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  • Carnal Innocence

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait has ended

  • By Empress Karen on 04-17-12

Not up to par

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

The story was very rambling and as a southerner, I have to say, we don’t talk like that. Take away about half of the exaggerated drawl and the book would be much easier to listen to. Not Nora Roberts finest story! There were too many half-hearted suspects and then when the killer was revealed, I wasn’t surprised because there was no one left.

  • The Devil's Triangle

  • A Brit in the FBI, Book 4
  • By: Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government's Covert Eyes - leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help. Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Miss the Old Coulter

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-17

Thought I was Reading Clive Cussler!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

I usually love Catherine Coulter but this was not her usual standard. The plot was not any of the normal FBI topics and was almost silly. There was no depth to the book. The narration was not up to par either. Where the straight narration was okay, some of the character's voice were just not believable. I hate to complain but I was so excited to get this book by one of my favorite authors and I was very disappointed. Catherine Coulter is still one of my favorite authors but this book was just off.

  • Sick

  • A Project Eden Thriller
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,722

Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare. But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyably addictive story!

  • By Amanda on 12-03-13

It Can't End Now!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

I bought this in an Audible sale to tide me over until my new credits come. From the first five minutes I was hooked. It has nonstop action and what a great story! The plot is unthinkable but so very real. I sat in the parking lot everywhere I went because I couldn't bear to stop the book. But then...talk about a cliff hanger! I couldn't believe it when it ended. I was sure there was some mistake. I hadn't realized it was a series. Thank goodness there is more. My credits come in a couple of days and I can't wait!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Place to Call Home

  • By: Deborah Smith
  • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most respected family, but that didn't stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia - least of all Claire's family - could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of the Tracks

  • By Debbie on 09-04-14

A Southern Treasure

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

I laughed and cried more than once while I was listening to this book. As a southerner, the family descriptions and relationships are crucial as only one who lives in the south could truly appreciate and they were great. I had to laugh out loud at young Claire's words and actions and the whole story just kept me enthralled. I know people wondered why I was sitting in my car when I got to work-I just couldn't turn it off and come inside! This was my first Deborah Smith book and I can't wait for my next credits to read some more of her books. Such a wonderful story and although it wasn't a thriller or murder mystery, the way the plot played out in the 2 parts-young Claire and adult Claire-kept me reading.

  • Shadow Spell

  • Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is a good read but the narrator is HORRIBLE

  • By jenny on 03-27-14

Disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 03-31-14

I was excited to start the second book of this series as I always enjoy Nora Roberts. But, the narration is just not up to par. It is stilted at best and I feel as though I am being shouted at. I think I would be better satisfied in reading this particular book instead of listening. It is not so much that Mr. Smyth doesn't read well but when he does the individual characters' dialogues he doesn't make them believable or natural sounding. Most times you don't even notice that the same person is reading all of the parts but in this case it is very distracting. It has not been a pleasure to listen to but I think I will go back and read the story so that I can truly enjoy it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bombshell

  • An FBI Thriller, Book 17
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey has been found naked and unconscious, lying in a pool of blood, after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers - so to whom does it belong? Griffin must protect Delsey, but from whom?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narration

  • By Ann on 12-02-13

Why not just write two separate novels

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

Reviewed: 08-22-13

There were two complete, rather flat stories going on at the same time and it was distracting to continually switch back and forth between them. It didn't have the intrigue and surprises that I have come to expect from Catherine Coulter. There was no excitement or anticipation. The narration was rather boring and that is unusual for most of Audible's offerings. It was a disappointment because I was excited about reading this new selection.

  • Touch & Go

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it to go on clearance!

  • By lisa on 03-05-13

I was a nervous wreck from the first page

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

Reviewed: 03-15-13

What a great book. It caught me up in the story on the first page and I was obsessed with finishing it. There were so many twists and turns to the plot that you just weren't able to guess what the outcome was going to be. Not until the last page did I have my answers! I am an avid reader and have read Lisa Gardner in the past but she has outdone herself with this one. People who read a lot are hard to surprise but she got me good with Touch & Go. If you want a read that you can't bear to pause, then give this one a try.

  • Bed of Roses

  • The Bride Quartet, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She couldn't ask for a better job. And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. The last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet!

  • By LeftyMom on 11-09-09

Nothing Special

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

I listened to this book as the second in a series of four books. As with the first, it wasn't bad but just didn't have much substance. Bed of Roses certainly doesn't have Nora Roberts usual flair and exciting plot. The characters were likable but there was no meat to the story and when it ended I was left feeling like I wasn't finished. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors but this quartet of books just hasn't impressed me.

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

The tension is endless

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

Reviewed: 01-15-13

A great story with lots of suspense and action. I love a good, long book and although I enjoyed Plum Island, there were a few instances where I felt the details of some scenes went on and on. But it was still enjoyable and I have to say that I liked the main character, John Cory very much.

  • Looking for Peyton Place

  • By: Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

For Annie Barnes, going home to Middle River means dealing with truths long hidden. But it is a journey she knows she must take if she is to put to rest, once and for all, her misgivings about her mother's recent death. To an outsider, Middle River is a picture-perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets - just like her idol, Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, after a slow start

  • By Donna on 01-14-13

Good, after a slow start

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

Reviewed: 01-14-13

After a rather slow beginning, the book picked up and became a good read, which is what I expect of Barbara Delinsky. As always, the story was good although the ending was a little less imaginative than some of her other books. Still, I like the way you always learn so much about her topic as you read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful