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  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,939

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Sick, confusing, nasty

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

What would have made NOS4A2 better?

Not sure why I purchased and read this one. I am not a fan of this genre.

Has NOS4A2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, definitely

What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

The listener can hear the characters’ emotions, good or bad, in her voice.

Any additional comments?

Found the story difficult to follow at times. I was confused about what was occurring. When I was not confused, I was disgusted with what I understood to be happening.

  • Blindsighted

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962

A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation - a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story- raw and amazing characters

  • By Soccer_mom on 02-19-15

Gruesome is right! Title does not give a clue!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am not sure that I would recommend it to anyone unless I provided some details which may be a spoiler for some. Some parts of the story, are pretty sick and difficult to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters were interesting. None really stood out as a favorite in my opinion because all had serious flaws such past drug use, dishonesty, adulterous, nosiness, gossips, selfish ego-centric, whiny, etc. No one character is perfect.

Have you listened to any of Kathleen Early’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have only read one other book. Both books provide pretty graphic sexual descriptions especially when someone is being violated.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is a long story. I thought that the end of the story may have been written by someone else. It started to accelerate and became more interesting. I was not able to identify the criminal until close to the end.

  • Diary of a Succubus

  • By: James Patterson, Derek Nikitas
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

"You're everything I ever wanted," he says. He leans in and kisses me. At last. I slip my hands away, letting my fingertips brush across his cheek. He takes his final bow over the railing and drops 15 floors toward the Fifth Avenue pavement. Pity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-27-17

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

What would have made Diary of a Succubus better?

Me not listening to it in the first place. I stopped trying after awhile. Ugh

What could James Patterson and Derek Nikitas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It was very difficult for me to get into it. The narration was odd and not seductive or sexy. Ugh

Would you be willing to try another one of Bailey Carr’s performances?

Absolutely not. Extremely over dramatic sometimes by raising the volume of her voice. Inappropriate intonation. Sounded like the 1950s westerns when Indians spoke sentences without adverbs or halted English. She even deepened her voice when reading for an ethnic character. Laughable and insulting. Embarrassing! She is not able to convey emotion with her voice. Worse than a kindergarten teacher reading poetry to a group of 5 year olds who have no idea of what is being read to them. I felt like one of the 5 year olds. Ugh

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not sure...I did not listen to it long enough. Hope I can get a refund.

Any additional comments?

Save your money and credits

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  • The Shut-In

  • By: James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Greer, Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer - a killer who knows she's being watched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the plot

  • By Lord Han moreno on 03-14-17

Great story and plot for a Lifetime movie!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Would you listen to The Shut-In again? Why?

Yes, I listened to it twice to make sure that I got all the details.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shut-In?

When the protagonist named each of her drones and enlisted the assistance of one when running from the killer.

What does Caitlin Greer and Kevin T. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked Greer's voice for this character. Unfortunately Mr. Collins' voice was very unsettling. It was not what he said but how he voiced the character. It was nauseating. If I were to read the book the voice would have sounded different in my head.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was easy to do so due to the length.

Any additional comments?

Very interesting story and just the right length. Not sure how much Patterson contributed to the book because it doesn't seem like his writing. I almost passed on this one because the quality of a few of Patterson's books lately has not been very good. Maybe he should focus on short stories until he gets his rhythm back.

  • Access to Power

  • By: Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. office. Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad, but Frank Miles suspects something far more sinister behind the murder of his business partner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Washington Conspiracy festival!

  • By Matthew on 12-29-16

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Would you listen to Access to Power again? Why?

No. Parts of it were dry.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really. I enjoy the narrator's voice. It is very soothing, not monotone, but minimal depth and inflection. Relaxing for me.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Tell – was your favorite?

No sympathy for anyone but Woody.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was a section where, IMO, the word f**k was used excessively. It was embarrassing because although I have a private office my colleagues can enter without knowing. I listen to audio books at a low volume to keep me focused. My colleague heard the f-word rush out from speaker and with wild eyes to what I was listening.

Any additional comments?

I was not provided a free copy of this book for unbiased review.

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,368

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this book

  • By Tony M on 07-30-17

Another's Life

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Where does The Best Friend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over the past 15 years I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks of different genres. The Best Friend would be in the middle.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really, but I did want Louisa to stop whining and being a victim. It was tiresome to hear her apologize or accept responsibility for wrongdoings that were not of her doing. Learning of Darcy's motivation was the reason that I continued listening, but it did not keep me on the edge of my seat.

