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  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

A classic to me!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I read this book in junior high and I loved it since. An audio "re-read" was a must for me so many years later. I love the way Woods unravels the tale between different decades and weaves it together until the tapestry is revealed. A great "whodunit" without the romantic mushy stuff, but not void of sentiment or poignancy. A great listen for those who like mysteries involving law enforcement. Though this isn't a western, anyone who likes westerns would probably appreciate this tale and may find a new offshoot of reading material they can enjoy.

  • Exhume

  • Dr. Schwartzman, Book 1
  • By: Danielle Girard
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman has finally found a place to belong. As the medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department, working alongside homicide detective Hal Harris, she uncovers the tales the dead can't tell about their final moments. It is a job that gives her purpose - and a safe haven from her former life at the hands of an abusive husband. Although it's been seven years since she escaped that ordeal, she still checks over her shoulder to make sure no one is behind her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 Stars Mixed Feelings

  • By Lia on 05-11-17

Love the mc

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I love Dr. Schwartzman's character and I'm eager to see where the next book takes her (hopefully, she'll have some resolutions to her personal life's concerns). I love the development I see in the character, she is coming into a new season of her life where she won't let certain aspects of her past control her anymore and she's allowing people in her present to have some power to help her through it without giving up complete self-control. I like this refined version of her and I like seeing her progress. I have loved Girard's cops series'.

  • Dead Center

  • Rookie Club Series, Book 1
  • By: Danielle Girard
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Fifteen years ago, the Rookie Club began as a tight-knit band of female cops struggling for respect. Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband. When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie can't bring herself to care. She's got enough on her plate, hunting a sexual predator who preys on female officers. He leaves them alive, but brutalized. But when the MO of the Devlin murder matches the MO of the perp in Jamie's case, she's brought in on the homicide investigation and back into the Rookie Club she has been avoiding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and narrated detective mystery!

  • By Wayne on 04-29-18

Good listen if you expect mature themes/language

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Obviously, this isn't a young adult book, so expect mature themes and language and you won't feel shocked when it comes. This series swears more than the previous I thought, but I loved the characters so much I was able to ignore it. I love the perspectives of multiple characters being jumped between, I love that the listeners hears more than one side of the different intertwined crimes and personal lives of the inspectors. I am eager to read the next in the series. If you like other Girard books, you'll like this one.

  • The Fortune Hunter

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi", is the Princess Diana of 19th-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this one

  • By Mary on 09-08-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I love history and I love historical fiction. This is a must for any Jane Austen fan. I was annoyed with Bay and the Empress, but I think many listeners would be able to imagine things from each characters perspective and consider why they may have acted as they did, even if you don't agree with their choices and actions. I love Charlotte I wish more was known about her true biography.

  • More Than This

  • Man Than, Book 1
  • By: Jay McLean
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York, Allison Lynnewood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 472

When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone. Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for under eighteen or the faint of heart...

  • By Alexa on 07-01-15

Good story, but lots of swearing

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I liked the story. It's pretty fast-paced, so you get into it quickly, but there was so much swearing and lot of f-bombs. The narrators were great story tellers, but I'm not sure If I will continue with this series if the language is the same in the subsequent books.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,574

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

Cute, clean southern tale

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

This is a fine story if you're looking for something clean and cute. It's very predictable, the entire way through, but the characters are nice and the story is one you could imagine actually happening. Maybe if we all had an Aunt Gert ;)

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,070
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,029

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! This is not a "chick book"

  • By Mavwreck75 on 07-30-17

If you love the Gaines, this book will do the trick

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I love their story of their faith and their journey! It proves that God is on the details and that hard work pays off.

  • The False Princess

  • By: Eilis O'Neal
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia has led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when she learns, just after her 16th birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she's ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Surprise!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 08-26-11

A chance worth taking!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-12

Would you listen to The False Princess again? Why?

Absolutely! It was nothing like I expected.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The False Princess?

I loved that she was brave and eager to do teh right thing, even when the King 7 Queen turned their backs on her!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

This bittersweet novel by Jenny Han recounts the summer of Belly's 16th birthday. When she and her family arrive at the beach house that June, her longtimesummer pal Jeremiah appears standoffish and awkward in her presence. And his older brother Conrad - her secret crush - seems distant and cold. But her blossoming beauty isn't the only reason for their change in behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on Conrad you know you want Belly

  • By Jennifer on 09-20-12

TEARS AND BEAUTY!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-12

What made the experience of listening to The Summer I Turned Pretty the most enjoyable?

The story is so fresh and beautiful! It makes you feel as if you are getting to spend the summer at the beach house in Cousins!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer I Turned Pretty?

The whole book is memorable, but its just the beginning for Belly....

Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

Belly for sure

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,303

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Intense and riveting!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-12

Would you listen to Divergent again? Why?

Absolutely! It was so great! I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I loved it and gifted it to a friend because she HAD to hear it too!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how Tris had this internal conflict going on at the same item that the world around her was in conflict she just had no idea. It was so much bigger than her and she didn't realize it, but she wasn't selfish about it, she adapted so she could help everyone. She wasn't even limited to just helping her family, she was brave and she saw the bigger picture.

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

I love being read to! Her character voices where awesome and clear and I loved how she portrayed Tris!

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

Gosh, I don't even know where I would start! But this book should ABSOLUTELY be a movie!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful