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  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 402

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I guess I'm not being fair to the author...

  • By Tina on 06-27-18

Dark and Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Caroline Kepnes is a magician, so skilled at evoking the reader’s empathy that any small flaws in plot logic pale into nothingness. Deftly balancing elements of sci-fi and suspense, “Providence” is driven by the story of an all-consuming, life-shaping love. In this instance the flame is pure and life-affirming, unlike the obsessive and monstrously destructive love brilliantly described in her “Joe” novels. Without giving too much away, I was reminded of King’s Dead Zone and the late great TV show Pushing Daisies (minus the whimsy). Great cast of readers, and the best audiobook I’ve heard in quite awhile.

  • The Blood Road

  • Logan McRae, Book 11
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Argh! Finished and I have to wait for the next one

  • By katyb on 06-22-18

Wow, I needed that

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I LOVE Logan McRae and every single character in his world, right down to Kthulu the cat. There’s something about the way MacBride puts words together that makes me feel connected to his characters in a way that few authors can. This time out we meet a sadder, harder Logan, still talking to himself and Kthulu, tentatively exploring a new relationship, working in Standards and Practices and dealing with the most evil denizens Aberdeen has to offer. Steve Worsely is outstanding as always. Hope it never ends!

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,940

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No hype, just an amazing listen

  • By Tatiana on 06-07-18

Above average

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Well written, good characters, engaging and entertaining. Nice to read a suspense novel that doesn’t involve kidnapped children, sadistic women-killers or “dark secrets from the past.” Looking forward to the next from this author.

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  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,684

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • creative author dips into the unknown

  • By Lynn on 12-30-14

Some perks, but overall goofy

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Started as a police procedural with supernatural overtones and fun characters, but got sillier and sillier until my mind wandered. Got on sale or I’d return it. Deleting with 5 hours left.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Unflinching, but funny

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Joe Kenda adds a breath of fresh air to the dark genre of true crime, telling some very nasty tales from his very human perspective. Rich with honesty, rage, pain and the darkest of “cop humor” Kenda calls em like he sees em with no pretense of perfection on his part. A must read for fans of true crime.

  • Remember Me

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life.... When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare's two-year-old, Ben. As Sharni's influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Mystical Lady on 11-21-17

Calling King Solomon

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Two women believe themselves to be the mother of the same infant. Which one is crazy? Pretty much Lifetime Channel stuff.

  • The Reunion

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Then - In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back. Now - The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organizing a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing. When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration elevates the material

  • By RueRue on 03-13-18

Engaging, low-key psych drama

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Well done, character-driven mystery with a few good twists. If you crave lots of rockem sockem action, this may not be for you, but if character study fascinates you this is a good bet.

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sufficiently interesting and fast paced

  • By Aquakittie on 01-16-18

If King Met Robotham . . .

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

If Stephen King collaborated with Michael Robotham they might have come up with this smart, creepy coming of age horror story. Five 12-year-old friends are bonded and tested by terrible events that haunt and reverberate through their lives thirty years on. Deftly written, the story unfolds in two time periods, revealing clues in a succession of plot layers that kept me guessing right to the last page. Wonderful multi-dimensional characters kept me caring about the outcome. Evan Morton reads brilliantly, making oh-so-subtle adjustments that boldly define the voices of 12-years old boys, middle-aged men, girls and women seamlessly. A great read.

  • The Graves Are Walking

  • The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
  • By: John Kelly
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the 19th century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable, Haunting, and a Compelling Warning

  • By Carole T. on 08-22-12

Jaw-dropping history lesson

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

It’s almost impossible to describe exactly how shocked and appalled I was upon learning the details of this chapter of Irish history. Much credit goes to John Kelly for wrestling with this beast of a story, and for his attempt to cover it in as fair-minded a way as possible. My own emotions ran the gamut as I read, from sorrow to contempt to outrage, and I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the author to keep his own emotions in check while telling the tale of this holocaust.

It would appear that human arrogance and cruelty in the name of so-called morality has and had no bounds at all, allowing hundreds of thousands to starve as an exercise in “freeing them from the tyranny of dependence on the crown.” Potatoes, you see, had been too easy to grow and created a culture of laziness which was being corrected by God in the form of blight . . . I can’t go on . . . So said the “moralists” of the day. Sound familiar?
Gerard Doyle is compelling as always. Highly recommended.

  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-18

Reliably good series

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Lots of stuff I love here: good plot, believable characters I want to stick with, and set in Ireland. That’s the magic soup for me. Been with Lottie since the first book came out and each one is better than the last. Looking forward to more from Patricia Gibney.