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  • Truth-Stained Lies

  • Moonlighter, Book 1
  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief…until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation - the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whining reader ruined the book

  • By Marsha on 11-19-14

What Do You Know

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

What do you think, what do you know, what can you prove! Those should be the first 3 questions any serious blogger should ask themselves and credible sources.This Cathy got too chatty. Perhaps this book is a sly commentary on Social Media folded into a good mystery. It's a good read just for the fictional plot. The narrator is a bit 'breathy' but that faded into the background as the plot became my main interest.I enjoyed this Blackstock book not only for the mystery but for the underlying premise.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Hunting Reacher

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I like Scott Brick and thought he did a great read.His naration was not my problem with this book. I felt there was too much time and effort spent on a paper chase maybe more like a wild goose chase. What actually links Reacher and the couple? It seemed to me this was more about men at the motel and the trapped couple and not enough time spent on Reacher and his relation to that situation. Reacher was off on a genealogy chase knowing nothing about the couple.. Jack just seems to stumble into the motel situation instead of finding a clue and using all his experience and following it to a conclusion that requires 'his' attention. We all know about 'shock jocks' and that is what the plot seems to be... Shock Plot!

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,296

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Wowza!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I almost didnt buy this book and now I am so glad I did. Sure is the How To Book of being Alone! Kya is the ultimate Nature's Child. Stay to the end and be Blown Away!

  • If I Run

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested...or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore. But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strongly recommend print version NOT AUDIO

  • By Kerri Carter on 05-05-17

Dont Do That!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Sometimes this is like one of those horror movies where the girl is about to open THAT door, or go down in That basement and your yelling Nooooooooo Dont Do That! Sometimes Casey makes some silly choices for being on the lam. The narration is great and the story moves along at a good clip so her faux pas are just kind of a minor distraction. I enjoyed the book and plan to read the next two.

  • In the Light of the Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Burch
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

Inheriting her grandparents' island estate on Florida's Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity's only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief - the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By carol ransom on 07-19-17

Hold On .. It's Quite a Ride

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

The poem had me from the start and the story had me from then on. Ok, so some of it was a bit cheesy but it's the premise that sets the hook. The narrator was very good at keeping pace with the action. She has a pleasing mellow voice I enjoyed. I listened to it straight through and maybe 6 months or a year from now I will listen to it again... and again.

  • The Promise of Jesse Woods

  • By: Chris Fabry
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

The summer of 1972 is the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy; and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Growing up ... Dogwood style

  • By SusieMcQueen on 07-18-16

Small Town People

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

If you were raised in a small southern town you know these people. Maybe you even lived some of this story. I know because I did. We had the right side and the wrong side of the tracks and I lived on both of them. I saw places and people in this novel I left over 40 years ago. I laughed out loud and fought tears all the way though. Give this one a chance, who knows, maybe here you will find part of yourself too.

  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Really???

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Oh, for crying out loud, what has happened to Craig Johnson. Take us back to Absoroka with Vic, and Bear and the rest of the troup. This is just litarary tripe. Mr Johnson has done better and anyone who follows this series of books knows it. This series has been really going downhill since the 'made for TV' version came out. Now that the farce Longmire on A&E has been cancelled maybe Johnson will get back to where his bread was buttered in the first place. I will be returning this one to Audible and that is something I have Never done. Sorry Walt but your originator has let you down Big Time!

  • Wish You Well

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana, David Baldacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Baldacci

  • By John on 06-07-07

Gee Who Knew

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Best Baldacci yet. Enjoyable from the beginning to end. I was surprised with this one but I sure would like to see more of this type of writing.

  • Beach House Reunion

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

 Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same

  • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

TOT

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

TOT! Tired of Turtles. At first working the turtles in was interesting, five books later I am tired of turtles. This storyline was very weak and at times sickly sweet. This needs a Do Over!

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  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By sharon on 05-31-18

For This I Waited

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

By sheer will alone I got through the 1st Eleven Chapters and then said Enough Already! These characters are as different and night and day and they are Boring. The whole thing is just Oil and Water!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful