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Ocala, FL, United States
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  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,885

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I can't think of anything more predictable...

  • By Carol-Ann on 04-09-15

NOT A SERIES

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Good book, I was waiting for book 2, and asked about it on Diane Chamberlain Facebook page. This is not a series, there is NO book 2. I have contacted Audible, and so have Diane Chamberlain's people. Audible gave me a publishers phone number to report it, I did and passed the number to Diane Chamberlains page. It seems AUDIBLE OR PUBLISHERS WONT FIX IT. Just wanted to pass that along to anyone else waiting for next book.

56 of 69 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,536

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

Not Steig Larsson

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

It was nice to pick up the series again. It wasn't bad, but you can see the difference in the author. Too bad Stieg's father and brother didn't let Stieg's life partner do it with what Stieg already had done on this book. I think she said he was almost done with it, and outlined 10 books. She did work with him on the books, I just have a gut feeling it would have been so different if she did it.

61 of 79 people found this review helpful

  • Thankless in Death

  • In Death, Book 37
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,482

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violence vs. Sentiment

  • By Patricia on 09-20-13

Third book thats missing all Eves friends. Boring.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-13

This is now the third book missing all the other characters. Where is Summerset, Mavis, Mira,Galahad, Candy thief etc? It is now just a murder story, and even though there is Thanksgiving bash at Eves, the last 5 minutes mentions a few people there, and thats it. Again, all the interaction with the friends that have been developed over the 34 books is missing. It is also becoming very boring that every murderer calls all women whores, and cunts, its getting old, there has to be more than that. All the fun is gone, I used to laugh when I listened to her books, even the great sex with Rourke is missing. There is no human interaction any more. Maybe its time to end the series, or bring back some fun. It is now just another murder story, and not that great either.

26 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows

  • An Outlander Novella
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494

Available for the first time as an audiobook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows," readers finally learn the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family Reunions In Print

  • By Gypsy on 01-27-14

Huge let down

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

Reviewed: 08-27-13

Did not care for narrator, maybe if Davina Porter had done it, it would have meant something. Boring and just seemed like it had nothing to do with Outlander series. Wasted money, I prefer thinking it happened the way Outlander explained it. Thought it might bridge the gap while waiting for next book to come out, I was wrong.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Morrigan's Cross

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have worn my iPod all day!

  • By Sharon on 01-30-11

Narrator rubbed every nerve I had

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

I think I have listened to Dick Hill before. I found this so annoying, again I learn the hard way, listen before you buy. I think I listened to 10 minutes and gave up. This must be at least the 5th book I could not listen to.
Always make sure you sample the book fist.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

Same stuff, different day

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

Reviewed: 04-20-13

Her books are becoming rewrites of previous books. I remember other books with lost treasures to only be found by love. The ideas in the book are copies of other books. Change the characters and a few other things. The narrator was boring as well. I used to love Nora Roberts books, and JD Robb, but she has dried up and it's not cutting it for me anymore. I will wait for reviews on future work before purchasing it, hate to waste my money.

26 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • The Wanderer

  • Thunder Point, Book 1
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Has potential but disappointing...

  • By C. Evans on 08-09-16

Typical Robyn Carr book, just like Virgin River,

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

Very typical Robyn Carr. It is just like Virgin River, a different location and different characters. Right from the beginning you know just what is going to happen. Having Therese Plummer as narrator you kind of think of the Virgin Rivers names as she does the new characters. Sometimes I just like an easy going book with some romance, so this fits the bill very well. Nothing really to the book, easy listening.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Calculated in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 36
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love that Dallas!

  • By Elaine on 03-01-13

Series going downhill fast

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

Like the last book, where are all the players? This is Eve and Peabody, a little Rourke and very little of anyone else. The story was okay, not one of the best by far, it misses being fun. I usually have a good laugh here and there in the books, but it's missing that again, like the last book. So sorry to see the series take a giant step down. I enjoyed the series cause it had a good mystery plot, and humor rolled into one book. She can end the series anytime she wants, I have just about lost interest.

12 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Red Lily

  • In the Garden, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. What she found was a home, said to be haunted but surrounded by beauty and friends - including Roz's son Harper. But to Hayley's chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper - as much more than a friend. If Hayley gives in to her desire, she's afraid the foundation she's built with Harper will come tumbling down. Especially since she's begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Diane on 12-23-12

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 12-23-12

Romance part predictable. The story itself kept you listening. Enjoyed the series, Nora always does a great job. Most are so predictable its hard to listen to after second book, not the case with this one. I only reviewed last book since it was a series. No regrets on purchase, buy it you wont be sorry.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Daring to Dream

  • Dream #1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn't help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templeton's stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not buy the one thing she craved most - her mother's acceptance. Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura - or had Kate's shrewd head for business.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite

  • By Kelly on 05-07-14

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

After starting the second book in the series, I knew the story and knew exactly what the third would be. I like Nora Roberts, but this was so predictable it was a waste to buy the other books. Bought the series at same time when it was on sale.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful