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  • The Tomb

  • Repairman Jack #1
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Elena on 07-15-09

Paranormal and Modern Detective

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I purchased due to Joe Barret narrating this Halloween $6.95 sale book. Clever of Audible to pull together all these books which have a baring of Halloween genre so to speak.
If you are a Joe Barret fan like I am, then do not miss author Brian Haig Private Sector as Mr Barrett makes the Sean Drummond series so much fun entertainment.
I am ok with paranormal if I know it before purchasing,but this was a surprise unless you trudged through all the books reviews and found the 1 review that was helpful enough to mention this was a paranormal story. Do not get me wrong, this is a good story and quite inventive as the story develops if you love paranormal, but if you are wanting a pure modern detective eg: Jack Reacher style, then hence the reviews of the absurd.
This author is not for me but I can see why this series has a such fanship at $20.99 a book!
I do use the 1.25x speed to match mystery stories intentions.
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  • The House of Secrets

  • By: Brad Meltzer, Tod Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,376

When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: Mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse. Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nope.

  • By Anonymous! on 06-17-16

Just Doing Right

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I purchased on Halloween $6.95 sales due to Mr. Brick and Ms Lavoy narratoring. They can read a phone book together and it would be great. However, they still can not make up for good editing.
The premise was good and you could envision a series coming, but the two authors just could not convince me to try another of their co-written books. They have good characters that would be great in book 2, but alas this book just eluded to how great they could be in another story.
It seemed like the two authors struggled to get two books into the first story. The last 2 hrs are the best, but that same type of writing needed to be at the beginning as it was too obscure to follow as many of this books earlier reviewers attested too,
Note, I did you the 1.25x speed which helped move the story along.
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  • The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery)

  • By: Lisa M. Lilly
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The night before they plan to move in together, Quille finds the body of the man she loves dead in his apartment. Police point to his failed medical career and past alcoholism as evidence of suicide or accidental overdose. His ex-wife agrees. Marco’s son insists his father was stable, sober, and excited about his future with Quille. Suspicious of the police based on bitter experience, Quille vows to find the truth and help Marco’s son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suicide or Murder?

  • By Jan M on 09-09-18

Derailed

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

As a devoted fan of narrator Angela Dawe, l sought out this new author.
I have over 100 books that are narrated by Ms Dawe. Once again she shows off her talent in this tale. Her male and childrens voices are terrific and they bring you into the story.

The publishers summary is spot on.
Author is a seasoned cultured person and her examples of cheeses , wine ,dessert , and her knowledge of familiar Chicago locals enhanced the story . Ms Lillys choice of descriptive dialogue is excellent and shows off her expertise in this legal suspense.
This is a mystery and not a core romance novel, so if you like delving into a puzzle, this is for you.
Author has told a good story, and she has established characters that can continue in a series.
Well done.
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  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,846

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

A Rhino Stuffed Into a Hawaiian Shirt

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

$6.95 Halloween sale for 2 great narrators telling an unusual tale, from an author who is spreading his wings a bit.
I purchased this book due to the 2 narrators who both could read a phone book and make it sound wonderful. I have many listens by each narrator solo. As a team, Mr Brick and Ms LaVoy are superb, hence me staying with this listen to the end.
Like Shelly, Raleigh NC reviews I follow, I have mixed likes of this author. I would agree with reviewer Wayne, Matthews NC, who I follow, having a military mortician as the protagonist was a first, and if this continues as a series, my last. The daily job is just too dark, but the mystery was outstanding.
I did finish the story as there seemed to be 2 mysteries unraveling without conscious thought. This was cleverly written by the author.
However, as the protagonist is a mortician, there were a bit too many descriptive scenes I could have done without.
As for Nola, revenge long awaited, was more than I would want to hear again even as I cheered.
Note: I do use the new 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent.
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  • Coma

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Robin's books

  • By Shon Bryson on 12-03-15

Enough 2 for 1 Credit sales

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I am a new fan of Ms LaVoy, so shame on me for getting 2 of her narrations, for an authors story I can not painfully get through, via two different 2 for 1 credit sales. So unless, I see 2 books with authors I love, I am pretty much done with this sale.
What a waste of great listening time. Better editing and it could have been great at 8 hrs.
This story is set in the late 70s so yes, the chauvinism is peppered through the story, no worries if you have lived through that period and got through it. If you can not stand it, then definitely pass on this book that was made into a major motion film.
Even with the negative reviews which were so spot on, I thought, heck they made this into a film so it cannot be so bad.
Well, in the film, the dry medical stuff ,and I do mean stuff, And the gruesome details were left out for a reason.
Unless you love medical journals, why on earth would a person want to hear that much graphic detail.
Unless you have a strong stomach for that kind of detail, it was just filler for a good mystery.
I did stick to the end as Ms LaVoy did such a great narration.
I can see why this was made into a film, as it did have a good mystery and clever end.
However, more of this author is not for me.
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  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,913

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

Not For Grisham Fans

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I purchased on the 2 for 1 credit!!! Ugh, what a waste of my Precious listening time and why it was on the list.
Yes I join the negative reviews as they are all spot on.

Mr Grisham, gave thanks to a lady named in the dedication, so that says it all.

The opening, I can see Mr Grisham writing, but after that, its reads like a total chick beach novel. See Ch 7 1.33 hrs to go
Author says why would you go pass 50 pages if the book is a dud! I just could not believe it, the gaul!

I thought, no the negative reviews can not be right on this great suspense author, but yup, they were.
There is nothing wrong with a chick beach novel, hundreds of great authors to choose from, but when an author of this much fame succumbs to whatever reasons to print this story under his by line, is criminal to his faithful fans! Whoever, talked him into publishing this story, should be ashamed of themselves. Fan readership is precious! Why would you choose to dilute it with this type of story. No author can stand a hit like this.
I write this with 2 hrs of this drivel to go!
I purchased because the great January LaVoy narrated this story, and I am a newly minted fan. Eg all Marcia Clark series, Harlan Coben, Missing you and Fool Me Once.
A great reader cannot make up for drivel, especially when fans buy from an author they expect to be good.
I can only hope other authors take note of this disaster.
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  • Rainy Day Friends

  • A Novel
  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women. Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly the Capriottis all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A feel good read

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 06-21-18

Whats the Fuss, Cute Stuff

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

As a long time fan of Ms Shalvis, and of course the great narrator Karen White, this book captures Southern Calif. Paso Robles winerys. You can feel the atmosphere while siting at a big picnic table for an outdoors lunch.
Ms White is Ms Shalvis best narrator eg Rumor Has It, and Then Came You. Top 5 star listens.
Since Ms Shalvis’s dad had passed, her dedication of this book shows her love of the area where he lived. Even in a time of sarrow, Ms Shalvis once again tells a tale of new beginnings and embracing the fun of living a good life.
Ms Shalvis has great wit and snarky humor, so if you are not in the mood to be entertained, then come back to this story another time.
The twins will steal your heart as does our hero when he is with them and when he picks up a crying screaming baby, hence my title. If you are a fan of author try Julie James Us series as
Ms White does that series so spot on, eg Love Irresistiblely, and I own all in that series.
Note: I do use the 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent.
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#SmallTown #Funny #FeelGood #Heartfelt #HappyEnding #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Full House

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

From Janet Evanovich, author of the best selling Stephanie Plum bounty hunter series, comes this romantic adventure tale written in the Plum tradition, teeming with fast-paced action, dysfunctional loveable characters, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not Plum but it's a good story.

  • By Brenda on 02-08-03

Wait For It, Laughter

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Note, I do use the 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent.
I purchased on the great $4.95 sale to introduce new series. What a bargain for laughter that many times creeps up on you when least expected. I had to put a hand over my mouth to stop the bark out loud laughter in public.
This is a simple story of new beginnings for a lot of characters, hence the title. When the kids were introduced, they spit out such laughable stuff I had to re listen to it as it was so funny!
Author’s introduction on book 2 explains to her fans, that this is not Stephanie Plum, and go with the laughter and romance.
I love this author’s Fox and O’Hare series narrated by the great Scott Brick. Nothing like having a GO Bag with a rocket launcher your dad supplied. Check it out if you are Stephanie Plum fan.
This is a new narrator for me, but I have a feeling she has an AKA narrator name as it seems very familiar. She has potential for me as I buy mostly based on a narrator voice. EG Angela Dawe, Karen White, Kathleen Early and January LaVoy are my current faves.
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  • The Silken Web

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Kathleen, Eric and Seth all get caught up in a web of lies so fragile that one fateful encounter could tear it apart - and force Kathleen to make a choice between the family that needs her and the needs of her own heart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The voice was not good for this book.

  • By cyntsimon on 09-19-14

Classic Sandra Brown AKA Laura Jordan ‘82

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I love all of Sandra Browns books and this book was narrated by my new fave Ms LaVoy, see her in Mary Higgins Clark, I’ve Got My Eyes On You. Her narrations of mystery writer Marcia Clark is spot on. Ms LaVoy has a full range and her male voice is great. She can interpret an author’s work very well as she did in this one. I purchased as I got author and narrator for the price of a credit. It doesn’t get better than that! Note: I do use 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent.
This story is from 1982 and written of those times eg women’s liberation movement. Since Ms Brown started her writing career as a core romance writer, this story is a classic representation of her earlier work, hence some of the other reviewers comments.
If you are looking for a current great Ms Brown book, check out my faves, Mean Streak read by the fabulous Jonathan Davis, Smoke Screen and Lethal by the great Victor Slezak.
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  • It's Always the Husband

  • A Novel
  • By: Michele Campbell
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 912

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver - brillliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By Linda Howell on 03-08-18

Revenge That Matured

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I purchased on 2 for 1 credit, what a deal, due to narrator Ms LaVoy of whom I am a new fan. I do use the 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent.
Ms LaVoy is very talented and makes a good story great as she brings to life all the characters in the tale. See Mary Higgins Clark, I’ve Got My Eyes on You. (Jamie’s character will steal your heart and I will listen again just to catch his role as narrator did such a great job.) Her narration of Marcia Clark’s Rachel Knight series is great and not to be missed.
This is two stories in 1, so if you don’t like that type of format, then this may not be for you. Three young college ladies are thrown together and bond not due to true friendship but out of circumstances. If you had or have experienced that type of situation, then this story may seem so familiar to you. Author captures the essence of young college life from 3 points of view, and author evokes emotions as a good author should as each of our young ladies experiences their awkward freshman year away from home. Author proceeds to take back that precious time so to speak when our 3 ladies are adults! Wow, does author evoke strong emotions for and against our 3 ladies, I’ll say!!!
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