What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

She was okay. I am Not a fan of narrators with British accents.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Spoiler alert if I describe it. It involved Louisa and her older sister.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,014

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Ooh My Goodness! Wowie...

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely to certain friends. Some parts of the story are definitely brutal and not for squimish listeners. This story has so many layers. There is never a dull moment. Even the sections that are repeated provide additional information, clarity and suspense to the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Really no favorites. A pretty self-centered group of main characters with inflated perceptions of their intelligence. The other characters are one-dimensional. Each character has some type of issue which is not very attractive or endearing.

What about Kathleen Early’s performance did you like?

Fantastic reader who can move seamlessly among the chapters. Her tone and emotional emphasis were appropriate in all the right places.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did. Once I started it was difficult to stop. It was great to listen to when working outdoors, doing laundry and other light housework. I did pause a couple of times to take a deep breath and gather my emotions.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended. While I liked the ending, I want to hear about the next phase of the sisters' lives. I certainly hope that there will be many stories to follow. However, this first book will be difficult to top.

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  • The Conviction

  • David Sloane, Book 5
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Lawyer David Sloane is a desperate parent. His son Jake, still reeling from the loss of his mother in a brutal murder ( Bodily Harm), has spiraled out of control. Sloane needs to reconnect with him - needs to keep him out of jail. So when an old friend suggests a guys-only camping trip, Sloane accepts. Maybe if he and Jake get away they will find needed quality time. Bond. Catch a few fish. But the trip into the remote reaches of California’s Gold Country takes a turn for the worse when Jake and his buddy are caught vandalizing a general store.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 04-01-17

When will this book be made into a Movie?

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

What did you love best about The Conviction?

How the story unfolded and ended.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Conviction?

When Big Baby confronted Overbay and when Bee Dee dislocated Atkins' knee.

What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

Everything! How his voice conveyed the climate and tone of each scene. The intensity of Jake and how he stopped being self centered and thought about TJ. Each character had a distinctive voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Roller coaster of emotions. Anger, fear, anxiety and joy.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

  • Murder One

  • David Sloane, Book 4
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has returned to Seattle after three months in Mexico. At a black-tie dinner where he’s been persuaded to give the keynote address, Sloane reconnects with Barclay Reid, opposing counsel in his most prominent case. Barclay is suffering from her own personal tragedy - the death of her teenage daughter from a drug overdose. In the aftermath, Barclay has begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she holds responsible for her daughter’s death, pursuing them with zeal for justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Addition To The Series

  • By Lia on 04-01-17

Twisted Love and Good Friends

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

What did you love best about Murder One?

The narrator is an excellent reader. He has received unwarranted criticism for the female characters' voices from some reviewers. One must remember that the narrator is a reader of the words and not an actor performing a part in a play. I appreciate that Mr. Miller makes the distinction between the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

David Sloan and Jenkins are tied IMO

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Any interaction between David and Barclay's ex-husband. Two men in love with the same woman, wary of each other yet sympathetic of one another's feelings.

Any additional comments?

The court room conversations dragged down this story. I fell asleep several times and had to back up the story. Some editing of the legal banter between attorneys and their initial meeting with the judge can be deleted. By the way, What happened to the judge at the end of the story? Hope to see him again in the later books.

  • The Hiding Place

  • By: David Bell
  • Narrated by: Fred Lehne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Twenty-five-years ago, the disappearance of four-year-old Justin Manning rocked the small town of Dove Point, Ohio. After his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods two months later, the repercussions were felt for years.… Janet Manning has been haunted by the murder since the day she lost sight of her brother in the park. Now, with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Justin’s death looming, a detective and a newspaper reporter have started to ask questions, opening old wounds and raising new suspicions. Could the man convicted of the murder - who spent more than two decades in prison - really be innocent?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense That Keeps You in the Car

  • By Robert on 12-19-12

Yawn, another missing child. Why wait 25 years?

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, better than watching the garbage on television.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hiding Place?

The visit with Sam Coleman while he is in jail.

Which character – as performed by Fred Lehne – was your favorite?

Kevin

Could you see The Hiding Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I think that this story or several similar ones have already been made into movies. Ms. Berry is starring in one this fall.

Any additional comments?

Good narration. The story seemed very long and purposefully drawn out. This strategy did not make it suspenseful, just boring.