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  • Say Nothing

  • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
  • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 183

In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as "The Troubles". Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On a par with I'll Be Gone in the Dark, plus...

  • By lesley on 03-01-19

Brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Outstanding, in-depth study of one of the great mysteries of The Troubles. The author describes the testimony, history and character of each participant in this epic tragedy with as clear an eye as possible, attempting to mine a defining truth from an era of passion and chaos. A brilliant true-crime story and history lesson at once, and the first 5 star rating I’ve given in ages.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunting Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong, Elle Newlands, Morag Sims, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of 30-something friends from Oxford meets to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students 10 years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands - the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves. They arrive on December 30, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world. Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-16-19

Old School, Well Done

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

A modern take on the classic “group of potential victims trapped in isolation” setup of so many wonderful Agatha Christie novels, “The Hunting Party” is a sturdy mystery featuring a crowd of characters with secrets and hidden agendas. Author Lucy Foley has a few of her own clever tricks up her excellent sleeves: this is not only a Whodunit, but also a Who’s the Victim-it right up until the last few chapters, not an easy feat to pull off as well as she does. I count this as a success and will be on the lookout for more from Foley. The cast of readers is terrific.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hiding Place

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang - the betrayal, the suicide, the murder - and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horror with a touch of wisdom

  • By Elizabeth P. Fowler on 02-09-19

Tudor=King+Robotham

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

With this, her second thriller, CJ Tudor continues a winning streak that began with “The Chalk Man.” If Michael Robotham wrote Stephen King’s Pet Sematary it might read something like “The Hiding Place.” When a disabled high school teacher (of a somewhat questionable character) digs into a terrible childhood incident he finds unexpected villains and possibly supernatural forces at work. Good read. Richard Armitage is a star among readers.

  • The Old You

  • By: Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Lynn Naismith gave up the job she loved when she married Ed, the love of her life, but it was worth it for the happy years they enjoyed together. Now, 10 years on, Ed has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, and things start to happen - things more sinister than missing keys and lost words. As some memories are forgotten, others, long buried, begin to surface...and Lynn’s perfect world begins to crumble. But is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers....? 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Far Fetched

  • By Kristie on 11-13-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Pretty standard entry in the popular Evil Husband thriller category. Well written and read enough to hold interest and entertain. I don’t expect to be haunted by the memory of this one, but it was fun while it lasted.










2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,751
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,718

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

  • By R. Squyres on 11-16-18

Fascinating interviews

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

An excellent audio documentary in the same very effective format as West Cork, this is a collection of interviews with victims, law enforcement figures, scientists and investigators involved in this recently solved, epic case. If you were mesmerized by Michelle McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” you’ll find in this book a satisfying resolution to the mysteries she addressed. A must-read for true crime fans.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,184

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Sad story, pretty well told

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

More of a tragedy than a mystery, this book is fairly well written but not what I’d call a thriller. The plot hinges on the disappearance of teenage girl and her mother’s quest to restore sanity to own her life and find out what happened to her daughter. Kept my interest, but didn’t scratch my mystery itch. I may check out other works by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wrecked

  • An IQ Novel
  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Isaiah Quintabe - IQ for short - has never been more successful or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him notorious. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his full-fledged partner, hell-bent on giving IQ's PI business some legitimacy. So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can't see coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment for this once promising series

  • By Terry on 10-27-18

Joe Ide ROCKS

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Everything you could want from a detective novel is here: smart, kind, funny and edgy characters, hilarious moments of dialogue, entertaining, clever plot and villainous bad guys. Sullivan Jones is everything a great narrator should be, once again delivering a razor sharp list of characters that jump out of the speaker and demand attention. What a great series!

  • He Will Find You

  • By: Diane Jeffrey
  • Narrated by: Claire Trusson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she's pregnant after a one-night stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home...and her demons. But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn's world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! Such a capturing story

  • By Mike & Dakoda on 08-22-18

Good suspense yarn

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This entry into the Evil Husband genre is well written and suspenseful enough to hold my attention throughout. Not a new subject, but the author avoids most of the cliches I was expecting. Also well read. Will try this author again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life - wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing...

  • By ashley on 06-14-18

Ca-Reepy

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Very well-written, great characters, creepy and sad. Would easily read another by Liz Nugent.

  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,080

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Creepy

  • By Mina00 on 08-09-18

Creepy Kid Award

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

The driving force at the center of this disturbing tale is a 7-year-old that rivals The Omen’s Damien or The Bad Seed’s Rhoda Penmark for the 6catz Creepy Fictional Kid Award. Hannah, deeply twisted and violent, is revealed to have just enough little girl tenderness to elicit a shred of sympathy from the reader, (maybe once) despite her coldly calculated plotting. Excellent reader, very well written, genuinely unputdownable. A big YES. Sequel please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful