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  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,303

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Would make a great series

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is one of the best Nora Roberts books I've read. From the beginning of the book I felt invested in the characters' lives. The story was suspenseful & kept me listening. It was a great example of how the trajectory of your life can change in a moment. But how ultimately it is up to you how much you allow an event to control your future.
I found that by the end I had fallen in love with the little island community and would really love for that arc of the story to become a cozy mystery series.

  • The Monstrumologist

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Steven Boyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies real-life monsters. Assisted by his 12-year-old apprentice, Will Henry, Dr. Warthrop discovers a pod of Anthropophagi and launches a hunt to destroy the foul beasts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent naration brought the horror to life

  • By Kristin M. Slonski on 12-19-12

Think Oliver Twist with Monsters

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

This vividly dark tale is filled with enough gore to make your stomach turn. Brimming with excitement and action, it is a narrative worthy of any Indiana Jones film. Gruesome and fraught with mental illness, this story is not for the weak at heart (or stomach for that matter). Ordinarily I would have thought this kind of story not one I would want to read, however, I found myself riveted to the very end. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this very entertaining series.

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,682

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

This story is a delightful, cozy mystery. Mrs. Pollifax is a wonderful combination of sweet and spunk. Her tenacity is inspiring and left me looking forward to her next adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,882
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111

Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He is handsome and polite, and has been in a relationship for nearly a year and a half. Yet appearances can be deceiving, for Dexter is a serial killer who has slain many people. But in this tale, he's the good guy, for there is one little twist: Dexter only snuffs out other murderers. When another serial killer, with an eerily similar style, starts grabbing headlines, Dexter has a fairly morbid thought. Am I being challenged?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling but unsettling

  • By V. Sharol on 02-11-07

Definitely Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

I think I enjoyed this book a little too much. There is something very disconcerting about rooting for a serial killer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,762

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Definitely Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

This was an incredibly intense murder mystery. I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction and not true crime. There is not a slow moment in this book. The story keeps you guessing all the way through. I found myself unable to stop reading. The characters where so real and flawed that I found myself completely invested in their lives. No one had a good motive yet everyone seemed guilty.

  • Maybe This Time

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523

When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Book

  • By Jessica on 11-03-11

My First Crusie

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

This was my first Jennifer Crusie book. I wasn't sure I would like it but a friend suggested I give it a try. I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Fun characters, action packed story that kept me guessing. I will be sure to give more of her books a try.

  • One Grave at a Time

  • Night Huntress, Book 6
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Series, Amazing Narrator!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Ashley on 09-05-11

Oh Bones

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

Super exciting adventure as always. The Red Reaper strikes again. Filled with humor, action, romance and even a little historical fiction. I can't wait for the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,241

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Run away with the Circus

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

4.5 Stars. What a great escape from reality. This is a book I simple couldn't put down . It starts out as a fantastic story where you are sure you knew just who you will root for, by the end you love all of the characters and their incredible stories. The author is truly gifted in pulling you into her magical landscape. Her rich descriptions of the characters and their surroundings make you see and believe the unbelievable. It makes me want to run away with The Night Circus.

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  • Soulless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,055

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amelia Peabody has competition

  • By Pamela I Greene on 07-22-10

Be Sure To Take Your Umbrella

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

I loved this book! It was smart, funny and full of paranormal adventure. The Jane Austen worthy romance was superb! I can't wait to read what happens next for Alexia & company.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,539

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story & INCREDIBLE Narrator!

  • By Coffee on 09-04-12

Definitely a Favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

Awesome!!! I didn't want this story to end. The author created a truly unique and very visual world. This is a fast paced fantasy that is filled with action, adventure, heroic girls, dreamy boys and a star-crossed romance. I will highly recommend it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful