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  • Island of the Mad

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital...better known as Bedlam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a little let down but still worth the listen.

  • By Victoria L Snyder on 07-03-18

Best Book Yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

My favorite author keeps outdoing herself. Her descriptions of Venice made me feel like I was there!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten

  • Alastair Stone Chronicles, Volume 2
  • By: R. L. King
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

When a friend asks Alastair Stone to question a disturbed child who's committed a horrific act, Stone has no idea what kind of rabbit hole he's starting down. His investigations uncover more instances of appalling crimes, all committed by people with no history of violence. And other people have turned up missing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story with some strange construction

  • By Mike on 08-03-17

Book 2 is Better than Book 1

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Much better supporting characters and better back story for Stone. This book was way better than the first. I almost stopped after 1 but I’m glad I didn’t. Now I’m excited for Book 3!

  • Lady of Ashes

  • Lady of Ashes, Book 1
  • By: Christine Trent
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian London, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While her husband, Graham, is preoccupied with elevating their station in society, Violet is cultivating a sterling reputation for Morgan Undertaking. She is empathetic, well-versed in funeral fashions, and comfortable with death's role in life - until its chilling rattle comes knocking on her own front door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Most Unusual Book!

  • By Sara on 07-09-14

Not what I expected. Very slow.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Gave up by chapter 10 simply cannot muster the energy to keep going. Maybe it picks up later but not worth it.

  • Surrender, New York

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,288

In rural, impoverished Burgoyne County, New York, a pattern of strange deaths begins to emerge: Adolescent boys and girls are found murdered, their corpses left hanging in gruesome, ritualistic fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, but their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to love this but...

  • By Mark Hancock on 09-27-16

Great story despite the language.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Well written and well performed. His characters are full and well developed and the suspense is tight. However, the author’s use of the “F” word every other sentence was off putting, overdone and unnecessary.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,507
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,237

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

Simply the best book of ALL time

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

This book wraps up the story so beautifully. It is filled with every emotion. You will laugh, cry feel anger and love. Do not miss this book!

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  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 7-9
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 7 - 9: THE BODY IN THE LAKE, SNOWBLIND and PLAYING DEAD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By Marge on 10-03-16

Classic English Murder

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

I loved this series. Classic English murder with great character relationships. I was sad that Audible didn't have those stories after this one in English because I wanted to see where the relationships would go from here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You and Me Forever

  • Marriage in Light of Eternity
  • By: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For any Christ follower

  • By Ana Tripp on 02-03-15

This is the most life changing book I've ever read!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

This is a book everyone should read. It is described as a book about marriage but even singles should read because it is much more about your relationship with God.

  • Crowned and Dangerous

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440

Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always adore Lady Georgiana

  • By Dylan on 03-28-17

Best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Loved this one from start to finish! Kept me on the edge of my seat and of course Queenie kept me laughing.

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,933

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

So good you have to read/listen more than once

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

This is my third time listening to this series and it is so rich that you find things each time you missed that make it even more compelling. These characters are beautiful and so vividly written.

  • Megan's Mark

  • A Novel of the Breeds
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

Cursed with the extraordinary power to feel other peoples’ emotions, Megan Fields has tucked herself away in a remote corner of New Mexico, working as a small-town sheriff’s deputy. She finds solace in the silence and heat of the desert. But when Breeds begin dying on her watch, Megan realizes that the secrets from her past can’t stay buried forever. Someone is out for blood - her blood. An arrogant Feline Breed, Braden Arness broods with feral intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Breed series!

  • By Caitlyn on 11-16-10

A lot of graphic adult content

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

The story line was good but way too much graphic adult content. It kept the pace of the plot from progressing. There was way to much of it in both quantity and explicitness.