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  • Las Vegas Crime: A Gripping Mystery Thriller

  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

A teenage girl is boldly kidnapped from her school, minutes after her mother dropped her off. While a frenzied search begins, bringing together the entire police force of the city that never sleeps, for Detectives Baxter and Holt, this isn’t a crime like any other - it is personal. Detective Holt is faced with an inconceivable decision: Sacrifice everything he holds sacred or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl. But the man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By flow on 04-18-19

Terrific story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Another great story by Wolfe. Loved challenging of Baxter and Holt's capabilities. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Casino Girl

  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • producer error

  • By Henry on 01-21-19

Another winner.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Another superb story by Wolfe. Narrator was adequate and easy to follow, but I expected a little more in terms of the usage of the accents needed especially for the main character. Enough twists to keep you trying to figure out "who dunnit."

  • Frostbite

  • An Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Prequel Short Story
  • By: E.J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When a client claims her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting release

  • By MelHay on 06-21-18

Great new story about Ivy

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Very cool short about Ivy and her work. Well-written and performed. Definitely a worthy addition to the case files of Ms. Granger.

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  • ToxiCity

  • The Georgia Davis PI Series, Book 3
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond, Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When three bodies turn up in rapid succession, all in landfills or waste disposal dumpsters, rookie cop Georgia Davis is drawn into the investigation. Teaming up with her detective boyfriend Matt and his friend, Detective Sergeant John Stone, Georgia must work out who's responsible for the killings, but there's little evidence to go on. The case also tests the strength of Georgia's relationship with Matt - complicating the situation is the daughter of a real estate mogul, who also happens to have her eye on Matt. Who's behind these gruesome killings?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight, Gritty Grip on All Kinds of Melee

  • By Espanolish on 10-08-16

Great story, good execution

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a storyteller. Her books have the ability to get, and keep, the reader involved in the storyline. Toxicity is no different, except...the author is not really the one telling the story. There was something about Beth Richmond's narration which frequently seemed to try to drag my attention away from the story. I'm not sure whether it was style, rhythm, inability to pull off accents/other voices, or simply all of the above. I found the story itself intriguing, interesting for the current nature of issues facing Georgia, and appreciated finding more out about Georgia's backstory.

Overall, really enjoyed the story despite the narration and would recommend Hellmann's books (or audiobooks) to anyone who enjoys a good mystery

  • Destroyer of Worlds

  • ARKANE, Book 8
  • By: J.F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A bomb explodes in the center of London and a fragment of an ancient Hindu sculpture is stolen from the ARKANE Headquarters by a secret organization bent on mass murder. If the sculpture is put together again, it will reveal the key to the Brahmastra, a weapon with the power of a nuclear explosion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fast paced, good read!

  • By TinkerMel on 10-12-16

Another great story by JF Penn

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

JF Penn writes exciting, action-packed page-turners which you don't want to put down. This is one more, although the narration was a bit lacking in the ability to convey the intensity and differences between characters. Great story and concept. Enjoyed the book and will recommend.

  • Seeking Sorrow

  • Guardians of Terath, Book 1
  • By: Zen DiPietro
  • Narrated by: Nikolai Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

An Earth-like world of high-tech humans faces the reality that their world is not as safe as they thought it was. Five people are thrown together to quietly get to the bottom of an unfathomable event that must stay quiet. If the population of Terath becomes aware of the truth, it will spark a civil war. That war would pit the majority of the population against the powerful minority with the ability to harness and manipulate mana. The resulting cataclysm would decimate the population and tear apart the foundation of society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seeking Sorrow!

  • By Cheri on 05-11-16

Definite winner!!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Seeking Sorrow to be better than the print version?

The audio version is top-notch and I enjoyed the reader. I haven't read the printed version, so can't compare.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kassameigh -- she was way cool and aloof, to start with, but "warmed" to the others and seamlessly became a part of the whole.

Which character – as performed by Nikolai Porter – was your favorite?

Arc -- he was the smooth, often irreverent, member of the group, who ended up being much deeper than everyone thought.

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

No

Any additional comments?

Loved the book and the characters. Although this is part of a larger series based on Terath, it is written as stand-alone; meaning it is actually written as a novel with a beginning, development of the story, and an end which wraps up the important stuff. Zen also leaves a few things unanswered, so that you are dying to read the next book. She also concentrates (and develops) all five main characters equally, so that you feel a part of each one's life instead of one main character with comic sidekicks. If you like the SF/Fantasy genre, this one is for you. Can't wait to get part 2.