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  • 1st to Die

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102

There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Skip the Prologue

  • By Chuck on 01-11-05

Dated

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

Reviewed: 05-13-19

The story was interesting. A lot of drama - almost too much. Very dated police work. The San Francisco scenes and imagery were of that time and those were interesting.
Didn’t care for how graphic the murders were. And the live scene were tiresome.

  • Talking God

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected - and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Navajo Nation lives

  • By Joy on 09-16-13

Authentic southwestern mystery - excellent story

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Excellent narrator! The great way Hillerman weaves the Native American culture and beliefs with the present day police activities and procedures is a joy. The characters are interesting and very real - and you want to continue to read more.

  • The Shattered Chain

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

The women of Darkover are treated like slaves, despite the fact that they alone can control the power of the matrix, but the Free Amazons provide a key to the future. The many colorful threads of that part-human, part-alien world are rewoven into a strikingly different literary tapestry. One such thread could be called the Heritage of Ardais, for the heir to the Ardais Domain has vanished and must be found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have always loved the Darkover series

  • By Jackie on 08-19-18

Have always loved the Darkover series

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Always enjoy the Magna Lorne character. Like the first introduction of the Terran and the Amazon cultures. Also, all these characters play important roles in many of the future books.

  • The Forgotten Seamstress

  • By: Liz Trenow
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's lucky to have landed in the sewing room of the royal household. Before World War I casts its shadow, she catches the eye of the Prince of Wales, a glamorous and intense gentleman. But her life takes a far darker turn, and soon all she has left is a fantastical story about her time at Buckingham Palace. Decades later, Caroline Meadows discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting work of art!

  • By Carla on 10-24-16

An unexpected delight

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

I had a hard time in the beginning but ended up completely fascinated with the mystery that unfolded around the story of the quilt. Plus the actual description of the beautiful fabrics and the historical significance of the fabrics was fascinating.
The narrator did an excellent job and her different accents made the book a complete pleasure to listen to.
The main character was a bit annoying in my opinion but her story was compelling and kept my interest. I was sorry when the book ended.

  • The Night Bird

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326

Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn't like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco - as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks - Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie's controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories...and all the victims were her patients.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brian Freeman's "faux pas"....

  • By antonio on 07-02-17

Can you rewrite a memory?

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Very much a psychological mystery. Descriptions of San Francisco were wonderful. The ethical question of whether our memories should be altered - both sides of the question was very interesting. But the reader pronounced his 's's' very harshly which was uncomfortable to listen to. Toward the end of the book - that seemed to stop so that was a relief.

  • A Deeper Darkness

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate - until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C. On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-25-16

Good story but very raw.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

The reader was excellent but the story was filled with characters in so much pain from so much loss. Good depiction of Rangers and their morale code.