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Laurie Carroll

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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 4,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762

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

Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I was looking forward to this book. Then I started listening to it. She was bad enough then he started his narration. Couldn't get past the 1st 20min so returned it

  • Turn to Me

  • Kathleen Turner, Book 2
  • By: Tiffany Snow
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Kathleen is the happiest she’s been in a long time, but she’s always known there was a termination date on her relationship with Blane. She just didn’t expect that termination to be her funeral. Blane’s current case is drawing heated debate and stirring the pot of public fury. A former Navy SEAL stands accused of the wrongful death of an American citizen during a military operation overseas. The case has far-reaching political and military implications. Someone with a lot of money, and even more clout, wants Blane to lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome story series

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 09-03-16

Unsympathetic Heroine

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Subtract Kathleen from the story and it’s good. I don’t understand why writers feel a woman has to be rude and not accept help in order to be strong.
Being strong is being able to accept help. Kat is so inadequate she blames others for her own issues. I haven’t been able to figure out what is so wonderful about her that 2 grown men are so ga-ya over her. Ugh

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Long Knives

  • By: Charles Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Jenna James’ life has been smooth-sailing since she left the high-powered law firm of Marbury Marfan. She’s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she’s well liked by her students, coupled up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna’s office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited. When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, everyone turns on her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disaster on Campus

  • By Charles Atkinson on 03-05-14

Kate Rudd ruins another one!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd and Christopher Lane ’s performance?

Kate Rudd has a crisp clear voice but interprets ALL her female leads the same way. RUDE, CAUSTIC, HORRIBLE women with no redeeming qualities, they are mean and unlikeable every time. It's impossible to believe anyone would want to do anything but slap them. Christopher Lane did Jenna so well in book one. I cringed as soon as I heard Ms Attitudes voice as Knives started.

Was Long Knives worth the listening time?

Barely

  • Arctic Fire

  • By: Stephen Frey
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 173

The story went something like this: Troy Jensen, who sailed solo around the world and conquered the seven summits, fell off a crab boat called Arctic Fire and drowned in the Bering Sea. Troy’s brother Jack, who doesn’t buy the story for a minute, heads to Alaska to uncover the truth. Jack discovers a connection between Troy and a secret intelligence organization known as Red Cell Seven (RCS) that will stop at nothing to protect America from threat (even if they have to kill thousands of Americans to do it). The problem is, the more Jack learns about Troy’s involvement with RCS, the more RCS learns about Jack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very cool,

  • By The E Traveller on 02-25-15

Read it to avoid the annoying performance

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

I have enjoyed William Dufris in the past but not in Artic Fire and Red Cell Seven. His character voices get confused and he is CONSTANTLY sighing, loudly. It's so distracting. In Red Cell Seven he has a stuffed up nose making it even more distracting. He also blusters too loudly making his older characters seem psychotic rather than passionate.
As for the characters, the older brother Jack is a whiny wimp.

  • The List

  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 465

THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath, who is known for his Jack Daniels mystery series. It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Chris on 12-17-11

What is not to LOVE ??????

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I can't think of anything I didn't enjoy about this book. It's the 2nd time I listened to it and it was GREAT both times. Lots of laughs (Roy & Bert especially) and fast paced.

  • Where the Memories Lie

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

Twenty-five years ago Katie ran away from home and never came back. But now she's suddenly reappeared in her best friend Olivia's life - in the form of a chilling confession. Olivia's father-in-law, wracked with guilt, says he murdered her all those years ago. Tom suffers from Alzheimer's and his story is riddled with error and confusion. Except for one terrifying certainty: he knows where the body is buried.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original plot

  • By Candace Russell on 09-23-15

I agree with the other reviews

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I agree with the other reviews about the main character.
The narrator wasn't bad though

  • Kill All the Lawyers

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

They are the legal world's oddest couple: a shorts-and-sandals beach bum and a Coral Gables blue blood. The only thing keeping them together is that they're on the same side.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • HORRIBLE

  • By Laurie Carroll on 06-15-16

HORRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

I so LOVED the first book. I was disappointed with the 2nd and I HATED the 3rd. I couldn't finish it and it was a free listen! Steve was great, everyone was great in book one, book two he was losing intelligence now he's an idiot. It's not all the narrators fault. He just amplified the bad story
I'm so disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep Blue Alibi

  • A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? Steve Solomon sees a case that can get Solomon & Lord off the ground. But Victoria Lord spies a golden opportunity to go out on her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Try the original

  • By Laurie on 12-27-07

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Book one was SOOOOO Good!
I was excited it was a series. Everything I loved about the 1st one was missing in this one. The lack of writing was amplified by the difference in narrators.

Steve as whiney and Victoria as a 16 year old space cadet.

I will listen to the 3rd only because it's free through kindle (even though the narrator is the same).

PLEASE PAUL, get Christopher Lane to narrate #4

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stuck-Up Suit

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715

It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God? Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nope!

  • By Tammy on 10-18-16

OK

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Cute back and forth initially but a bit too much of his crude sex. Not much of a premise for their relationship and his rudeness. OMG what a stupid premise for her lack of trust.
Maxine has a pretty boring flat voice.

17 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The One That Got Away

  • By: Simon Wood
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776

Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done Suspense Novel

  • By qpj100 on 02-12-16

FINALLY!! An intelligent female lead character!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

I really really enjoyed everything about this book. Wonderful narration too.
A must listen to

13 of 17 people found this review helpful