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  • If the Creek Don't Rise

  • By: Leah Weiss
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte, Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for 15 days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration

  • By AB63 on 12-04-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This book grabs you right at page 1! Some characters were likable and some were not. I loved the heroine of the story and the narrators did an excellent job of giving the story life. There were some unanswered questions that should have been answered but all in all, this book is one that I would recommend. I am now interested in other books by Leah Weiss.

  • A Christmas Revelation

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a 20-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong description

  • By Jane on 11-12-18

Anne Perry and Christmas

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Anne Perry never disappoints. This was a great book with mystery and the Christmas holiday. The reader will not be disappointed. Roslyn Landor as the narrator was great.

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  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,609

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This book was not as good as "Cuckoo's Calling" but it managed to hold it own. Great narrator. Not so fond of the ending though.

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  • The Einstein Prophecy

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,481

As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy - or fulfill - the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not so good

  • By Robin on 03-30-16

Great Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I enjoyed this audible book. Lots of mystery and intrigue with a touch of romance thrown in. This book reminded me of the "Raiders of the Lost Art" and other similar books by George Lucas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,391

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

The Queen!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I enjoyed my free Audible original story about Aretha Franklin. I kept expecting to hear some of her songs along the way but the story was truly enjoyable and the narrator did an excellent job. The woman, her voice and music will be missed.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,813

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Michael Connelly's Bosch Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I love, love, love these books. Titus Welliver as narrator is perfect! He makes you feel as if you are right there with him working on a case. I listened to this book in two days...it was hard to put down. I tried to savour it but just kept listening until I was done. Now I am waiting for the next book.

  • The Bentley Grange Ghost

  • By: Dorothy M. Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Sky Wildmist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Veterinary surgeon Kenneth Marshall was living with his wife and family in London when he inherited a large estate in Yorkshire left to him in a will by an uncle he had never met. Fay and Archie begin their new life in the large, rambling old house situated on the coast. Archie discovers the house is haunted by a mischievous ghost. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice ghost story...

  • By Cricket on 09-23-18

Nice ghost story...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Short and sweet. The narrator was not bad. Story was pretty good and I enjoyed the characters.

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,089

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Not bad...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Don't think this was Mosley's best But it was a good read. A few things did not sit well with me but again, it was not a bad book. The narrator gave the book a soul....enjoyed listening to his various voice character changes.

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  • Whiskey When We're Dry

  • By: John Larison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

In the spring of 1885, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess' quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Radarchick on 08-28-18

What a Surprise!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I loved this book from beginning to end. I would like to go into more detail but am afraid of giving too much away. I will just say you won't be disappointed.

  • The Lost Empress

  • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 4
  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress' victims, a British admiral’s daughter named Alice Stilwell, he must travel to England to understand the course of events that led to her death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the author's best, but worth listening to

  • By Historygal777 on 04-29-18

Good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I enjoyed this book. Some of his other books had more drama but the book was still a good read.