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  • The Malta Escape

  • Payne & Jones Series, Book 9
  • By: Chris Kuzneski
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend, who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organization that dates back to the First Crusade in 1099 AD. When Ivan Volkov - the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate - is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution. Protected by a team of hackers and henchmen, he travels to the Mediterranean, where he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story... lackluster performance

  • By Jeremy B on 04-24-19

Malta Escape

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I have enjoyed Payne and Jones books in the past but not this one .I really struggled to get thru it I had a hard time pay ing attention to it and couldn't really tell you what happened in the end just very boring

  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,019

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

mesmerizing story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

wonderful entertaining book great story with plenty of life truths and lessons just loved itt

  • Where She Lies: A Gripping Irish Detective Thriller with a Stunning Twist

  • Detective Finnegan Beck Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Scanlon
  • Narrated by: Ruairi Conaghan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In a town full of liars, who can you trust? When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat. But then a beautiful local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body. Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous! Best I’ve listened to in awhile

  • By George on 02-10-19

Where she lies

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Story was OK narration was awful The voice of the narrator was grinding and droning and just awful felt like my ears were bleeding

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Watcher in the Woods

  • A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan, Book 4)
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Casey Duncan, Rockton's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a US marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead, and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series, but........

  • By Morgan on 02-10-19

rockton series

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Loved it great book I love this whole series can't wait for more In the series

  • Cry Wolf

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

In the rural parishes of Louisiana's French Triangle, young women are disappearing one by one, only to turn up on the banks of the bayou, strangled and cast aside where they are sure to be found. But there is one trophy the killer prizes above all others, one woman who must be silenced forever.... Attorney Laurel Chandler did not come back to Bayou Breaux to seek justice. That once-burning obsession had destroyed her credibility, her career, her marriage - and nearly her sanity. But when a ruthless predator strikes too close to home, she's lured into a perverse game from which there may be no escape.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too whiney.

  • By Robert on 05-07-14

cry wolf

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Just really glad that I purchased this book with a credit and not with my credit card The main characters are ridiculous

  • European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

  • The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, Book 2
  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, they can always rely on Mrs. Poole. But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Little Women meets Anno Dracula

  • By Stefan Filipovits on 07-13-18

great series

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Cannot wait for the 3rd book in this series this author is amazing and the narration is wonderful

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forget Me Not

  • By: Kierney Scott
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Three young women are dead. Thousands of miles between them and nothing except the marks on their bodies to link them. Detective Jess Bishop sees something that strikes fear into her heart: the similarities between this case and the one she's spent her entire career trying to forget. Brilliant and methodical, Jess always plays by the rules. But she's not the person anyone thinks she is. And she'll do whatever she can to keep her secrets hidden. As more bodies are found, it seems Jess' past is coming back to haunt her. And with her partner, Jamison, back from two years undercover, she doesn't know if she can still trust him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yuk!!

  • By Michelene on 02-06-19

good story ....but

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

good story but the main character jess bishop seems a bit not very smart sometimes and it does get a little annoying and the story is kind of easy to figure out

  • One Last Breath

  • By: Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

Rory Abernathy’s wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she’s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can’t hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory’s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One Last Breath

  • By Hogan14 on 05-02-18

monotonous

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

this is really a short story with a lot of filler that doesn't need to be there kind of felt this was written in haste

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Eleventh Floor: A Gripping Supernatural Thriller

  • This Haunted World, Book Two
  • By: Shani Struthers
  • Narrated by: Lorraine Ansell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Devastated by the deaths of her parents and disillusioned with life, Caroline Daynes is in America trying to connect with their memory. Travelling to her mother's hometown of Williamsfield in Pennsylvania, she is caught in a snowstorm and forced to stop at The Egress hotel - somewhere she'd planned to visit as her parents honeymooned there. From the moment she sets foot inside the lobby and meets the surly receptionist, she realizes this is a hotel like no other. Charming and unique, it seems lost in time with a whole cast of compelling characters sheltering behind closed doors.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Was The WORST Choice Possible For This Audiobook..!!

  • By John on 09-17-18

painful narration

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

the narration is awful absolutely awful the American accents are very painful to listen to and the character Caroline sounds like a little girl instead of a 33 year old woman

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Tell a Soul

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 1
  • By: D. K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Alison Farina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene. Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other. Both were strangers to the town, but there's nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one's talking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sooo good

  • By ginger anderson on 11-16-17

awful narration

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Story was OK narration was just awful stilted robotic like a young grade school kid learning how to read very painful to listen to

13 of 14 people found this review helpful