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  • Thin Air

  • A Shetland Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's midsummer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • weird pauses throughout

  • By JEN MONTI on 05-19-15

Another great book!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I enjoyed this book as well as the previous 4 in this series...just waiting for a new credit so I can buy the next installment !

  • Dead Water

  • A Shetland Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric mystery

  • By Julie Jones on 03-13-14

Mystery Abounds!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

This was a cliff hanger...I really enjoyed all the twists and turns. Try it...you'll like ir!

  • The Angel of Darkness

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

In The Angel Of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew. It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining Read

  • By 6catz on 01-31-13

You will love this!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I really enjoyed this book...so many interesting characters and twists and turns...I'm sure you will like it as much as I did.

  • Blue Lightning: A Thriller

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749

Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity who had an eye for the lads is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally unput-down-able! More please!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

Twists and turns again !

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Having seen the TV series that was based on this book I can only saw they (the TV series) really changed a lot of the story line and I almost didn't recognize the story...but, I do recommend the book...a real cliff hanger .

  • Red Bones

  • A Thriller
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot, and Ann Cleeves' popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying

  • By Chalis on 05-30-16

Red Boned...a story within a story.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Twists and turns...plots and subplots. If you think you have the answer, read on and you wonder what was I thinking !

  • White Nights: A Thriller

  • Shetland, Book 2
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

In this second audiobook of the Shetland Quartet to feature Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead, wearing a clown's mask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Picked up where last one left off...

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-17-15

Interesting Book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

A lot of twists and turns....plots and subplots. A pleasure to listen to . Enjoyed .

  • Raven Black

  • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,980

It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

  • By Mark on 03-28-17

Twists and turns abound!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I enjoyed the audiobook ...I saw the TV version first...many changes but still held my interest .

  • The Alienist

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442

The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding on several levels.

  • By lyl on 12-30-12

Good story!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Started watching the TV show first then found audiobook and the rest is history. I highly recommend it!

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  • The Angry Tide

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 397

Cornwall, toward the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as a member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares, as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY!

  • By Roberta Peck on 10-25-17

The Angry Tide...Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Very enjoyable book...a few chuckles here and there but over all a very engaging listen!

  • Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

  • Poldark, Book 12
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 346

Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad that it’s over, but so satisfied!

  • By @trentonwalker on 05-13-18

Bella Poldark!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I really enjoyed this book ...I was taken aback when it finished as I was awaiting more!