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  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,055

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

HMMM...NOT SURE!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I probably shouldn't rate this book. I have mixed feelings as to what I think. I would say it's worth giving it a shot and if you decide it's not for you, return the book. I don't think I can say much more without spoiling it for others. But I will say there were times that I considered giving up on the story but I didn't.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,246

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

10 STARS!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

If I could give this book a 10-star rating, I definitely would! It's been a very long time since I've been so completely in awe of a story AND the narration. This is the first novel that I've listened to by Delia Owens but I'll be looking for more. The story had such depth and I found myself so involved that I couldn't stop listening. I truly hated for the book to end. I loved the characters and especially loved how the author took the story into a captivating description of Kya Clark's entire life. My first choice of genres is mystery/suspense but I'll never forget this book. It is SOOOOO worth the credit whether you read or listen. Don't let this one slip by.

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

HMMM...ON THE FENCE WITH THIS ONE!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I've enjoyed this series BUT this one is not my favorite. I found the story a little boring. Many of the books that I listen to keep my undivided attention. This one allowed me to drift in thought and many times I had to rewind to understand where I was in the story. And THE ENDING...TERRIBLE. I was left not knowing how things ended. I'm not sure I would recommend this book at all.

  • Don’t You Cry

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Anna Bentinck, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel - and she’s pointing a gun at her. Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother, Lucas, turns up, covered in blood, shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life - a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Cry until the end

  • By Debbie De on 06-17-18

GREAT NARRATION! SLOW STORY!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Although I enjoyed the book, there were times that it was a little slow. The narrators are what kept me listening. They all did a wonderful job. The story picked up near the end which helped. I do recommend this book but HIGHLY recommend? Not so much!

  • Dead to Rights

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

A woman is cruelly cut down in a remote corner of Arizona, killed on her nineteenth wedding anniversary by a drunk motorist. A year later, the driver himself dies badly, and all suspicions point to the slain woman's still-grieving husband as his murderer. But the truth is rarely black and white in the long Southwestern shadows, and one law officer is not rushing to condemn the tragic widower so quickly - Joanna Brady, sheriff of Cochise County.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration ruins the book

  • By Jenny on 06-15-12

GOOD STORY - HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE NARRATOR!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I absolutely love J. A. Jance BUT I CANNOT endure C. J. Critt. The voice grates on my nerves to the point of distraction from the story. I've worked my way through the 4th novel in the series but I can't go any further since C. J. Critt seems to be the narrator of choice for the next several books. I don't recommend this series to anyone based solely on the narrator. What a shame! J. A. Jance is a very talented writer but someone needs to rethink the choice of narrator. I don't think I've been as disappointed in not completing a series as I am this one. If I could give less than 1 star, I would!

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,111

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Baldacci has been one of my favorite authors for a very long time. This is a great story and I hope it is the beginning of a good series. I enjoyed the narration combo of Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer. I'm not always a fan of multi narrators but these two work very well together. Kyf Brewer has a deep, rich tone that I don't grow tired of hearing. Brittany Pressley does a terrific and timely job of working with an additional narrator. It can't be easy to pause and pop right back in at the right time. Great job by both!!!

  • Tombstone Courage

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

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 1,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

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 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

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 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

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.