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  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

Em is not a likeable character.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

The very first criteria in any book I read is that I must like the main characters.

The story was rather good and very clever.with a surprise ending.

But Em was made to be self-centered, manipulative, and scornful of everyone else. And she expressed her scorn and self-perceived superiority at every opportunity. Her motto: any means to attain my end.

I can't see where her personality had any bearing on the story and if made to be a likeable loving person the book would have been totally enjoyable.

The narrator was awesome and helped me dislike this woman.

  • The Ghost Who Wasn't

  • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 3
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

When a local heiress goes missing, Danielle discovers it's not always possible to distinguish the living from the dead. To complicate matters, it seems Danielle is not the only one who communicates with spirits. Her new guest claims to hear Walt. But, something's not quite right with Marlow House's newest medium. Danielle must move quickly before her best friend joins the spirit world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a really good series

  • By Beatrice on 05-06-17

Good series, bumbling cops

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I am totally enjoying this series. The author is very clever with her plots and I appreciate the creativeness. But she portrays the police as bumbling idiots. I understand some of that is needed for the plot, but this seems to be ongoing in every book so far. A real police person would not act so carelessly or show full contempt of a person who has done nothing wrong except be wealthy. OK, it's a stretch with the contempt part. Police can be jerks but not the majority, and they wouldn't last long if they acted the way these two act.

I would recommend the books in this series and try to ignore the police actions.

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,943

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Ends on a sad note

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

The story is good and the performance is great.

I do not care for books that flip back and forth between years.

The story ends on a sad note and according to reviews from author's other two books they all end that way. When there are options, I like a happy ending. It would not have changed the story in any way (except the ending) if author had modified the ending.

  • By Book or by Crook

  • Lighthouse Library Mystery Series # 1
  • By: Eva Gates
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

For 10 years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family's social whorl or her sort-of engagement to the staid son of her father's law partner. But when her 10-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy with unfortunately bad narration

  • By JJ on 01-14-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This is a story about a library and a librarian. They all say 'liberry' and that drives me crazy.
The main character is not too bright in regards to investigating the murder.
Not a fun book.

  • A Faint Cold Fear

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia - a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great dark thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-12-16

I don't like police bullies

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Overall the story is good and keeps my attention.

But the main male character, police chief Jeffery Toliver, is a bully and has no regard for people's rights. Without hesitation he will punch a suspect. He goes into houses without a warrant with such arrogance that he does this infront of the person. He feels he is right and that is justification for his amoral actions. And most of the time he is wrong - the 'suspect' is innocent.

Sara isn't much better as she disapproves of his actions but keeps going back to him.

If you put all that aside, the story is interesting and it is very well written.

I just have a huge problem with bullies - especially in this day and age (2018).

  • Hunting Hour

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner, Robo, get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker's Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that's only the start of trouble in Timber Creek because soon another girl goes missing - and this time it's one of Cole's daughters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic K9 Series for any Dog or Horse Lover!

  • By AK Raven on 08-12-17

Great story. narrator ok. Didn't like Mattie.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

This was a very good story. Had me guessing to the end and usually I can figure out the culprit before then. But I have difficulties liking Mattie. And Cole isn't much better. Both of them seem to think they can do anything they want without regard for rules, orders or other people.

I probably won't get book 4 when it comes out.

  • Affair

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Beacham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Charlotte Arkendale was quite sure she knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a highly lucrative career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex. But nothing in Charlotte's considerable experience had prepared her for the arresting stranger who appeared on her doorstep to apply for the position of her new man-of-affairs.He claimed to be a respectable gentleman - discreet, unassuming, ordinary to the point of being dull. Yet something about the set of Mr. St. Ives's broad shoulders and the unrelenting determination that smoldered in the depths of his amber eyes warned Charlotte to be wary. For the strong-minded beauty was already embroiled in a wealth of danger.Two months earlier, Miss Drusilla Heskett had become on of Charlotte's clients. Now the woman was dead, murdered in her own home, and Charlotte feared that the killer may have been one of the suitors she herself had advised Miss Heskett to reject. Still, with the right man by her side, Charlotte was certain she could uncover the truth and bring Drusilla's killer to justice. But was the enigmatic St. Ives Mr. Right...or Mr. Wrong?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple romance with dated reading style

  • By June on 08-04-03

Trumpets?

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Any additional comments?

The narrator did a decent job but at certain times loud music, including trumpets, invaded the scene which left it difficult to hear the narration.

The story was not that great - just so-so but maybe the unabridged version would have been better. Except I don't think I could have tolerated the trumpets in a long version.

  • When a Heart Stops

  • Deadly Reunions Series # 2
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

As a medical examiner, Serena Hopkins is used to dealing with death. But that doesn't make it any easier when she's called to the eerie scene of a murder - especially when Serena realizes that she knows the victim. Nearly as unnerving is the presence of FBI agent Dominic Allen, her childhood crush. As evidence mounts and points to a serial killer with disturbingly familiar methods, Serena and Dominic must work to find a pattern and stop the killings before the murderer strikes again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story very good but.....

  • By GrannyGoose on 06-27-16

Her other books are ok.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Any additional comments?

The narrator should find a new calling. Her 'voices' are terrible to say the least.

The story was disjointed and hard to believe - left many unanswered questions and of course you need to purchase the 3rd book to continue with the big question of what is in the letter.

I cannot believe that Serena got through medical school. She is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

The author's other books are ok but all the same theme - murders, hostage, last-minute saving the woman. (or girl as per Serena)

  • The Survivor

  • By: DiAnn Mills
  • Narrated by: Jackie Schlicher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Kariss meets Dr. Amy Garrett, a woman who survived a brutal childhood attack in which the assailant was never found. Now Dr. Garrett wants her story written in a novel. Kariss wishes she could seek the advice of Special Agent Tigo Harris, but she broke off the relationship a few months prior and seeing him again would be too painful. She interviews Amy and conducts her own research, stepping unaware into a viper’s pit of danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly enjoyed this one!

  • By J. on 05-31-16

terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Any additional comments?

The story was ok but the narration was terrible. The narrator read the story out loud with no attempt to change voice for different characters. This made it difficult to distinguish characters during a conversation - I never knew who was speaking.

  • An Eye for an Eye

  • Heroes of Quantico, Book 2
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Stevie Ray Dallimore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Two-time RITA Award-winning author Irene Hannon delivers wholesome romantic suspense that gets listeners’ hearts pounding. The second Heroes of Quantico book, An Eye for an Eye, picks up with FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Mark Sanders in St. Louis, where he reunites with his old flame, Emily Lawson. But when Emily is almost killed by an unknown sniper, Mark must race against time to uncover the shooter’s true identity - before they return to finish the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good book from Irene Hannon

  • By Sarah S. on 10-23-17

repetitive angst

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

Any additional comments?

The story is ok but I was sick of constantly hearing how Emily can't let Mark into her life because if she loves again she will get hurt again, again, again...

Enough is enough