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  • Tombstone Courage

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

With grit, courage and dogged determination, Joanne challenged the status quo -- and won. Now, as newly elected Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful, male-dominated police force -- and solve a grisly double homicide that threatens to tear the sleepy desert community to pieces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Novice sheriff

  • By Sassy1980 on 11-03-12

EXCELLENT SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I have truly enjoyed this series. J. A. Jance has a writing talent that locks in your full attention. It's an easy listen because the characters are so distinctly different. I'm on the fence with the narrator. The voice is pleasant enough but there's just something about her tone that I can't put my finger on that could be better. However, it doesn't stop me from moving on to the next in the series.

  • Below Zero

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box's Below Zero is the 10th novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The telephone calls from her stepdaughter April send chills down the spine of Joe's daughter Sherry. Wasn't April murdered six years ago in a bloody massacre? Wondering how this youthful caller knows details only April could know, Sherry becomes confused while Joe grows suspicious. Is the caller April - or are Joe and his family victims of a cruel hoax?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot, good writing, good narration

  • By Snoodely on 03-31-10

I LOVE JOE PICKETT AND HIS FAMILY!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Once again C. J. Box has offered us a heart warming yet suspenseful mystery. He does a masterful job of combining the love of family and job duty. I don't grow tired of living the daily life with the main character, Joe Pickett. One thing that I'm really happy about is the constant narration of David Chandler. It wouldn't be the same "Joe Pickett" if the voice behind the character wasn't Chandler. It's a great series and I'm on to the next in line.

  • Tell Nobody

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

One hot summer evening, 11-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers. The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker, and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-06-18

EXTRAORDINARY SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I LOVE this series and sorry to see it end. I hope a new release follows soon. Throughout this entire series, I never grew bored. Lottie Parker is a GREAT main character and all the supporting characters are equally as good. Patricia Gibney is a superb author and Michele Moran does a terrific job in narration. I highly recommend this series but start at the beginning.

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  • Face Off

  • Evelyn Talbot, Book 3
  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Tortured and left for dead at 16, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work - studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her - until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huh....

  • By Jamie on 10-02-18

CAPTIVATING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I believe that the Evelyn Talbot series is my all time favorite of the hundreds of series in my library. There's a fourth book that doesn't seem to be available and I sincerely hope it becomes so very soon. This series is so gripping that it's extremely hard to do anything but listen. Brenda Novak has done an amazing job of detailing the depth of all her characters. And it absolutely go without saying that Therese Plummer is the perfect narrator for the series. She does an extraordinary job to say the least and she remains at the tip top of my "Favorite Narrator List".

It is my personal opinion that although this could be a stand alone novel, it shouldn't be. This series should be read in order of release to fully understand and enjoy the depth of the characters.

  • The Child Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,576

Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her newborn, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor saying, "Let’s take the child - and go." Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite "Unputdownable"...

  • By D. Paige on 05-04-18

RIGHT: UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I was pulled in from the very start of this book. It was a first for me by Shalini Boland. The twist at the very end was GREAT! Not sure if it was a setup for the next novel but.... I personally would like a little longer listen for my credit but I enjoy a good psychological thriller and this certainly was that. I don't have much to say about the narrator. She was ok but I don't think I would seek her out for my next listen.

  • The Echo Killing

  • A Mystery
  • By: Christi Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

A city of antebellum architecture, picturesque parks, and cobblestone streets, Savannah moves at a graceful pace. But for Harper McClain, the timeless beauty and culture that distinguishes her home’s Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Not even finding her mother brutally murdered in their home when she was 12 has made her love Savannah any less. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Great Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-18

ENJOYABLE LISTEN!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This was my first Christi Daugherty book and I was impressed. She is great at holding attention in a fairly long book. When a book has length, sometimes for me, there's too much fluff which constitutes sections of boredom but this was definitely not the case. I love how the main character constantly pushes the boundaries. As for the narration, it was good but I wouldn't call it great. There was something about the tone of Sophie Amoss that didn't strike a note of professionalism. There are narrators that are so lacking in talent that I would avoid books featuring them but although Sophie Amoss isn't my first choice, I would listen to her again.

Worth the credit? ABSOLUTELY!!!

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,525
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,505

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I wish there were 10 rating stars! And I certainly hope the next release comes quickly. Gregg Hurwitz has a technique/talent/imagination/gift as an author like no other. This Orphan X series just couldn't get any better IMO. There is always so much going on that you can't afford to get distracted. And every ending makes you know that there's another release to follow. I like endings that tie up loose ends and doesn't leave you hanging on what happened to any of the characters.

And SCOTT BRICK...well...what more can I say that hasn't already been said. He's among the best narrators around. I sincerely hope that he continues to narrate all future releases in this series.

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Court Gentry, baby & diaper bag hmmmm...

  • By shelley on 02-21-18

WOW!!! LOVE MARK GREANEY!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I love Mark Greaney and especially "the gray man". This story offers a true BANG for your buck (or credit). It's a magnificent series and Mark gives so many enjoyable listening hours for your credit. And Jay Snyder...OMG!!! What an exquisite talent he is! This series wouldn't be the same without him and like many others, a change in narrators would have a negative affect on the storyline. So my hat's off to whoever makes the decision to stay with Jay Snyder throughout the series.

I'm ready for another release! :)

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,753

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

GOOD STORY BUT....

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This was my first Walter Mosley book. I had a hard time keeping up with all the characters. I will listen to it again at some point. This rating is solely based on first impression since I haven't listened to any of the author's other books. I purchased this as a Daily Deal so the price was right. However, If I had to spend a credit on it, I would think twice. I want more for my credit in length.

It's also a first for me with the narrator, Dion Graham. I think the narrator fit the story. But he's not someone I would follow or put on my "Favorite Narrator List".

Again...I'm not sure this is a fair rating but it's certainly my opinion. I think my 4 stars all around is generous.

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  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

GREAT ADDITION TO A MARVELOUS SERIES!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

FIRST....I want to thank whoever is responsible for choosing the narrator! Susan Ericksen has done a magnificent job in making all the characters a unique sound. There is absolutely NO ONE that could step in now and take her place. It would never be the same.

I've listened to ALL 47 releases in this series. In fact, it was J. D. Robb's In Death series that introduced me to the audible world. We would travel from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Louisville, KY making our first stop at a Cracker Barrel to "rent" a CD of J.D. Robb. We would return it to a Cracker Barrel in Louisville and rent another for the trip home! :) The rest is history!

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to everyone. However, this is one of those series that you MUST start with Book 1 to fully get to know, love and appreciate all the characters. I'm looking forward to the next release in February 2019 called "Connections in Death". I hope it is as good as this one.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful