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  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Love it

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Great book! I love psychological thrillers and books about police investigation. This hit the spot perfectly. No dull moments in this one. If you liked the movie 'Seven' this book is for you!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,692

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Scattered

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

I felt like there was no main storyline, but rather several side stories going on at once. I'm not a fan of Nora Roberts, but thought I'd give her another try. While the book wasn't terrible, It's one that isn't very memorable.

  • The Conspiracy to Rule the World

  • From 911 to the Illuminati
  • By: William Lewis, Matthew Delooze, Gary Cook, and others
  • Narrated by: Theo Chalmers, Franny Ma
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

The individuals in this book all share a common bond - they were awakened. They awoke to a world that was unfamiliar to them and one that was often terrifying and bizarre. Suddenly, those trusted men and women in power became manipulators and power hungry dictators and not the democratic leaders we are led to believe. A unique collection of evidence and theory is set out in this film to reveal a new world order.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • it's a movie soundtrack

  • By Gene on 09-27-10

I feel kind of cheated

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

They just recorded the sound of the movie and called it a book. Yes, I'll look at that photo, oh wait I can't because I have the book and not the movie. Great subject, but this shouldn't be called a book.

  • Before You Leap

  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

Peace of mind is all Greg Cole has wanted since the murder of his twin sister, Scarlett. In his new sun-soaked Florida life, he thought he had found it. But when Scarlett's killer is released early from prison with a cast-iron alibi, Greg realizes that his past is about to explode into his present, with terrifying consequences. To expose the truth he must open up old wounds. Greg knows all about dark secrets, but when a childhood friendship comes to the fore, the police turn their spotlight on him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting start that fizzled out

  • By C. Vincent on 12-29-16

Patchwork

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

It seemed like snippits of several stories, forcefully crammed together into one. Also the parts that made sense were rather predictable Was quite hard for me to finish. Had good ideas in it, but they didn't fit together.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • William Bonin

  • The True Story of the Freeway Killer
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Gaius M. Thynne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

In the 1970s and early '80s, southern California was shocked when dead boys began turning up with disturbing regularity alongside some of the state's most heavily traveled freeways. Victims of sadistic torture, the dead boys and young men had been raped and strangled, and their untimely deaths were eventually attributed to the Freeway Killer, an elusive psychopath whose trail of death would go down in California history as one of the worst true crime stories in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't get past the narration

  • By Snoz the Cat on 02-18-17

Couldn't get past the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Would have probably been a great book with another narrator. Monotone voice and mispronounced as well as obviously misread words just killed the suspense for me and made this interesting true tale just very hard to listen to.

  • Entering Hades

  • The Double Life of a Serial Killer
  • By: John Leake
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

While serving a life sentence for the murder of a young girl, Jack Unterweger wrote seven books, saw his critically acclaimed autobiography made into a film, and became a cause celebre among influential Austrian literati who successfully campaigned for his release. Riding high on the fame, he arrived in Los Angeles where he nurtured his career as a journalist. Then, one by one, Hollywood prostitutes started turning up dead. Unterweger covered the story. There was a reason why his reporting of the crimes seemed so vivid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally something New!

  • By justin on 10-31-16

Great read for true crime enthusiasts

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

Loved the book. I've heard parts of the story before, but never in such a complete and detailed format. Not a dull moment from start to finish.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer

  • John Cleaver, Book 1
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator.

  • By G. Mott on 03-31-10

One of the worst

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Great narration, if this would have been a sports broadcast, but it did not work at all for an audio book.
The story itself started out interesting, but then lost me when it spilled over into the supernatural and became completely ridiculous. I try to listen to a whole book in general, even if I think that I may not like it, I may change my mind later on,, but I just couldn't get through this one.
To sum it up in one word, awful!

  • Ghost

  • Paladin of Shadows, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 900

Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HARD CORP Descriptive Sex Warning!

  • By Trip Williams on 01-15-14

Non stop action

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Action, travel and a gun toting alpha male. Heavy on the smut, but otherwise great!

  • No Coming Back

  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,918

Eighteen years ago, Jenna Luckman disappeared, presumed murdered. Her boyfriend, Jake Olson, hasn't been home since. Now he's coming back to find her killer. When a body is discovered at the frozen Hangman Falls, Jake is beset by a snowstorm of anger and revenge. Hounded by grudges and feared by the townsfolk, Jake is determined to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend's disappearance. But he still has enemies in town and they have other plans for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally twisted tale!

  • By shelley on 12-02-15

Can a story be anymore predictable?

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

Sounded good at first, but it was very obvious early on who the killer is. Stereotypical story, though the narrator was great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SuperEgo

  • By: Frank J. Fleming
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273

Rico has a problem. The experimental program that gave him the high intelligence and lightning reflexes he needs as a hit man for a galactic crime syndicate left him incapable of internalizing moral imperatives the rest of us take for granted. It takes real effort for him to pass as a normal human being and he avoids it whenever he can. But he has a job he loves, a fast ship, and plenty of cash. So life is good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of like Dexter in space

  • By T. VanPool on 04-23-15

Dexter in space... or something

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was better than listening to nothing, but not by much. Predictable, drawn out story, with not that much substance.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Whatever is on sale

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not, I don't watch movies

Any additional comments?

Main character seemed to be based on the Dexter series. Very similar internal monolog and personality. Would have been more fun in a different setting, but the whole space/futuristic setting just didn't fit the storyline or characters. I would give the author another try though, since there were many great ideas in the book. I also liked the narrator.