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Wheaton, IL, United States
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  • True Crime Addict

  • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
  • By: James Renner
  • Narrated by: James Renner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

When 11-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011 James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest. Surprising. Fascinating.

  • By River Holmes-miller on 05-27-16

Insightful and introspective

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

I highly recommend this book.
Excellent storytelling as well as fascinating perspective of humanity.
Truly excellent.

  • Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief - she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust but no people and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself - her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin. She finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth two credits!!!

  • By Spamy Jr. on 07-15-15

Great Story, poor narration.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

I hate to poorly review this, because I don't want the author to suffer for the choice in narrator, but I found it very frustrating to listen to the same inflection repeated on every word even when it was directly conflicting with the tone of the scenes.
Ugh

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  • Faces of the Gone

  • Carter Ross, Book 1
  • By: Brad Parks
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot: That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. Immediately dispatched to the scene, Carter learns that the four victims - an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy - came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish Brad Parks were more prolific!!!!

  • By shelley on 02-16-18

Beautifully narrated

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

The narrator Macleod Andrews is truly fantastic.
Well written characters and interesting story brought to life perfectly by the reader.
A recommendation!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful