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Bonham, TX, United States
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  • The Final Seven

  • The Lightkeepers, Book 1
  • By: Erica Spindler
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach "Hollywood" Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment - keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table - is not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful

  • By Nancy on 02-15-16

Beat Supernatural Concept Yet

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

There were times I had to remind myself it was fictional. Is it possible? Maybe!

  • Never Smile at Strangers

  • By: Jennifer Minar-Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

When teenage girls vanish in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you every truly know those closest to you? When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend Haley Landry's relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister Becky has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15 year old who's encouraging her to do dangerous things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent book, narrator grated on my nerves

  • By Sabinennc on 06-13-15

Immediately bought the next book

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

A lot of surprises in the story.
I finally knew who did it.
Not easy to figure out.

  • Brooklyn Bones

  • An Erica Donato Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Triss Stein
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

In Brooklyn Bones, a crime of the past comes much too close to home when Erica Donato’s teenage daughter, Chris, finds a skeleton behind a wall in their crumbling Park Slope home. Erica - a young widow, overage history PhD candidate, and product of blue-collar Brooklyn - is drawn into the mystery when she learns that the skeleton is of an unknown teenage girl and that it was hidden there within living memory. Erica and Chris are both touched and disturbed by the mysterious tragedy in their own home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Erica is Supposed To Be Street Smart

  • By Me & My Girls on 06-10-15

Great surprises! Great suspense! Great find!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

This book truly caught me by surprise. So many stories follow the same story over and over, but not this novel. A truly original plot except for the body in the wall. I never guessed who until you told me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time Bomb

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper’s identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts – why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is quickly drawn into exploring the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By PJPackwood on 10-18-12

Worth the Credit- not the best Kellerman novel

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

What did you love best about Time Bomb?

Good suspense and interesting characters

What did you like best about this story?

It could happen

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

Good pronunciation and inflections

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

It made me really think about what could happen today or any day

Any additional comments?

I didn't like the split of Alex and Robin. I believe in your in a relationship for life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Throat

  • By: Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his home - town of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier - he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko

  • By Gerald on 05-16-13

Hard to keep listening to.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

There are some good insights to the human nature in this book. Certain sections are compelling, but the story loses stide from time to time.

What could Peter Straub have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Create a Readers Digest version keeping the better parts and losing the extra verbage that is truly unnecessary.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I felt the narration hurt this story. Some of the highlights were not read with the intensity they deserved.

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

I will not listen to it a second time.

  • Calculated in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 36
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still a fan!

  • By Jessica on 03-03-13

How does she keep making you want more???

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

What did you love best about Calculated in Death?

Once again the story kept me interested from beginning to end. If you love any of the "in death" novels, you will fall in love with this book. Not as suspencefull as some of her novels; however, you get the thrill of the chase and get to catch up on the beloved characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Peabody as a sex symbol.

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The nuances of her voices makes you believe several people are reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Even the wealthy are greedy for ...

Any additional comments?

Cannot wait for the next edition of this series.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Next Victim

  • By: Michael Prescott
  • Narrated by: Suehyla El Attar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

From the New York Times best-selling author of Comes the Dark, Stealing Faces, The Shadow Hunter, and Last Breath comes psychological thriller Next Victim. This time Prescott really outdoes himself as an FBI agent closes in on the serial killer who murdered her lover - just as the killer gets his hands on a chemical weapon that could raise his body count to thousands of victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Dede on 07-09-12

Great Find

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

Very good story and the performance does it justice. I was only sure who did it just before they told me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • And Then You Die

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

In her assignments, seasoned photojournalist Bess Grady has witnessed firsthand the horrors and heartbreak of war-torn Croatia. But nothing she has seen prepares her for a travel magazine commitment in Tenajo, Mexico. When she drives into what should be a balmy, rural paradise, a chilling scene of chaos and destruction greets her instead. Her ability to consistently create first-rate entertainment has earned Iris Johansen mutliple awards. Richard Poe’s superb timing will keep your pulse racing from the first well-executed page to the thrilling ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good if bought on sale

  • By Dede on 07-09-12

Good if bought on sale

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

This story is not what I expected from this author. It does not hold you in the beginning, middle or in the end. Better than most authors, but don't expect much suspense.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Left for Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

When Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali’s classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing. Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier when she was dealing with a troubled friend. When she’s summoned to his bedside at Physicians Medical Center in Tucson, she can't turn away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this newest installment

  • By Frances on 04-19-12

Twists and Turns Make a Great Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-07-12

Every time you think you know where the story is going, new info changes the direction of the plot. You will not know which killer(s) will be caught until near the end. But listen to the end because it is worth it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Pancake

  • By: Diane Mott Davidson
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

While catering a cosmetics company luncheon, Goldy witnesses the hit and run death of a rising young sales associate. Could the death have anything to do with the animal rights picket line in the parking lot...or with the exotic blue rose found next to the victim's body?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Killer Book

  • By Dede on 10-13-09

Killer Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-09

This mystery is as good as it gets. I couldn't stop listening to this book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful