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  • Two Girls Down

  • A Novel
  • By: Louisa Luna
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Girls Down

  • By Donna C. Clark on 01-19-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I had been in an Audible slump, returning books and recycling credits left and right. But this book, it was an unexpectedly wonderful listen. The story itself is well written but the narrator was awesome. I like it when you can tell whose speaking because the reader has given everyone a different voice. She conveyed emotion, she didn’t sound like an automaton. Take it from a person who will return a book if they are not hooked in the first 5 minutes and who would listen to Davina Porter read the phone book; people are sleeping on this book, it was a nice surprise.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

This is one of my favorite series. Katherine Kellgren will be missed. It was a wonderful, funny listen. As always.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Matter of Loyalty

  • A Very English Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Anselm Audley, Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he's the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn't so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo's instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn't selling secrets to the Soviets, who is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RIP To The Author

  • By Christina on 11-13-17

Loved the series

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

One of my favorite mysteries series!! Narrator was wonderful. Sad that this will be the last, although I understand her son’s decision and reason behind it. Great author. Gone too soon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Definitive MM biography

  • By dfsmwpowx6197 on 02-10-13

Anna Fields is Greatly Missed

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Great Narrator!!! So sorry she is gone. She was a great reader, wonderful voice. The book itself was good too.

  • Death Comes to the Village

  • A Kurland St. Mary Mystery
  • By: Catherine Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Susannah Tyrrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

A wounded soldier and a rector's daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd's charming Regency-set mystery debut. Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his mind is as active as ever. Too active, perhaps. When he glimpses a shadowy figure from his bedroom window struggling with a heavy load, the tranquil faade of the village begins to loom sinister....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Happy Surprise!

  • By Sara on 03-27-14

It was a Good Story. but

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Great Story!! Well developed characters. But the narrator needs to be able to better perform or convey different voices and not the much difference in pitch between men and women. Even with that this was a good listen, despite that. Just bought the next one I series. Didn't even wait for more credits.

  • Fear Me

  • Broken Love, Book 1
  • By: B.B. Reid
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

I don't believe in fairy tales and Prince Charming. I believe in fear. He taught me how to be afraid. We first met on a playground on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wouldn't be the last. For 10 years, he's been my tormentor and I've been his forbidden. But then he went away, and yet I was still afraid. Now, he's back, and wants more than just my tears. You see...he thinks I sent him away so now he wants revenge...and he knows just how to get it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story had me pulling my hair out!

  • By Brazao on 10-09-17

I just can't...

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

I tried, really did. But I don't find it attractive or find it healthy to lust after or develop feelings over a long period of time for a juvenile delinquent that's repeatedly telling you " I'm going to kill you." And the narrator needs to learn how to say voluptuous. Couldn't finish it.

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Bette & Joan

  • The Divine Feud
  • By: Shaun Considine
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

This joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford follows Hollywood's most epic rivalry throughout their careers. They only worked together once, in the classic spine-chiller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act. In real life they fought over as many men as they did film roles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old Hollywood Drama!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I have to say, I didn't think January LaVoy could pull it off. .. but she did!!!! This book was AWESOME!!!!!! Material stellar made more so by the Reader. I have never WikaPedia'd so may people in 72 hours in my life. I am going to read The book also. I am glad I took a chance with this book. it was a great look into an AMAZING time in the history of movies and two Bad Ads Women. Now I know who the Original Most Interesting Man In The World is. You have to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sunbaked

  • Pineapple Cay Stories, Book 1
  • By: Junie Coffey
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Committing to the most impulsive decision she's ever made, Nina leaves her cheating ex-husband behind, puts her teaching career in New York on hold, and moves to Pineapple Cay - a land of white sand, cloudless skies, and turquoise waters. Her new life is off to a lovely start: she's got a private beach, a handsome neighbor, and a cushy travel-writing assignment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Beatrice on 05-14-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Great new series. Narrator was great. Story kept me engaged. Getting 2nd book now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Testament

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,814

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

I Had Forgotten How Good This Book Was

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I read this when it first came out. At that time I was reading everything that John Grisham released. This is one of the best books he has written. I just listened to Camino Row and was missing the fast pace from his old books. Glad I took the chance and bought this. Now Just wishing he would release unabridged versions of The Client and The Pelican Brief. I haven't even finished it yet. That's how good GOOD this is.

  • Shacking Up

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Rose Dioro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can't seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed - and then coughed on - her at a party the night before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Returned it because of the reader

  • By Hope Jones on 06-19-17

Stupid Misunderstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

I wanted to like this book, but a silly, stupid misunderstanding ruined it for me. I stopped listening. Narration is okay, but sometimes had trouble distinguishing between boices of difderent characters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful