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  • A Limited Justice

  • The Craig Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Catriona King
  • Narrated by: A W Dickson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

The discovery of a body in a Belfast petrol station gives DCI Marc Craig's murder squad a mystery to solve. Another death in the northwest of the country seems unrelated initially, but the forensic evidence is not what it appears. When someone close to Craig is attacked links begin to emerge between the deaths, and the detective starts a pursuit unlike any he has faced before, giving him a difficult question to answer: Is justice always what it seems? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4

  • By Donna on 12-13-18

4

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This appears to be the first in a new series. I liked the story. the characters and the narrator. There is an easy listening of Irish
accents which helps me keep all these people straight. I look forward to more books in this ambitious series. Well done!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Ground

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

In Broken Ground, cold-case Detective Karen Pirie faces her hardest challenge yet. Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville’s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II. But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise - a body with a bullet hole between the eyes. Meanwhile, DCI Pirie is called in to unravel a case where nothing is quite as it seems. And as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that not everyone shares her desire for justice. Or even the idea of what justice is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5

  • By Donna on 12-10-18

5

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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: 12-10-18

Val Mcdermid's books have just come to my attention, I've been reading the older books. And what fun they all are. In this book I was pleased to see how our detective's Syrian friends are doing. And I wondered how the rest of the book would go as I agreed with our star detective that each of her cases crashed suddenly and seriously. There was one case that ended the book just fine. Whew. What a ride.! If you enjoy a thinking read, this series will be a pleasure for you. How long will I have to wait for the next book?+ Oh, the books stand alone, no need to
read back volumes first. read/ listen.... The narrator reads beautifully and I do enjoy the Scotland sounds as our shared English rolls off her tongue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hearts of the Missing

  • A Mystery
  • By: Carol Potenza
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their people, and their ancestors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3

  • By Donna on 12-08-18

3

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Am I over rating Tony Hillerman or under rating this author. The premise of the deceive story is a good one. The characters need fleshing out. I prefer an intelligent "professional" killer rather than this one who rants and raves. This is an author to watch.... bring on the next is series.

  • Dry Bones in the Valley

  • A Novel
  • By: Tom Bouman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory. There are outlaws cooking meth in the woods, guys Henry grew up with. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry’s search for the killer will open old wounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery rich with character and context

  • By Deborah on 08-10-14

4

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Four plus.... rural America. There is not much or many out there so I'm interested in reading
the thoughts and observations of those who see or imagine life outvthere. Good story although the over abundance of white males and their spitting contests
gets old. I enjoyed the yarn and I liked the narrator. who reminds me of George Guidall.

  • The Silent Dead: A Gripping Crime Thriller with a Stunning Twist

  • By: Graham Smith
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Gould
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner - arms spread and graceful wings attached - at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District. The entire police force are on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. Because she doesn’t think like everyone else. To Beth, crimes are puzzles she can solve. Even if real life is a little harder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4

  • By Donna on 12-07-18

4

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

A reluctant 4 at best, this poor book is almost swept away by the
continual childish interior monologue of Beth. the Cop. She seems to be so new to police work I wondered if she were working on getting the Girl Scout Nancy Drew badge. The story line is outlandish but the book is OK. There is hope for our author!

  • Pen 33

  • By: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Bernt Lund harbors a sickness. He is a monster, an unrepentant child molester and serial killer. In the mind of society, in the minds of his nine-year-old victims' parents, and in the minds of his fellow inmates, he is a waking nightmare. And now he has escaped from custody - the worst scenario imaginable for Aspsås Prison's Department for Sexual Crimes. Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens is about to encounter the most profoundly appalling case in his career and perhaps in Stockholm's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5

  • By Donna on 12-02-18

5

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Not what I expected all the,way
through this book. We start with a very good narrator who lulls us into expecting nothing too dramatic from the author and then BOOM off we go! I quit trying to guess what was coming
and enjoyed this fascinating story.

  • Reykjavik Nights

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

The loner, Erlendur, has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in ReykjavIk is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband.... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brings Back Memories of Reykjavik

  • By Leonard on 06-08-15

5

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

The author at his best. This little slice of life is so fine, you will not want to miss any part. No wild plots, no wide ranging investigations, nothing violent. Our favorite Icelandic detective goes around just talking to people. And,George Guidall does them pround- as he so effortlessly always does. even though this seems too simple. I missed the one clue that solved everything- becase as this writer is so fond of multiple side plots-
I was following the wrong plot. just good fun.

  • Black Skies

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

A man is making a crude leather mask with slits for eyes and mouth, and an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a 'death mask', once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves. He has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, with Detective Erlendur absent, his baseball-loving colleague Sigurdur Óli is in the spotlight. A school reunion has left Sigurdur Óli dissatisfied with life in the police force. Iceland is enjoying an economic boom and young tycoons are busy partying with the international jet set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a sad one

  • By EileenT on 05-15-17

3

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This book has a lot going for it- George Guidall narrates, it is set in Iceland and our favorite characters appear BUT it seemed needlessly complicated which lost the appeal for me. I was interested in the banking scheme but it wandered off point as did a lot of lot of investigative threads
which at times had me wondering if I had accidently jumped into a different book altogether. You may enjoy this.

  • Into Oblivion

  • An Icelandic Thriller
  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

It is a few years after Reykjavik Nights closed. Erlendur is now a detective working for the shadowy Marion Briem and is already divorced. It is 1979. A body of a man has been found in the blue lagoon, which has not yet become the tourist spot it is today. Apparently the victim fell from a great height, and at first the police investigate the possibility that he has been thrown out of an airplane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-16-16

5

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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: 11-25-18

I'm giving this one a 5. It seemed such a cozy little mystery as it started, then it took off and I did not want to put it down. You get 2 mysteries in one book, lots of interesting life on and off the US fort. I was so nervous as one potentially scary part was coming up I skipped on to the next chapter then sailed through with these characters to the end. It is a 5 in intelligent writing. extra fine sleuthing, narrated by George Guidall!!!!! and might end up being my favorite in this great series I'm working my way through.

  • Outrage

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again. With exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last minute, Indridason fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4

  • By Donna on 11-24-18

4

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

#1. note that George Guidall is the narrator continuing to work his talet and skill on books in this series #2. note our favorite Icelandic detectives working away on this mystery within a story within another mystery #3. then pencil in hours of "me" time for your Audible pleasure.