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  • A Killing in the City

  • Tom Kendall, Book 4
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hunter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

‘To make a killing in the City’ is a phrase often used within the financial world, to indicate making a large profit on investments, or through dealings on the stock market--the bigger the profit, the bigger the killing. However, Tom Kendall, a private detective, on vacation in London, has a different kind of killing in mind when he hears about the death of one of his fellow passengers who traveled with him on the plane from Miami. It was suicide apparently, a simple overdose of prescribed tablets. Kendall immediately offers his help to Scotland Yard. He is shocked when he is told his services will not be required. They can manage perfectly well without him, thank you. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended !!

  • By Kelly watley on 09-16-18

3 1/2

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

The story developed slowly which allowed me to settle in and learn the rhythms of this author. The plot filled in nicely, the characters were interesting. I liked the thinking of the private eye, he jumped around a lot but always finally focused on the evidences of crime. My mind found this very easy to follow and together we solved the crime.
I was distracted by the narrator so often using the word "aksed" and his verypoor reading of the text. He has a nice voice, I hope he gets more coaching and practice.

  • Corrupted Memory

  • A Tucker Mystery
  • By: Ray Daniel
  • Narrated by: Josh Brogadir
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When computer hacker Tucker is told that a dead man is lying outside his Boston home, he's shocked to discover that the body looks just like his father, who died 15 years ago. Tucker soon learns the terrible truth: The dead man is a half-brother he never knew he had. Determined to find answers, Tucker tracks down his father's second family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5

  • By Donna on 09-22-18

5

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This is a fine mystery. The reader is very good. The story is very good. 😊
I enjoyed the fne, tight and twisted plot. New characters popped in and stayed long enough to add a sweet note. I hope to see more from this,writer.
Worth a walk on t he "not much usual milieu" for advanced mystery buffs.

  • The Word Is Murder

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

The New York Times best-selling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something New

  • By Alice on 06-26-18

5

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This is good: intelligent. well plotted, fun, twisty, not cute,, not bloody. I don't read Sherlock H.
Not a member if the club. For me this was a stand alone and stand out read.

  • In Dust and Ashes

  • The Hanne Wilhelmsen Series, Book 10
  • By: Anne Holt, Anne Bruce - translator
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The final nail-biting installment in the 10-part, award-winning Hanne Wilhelmsen series from Scandinavia's most celebrated female crime writer, Anne Holt. In 2001, three-year-old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina's mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina's father Jonas is convicted of her murder. Now it's 2016, and the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that Jonas might have been wrongly convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensational Ending

  • By piakisplatz on 09-20-18

5

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This is one of the best in this series. it explores the working relationship between Hanna and
the genius inspector who works for and with her. not the biggest of crimes but one of the best.

  • Bruno, Chief of Police

  • By: Martin Walker
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life - living in his restored shepherd's cottage; patronizing the weekly market; sparring with, and basically ignoring, the European Union bureaucrats from Brussels. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes everything and galvanizes Bruno's attention.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • High hopes for this series!

  • By Sandra on 09-14-14

5

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

The narrator does a wonderful job of picking up readers and taking them to a surprisingly well plotted murder mystery. Excellent. Surprising.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

I can't believe

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I'd never read this. As a catch up, it is very, very good. I worried that this unabridged edition would quickly bog down, be stuffed with dull "he said, Isaid" but It read well and time skimmedquickly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spymaster

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, but not as good as usual for Thor!

  • By Wayne on 07-03-18

Sorta maybe

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

I preordered this and watched a 3 hour interview with Brad Thor on Book TV 2 days beforec the book was released. Mr. Thor was a very good TV interview. But the book was too 1,2,3 for me. I tried to get into the history, the geography, the characters, the story.... But, nope, for me this book is a 3.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Almost the Truth

  • By: Margaret Yorke
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Bicklebury is a small village of some 300 inhabitants, a church and a pub, but no shop, no school and certainly no crime - until two ex-cons decide it is the ideal location to pull a robbery. Derek Jarvis and his daughter, Hannah, are home when the two armed men break in, and Derek, fearing for their safety, urges Hannah not to resist. The tactic backfires as one of the men brutally attacks her, leaving her broken and revolted. Derek's marriage and his daughter are never the same again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where has this wonderful author been?

  • By Donna on 06-28-18

Where has this wonderful author been?

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I listen to a lot of mysteries. Sometimes it's discouraging looking for the best of the best but, wow! I can't believe I missed this British author. But, this is intelligent, addictive, not dripping with blood, tightly edited and chock-full of characters that kept me hopping. The narrator Is skillful, the book is excellent and I will be checking out the author's other books.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sundown at Sunrise

  • A Story of Love and Murder, Based on One of the Most Notorious Ax Murders in American History
  • By: Marty Seifert
  • Narrated by: Peter Drew
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Based on a true story from the early 1900s, this work of historical fiction gives life to murderer William Kleeman, a handsome young farmer from Southwestern Minnesota who courts the beautiful Maud Petri. After a quick engagement and marriage, the couple produces four children and is joined by boarder Mary Snelling, who teaches at the country school across the road. This addictive story winds through many twists before ending in a deadly rampage that results in one of the most notorious ax murders in American history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time and money

  • By Donna on 06-27-18

Worth your time and money

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

How difficult to write an account of a terrible old crime and make it c one alive in the yelling. The author has written this so well- and the narrator tells this tale in such a gripping Manor that is will be worth your time and money.
Fascinating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Date

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, and she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt, and she has no memory of what happened to her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Hm Baltimore on 07-05-18

This is very google

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

🔎So much happens in the small world our characters inhabit. It is interesting enough that I never felt bogged down with too much
info as can happen in the "oh, gee, what can possibly go wrong?" genre. I will listen to it again some time and watch for a sequel...

4 of 9 people found this review helpful