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  • A Book to Die For

  • To Die For, Book 2
  • By: Richard Houston
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Jake Martin is not your ordinary sleuth. He's an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog. This time the story takes place in the foothills of Denver. Jake is accused of manslaughter, and he has to prove the accident was really murder. Along the way he encounters a poaching ring and falls in love with a beautiful game warden. The characters are memorable, and the plot is multilayered. This whodunit will keep listeners guessing until the very end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t finish

  • By Patrysha on 11-23-18

Didn’t finish

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

This unfortunately bored me. I tried to get into it many times and then just stopped. I have thousands of books on audible, and I love dogs....but this left me flat. Seemed to be a low level of writing, plot development, and character development. Don’t waste a credit! Can’t even remember characters! Unimpressed.

  • Avalanche

  • By: James Patterson, David Inglish - contributor
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Professor Monroe, did you kill your wife? Professor Robert Monroe's wife has vanished from their five-star hotel in Gstaad, and no one saw a thing. Was she kidnapped? Or did she run off with the handsome Italian she and Robert partied with the night before?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Loved not only the story not to long.

  • By Lu Roy on 01-22-18

Didn’t even finish...

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Mr Patterson, I can’t believe you put your name on this! I respect your work, and have listened for years, but this is beneath you in every way. Repetitive, unbelievable, poorly developed.
Readers do not waste your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,383

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Fresh, exciting, brilliant narration!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This was a total surprise,new themes,incredibly interwoven. Best read of the year so far. Totally enjoyable. Reads like a movie.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,931

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By Vlad E. on 04-21-18

Irritating narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

After thousands of audio titles, this was one of the least enjoyable. The narrator speaks like a school child reading....no conversational pronunciations. It was difficult to listen to. Also hard to believe the story and situations. A definite waste of time. If I hadn’t been driving, I would have found another book and returned this.

86 of 94 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,089
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,581

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Drags on and on

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Left it with hours remaining. Tried so hard to get interested. I have thousands of audiobooks, and this is the only one I have felt strongly enough about to leave a poor review. Whiney, wimpy, weak, washed out.

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,397

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

WOW. Didn’t expect that! A special perspective in community, family love, loyalty and bravery.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

It could have been about skating or baseball or track—any intense sport in any small town. But the lessons are life lessons...don’t miss this journey!

  • The Kill Circle

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

When retired senior CIA analyst Rico Perris plunges off a cliff in his vintage Porsche while speeding through the mountains of Colorado late one snowy night, the local sheriff rules it an accident. CIA officials, however, suspect otherwise. Their suspicions are soon heightened after two other former intelligence analysts turn up dead under questionable circumstances. All three victims were once assigned to the same top-secret project: an internal review of the CIA's long-rumored involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Logan Cordell for danger and sarcasm!!

  • By shelley on 11-01-17

Not as good as usual

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Narrator does a poor female voice. Story not strong. Logan’s sarcastic remarks way overboard. Much weaker than past books.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Over Manifest

  • By: Clare Vanderpool
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Wonderful Family Story

  • By Debbie on 04-23-14

A sheer delight!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

I rarely leave a written comment, but this book is so very deserving. The reader is amazing and able to carry you on a journey I didn't want to stop. A movie from this tale would be wonderful. This is my best book of 2017...I have over a thousand books in my library and I put this in the top ten. I enjoyed it fully, and hope that you will as well. Loved this experience, I feel as if I know the characters myself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Polly

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Hepinstall
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

Willow Havens is 10 years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to chase varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors - and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young, modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late 50s when Willow was born, so Willow knows she's here by accident, a late-life afterthought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The incredible Jenna Lamia!

  • By Mary Smiroldo on 05-09-17

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

I enjoyed this book immensely! Do yourself a favor and listen. It's like fireflies in wisteria! Like a popsicle on the porch in June. As good as CeeCee Honeycutt was. Full five stars.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Magician's Elephant

  • By: Kate DiCamillo
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353

When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller’s mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that Peter can hardly dare to believe it. But it is - all of it - true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Impossible!

  • By Gillian on 11-17-16

Awful

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

Narration was terrible. Don't waste a credit. Didn't finish this. First time I've given this low rating.