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  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,980

Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars OK For Under $10

  • By Lia on 03-13-17

story ok, narrator hard to listen to

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Make it less a romance and more a thriller/mystery.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

No. She has very strange diction, most times sounding extremely flat, overly enunciating, and almost robotic. There's glimpses of her sounding like a normal human, but not enough to want to listen to her again.

  • The Owl Always Hunts at Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

When a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is found murdered, her body arranged on a bed of feathers, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. Star investigator Mia Kruger, on temporary leave while she continues to struggle with her own demons, jumps back on the team and dives headfirst into this case - just in time to decode the clues in a disturbing video of the victim before she was killed, being held prisoner like an animal in a cage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last 2 hours - impossible to stop listening

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-17-18

main characters become more unlikable

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

What did you like best about The Owl Always Hunts at Night? What did you like least?

Listened to the first book, I'm Traveling Alone. Overall liked it, so got this book, The Owl Always Hunts at Night. The story line is interesting, strange, but interesting. As the story goes on, I found the two main characters become more and more annoying. Also, as with the first book, the are many characters involved in the story line, but they just disappear at the end. There is no resolution. They're not even mentioned at the end.

  • Did You Miss Me?

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 835

Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. But after she helps convict a killer, her confidence is shattered once again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. Daphne believes it’s connected to the recent high-profile trial, and at first FBI special agent Joseph Carter agrees. But together they find the reality even more troubling....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She's Baaack

  • By Richard on 03-09-13

weird narration effects

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Any additional comments?

Not sure if it was intentional, but every once in a while the narration changed - louder or echo-y or some other weird thing. Very distracting.

  • Summit Lake

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720

Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place, with charming stilt houses dotted along the pristine water. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student, was brutally murdered in one of those houses. The daughter of a powerful attorney, Becca was hard-working, accomplished, and ambitious. Now, while the town reels with grief and shocked residents gather to share their theories, the police are baffled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very sad ending to a promising young life...

  • By shelley on 09-13-17

Disliked the narration

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The constant back and forth was really distracting

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Interesting twist

What didn’t you like about Shannon McManus’s performance?

Her tone and diction made it seem like she was shouting at you.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No