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  • Silent Victim

  • By: C E. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

At first, they look like suicides. Two bodies within a week - one found floating in New York's East River, another electrocuted in the bathtub. But forensics show that the victims were drugged, then killed. As the death toll grows, so does the brutality of the murders - and the killer dubbed the Flesh Collector continues to prey.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the narrator, but found story lacking

  • By Lisa Glass on 03-08-12

Dreadful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-11

I tried to give this one a chance, but writing was so poor on this one I just couldn't listen to it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Time for Goodbye

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Time for Goodbye gets 5*s all around

  • By shelley on 06-25-14

Couldn't Listen To It!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-10

The narrator was such a turnoff, I couldn't listen to this one. Waste of a credit.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Keep Writing These Mr. King!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-10

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderul little collection of awesome stories. If you're a King fan, you won't be dissapointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dog Tags

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna have some fun?

  • By Tim on 10-13-10

Laugh Out Loud

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-10

I always listen to Roenfelt's books and looked forward to this one. Not one of his best, but still a fun read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A lyrical, heart thumping, engaging masterpiece"

  • By ann on 01-07-11

Not for the Timid

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

This book was very good and the narration was terrific, but some of the content was very difficult to listen to. However, having said that, I would recommend this book as it's a very good description of the terrible life of slaves in Jamaica.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 405

While Laurel Gray Hawthorne's life seems neatly on track - a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna - everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor, Molly Dufresne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best books I've purchased

  • By J. E. JONES on 08-05-08

Dreadful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-10

I don't know what the other readers liked about this book but I gave up after about a third of it.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • I'd Know You Anywhere

  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 456

In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the reason compelling

  • By Susan on 08-22-10

Terrific Book - Terrific Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-10

This is one of those books you hate to see come to an end. Beautifully written; couldn't put it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Map of True Places

  • By: Brunonia Barry
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats—a talent that earned her the nickname Trouble. She’s now a respected psychotherapist working with the world-famous Dr. Liz Mattei. She’s also about to marry one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors. But the suicide of Zee’s patient Lilly Braedon throws Zee into emotional chaos and takes her back to places she thought she’d left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full to the brim

  • By Teresa on 08-28-17

Bad Narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-10

It might have been an awesome book but I couldn't stand more than 20 minutes of the narrator's voice.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Executor

  • By: Jesse Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Perpetual graduate student Joseph Geist is at his wit's end. Recently kicked out of their shared apartment by his girlfriend, he's left with little more than a half bust of Nietzsche's head and the realization that he's homeless and unemployed. He's hit a dead end on his dissertation; his funding has been cut off. He doesn't even have a phone. Desperate for some source of income, he searches the local newspaper and finds a curious ad....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Up

  • By Samantha on 05-05-10

Gave Up

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-10

I really REALLY wanted to like this book. I've read several Jesse Kellerman books in the past and enjoyed them all. That's why I eagerly downloaded this one. I'm not sure where the author was going, but it seemed to drag on and on and I finally gave up listening. It was downright painful. Also, I found the narrator's voice quite annoying. I'll be interested in reading what others have to say.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Children

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

It started with a promise, a pact. It became a secret that no one must tell - that their parents were dead and gone, including the one they'd buried in the backyard.

Now the McNair children are growing older, discovering love, college, and careers. But their lie haunts them. Their home holds them captive. Only the horrifying truth of their mother's death can set the children free. And only the truth can destroy them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as expected

  • By Samantha on 03-16-10

Not as good as expected

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-10

This book started out with a bang, but sort of meandered the rest of the way. The narrator got on nerves after awhile.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful