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  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,726

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

My favorite Karin Slaughter book to date. As always very well written, really loved all the characters and complexity of the family relationships. Almost 18 hours and it never got boring.

  • Darkfall

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001

Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last. In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome !!

  • By william on 01-15-10

Not the best by Dean Koontz

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I liked the characters and the plot but overall was anticlimactic. The whole righteous thing just didn't work for me or maybe it wasn't enough to support all that was happening..

  • The Child Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,701

Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her newborn, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor saying, "Let’s take the child - and go." Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite "Unputdownable"...

  • By D. Paige on 05-04-18

Too long

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Story seems very predictable but not quite what you might think, however, it goes on too long, and the main character starts to come across as whiny.

  • The Women in the Castle

  • By: Jessica Shattuck
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,672

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined - an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times notable book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skating On The Thin Ice Of Life

  • By Sara on 04-29-17

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I really tried to get through this book but very slow. I quit about half way through.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Loved this book. My only disappointment is I have to wait for Christopher Swann's next book.

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  • Best Day Ever

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: Kaira Rouda
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

Paul Strom is the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them, and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Graham Halstead gave life to character!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-20-17

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This was primarily a one man show and was very well written. Thoroughly enjoyed all the way through. Only reason I gave 4 stars on performance was Mia, I did not like either narration. Otherwise Graham Halstead did an excellent job.

  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit from T R Ragan!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-26-17

Really terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

The story was okay, although predictable. The narration of the story was okay, but as one of the other reviewers wrote, "the men sounded like Keanu Reeves on drugs and the women sounded like robots".

  • The Jekyll Revelation

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,284

While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also promises to reveal a terrible secret - the identity of Jack the Ripper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Genevieve Paquette on 04-17-17

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book and the narration. Excellent.

  • Light It Up

  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner in a great series

  • By glogirl on 10-21-18

Enjoyed.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

The narration is too slow. Otherwise than that, I enjoyed the characters, storyline, everything else.

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Repetitive and drawn-out

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

One of those books you can't wait for it to be over. First half wasn't bad, except that no one recounts a story in such detail. Second half was just boring.