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Diane M. Frembling

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  • Liar, Liar

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi's profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn't so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, it isn't Didi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I’ve enjoyed Lisa Jackson for years and this was a decent read but not like her early novels. Story was interesting but could have been told with about 10 less chapters. Lots of unnecessary details and repetitiveness for my tastes. Then everything tied up hurriedly in the end.

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Terrific Read!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Highly recommend this book! A delight throughout! Strong characters and exciting moments kept me enthralled!

  • In a Cottage in a Wood

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 892

Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve's hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. Two weeks later, as Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap - a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a Light On!

  • By David on 09-24-17

Satisfying Read!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and the story throughout! It held my interest and even brought a tear to my eye at times. Highly recommend this author and narrator!

  • See How She Dies

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

London Danvers was kidnapped as a child from her wealthy family. Over the years, many women have claimed to be her, trying to lay claim to the long-lost heiress's inheritance. Among them is Adria Nash, who has arrived in Oregon claiming to be London - but, unlike the others, she's different: she knows personal details only London could have known. And there is someone who does believe her - who is watching her every move, waiting to see how she runs, how she screams, and how she dies....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised and Disappointed

  • By Mimi B. on 10-13-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I have been a long time fan of Lisa Jackson but this story was disappointing to me. I was looking forward to a nice mystery/thriller and instead got a trite overly sexual romance... the chapters could have been cut down by a third if she had avoided the extreme repetitive explanations of the characters feelings and situations. The characters spent most of their time drinking, smoking and lusting after each other. The mysterious unknown parts were NO surprise at all! Ho hum...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Swans

  • Three Daughters of China
  • By: Jung Chang
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book and great audio-book!

  • By AEL on 12-22-11

Fascinating Read

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I found this story to be educational and emotionally moving. I felt compelled to listen at every opportunity. I wanted to know more and tried to imagine the world these people lived in. It opened my eyes to what real suffering and bravery were. I sympathized and admired the Chinese families depicted. A great read!

  • Flat Spin

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,373

The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A whodunit with a touch of humor.

  • By Arthur on 08-07-12

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Took a chance on this one. So glad I did! excellent narrator and terrific storyline. looking forward to more by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,966

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

Gripping Read

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Truly enjoyed the story. Couldn't stop listening.... Great reader! Highly recommend this book. Gardner at her best.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful