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  • The Unclaimed Victim

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

In 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city. Ethel Harding, a prostitute struggling to survive both the cold streets and the Torso Killer, takes refuge with a devout missionary sect - only to find that its righteous facade conceals the darkest of secrets. Sixty years later, the police find the butchered body of Alfred Wiley in the woods. But before his daughter, Kris, can even identify the remains, things he never told her begin to surface one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely talented historical mystery author!

  • By Wayne on 11-16-17

Nine chapters in... I may not finish

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

"You might be a real looker..." No one says that. The narration is almost unbearable. One sentence is being whispered so you can barely hear the text. The next sentence is being yelled at you in an awful teen-high-school-play version of a "country/southern/hick" accent, which is offensive as well as annoying.
I'm not sure if the story is worth it or not to stick it out until the end because of the awful narration.

  • An Engineered Injustice

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

What if the deadliest train wreck in the nation's history was no accident? When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can't help but accept. Vaughn has a debt to repay, for he and his cousin share an old secret - one that changed both their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-11-18

Comic book

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I found the beginning of this story very hard to follow. I was several chapters in before I was able to determine who the main character even was. The main concept of the story was new however it read like a comic book. I kept feeling like I was in the middle of the Dick Tracy movie. the characters a bit unbelievable, especially the mob boss.

  • The Unremembered Girl

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather - a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric - from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Andoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family - something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Simpsons on 11-14-17

Waste if time, again

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

By chapter 34 I was so disgusted that I had already wasted this much time on the book. Totally unlikable characters. Absolutely unbelievable "relationship" between Henry and Eve. Half the time I felt like the story was taking place in the 1930's rather than present day. Maybe it should have been set in that time and it would have made more sense. I hate it when I keep listening to a book convincing myself that it will get better...but it never does.

  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,834

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By Vlad E. on 04-21-18

Less than great narration

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Decent story, but I'm tiring of weak female characters who continue to walk into dangerous situations because they are too stupid to use common sense, and need a man to rescue them.
The narration for the main female was dull, monotone and flat. And the female narrator attempting to make her voice sound deeper and male was just annoying to listen to.

  • The Weight of Silence

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby, Eliza Foss, Cassandra Morris, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A jewel

  • By Sara W on 07-17-10

Ten hours I will never get back

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I can't believe I wasted 10 hours of my life listening to this. Trying to keep track of 7-8 characters telling their story... multiple flash-backs and flash-sideways.

  • The Last Move

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she's the final victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Burton consistently writes winners!

  • By shelley on 09-21-17

Cliche male cop female cop story

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

The murder mystery was a good story. But I'm so tired of the tired, cliche male cop female cop scenario. Troubled, recently divorced male cop with a kid he's trying to keep in his life. Touch but flawed female cop who takes risks and makes mistakes. Male cop ogles the female cop who is a sex object to him. You do realize that men and women can work in a professional relationship and not be attracted to each other and not even give a second glance to the other's physical appearance? It doesn't make the story better, but in fact is an annoyance to the reader who just wants a great drama, murder mystery.

  • Matriarch

  • Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
  • By: Anne Edwards
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Did not want this to end!

  • By Susan Nall Sheehan on 07-16-17

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I absolutely loved this book. It was a wonderful recounting of history, well read, and fascinating.

  • All the Little Children

  • By: Jo Furniss
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children - until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost. Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that's protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Jeanne on 09-18-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Ridiculously stupid ending. Terribly disappointed with this book and the shallow characters. There was way too much unnecessary back story and emotional development in the beginning, then the middle and ending of the story we're rushed. I wasted too much time on this one.

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,764

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Thriller With Depth

  • By Sara on 07-15-18

Okay story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I've read over a hundred books through Audible in the past year. and yet I still continue to pick books by British authors, and I end up being annoyed with the writing. It's my own fault really for not being more discerning in my choices.
Words and phrases like: "properly", "cuppa", "ring 'round", "switch on the kettle", "sorry love", "mobile", "tele", "at hospital", I could go on and on...

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,837
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,840

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captured the heart of the original

  • By Dayn L. on 03-08-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Totally not what I expected from Audible after all the hype. It was like listening to an old time radio show, where the audio actors have to explain to you what they are doing because you can't see them. I have always been a huge fan of the X-Files I have all the episodes and books and the movies... but these stories were mediocre at best. I'm certainly glad I did not purchase them full price but waited until they were part of the audible daily deal.

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