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  • The Trapped Girl

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076

When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series so far

  • By hrhjones on 01-30-17

You'll never guess

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I love this mystery. Just when I think Robert Dugoni can't get any better, he comes along with a better story. This one is terrific. It had me guessing till the very end. And Emily Sutton-Smith does her usual incomparable narration. I highly recommend and hope you enjoy this excellent whodunit!

  • A Steep Price

  • (Tracy Crosswhite, Book 6)
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

Terrific Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I loved this book. And one of the reasons is the outstanding narration by Emily Sutton-Smith. She makes the characters come alive.
But the book is also a jewel. From the very beginning, Dugoni"s story and dialogue grab you and never lets go. I can't wait to read the next one!

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,513

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

Creepy King

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I have read over the years maybe half a dozen of Stephen King novels. This one is by far the most creepy thing I have ever listened to or read. This will also be the my last King book. His writing keeps you enthralled, but I just can't take the horror. Michael C Hall does a first rate job with the narrative. I can recommend this for Kng' s horror fans. That is the best I can say for it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bats in the Belfry

  • A London Mystery
  • By: E. C. R. Lorac
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Bruce Attleton dazzled London’s literary scene with his first two novels, but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife, Sybilla, is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce’s failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent’s Park. When Bruce is called away on a sudden trip to Paris, he vanishes completely until his suitcase and passport are found in a sinister artist’s studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling house in Notting Hill, and Inspector Macdonald must uncover Bruce’s secrets. This intricate mystery from a classic writer is set in a superbly evoked London of the 1930s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jolly Good Mystery

  • By Mary B. Wheeler on 02-19-19

Jolly Good Mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. There were lots of clues, many different suspects and a dandy of a climax. I thought that I had it figured out several times, but then there was another plot twist. By the end of it, I had no idea which one or even several had done it. David Thorpe does his usual, outstanding job as narrator. This is a dandy of a mystery and I highly recommend it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,816

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Not up to par

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I have loved Dugoni's other books, but this one is just not the same. The whole premise is so absurd. I got confused with the names and situations. It also seemed long and drawn out; everything was analyzed to death. One other thing is that I am not crazy about the narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anatomy of a Scandal

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Sophie's husband, James, is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Men behaving badly

  • By RueRue on 02-28-18

Mystery without murder

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Probably my favorite fiction genre is mystery, in paricular, murder. When I started listening to this, I assumed there was going to be a murder. NOT!
By the time I figured out that this was the case, I was too involved with the story and had to see where this was going. I am so glad that I continued listening.
I consider myself a pretty savvy reader when it comes to mystery, etc., but I could not begin to guess how this was going to end. Every time I thought that I had it figured out, there was another twist.
I would highly recommend this audiobook. The story is excellent and the narration is outstanding. The four different voices meshed well together to keep the story going. I can't say enough good things about this experience. Enjoy!









  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Jane Who?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I enjoyed this book. It is a good revenge story that makes for a fun audible experience. The narrator does an excellent job. Usually, I like the longer audio books, but the length on this was just right. The revenge could have easily been overdone, but Ms. Stone has given it just the right touch. I will be looking for more of her books and for Audible books narrated by Ms. Zanzarella. I highly recommend .

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

Love that Lennox

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Great story with well drawn characters and wonderful dialogue. I cannot believe that I didn't know about Charles Finch and am thrilled to be able to start listening to it with this "Prequel" that prepares me for the series. Also, the narration by James Langdon is outstanding. If you like police procedurals, then this is for you. Finches smart dialogue keeps you guessing and laughing, as well. I can't wait to start the next one. This is easily a 5 star listen. Enjoy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Watch Your Back!

  • A Dortmunder Novel
  • By: Donald E. Westlake
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

It's the score of a lifetime: easy access to a lavish New York City apartment, hordes of valuables, and an absentee owner avoiding the lawyers of his unhappy ex-wives. But before they pull the job, Dortmunder's crew is startled to find their beloved gin joint, the OJ, in the clutches of the Mafia--who consider it perfect for a little fraud, courtesy of a nice big fire. For tactical and highly superstitious reasons, the fate of the OJ is even more important to the crew than the enormous score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dortmunder is Fun

  • By M.W. on 08-06-10

Arnie's revenge???

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

It makes me sad that Donald Westlake is no longer with us so that he could keep providing us with Dortmunder hilarious capers. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. All the usual suspects are here plus the outrageous Arnie Albright., doing his best not to offend anyone. The narrator, William Dufris, does an outstanding job. My only disappointment is that it is over. Recommended for anyone who loves to laugh and enjoys adventures with fun, human characters. Enjoy!

  • The Paris Architect

  • By: Charles Belfoure
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces - behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe - detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By C. B. Schindel on 08-23-15

Paris with a twist

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I really enjoyed this book. I have listened to several audio books and read many more about Paris during the Occupation, but this is the best in a long time. Being a lover of architecture, I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of beautiful apartments and decorative details.

This book is loaded with details about the French spirit and also their fear of being thought of as collaborators. And it also showed how far the Nazis would go to find Jews hidden within collaborators homes.

It is well worth the read. And the narration is excellent.
Enjoy!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful