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  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Hannah Curtis, Nicholas Guy Smith, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,074
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,067

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen... But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing but very good.

  • By CR on 02-18-16

Uneventful

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

There are so many wonderful stories out there it seems a shame to waste your time on something mediocre. There is no action, no suspense, and certainly no big payoff at the end. This was just a bland story narrated by a wonderful cast.

  • Blue Labyrinth

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,116

A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not want it end!

  • By Marvin R. Taylor on 05-08-15

Meh...

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

It took me a little while to get into this story. It was a little slow for me. The action really gets amped up towards the end. This wasn’t one of my favorites.

  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,364

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

Absolutely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

This was such an amazing adventure! I couldn’t stop listening. The narration was superb. I was captivated from beginning to end. I’m so sad it’s actually over. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone of any age!

  • Oak Avenue

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 7
  • By: Brandi Reeds
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 286

While renovating her Victorian home, Ana Clementine finds an ornate door buried under forty years of earth. Once she restores it to the attic, she starts hearing whispers, her loving husband has become a stranger, and her baby daughter learns a chilling new word. Maybe Ana has unlocked the house’s secrets. Or maybe she’s becoming just a little unhinged herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story, terrible narration

  • By Melinda M Miller on 10-04-18

Don’t bother to listen...read it, maybe

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

This whole collection has the same narrator which is unfortunate. It is hard to rate the story itself when you are so put off by the narration. She reads some stories better than others, but still her “character” voices are irritating, annoying, and unrealistic. I don’t think I will be able to finish the series in audio version. Which means there are way too many books to read to bother with the remaining stories at all.

  • The Sleep Tight Motel

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 529

Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The reading is flat, dull, and awful

  • By Chynna Blue on 10-01-18

Narrator is horrible

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

The story itself is just OK. It’s one you’ve read, heard, or seen on TV a dozen times. The narration makes it nearly impossible to listen to. Her voice is just so robotic and monotone. I’m glad it was free and unfortunately, I wouldn’t suggest this to anyone.

  • Hannah-Beast

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story !

  • By Anissa B. on 09-28-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Another of the Dark Corners collection...was entertaining enough. It is nothing fascinating or impressive. Since it was free, it was worth listening to while killing time.

  • The Remedy

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 6
  • By: Adam Haslett
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 277

After years of traditional treatments and therapies, Derrick still suffers from pain ineluctable enough that it has become his identity. Then he hears of an exclusive, very private New York clinic that promises relief. It comes highly recommended by a friend. The multisession remedy unfolds as a sensorial wonder that’s so illuminating it’s enough to bring tears to Derrick’s eyes. It’s all working so well. So unexpectedly well.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • hopeless

  • By H Craft on 10-25-18

Good short story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

This was nice to pass an hour away. I don’t regret listening to it, but wouldn’t say it was anything remarkable. It was free and included in my Amazon Prime Reading options. I will try the rest of the series since they are short.

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,182

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By DogLover on 09-08-14

Mystery/romance

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I don’t really like romance novels. I did however enjoy this story. I’ve read a few of Sandra !
Brown’s novels and have always been pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this to anyone who does enjoy a bit of romance mixed in with a bit of mystery.

  • Fever Dream

  • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, spooky thriller

  • By Snoodely on 06-10-10

Slow start nice finish

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

It took me a while to get into this story. It wasn’t one where I couldn’t stop listening or wanted to turn it on every single chance I had. However, about halfway through the story, I was captivated and wanted to know what happened next. This is my first Preston & Child’s book. I’m sure I will pick up another and give it a go. Overall it was entertaining and I enjoyed it.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,227

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This was such a entertaining story. I throughly enjoyed it. The narration was splendid. The only thing that would’ve made it better would be the male and female voice changes. Every character sounded pretty much the same. This is one audiobook that I think was WAY better than reading the story. I think the accent in the narration made you feel as though you were involved in the story. I would highly recommend if you enjoy cozy mysteries.