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Wade Lancaster

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  • Killing Trail

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841

When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, lifelong resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, a local veterinarian and single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her town holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For GSD or any dog-lover as well as crime fans

  • By GSDNH on 10-14-16

Go Doggie Go

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

A very well written cozy mystery. Parts are more extreme for a cozy, but it’s borderline. Very easy read for dog lovers. Good character development and I imagine that it will get better as the series continues. Strong female characters and interesting side characters.

Narration is good. Some voices are a little extreme and/or poorly done. But most of the time she brings the characters to life. She gives them the energy and the nuances that make you take an interest in the characters lives.

  • All the Little Liars

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760

Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother, Phillip, is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there's an even worse discovery - at the kids' last known destination, a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back, Aurora!

  • By Eva on 10-19-16

Over-Rated Mediocre Soap

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

While better than some of the other entries, this book still was middle of the road. This time there seems to be too much character development that tended to slow down the pacing of the novel which made parts of it boring. It was definitely not hard to follow since it is written at a low level that seems YA at times. I enjoy many YA novels. Most of them are more interesting than this book. I’m really disappointed, because this author is well-regarded and consistently gets good reviews. I’m not sure what I’m missing, but I will try one of the other series that she writes.

The narrator is still pretty good and she does her best to keep the plot moving forward. She does bring the characters to life and you can tell the characters apart based on their unique voices.

  • Real Murders

  • An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,025

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adjusting expectations

  • By Jeanie on 04-22-10

Writing By The Numbers

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This was my first time reading Charlaine Harris. I was not impressed. The plot was very by the numbers and has probably been done countless times. The characters were also very typical and not very fleshed out. There was nothing in the plot, character development, or writing in general that really made this book unique. It just didn’t stand out.

The narrator was above average. And did a good job bringing the characters to life.

  • Of Blood and Bone

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,678

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted - and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for the next!

  • By Tayln on 12-12-18

I’m really enjoying this series....good world building.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

It’s still a little light...though I expect it to get to a much darker tone in the next entry. I am enjoying getting to know this world, these characters, just a basic magical tale of good versus evil.

However, I’m having doubts about the narration. She does well about 50 percent of the time. It just seems dragged down with her voice. She is a very good narrator, but with this book I would have liked someone that could have really stressed the dark currents that run through this book.

  • Crossbones

  • An Omega Days Novel
  • By: John L. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Leading the U.S.S. Nimitz survivors has forced Father Xavier Church to make some hard decisions, but he's protected his flock. Only, his fortress is about to fall, and, this time, he might not be able to save them all. Most people lost everyone they loved to the walking dead, but Evan Tucker didn't have anything to lose. The folks on the Nimitz are the closest family he's ever had. He'll fight to his last breath to make sure nothing comes between them - no matter whether it's the undead or the living. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A Fitting Ending To The Series

  • By Wade Lancaster on 11-30-18

NOT A Fitting Ending To The Series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This entry reads like the first entry in the series. There are similar new characters and old characters doing similar things. There is hardly any character development or growth and some of the characters do things that are out of character to advance the plot. Example: During a fight with another ship one of the characters thinks this is wrong and that innocent lives will be lost. Then he thinks...oh what the hell, I get to fire on another ship. Really?? This book really has no reason to exist. The author could have given us a much greater episode in the survivors lives like the last entry that actually was way more plausible.

Narration was good..not great. Some of his voices can be grating after awhile.

  • Dead of Night

  • A Zombie Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,467

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he can be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang… but a bite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Will Be Eaten Next?

  • By Squeak on 11-04-11

Good Not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Solid entry with some good plot twists. Well drawn characters that you care about. And you definitely care about the town’s plight as it is overtaken by zombies and the military. Both want to destroy the town.

Narration wasn’t as strong as it could have been.

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

Dark and Dreary

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Very gloomy horror novel that has a lot to say about how we treat each other. Makes a lot of social statements and most of them are negative. You really care about some of the good characters and grieve over their predicaments. Great mix of suspense, action, horror.

Narration is great...characters brought to life.

  • Ex-Patriots

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,163

It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than The First!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-09-17

Very Good Entry

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I’m rereading this series. This is a solid entry in the zombie/super heroes series. Characters are well developed and interesting. Very evil villain and some surprising plot twists.

Narration is great. It is shared by 4 narrators and they all bring the characters to life.

  • The Cutting

  • A McCabe and Savage Thriller, Book 1
  • By: James Hayman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Detective Mike McCabe moved from a top homicide job with the NYPD to Portland, Maine, to leave his failed marriage and suspicions of wrongdoing behind, and to find a more peaceful life for himself and his 13-year-old daughter. But the small New England city is not nearly as safe as he thought. On a warm September night, a missing high school athlete is found dead in a scrap-metal yard, her heart removed from her body with surgical precision. As outrage over the killing spreads, a young businesswoman disappears while out on a morning jog.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay For A First Book

  • By Me & My Girls on 11-15-15

Good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Interesting characters and good plot. Some stereotypical characters, but overall a solid debut , first in a series.

  • The Complete Deadland Saga

  • By: Rachel Aukes
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The number one best-selling trilogy is now available as a single audiobook! This audiobook contains 100 Days in Deadland, Deadland's Harvest, and Deadland Rising100 Days in Deadland: The world ended on a Thursday.  Deadland's Harvest: It has been 100 days since the zombies claimed the world. Cash, along with 42 survivors, have found safety in the secluded and well-guarded Fox National Park.  Deadland Rising: It has been nearly one year since the zombie hordes claimed the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with zombies, bad guys and good guys

  • By bebe on 12-21-18

GOOD zombie entry

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

The full 3 novels are included. It’s standard zombie fare. Has interesting characters and good action sequences. It’s worth the credit.

Narration is very good and she brings the characters to life. I enjoyed the ending most of all and it’s narrative that relates to the current political class.

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