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  • Pray for Silence

  • A Thriller
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family. The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful...

  • By shelley on 09-05-18

Too much self talk

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

This could have been a short story it was padded with a lot of boring boring self talk, perhaps the sheriff should try a new career. The story line had lots of gaps that didn't make sense and it was weak, the fact it was based around the Amish could have been interesting but it didn't hit the make. Too many mysteries now have the tortured main character reflecting on their past rather than on the mystery.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Almost Missed You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Strawser
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Violet and Finn were "meant to be", said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can't help thinking that she can't believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach - just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!

  • By Jesutofunmi Mojeed on 06-08-17

Better as a short story

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

By half way in I started to fast forward, the narrator is excellent but the story is far too long.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lady in Waiting

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Samantha Eggar, Donna Rawlins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Content in her comfortable marriage of 22 years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure. Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one other word: Jane

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-16

Really no-one else tried to unlock the box

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

A weak story with a bad plot, it just went on and on. Samantha Eggar's voice is too old for a young Lucy.

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,812

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Started out okay and then fizzled out

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

I wouldn't recommend this book it was okay but the ending was lame. There were also loose ends and facts that went nowhere.

21 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Murder in Thrall

  • By: Anne Cleeland
  • Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. Chief Inspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He's tall, handsome, and enigmatic - to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London's most high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad to partner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows when someone is lying - a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects and witnesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great new entry into British mysteries

  • By Tracey on 08-05-13

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Having read the reviews I thought the story would be really interested with a twist. I found instead a boring story that just went on and on. The murder mystery is weak with a pathetic ending. Don’t bother with this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,248

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Surprised I enjoyed the story so much

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

I purchased the book, as I wanted some light reading, I almost gave up quarter of the way but as I had nothing else to listen to I kept going. So glad I did, the story is light with some funny episodes and I’m totalling surprised that in the end I enjoyed listening to the story. Great narration by Sue Pitcan, she knows how to tell a story.

  • The Wire in the Blood

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed….until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill, the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge and joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

What would the police force do without Tony Hill

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

What drew me to listening to an audio of Wire in the Blood was my love of the TV series starring Robson Green. I recently read one of Val Dermid’s books, which made me want to download more in the series. I hated the narrator and it took me some time to focus on the story, Saul Reichlin voice is too old and perhaps a little like he is doing a stage play; his female voices are meek and irritating. The story line in the beginning is a little too detailed however builds so you don't want to stop listening, however both in this book and the one I read it in somewhat fizzles out. However on saying that worth a listen and I will be listening to more in the series, unfortunately they appear to all be narrated by Saul Reichlin.

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,629

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

Really good story read by a wonderful narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I had listend to one other book of William Krueger which I thought was really ordinary, based on reviews of Ordinary Grace I decided to download it. I was not disappointed it was a coming of age story but not over sentimental, did remind a little of Stephen King's "stand by me". The characters are likeable and the story was brilliantly told by Rich Orlow, a good narrator can make of break a story. Would highly recommend Ordinary Grace, be warned you will cry.

  • Manitou Canyon

  • Cork O'Connor Mystery Series
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Cork

  • By Alice on 09-12-16

Disappointing Story and Wooden Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

This is the first Willian Krueger Book I have listened to the story line was really off the mark, full of holes and the narration was ordinary. David Chandler's women's voices were almost laughable. I listened to the story based on reviews, reading further other reviewers have suggested to try listening to Krueger's other books which I will do, hopefully not all are narrated by David Chandler.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,017

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh

  • By Sara on 05-19-14

Easy listening

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book the narrator was particular good. Didn't necessarily find it spooky but could easily picture the scenery as Elly Griffiths is a good story teller and doesn't do endless pages of unnecessary dialogue. Did however pick the murderer midway but the story held my attention to the end. Have now downloading the second book in the series and looking forward to listening to this story.