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  • Let the Dead Lie

  • A Novel
  • By: Malla Nunn
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

The follow-up to her much-acclaimed debut, A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn’s Let the Dead Lie takes listeners back to 1953 South Africa. When Cooper discovers the body of a young child on the Durban docks, he resists the urge to figure out what happened and leaves it for the local police. But after he is accused of the crime, he has 48 hours to clear his name and find a depraved killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner!

  • By Cary on 10-08-10

Not good

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

No idea why Nunn's books have gotten such good reviews. You can tell she's a screenwriter bcz the story is given in flash shots like film clips - with space in between. Screenwriting and book writing are NOT the same thing, as any writer whose book's been made into a movie will tell you. Not only does the writing lack flow -- none of the characters are likable! and the main character, a former detective, does one stupid fuckedup thing after another. Yes, there are vignettes on what it was like to live with apartheid which, no secret, is brutal discrimination. The insight is NOT worth the read. What irritates me is that not just other readers but also supposedly intelligent critics, like Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, Baltimore Sun . . . praised this one and the others in this series so.

  • Norwegian by Night

  • By: Derek B. Miller
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,356

Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable - is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Miss This Amazing Book

  • By Sara on 07-17-14

There was humor but

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

that kind of humor and character that half of what makes it work is just plain blunt rudeness -- equals -- funny, witty, refreshing. But if you don't watch it -- it slips into just plain rude, crude harshness. The humor gone. That's what happened in this book, for me.

  • Deadfall

  • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Volume 12
  • By: Donna Ball
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Hollywood has come to the scenic Smoky Mountain community of Hanover County, and dog-trainer Raine Stockton can’t resist the opportunity when her dogs are offered a chance at a role in the film. Filmmaking turns out not to be as exciting as Raine had expected, and the only upside to the long, mostly boring days is the new friend she makes on the set, a stuntwoman by the name of Dallas McKenzie. But it doesn’t take Raine long to discover Dallas is a woman of secrets and lies, and trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By USA Buyer on 03-24-19

Don't know what to think

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Many parts of this book, probably the majority, are really good! There are some actually original and authentic feeling plot points and life situations -- refreshing and interesting. And a lot of the dialogue flows well, doesn't say too much or too little and so supports the story very well while giving the reader the "cozy" feeling of being there. And her descriptions of scenes -- nature, landscape, weather, rooms, people -- all very rich. THEN suddenly you're reading/listening to completely awkward false sounding dialogue, responses and happenings that made me feel kicked out of the story wondering if she let her 6 year old daughter take over the writing for awhile. Also, for the first 3/4ths of the book the plot is delightfully original. The last 4th she goes on a wild plot switchback trail that is LUDICROUS. I don't understand how Ball can write so well -- and not notice when she's gone completely off the rails!!! As a result, I don't know if I like this book or not. Maybe she just needs a good editor.

  • Beware the Past

  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Joy Ellis knows how to build suspense!

  • By Wayne on 06-04-18

Sorry to say

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

this book shows that Ellis is more a beginning than accomplished writer. Plot, dialogue - don't hold together, like taking a walk on snow with a crust - you keep breaking through which makes a clumsy,uncomfortable walk. Serious or terrible situations are overly dramatized which robs the true impact such things should have and emotions are sentimental and so, trivialized. She steered clear of all of these typical writer excesses in her Fens novels. I loved her Fens books and wish her well in her ongoing writing development.

  • Back of Beyond

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cody Hoyt is GREAT!

  • By Terry on 08-09-12

Senseless killing

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Box has just gotten violent with constant hyper-invention of things going wrong. I couldn't listen anymore.

  • Radical Prayer

  • Love in Action
  • By: Matthew Fox
  • Narrated by: Matthew Fox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Matthew Fox presents Radical Prayer, his audio opus about prayer, the utterance of our hearts. This compelling six-session course covers what prayer is and why it works, recovering the sacred masculine and feminine, exploring the dark night of the soul, deep ecumenism lessons from history's great mystics in every tradition, and more. Enrich your life with this soulful course on the power of prayer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The very best

  • By ES on 02-25-15

Wisdom Humor Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

Natural joyful playful but still reverent ;) - love of Godness and life, love of Godness IN life - Rev. Matthew Fox clears a way through the misconceptions that have worked into traditional religion over time - that obstruct rather than expand our spiritual growth. He clears a way to the beautiful truths underlying it all that give us the ladder, the golden path, the light and understandings that will guide us through the critical troubles we've gotten ourselves into, that brush clear the truths we were meant to have to WAKE UP and LIVE LOVE.
Thank you Matthew Fox -- and the many other teachers from different religions clearing the debris to the SAME truths that will support, nourish and transform us.

  • A Brazen Curiosity: A Regency Cozy

  • Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Messina
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Twenty-six-year-old Beatrice Hyde-Clare is far too shy to investigate the suspicious death of a fellow guest in the Lake District. A spinster who lives on the sufferance of her relatives, she would certainly not presume to search the rooms of her host's son and his friend looking for evidence. Reared in the twin virtues of deference and docility, she would absolutely never think to question the imperious Duke of Kesgrave about anything, let alone how he chose to represent the incident to the local constable. And yet that's exactly what she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie

  • By D. B. Levy on 11-28-18

Fun silliness and

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

good flirting that's not sticky sweet and then - - oddly serious in places and psychological insight. Some really funny laugh-out-loud spots. I enjoyed it and will read the next one - if it comes.

  • Murder at Half Moon Gate

  • By: Andrea Penrose
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor's widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband's designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune and very dangerous in the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder at Half Moon Gate

  • By all smiles on 08-14-18

A Happy Surprise

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

At first the plotting feels a little clumsy and Wrexford's continuing arrogance is wearing but -- as the story moves on, the plots carry themselves better. Also, the characters have charm, character interplay has humor and warmth and some very interesting and surprising history is woven smoothly into the whole. There is the necessary conflict, danger and a plot with dastardly deeds and several viable suspects to keep us guessing and, by the end, instead of feeling dragged through the dirt, it all left me liking the characters and feeling warmed by them.

  • The Angel

  • By: Carla Neggers
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Carla Neggers showcases romantic suspense at its very best in her New York Times best-selling novels. Folklorist Keira Sullivan is convinced that an isolated ruin on the Irish coast conceals the ancient Celtic stone angel for which she has been searching. But then the ruin collapses on her, and the man who rescues her must soon protect them both from a depraved killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Wild Horses Flying on 01-09-19

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Carla Neggers tends to being longwinded but in "The Angel" she uses it to to unwind a STORY such as storytellers tell. Very nice. I don't read for terror or horror. I read for stories that take me on an adventure. I liked it ;)

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  • Tamarack County

  • Cork O'Connor, Book 13
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

William Kent Krueger is a New York Times best-selling author whose popular Cork O’Connor mysteries display an "intimate knowledge of Minnesota’s northern reaches and respect for Native American life" ( Publishers Weekly). In Tamarack County, former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a retired judge’s wife - and discovers the bloody aftermath of a 20-year-old crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great

  • By Rusty on 09-13-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I like all of Krueger's Cork books for probably the same reason so many others do -- lots of nature - and living WITHIN and WITH nature, not just looking at it. I also like the American Indian presence, showing appreciation and respect for that culture. For me, this is one of Krueger's best bcz plot and dynamic tension are there but the STORY isn't OVERRUN with run, chase, scare as the whole plot and action -- which Krueger does in several other of the Cork books. And there are, I think, more of the wisdom gems in this one - though unfortunately the narrator reads them in a way that makes them sound pompous and laughable but which, if spoken simply and quietly as the medicine man would, they would sound as they are - quiet deep truth. Fortunately, I can hear through this affected intonation (smile).

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