By Debbie S. on 06-04-15

What a waist of time

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

Downloaded the book because it was a daily deal and it made me curious. From the very beginning it feels like a hysterical juvenile story.
So I checked if it was a young adult story.
I was just wondering how on earth is it possible that a publisher is willing to print it. There was a good chance to make the storyline so much more interesting. Very disappointed.

  • The Angel Court Affair

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

As the nineteenth century draws to a close, most of Europe is in political turmoil, and terrorist threats loom large across the continent. Adding to this unrest is the controversial Sofia Delacruz, who has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous. Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, is charged with protecting Sofia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tired of Special Branch

  • By Susan on 04-09-15

Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Fantastic story and a good plot.
I love that the characters grow and evolve to a next level.

  • And Only to Deceive

  • Lady Emily, Book 1
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 344

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tiresome

  • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

Lady Emily

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Very disappointed by this book From what I thought could be a good book within a couple of chapters it was a dull book. No twists or real plot. The narrator was absolutely the worst I have heard so far. No feelings whiting the characters and a very monotone voice. Never again.

  • Who Buries the Dead

  • Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 10
  • By: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Anne on 09-26-16

Fantastic on all levels!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

A story told by the best narrator. Within minutes you are sucked in and living the story.
This book has cost me a couple of nights sleep because I could not put it away.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful