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  • Alter Ego

  • The Jonathan Stride series, Book 9
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

When a freak accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a "ghost", with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. What's worse, the man has a gun locked in the trunk - and it has recently been fired. The next day Stride learns that a Duluth college student has vanished and worries that the two incidents are related. But what would have put an ordinary young woman in the crosshairs of a man who has all the hallmarks of an assassin for hire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freeman Stride Bolton & Barrett! WOW!!!!

  • By shelley on 05-02-18

Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I love how Brian weaves current events and global issues into his stories and makes them extremely entertaining. He's also a master at twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end. If you're looking for a great detective story with characters that feel completely real, then you need to grab this book. I got frustrated every time real life butted in and I had to hit the pause button. Enjoy!

  • The Voice Inside

  • Frost Easton, Book 2
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter was sent away for life, San Francisco homicide inspector Frost Easton uncovers a terrible lie: his closest friend planted false evidence to put Cutter behind bars. When he's forced to reveal the truth, his sister's killer is back on the streets. Desperate to take Cutter down again, the detective finds a new ally in Eden Shay. She wrote a book about Cutter and knows more about him than anyone. And she's terrified. Because for four years, Cutter has been nursing revenge day after stolen day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT ! Leaves you wanting more!!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-17-18

Brian Freeman Gets Better and Better

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I loved this book, and it's the perfect winter comfort/thriller book. The premise hooked me in the very beginning and I had a hard time turning the book off to go to work. I love the details that Brian puts into his writing and that makes you feel like you're in the middle of the story. If you like murder mysteries, this is a great one with a bunch of twists and turns and things you anticipate, only to find out you were wrong. 100% worth the Audible credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marathon

  • A Jonathan Stride Novel
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointingly Predictable

  • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 05-09-17

Amazing Topical Mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

I loved this book and felt it was a great story that was very topical. The story felt so realistic and truly possible and was intertwined with an ongoing detective series. Brian Freeman's books seem to get better and better.

  • Goodbye to the Dead

  • The Jonathan Stride Series, Book 7
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

It has been almost a decade since Duluth said good-bye to its innocence. The city creeps ever closer to the 10th anniversary of the year in which it found itself both gripped by murder and united in terror and during which the pillar of its community, DS Jonathan Stride, had his home and heart torn to ribbons by the claws of cancer. Cat Mateo, an orphan with a knack for landing on her feet, has bid farewell to a life on the streets. This once-stray teenager owes her rescue to Detective Stride, the father figure she holds close to her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST GET THE BOOK!

  • By shelley on 03-10-16

Brian Freeman's Best So Far

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

I couldn't stop listening to this book! I love so much about Brian Freeman's writing, especially his ability to make you "feel" the surroundings as you're listening. He has a great talent for describing key minor details that make the scene feel real. And that's just the icing on top of a fantastic story with a ton of twists and turns that literally kept me guessing to the end. Just when I thought I figured out "whodunit," I found out shortly that I was wrong and pleasantly so. In addition, Joe Barrett is THE voice of the Stride novels now and I think his style matches the material perfectly. If you're looking for a great mystery story and a wonderful feel for the surroundings of Duluth, then this is the book for you. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lessons from Tara

  • Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Steitzer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

David Rosenfelt's loyal followers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the Golden Retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David's tales about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that's about it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It is a Rosenfelt!

  • By Rajesh on 10-02-15

Can I give this 20 stars out of 5?

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

I was feeling tired and worn out so started to listen to this to put a smile on my face. This book did so much more than that. My heart feels lighter and David's humor has made my week. I'm going to keep this on my iPhone to listen to whenever I need a smile. 10 stars out of 5! Thank you again David for all the hundreds of laughs you've brought to my life and to leading me to adopt Maddi, the best rescue dog ever.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Season of Fear

  • Cab Bolton, Book 2
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Attractive and popular politician Diane Fairmont is running for the Florida governorship, but a chill is cast over the campaign when she receives an anonymous note announcing the return of the assassin who killed her husband 10 years earlier. Because of complicated ties between Fairmont and his mother, movie actress Tarla Bolton, Detective Bolton is assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cab Bolton - brains, looks & $-who can ask 4 more?

  • By shelley on 04-09-15

Many Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

This is a great book of suspense with a number of twists that you don't see coming. While getting all the characters straight is a little challenging in the beginning, you're able to hone in to the key ones pretty quickly. If you like trying to figure out who the villain is, you'll love digging into this one.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Nowhere

  • Jonathan Stride, Book 6
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case - and his personal guilt associated with it - still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't disappoint

  • By Quilter on 04-22-14

Loved the Story

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

I thought this was one of the best of Brian Freeman's books. There were a number of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and the character development was good. I also really enjoyed the continuity from the start of the book to the end. Details in the beginning turned out to be important in the end (I'm trying not to spoil anything!). This continuity made the book feel "complete" and "closed" with this particular case. I can't think of any open threads, which leaves the characters open to move on to the next case.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives - at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene - Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system". This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him - and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Andy Carpenter yet!

  • By Joe on 08-10-14

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-14

This is a great story with a number of inter-woven plots that fit together very well. As always, David includes a ton of humor in with the mystery and the overall effect is one enjoyable experience. And there were a number of surprises in this story that I would not have expected from Andy Carpenter, even after listening to the whole series.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Supernaturals

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 807

Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a nice find, great read, front runner in its field

  • By Mark Hancock on 11-18-12

Great Thriller

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

This was a really fun and modern take on the horror story genre. The characters were a tad bit confusing, but the story was great. I generally had shivers and could see this as a real story. The forward by the author made that feeling even stronger. I highly recommend this to any Stephen King horror fan as the story strongly reminded me of something he would right. The story moves quickly and has fantastic sub-plots. Enjoy!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Elizabeth Is Missing

  • By: Emma Healey
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

In this darkly riveting debut novel - a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging - an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By P. Minor on 10-09-14

I really wanted to like this book

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

I debated whether to purchase this book, and decided I really wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get through half. It was just too difficult to follow through the memory loss and it was depressing to me as I get older to think about experiencing the same challenges.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful