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  • By: Ellie Monago
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Noah Berman, Kristin Watson Heintz, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 16

Everyone loves therapist Michael Baylor. He’s handsome. He’s respected. And he’s provided a safe place for his female patients. Now he’s dead, and a detective is casting a tight net for the murderer - because the good doctor may have done some very bad things with the women who trusted him. That’s if their stories check out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hate when there’s a good story with

  • By Angelee on 03-14-19

Ugh - even free

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Actually triple Ugh! First 30 seconds turned me off - stupid dialogue, first narration ever heard that combined trying to be sexy with a German/Slavic accented lisp. I don't care what the story is with this ridiculous delivery. A free Kindle read-listen that cost too much for my sanity.

  • Innocence

  • By: David Hosp
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Lawyer Scott Finn is caught in the middle of a touchy case. A policewoman is left for dead in an alley, and when she recovers she points the finger at an El Salvadorian immigrant with gang ties. But all the evidence is pointing the other way. And as Finn digs deeper, he finds a thin line between guilt and innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to turn off

  • By Grayv on 02-02-08

Excellent book by super under-the-radar writer

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Dark Harbor was so good I went to a couple of David Hosp's earlier works while waiting for a new release. Hosp is not exactly prolific so it took some time. This was an excellent story delivered in excellent narration. Another reviewer mentioned the ending was "telegraphed" and this is right, but it is way at the end and does not disrupt the building storyline. Recommend with no hesitation.

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,070

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Has an ending - a real, twisty, satisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I am so sick of this trend of book endings that just hang, the kind that make you wonder if you accidently hit fast forward, got a defective copy, or had a sudden brain trauma leaving you in a blackout while the story finished. Almost as unsatisfying are the rushed jobs where in the last few minutes everything has a nonsensical tie-up that dismisses 90% of the story you just slogged through. Not this book! It is a great story that keeps you guessing until the end. And that end takes you briskly through the motivation and steps to a satisfying conclusion. Sure the husband is both drippy and too good to be true, the protagonist gets whiny,plus some other small annoyances, but nothing is perfect. Except this ending.

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Search no further for a fantastic mystery/suspense

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

There are so many hooky books that have received great reviews but I never saw this one with any fanfare. Yet it is highly original, extremely well delivered story that I am thrilled to have found as a humble "Daily Deal." Narrator is marvelous as well. Also highly recommend another by this author, Before He Finds Her. Wish this dude would quit teaching and write more!

  • A Taste for Vengeance

  • A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
  • By: Martin Walker
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the best

  • By Sharon Major on 06-28-18

Bruno Lite

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

One of the things I love best about this series is the weaving of contemporary French life with the history of Bruno's region. This story's weak reach to Ireland broke that bond. The ironic humorous acceptance of totally illogical French/EU laws and regulations and red tape were also missing. All in all, this was a much more simplistic, less sophisticated story than I have come to expect. Here's hoping the next one returns to the higher standards.

  • Unraveling Oliver

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Sam O'Mahony
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children's books; their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious and subsequently beats her into a coma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!

  • By felicia jones on 09-21-17

One of my best listens of the year

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Rarely do I care much for multi-narrations, but this one was fantastic. Each performer's voice and delivery was uniquely matched to the story and added depth as well as enjoyment to the plot. I now avoid anything with the promise of a twist because that buzzword is over used and rarely truthful. Telling that the blurb and reviews for this book rarely mention twist when it could have been so accurately used.

  • This Is Not Fame

  • A "From What I Re-Memoir"
  • By: Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope, Chad Shank, full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The extras are whats worth it.

  • By Patrick H. on 05-18-18

I am the only person in Audibledom that says NO

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

First, I really liked one of the narrators - had a great Sam Elliot type voice. But as for this audiobook, a real dud for me. I don't see anything funny or original about jumping in a pool naked or performing comedy while nude or being on the constant look out for where/how to score. A few minutes were pretty funny for the couple of hours I listened, but then the same old stoned-and-naked tales got repetitive and boring, interrupted only by some misogynist story that made me cringe - and I am no snowflake. Give me a good blood and guts thriller instead, please.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,760

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

The piano is not annoying, the book is

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Many reviewers complained about the background piano, but I hardly noticed because the book itself was so awful. The cutesy, forced let's-share-this-crazy-story-together of Fry's delivery was like grandpa trying to entertain with some naughty anecdote while everyone just wants to go away. The measured voice of the historians brought in to add substance (I guess) is way too flimsy to save the breathlessly sensationalized boring tidbits of Victorian eccentricities. And the word "secret" was used over and over to absolute distraction. Get a Thesaurus! Free or not, this was truly bad.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,700

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and pretentious

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

Too much Alexandra, not enough Hodel

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

A lot of gushing about Broadway performers I have never heard of (not a high bar) and too much muddle about Hodel’s life after leaving home. Did people in a Siberian prisoner camp really go around singing about office work? Anyway, take one of the world’s most beloved set of characters and one of the most fascinating and tumultuous times in history, and you should have a good story. Unfortunately, you won’t get it here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death in the English Countryside

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado Kate Sharp is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Narrator makes everything sound like a sex tryst

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Okay, she is fine in the few segs of woman to woman dialogue but throw a man in the story and suddenly the readers goes into a low whispery voice that screams intimacy-alert no matter what they are actually talking about. It was one hour, ten minutes, fourteen seconds before I screamed "get a room" and turned off the sound. What is up with this? Normal people don't talk like this. Paid readers shouldn't either.