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  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,587

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

Good listen b/c of decent narrator - but not a great mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Brilliant female cop - but only because of “her gut feelings”. Makes loads of annoying blunders that author uses to move story along ( eg multiple times her phone runs out of batteries) narrator does a good job with it and distinctly creates different voices for different characters. Good listen if you’re doing something else simultaneously

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,684
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,697

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Top five list of all time audible favorites

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

The narration is just amazing. Beautiful story. Funny and fast paced, but with a real thoughtfulness. Must listen.

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat off-key

  • By Janice on 11-16-15

Spoiler alert that will save you $15

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Two stories in one: the musical love story from Venice at the start of wwII is wonderful and story of present day pathetic woman with a brain tumor for which you have zero sympathy . Where the author fails in the present day story is the constant phrasing of how the main character “can trust no one”...and then proceeds to tell her entire story to a shrink the first time they meet, and countless others.

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009

Georgie, or Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is busy planning her upcoming nuptials to Darcy O'Mara. Unfortunately, what has started as a simple wedding has become quite a royal headache and grand affair, thanks to a guest list that includes the queen and the appointment of princesses as Georgie's bridesmaids. “If only Darcy and I had eloped!” she thinks, as she attempts to organize her wedding and find a place for her and her husband-to-be to live. Just as she despairs of ever finding a home, her godfather offers his fully staffed country estate. But something sinister is afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

Narration disaster and writing missing an editor

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

So very disappointed!! I’ve listened to all the previous Lady Georgiana books, this last in the series is a total flop. I (sadly) know why the new narrator was needed, but would have been nice to have one who could at the least do more than one voice: Georgia, her mother and Darcy all sound the same! And the pronunciation of Casltle Renach?! And worst of all is that smart, witty and resourceful Georgia has become a whining little girl who just wants her man and to be married. Ugh.

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  • The Ends of the World

  • Conspiracy of Us, Book 3
  • By: Maggie Hall
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Power balances on a knife's edge. Destiny is uncertain. And love is the most terrifying thing of all. The Circle of Twelve is not who Avery though they were. Neither is Avery. Her mother is dead. Betrayal and attraction and history have tangled the strings that bind her, Jack, and Stellan. And now, Avery and her friends must put aside their own problems and focus on putting a stop to the most dangerous conspiracy of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By Sophia Martorana on 12-01-18

Fun tale with terrible editing

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

How many times does she say drowning? Kitten? Love? Somebody get this creative author an editor!

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,500

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Has potential but doesn’t quite make it

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I stared off with compassion for the main character. Then she just seemed more and more pathetic and story was just depressing. Midway through I figured out the twist - not a big challenge - and hoped the main character would have some redeeming qualities to make the book worth finishing. Nope. Dragged on. Too bad, I’m a huge Hitchcock fan so loved all the film references.

  • Suddenly One Summer

  • By: Julie James
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 988

Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating - just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever - even if that means teaming up with Ford....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun snarky sexy

  • By Amanda on 05-22-16

Amusing story. Painful narrator. Maybe better to read and avoid audible

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Total lightweight story with the expected happy ending. Will keep you smiling. Not thinking. Narrators voice is totally annoying - sounds like an old woman (main characters at late 30s/40s) and her voice warbles. Completely distracting.

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