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Grace Douglas

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  • Whisper Me This

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Anne King
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations - never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her 12-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect. Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision. Searching for answers, Maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • drags on and on

  • By Ashley Marlaine Monica Hurn on 08-19-18

Keep at it

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Took some time to get into they story but turned out to be a really good book.

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  • Out of the Frying Pan

  • A Cozy Little Romance...with Murder on the Side
  • By: Michelle Griep, Kelly Klepfer
  • Narrated by: Julie Lancelot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

When the chef of Sunset Paradise Retirement Village ends up dead, life for sisters Fern and Zula Hopkins is whipped into a froth. Their zany attempts to track down the killer lands them in hot water with Detective Jared Flynn. Should he be concerned about their safety or the criminal's? But there are deadly ingredients none of them expect: drugs, extortion, international cartels, and, worst of all, broken hearts - especially when the sisters' niece KC arrives on the scene.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too bad can’t give zero stars.

  • By Grace Douglas on 06-07-18

Too bad can’t give zero stars.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I’m not sure who rated this book previously but they must not have any standards. Dull and predictable in the extreme.

  • The Devil's Country

  • By: Harry Hunsicker
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn't come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family's violent end. But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new hitchhiking Knight in Blue Jeans...

  • By shelley on 04-18-17

Jack Reacher in Texas.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Basic theme borrowed from Lee Child but still a good listen. I recommend it. Enjoy.

  • Accidents Waiting to Happen

  • By: Simon Wood
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Somebody’s gunning for Josh Michaels. They must be. There’s no other reason why a stranger would run him off the road, taunt him with a “thumbs-down”, and leave him to die. Josh may have made some messy mistakes in the past, but who’s suddenly decided that he’s worth more dead than alive? As more and more near-fatal accidents befall him, there can be no denying it: he’s got a bull’s-eye on his back. But why? Is it revenge? Mistaken identity? Or is it something far more insidious?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent suspense thriller

  • By Wayne on 11-30-16

Strange!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I don’t understand the choice of reader. Cheap? Family member? Owed them a favor? Really unsatisfactory!!

  • Sugar

  • By: Deirdre Riordan Hall
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn't always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn't gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she's large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar's life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home - cooking, shopping, and, well, eating.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Teen anti-bullying book.

  • By Xannasguy on 07-30-15

Bluhhhhhh

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I won’t spoil it but didn’t like the course of events. It just sucked. Time wasted.

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,786

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I freakin loved this book!

  • By Maria on 10-20-14

This really was laugh out loud funny!!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Choose this book. It’s great! I’ve been fat all my life. If Mr. Spalding hasn’t been overweight he’s a really great researcher. I kept thinking, “Oh yeah. Been there. Done that”. I really think Greg’s “diary” was the funniest but the whole book kept me laughing.

  • The Love Killings

  • Detective Matt Jones, Book 2
  • By: Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

For the past six weeks, LAPD detective Matt Jones has been recovering from the wrong end of a hit man's bullet. Before he can look for payback, Jones finds himself enlisted in the manhunt for an old foe. Dr. George Baylor, the serial killer who escaped after murdering three coeds in LA, resurfaces on the East Coast. This time, an entire family has been slaughtered in their home outside Philadelphia, and the doctor's fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed 2nd book in Matt Jones series..

  • By shelley on 08-06-16

Not a good performance by Nick Podehl.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

The story was ok but Podehl must’ve been experiencing a rough patch. The women’s parts sounded whiny and nasal. The men’s voices were unrealistic. I usually like Podehl very much. Hope to experience his typical performance in the near future.

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  • Bury the Lead

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version hurts story

  • By J. on 09-30-07

Grover Gardner makes it better.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I think I could listen to Grover Gardner read the dictionary. The books are great but Mr. Gardner makes them even better.

  • Repressed

  • Deadly Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Elisabeth Naughton
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it - small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother's murder, but she's still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memories of his own arrives. Dr. Ethan McClane isn't exactly a newcomer. If it weren't for his latest case, he'd never set foot back in Hidden Falls. Thankfully, no one seems to recognize him as the troubled teen from years past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great plot/too much sex

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-17

Glad I listened to the second one first.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

This book is dull and very predictable. The story doesn’t flow and the characters are much too reactive and unreliable yet we know what they’ll do next.

I’m glad Naughton’s writing is improving.

  • The Forgotten Locket

  • By: Lisa Mangum
  • Narrated by: Lisa Mangum
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The only way to rescue the future is to alter the past. When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him - as well as her family. It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking. But Zo had other plans. Now Abby is trapped in a full-fledged battle for her own mind and life and heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of a repeat.

  • By Grace Douglas on 03-16-17

Kind of a repeat.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

Too much of this book seemed to be a repeat of the second book. Like the author wrote 2 books but was contracted for 3. Seems she just tried to expand the material to make enough volume to fulfill her obligation.