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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,150

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Outstanding once again.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Perfect pace, great descriptions and a story just complicated enough to hold your attention but not lose you. Wonderful book. Great narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

A little disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I love the series and have all of the books, but this one just didn't pull me in like the others. The 'leverage" concept and the stock market are pretty obscure concepts to tie into multiple deaths. I liked the ending and wrap up, but the whole story just missed the mark. I won't be re-reading this one any time.

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

Georgie, or Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is busy planning her upcoming nuptials to Darcy O'Mara. Unfortunately, what has started as a simple wedding has become quite a royal headache and grand affair, thanks to a guest list that includes the queen and the appointment of princesses as Georgie's bridesmaids. “If only Darcy and I had eloped!” she thinks, as she attempts to organize her wedding and find a place for her and her husband-to-be to live. Just as she despairs of ever finding a home, her godfather offers his fully staffed country estate. But something sinister is afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

Fun, light entertainment. A very good book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This book stays true to the "Georgie" story and has enough twists to keep in interesting. I liked the character mix. I also liked how it moved the series ahead.

  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-download for final chapter

  • By Townsend on 04-13-18

Fabulous Fun!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Another excellent book! Plenty of detail, action, and humor with a little history thrown in. I’m going to reread the whole series.

  • Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

  • By: Sara Gran
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt’s ex-boyfriend and a popular musician in the Bay Area scene, is found dead in his apartment, his cherished guitars missing, the police are convinced it’s a simple robbery. But Claire knows that nothing is ever simple. With the help of her new assistant, Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding hints to Paul’s fate in her other cases - especially a long-ago missing girl in New York’s gritty East Village and a modern-day miniature-horse theft in Marin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride

  • By Tavish McT on 10-30-13

Depressing as hell!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Although I found this book to be sad and depressing, I did listen to the end, hence the 2 stars. I liked the narrator, but this character is the best example of the need for prozac and rehab. I couldn't even root for her in the end. It's a bummer of a book.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting content. Unfortunate delivery.

  • By Jennifer Soudagar on 11-13-15

Great way to learn about living abroad.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I love the mix of statistics and stories. Details of everyday life make this interesting and I enjoyed the author's sense of humor. Really gives you something to think about and wonder are we really living our best life?

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,735

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Wow, Stephanie Meyer really delivers!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

If you are willing to tough out the few minutes of torture detail (and there are not many), the story is worth the effort. Great detail, characters you can become invested in and just enough twists to keep you off the beaten path. I was very impressed with the detail and obvious research this must have required. An excellent book.

  • Lowcountry Boil

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery.

  • By Ian on 08-13-15

Light, easy listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

A good story, not too taxing and interesting enough. I will probably listen to another one in the series. The hardest part was keeping all the different people and their relationships straight. I enjoyed the details about living in the south and the family relationships.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,742

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Lily on 09-22-17

A swing and a miss.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I ordered this book after reading an interview with the author in the Wall Street Journal. I was interested in the Cuba - Key West setting and thought I'd give it a try. I did actually finish it, that's what gave it two stars. The "love" story aspect is so poor that you don't know if he's just kidding about the relationship. There is no chemistry at all or even consistent behavior. The characters are portrayed as smart and world-worn one minute, gullible fools the next. Save your credit for something better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Freeze

  • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago that has a midwinter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

  • By shelley on 10-21-17

Just the right amount of everything.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Deep Freeze is great John Sandford once again. A perfect mixture of detail, humor, personality and mystery. I was slow to warm up to the character of Virgil Flowers, but now I am hooked. The twists are believable, the characters real and the town reminds me of home. A very good read.