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  • White Fire

  • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grand Slam Tale of Terror

  • By GH on 11-12-13

The talents of the authors are present from the first work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

As a long time fan of agent Pendergast I enjoyed the book, I listened to the Audible version and as usual the narration is so good! My only question is "how the heck do these two men think up all the stuff they put in all their books?" Good characters, good writing, keeps ones interest wondering what Amazing feat Pendergast will come up with next. Enjoy for yourself especially if this is your first meeting with Agent P.

  • Next of Kin

  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork - and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims . Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Excellent Loved It - Just Get It

  • By shelley on 10-23-17

Kept me !listening and listening......

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Well written, excellent plot, excellent narrator! I want to read more from this author! Really a good read/listen in my case. If you like a book that holds you in its spell from beginning to end you have to read or listen to . A really good book. I love Ben and Mei,

  • The Missing Ones

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of layers

  • By A. Palla on 11-09-17

Good listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Good storyline! Lottie Parker good main character., Tenacious as a detective, a lead detective at that. Good narrator, I will read/listen to more Lotti e Parker books. I was able to read this book free due to my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Ready to read The Missing Ones book 2.

  • The Hangman

  • Forgotten Files, Book 3
  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission. When she's not chasing down bad guys, Julia dedicates her time to investigating the Hangman serial killer...the same unsolved case that her father, Jim Vargas, was working on when he supposedly shot and killed himself three decades before. While rumors continue to swirl around her father's death, Julia attempts to hunt down the truth. The case once again hits dangerously close, however, when a woman's bones are discovered in a historic downtown home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Patricia on 05-31-17

Some bodies, some romance!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Definitely a mystery, characters interesting, plot was good. I did get confused at times trying to figure out if what was happening 25 years ago or in the present time. A nasty killer and nasty way people were killed for me personally I could do without the explicit sex in a number of chapters i want a mystery not a sex manual! But good book to listen to through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. I think it will appeal to most people who like mysteries!

  • Falling Off Air

  • By: Catherine Sampson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Robin Ballantyne's life is finally coming together. After learning she was pregnant with twins and being abandoned by her irresponsible boyfriend, Adam, she's settling into life as a single mother. But one night, after putting the children to bed, she hears an argument and suddenly, a body falls past her window. Running outside, she finds the body of Paula Carmichael, a renowned activist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich, developed and unusual

  • By Hannah on 02-02-05

How does one fall off air?I

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Good narrator, good plot, interesting characters. Definitely held my interest. Robin is one unlucky woman, wrong place, wrong time but how can she convince get to the truth? I will read or listen to other books by this author.

  • Skewed

  • By: Anne McAneny
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089

No birth announcement could top the headlines from the day Janie and Jack Perkins entered the world. As twins born to a mother in a coma - courtesy of a bullet from their father - the sensational story of their birth never quite died down. While Jack still craves the flash of a camera, Janie seeks sanctuary behind the lens - as a crime scene photographer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative and well-crafted

  • By Pamela on 04-08-15

Definitely one of the best mysteries i have read /listened to recently

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

5 stars for sure ! Good plot, interesting characters, excellent narrator. Read it if you like mysteries!

  • The Birthday

  • Detective Natalie Ward, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

When five-year-old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a local garden center, the police are bewildered by the lack of leads. That is, until two years later, when Ava’s body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party. Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward. A mother of two teenagers, this case chills her to the bone and is a disturbing reminder of the last job she worked on. One that still keeps her awake at night.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I don't know why I kept going

  • By K. Byrne on 11-15-18

Love the cover design, made me want to read the book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Listened to audible version, excellent narrator. Good plot. Enjoyed book. Will read or listen to more of the author's books. Late in book it became confusing if it was in present or past. Surprise ending, at least it was a surprise to me. Good mystery.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Masterpiece

  • Samantha Sweet Series, Book 1
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living - all perfectly legal as a caretaker for the USDA. But her real dream is to open her own pastry shop, 'Sweet's Sweets.' Life is a little crazy for Sam right now. At one of her break-in properties, a dying woman insists that she take a small wooden box. Sam doesn't realize that the old woman was known locally as a 'bruja,' a witch, until she begins to feel some strange effects from the box.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Picky, I know I'm Picky.

  • By Judy King on 03-02-16

What happened to the painter?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I listened to the audible version. Plot kept me involved. My question is Sam must be an Amazon, what woman could realistically perform all she does in one day. Very good narrator.

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

A good book with an interesting main character and plot.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I listened to the Audible version as it was included in my read for free Kindle Unlimited subscription. I enjoy The Audible versions because they allow me to do other tasks while enjoying a good and well written book. The narrator was good, her voice was easy to listen too. A Good book can be ruined by a poor narrator. Good and unusual plot, kept my interest even though at times it went along a bit slowly when the main character repeatedly went back to a past event which is key to the plot. I will read or listen to other books by Mike Omer.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Before Morning

  • Rafferty & Llewellyn cozy mystery Book 1
  • By: Geraldine Evans
  • Narrated by: Micheal Page
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

With his superstitious Irish nature, British Detective Joe Rafferty shouldn't be surprised that his first murder case as a newly-promoted Essex detective is a tough one. But the murder victim, whom the media has dubbed "The Faceless Lady", has no ID and has been bludgeoned beyond recognition. She also supposedly had no access to the secure psychiatric facility where her dead body is found. The news media has seized on the case, placing Rafferty in an unwelcome spotlight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the English humor

  • By Susan Patterson on 01-10-16

Typical English mystery!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Convoluted to say the least. I listened to the audible version. The 2 main characters are interesting. So many characters that made it confusing for me to keep track of them and who was having an affair with who! I listened to the entire book and was surprised at who the murderer was. I probably wouldn't read anything else by this author but I am sure a realike lover of British mysteries would.