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  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,318

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Need more of Ballard and Bosch

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Good storyline with excellent twist Kept me interested and listening. More please. Don’t stop now!

  • Perfect Touch

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sarah "Sam" Maddox travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family's dairy farm, and Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn't have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Elizabeth Lowell! Loved it!

  • By M. Davis on 08-03-15

Good story, good characters, needed editing!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Would you try another book from Elizabeth Lowell and/or Nicol Zanzarella?

Yes, I really like Elizabeth Lowell

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Holy smokes, where was the editing on this. Can we say TOO MANY FLOWERY CLICHES! It made a good story line just sound cheesy or repetitive in many areas.

Was Perfect Touch worth the listening time?

The story was really good, and I liked the characters. But the descriptions/comparisons and cliches became overwhelming. I just listened to it for a second time, and not even a fourth of the way into it I remembered this from the first listen.

  • Death and the Redheaded Woman

  • By: Loretta Ross
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,742

When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By sonia on 05-12-15

Great listen, lightly entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

Where does Death and the Redheaded Woman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's right up there among my favorites

Who was your favorite character and why?

Death. Death's background was so unexpected and I loved how he was still ready to take everything on, but didn't refuse help.

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

Can't imagine anyone else reading this. Her voices are right on.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh out loud many times.

Any additional comments?

I am anxiously awaiting Ms. Ross' next book.