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  • Moon Bayou

  • Samantha Moon Case Files Book 1
  • By: J.R. Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
  • Narrated by: Kathy Vogel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Samantha Moon loses everything - her kids, her beloved, the very unlife she knows - when a powerful curse catapults her backwards in time, to Louisiana during the days of Marie Laveau.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the story!

  • By keysclaudia on 03-22-16

Worst narration ever

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

Any additional comments?

I love the Samantha Moon series, but there is no way I will ever listen to another one of the casebook files.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Depraved Heart

  • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 23
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer-genius niece, Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost 20 years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece. That film clip and others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A train wreck you can't look away from.

  • By GH on 10-29-15

Thank goodness it's over.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing could have helped this book -- except a complete rewrite.

What was most disappointing about Patricia Cornwell’s story?

It took forever to get anywhere -- and then where it 'got to' wasn't worth get to.

How could the performance have been better?

She had crappy material to start with, so she did the best she could.

What character would you cut from Depraved Heart?

The writer.

Any additional comments?

I can't believe this is the same author I fell in love with all those decades ago. I'm going to have to go back and reread the early books -- maybe I just had no judgement back then -- but this book was actually among the worst books I've ever read.

I actually yelled at it during the narration -- begged it to get somewhere.

I'm so disappointed -- I can't see myself ever spending money on another Scarpetta novel and that is such a shame. I have fond memories of reading these new characters back in the beginning -- and now it is just torture.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,335

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

I loved this book, hated when it ended

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Any additional comments?

I loved everything about this book -- nervous about reading a 'Stephen King' book -- but so glad I did. It has stayed with me -- lots of food for thought!