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  • Murder Notes

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface - the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head - Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of mystery and intrigue!

  • By CDBW on 03-29-18

Clifhanger

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

What did you like best about Murder Notes? What did you like least?

decent story, kept me interested but cliffhangers are so frustrating especially when Audible doesn't carry the second book. sigh

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, emotional and heartfelt

  • By Readers Together on 03-04-18

unbelievably wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

What made the experience of listening to Getting Schooled the most enjoyable?

started off good, got better, and better, and BETTER!

What did you like best about this story?

I chuckled, laughed out loud, cried, every emotion was covered.

What does Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Zachary and Andi brought the characters to life! They were so real and in character didn't appear to be reading a book but living it.

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

Could not stop, listened in one sitting. Planning to listen again....

Any additional comments?

I have all but stopped listening to romance novels because it's all sex. I love a good sizzle and this book has plenty but I want a story to go with it and to care about the characters in the story. Emma Chase did a wonderful job Between her writing and Zachary and Andi's reading the story could not have been any better. Thank all of you

19 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Not a Sound

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters - her job; her husband, David; and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later, and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Suspense Thriller

  • By ZoeysMom on 06-04-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

What made the experience of listening to Not a Sound the most enjoyable?

Julia Whelan could read the phone book and make it sound interesting. Heather Gudenkauf writes with an engaging hook that catches you, draws you in and refuses to release you until the very end. The Characters are well developed and feel real, like friends you know, or have known.

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

Julia brings the book to life, she reads with intensity, and brings emotions up to float the surface of the words.

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was like a story within a story. Life is happening, oh, and there are some zombies. More story, oh throw in a few more zombies. Do one or the other, but too unbelievable how this was written. There wasn't any real fear, nothing unexpected, most dramatic part of book was when Eric was sick and I wasn't even worried then.

What could Sarah Lyons Fleming have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read her "until the End of the World" series and it was exceptional. Wrung every emotion out of me. Guess I was expecting more of the same with this book

What does Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoy listening to books and both narrators are good. Not sure how they could have improved the book.

Could you see Mordacious being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

Zombies were too orderly in this book. In previous series they ganged up and got out of control so it made it seem like there was nothing to fear. Everyone going out on their own and taking on zombies is very unrealistic.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Stars in the Sky

  • Until the End of the World, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,751

Cassie Forrest has sworn she'll never let the world get the best of her again. She's chosen to believe everything will be all right. But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive - and it's hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best zombie apocalypse fiction out there!

  • By Natalie Harris on 05-20-15

How can it be over?

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

AWESOME! I've laughed, I've cried, I've smiled, and cringed. I can't stand that this series is over. What am I going to do with myself? Flawless narration, exceptional writing! Sigh, I may just go listen to it all again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Doll Maker

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,172

Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turning Nail Biting Suspense Beginning 2 End

  • By shelley on 04-30-15

Good but hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Story was well written but narrator needed to change inflection more for each character. Couldn't really get into the book for many chapters as there were many characters and story lines that were explained later in the book but everything ran together as you couldn't tell which character was up, when.

  • Alone in the Dark

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 2
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

Homicide detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and too many innocent victims go unavenged to know that good doesn't always prevail. So far she's been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed the issue, for any who need the remaining hours.

  • By Megan on 02-24-16

So very disappointed, couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

What would have made Alone in the Dark better?

a story line ... cop and reporter more interested in each other than case and there wasn't enough connection with characters

What do you think your next listen will be?

won't be this author

Would you be willing to try another one of Hillary Huber’s performances?

Hillary was fine

  • Wait

  • A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel
  • By: A.L. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

Edie Evans is gorgeous. Sexy. Kind. She's also the definition of off-limits. But that didn't stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night. But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too. The night I sent her running, I thought I'd never see her again. Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story. You need the "backstory" first, everything falls into place.

  • By Sharon on 03-25-17

potential...but sappy

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

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

Listened in fast forward. interesting enough I wanted to know what happened but too wordy and sappy so couldn't stand normal speed

What was most disappointing about A.L. Jackson’s story?

trying to project emotions I guess and this boy....this broken boy...sounded childish

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was excellent. Most likely what kept me with the story.

Could you see Wait being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

naa

  • Beautiful Broken Mess

  • Broken Series, Book 2
  • By: Kimberly Lauren
  • Narrated by: Eva Kantor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Jace Riley and Audrey Mills had a tender and irresistibly passionate romance…until Audrey shattered his heart. Years later, she still can't stop thinking about him. They shared kisses that she'll never forget, and one brief, explosive encounter that she wishes she could. But no boy could rescue Audrey from her nightmarish home life, so she rescued herself, got through college and got into graduate school…only to find herself at the same school as Jace and his identical twin brother, Jaxon, who has his own complicated history with her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bleeding ears

  • By incurable mess on 12-27-17

Narrator Ruined it.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

someone who can stand bad narration. I think the story line was decent but narrator sounded like a whiney mess when doing female characters and an old man when doing males.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eva Kantor?

Just about anyone, but Joyce Bean, Julia Whelan and Kate Russell are a few favorites. a strong, sexy male voice, like Sebastian York's

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Story line was decent, but not consistent. I would have listened to the whole of it if I could get past narration.

  • Surviving Ice

  • The Burying Water Series
  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Olivia Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her 20s on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all that changes when she witnesses a terrible crime. She's ready to pack up her things yet again when a random encounter with a stranger keeps her in the city, giving her reason to stay after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • S York excellent...O. Song awful narrator!

  • By Lisa on 11-10-15

Fantastic! On all accounts!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Wish all authors were as talented as K.A. Tucker! Reeled me in right from the beginning. Narrators were perfect choice! Story line is believable, characters are well thought out. Think I'll listen to it again!