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  • The Whistleblower

  • A Short Story
  • By: Brad Parks
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Mitchell Dupree has finally landed his dream job: compliance director for the Latin American division at Union South Bank. It's a comfortable place to work, with a family-like atmosphere. Except this family has secrets. Mitch quickly notices a string of suspicious transactions that he worries may be coming from a notorious Mexican drug cartel, the brutal and fast-growing New Colima syndicate. As he probes deeper into the bank's dealings, Mitch must play a dangerous and complicated game, figuring out who to trust and how safe his job and life really are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted MORE!

  • By shelley on 01-10-19

Not doing too much whistling.....

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

Shame on Audible for trying to get a credit for this book.

Brad Parks' THE LAST ACT earned 5-stars from me. I listened to THE WHISTLE BLOWER after THE LAST ACT and was amazed to discover that half of this "short story prequel" included the first couple of chapters of THE LAST ACT.

In other words, THE WHISTLE BLOWER only had one hour of fresh content. This fresh content should have been included in THE LAST ACT book. Or, the fact that the prequel was really a one hour prequel instead of a two hour prequel should have been stated in the description.

Sooooooooooo disappointed!

  • The Stillwater Girls

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Ignorant of civilization and cautioned against its evils, nineteen-year-old Wren and her two sisters, Sage and Evie, were raised in off-the-grid isolation in a primitive cabin in upstate New York. When the youngest grows gravely ill, their mother leaves with the child to get help from a nearby town. And they never return. As months pass, hope vanishes. Supplies are low. Livestock are dying. A brutal winter is bearing down. Then comes the stranger. He claims to be looking for the girls’ mother, and he’s not leaving without them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly....

  • By Sekai on 04-15-19

Still waiting......

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

Still waiting for Minka Kent to write another "5-star" book. Unfortunately, THE STILLWATER GIRLS did not even come close to earning "5 stars" from me.

The plot was very, very contrived and lacked credibility:
1) The way the author had the two families meeting was not very believable.
2) The husband's secret was preposterous and was also not very believable.

My very, very favorite Minka Kent book was THE THINNEST AIR. Minka Kent's books have gotten better with each new release but this book was an exception.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girl Lost

  • By: Addison Moore
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Allison and James Price move to the navy-blue forests of Concordia, Idaho, hoping to leave behind the chaos of Los Angeles and the painful memories of his indiscretions. Once settled in the picturesque town, where time seems to have stalled and life moves at a slower pace, their six-year-old daughter, Reagan, befriends a mysterious young girl who seems too idyllic to be true with her pressed pinafores and perfectly curled pigtails. One late autumn evening, as their playdate winds down, both girls vanish into thin air.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One Credit Lost on LITTLE GIRL LOST.....

  • By MA Reviewer on 04-15-19

One Credit Lost on LITTLE GIRL LOST.....

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

The narrators saved this book from getting a "1 star" review.

The narration of this book was superb . Hillary Huber is one of my favorite narrators and was the primary reason why I selected this title.

The plot of this book was not credible/believable and this fact alone made this an 8.5 hour waste of my time. Also, kidnapping books are usually very fast-paced and this story just seemed to drag. I am unable to give specific examples because I don't want to include any spoiler information in this review.

Audible has sooooo many amazing books and this title is not one of them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Act

  • A Novel
  • By: Brad Parks
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel...if only he’d tell the FBI where they are. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trials and tribulations...

  • By shelley on 03-13-19

First Class Act.....

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

One of my favorite books of 2019.

I have listened to so many duds lately that it was a real treat to FINALLY listen to a book that was truly over-the-top. The book's character development was superb and its plot was beyond compelling. The book's narration was really, really good, too ---making it impossible to put down. I listened to the book in 2 days because I just could not stop listening.

This is my sixth Brad Parks novel. This book and "Say Nothing" were amazing.

I highly recommend this book and would love to listen to an encore!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Supermarket

  • By: Bobby Hall
  • Narrated by: Bobby Hall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921

Flynn is stuck - depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn’t work when it’s saving you from yourself. But things aren’t quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene, Flynn’s world collapses as the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed. And Flynn doesn’t want to go looking for answers at the supermarket. Because something there seems to be looking for him.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great performance!

  • By monique on 04-05-19

Anything but SUPER......

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

How did this book ever get over 10000 5-star reviews????

I could not even make it through the first hour. The language was very offensive with racial undertones.

UGH!!!!!! Demanding a credit for this one...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,337

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Six Words to Describe SIX YEARS.....

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

1) Outstanding 2) Excellent 3) Compelling 4) Fast-moving 5) Suspenseful 6) Absorbing

I used to be a Harlan Coben fan and after listening to SIX YEARS, I now remember why. SIX YEARS was written in 2013 and I must have missed it when it was released.

Harlan Coben's last 5-6 books have been very disappointing but this title was Harlan Coben at his best. Scott Brick is an incredible narrator and the combo of Coben/Brick made this book a win-win!

I listened to the book in one day because I could not put it down.

I highly recommend this book.

  • No Good Deed

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Anna Bentinck, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel - and she’s pointing a gun at her. Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood, shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life - a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never disappoints.

  • By JMcB on 03-10-19

No Good Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

If you want to waste 10 hours and 12 minutes of your time, this is the book for you.

I had contemplated abandoning the book multiple times, but I kept on hoping that it would get better. The book's plot summary description was very intriguing and that is why I selected the title. Without divulging any spoilers, the first half of the book was excessively wordy. Overall, the plot was convoluted and none of the characters were likable or believable. The two female narrators' voices were very similar so, at times, it was difficult to discern which character was speaking.

Sooooo disappointing. Do yourself a "good deed" and select another title if you are seeking a compelling read.

  • The Silent Patient

  • By: Alex Michaelides
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,059

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing debut!

  • By Jillian Hendrickson on 02-12-19

I can't be silent......

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Perhaps my expectations for this title were elevated because of book's stellar reviews.

NOT-SO-SILENT FEEDBACK: The book was good but not great. The last half of the book was much better than the first half. And the male narrator was much better than the female narrator. The book's last-minute twists were very compelling and persuaded me to boost the book's star rating from 3 stars to 4.

One of the themes in this book was the boundaries between mental health professionals and their patients. "All Is Not Forgotten" by Wendy Walker and "The Captives" by Debra Jo Immergut also addressed this theme and those two books were much, much better than this title.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Liar

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Christopher Greene
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her 15-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning, she finds a note on her door: "I Know Who You Are." Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon, a second note appears on their door....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was good. You will enjoy it. The story was ok

  • By Ella on 01-29-19

Honestly......

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Another book using a variation of the word "Lie" in the title!

Even though this book was slow, convoluted and very repetitive at times.....I did not abandon the book because the book's narration was superb and also because I just kept on hoping that the book would improve with time. (It did not).

The "deadly secrets husbands and wives keep from each other" storyline of this book was compelling and that was why I selected the book. I felt, however, that the author let us down. Since I don't want to reveal any spoilers, I'll just say that the book jumped all over the place and I was uncertain why some elements of the storyline were included because they just were not relevant. The book was very, very repetitive, too. Many times, the husband would describe the wife's red hair and big brown eyes, and there was absolutely no reason to include this description multiple times. In other words, a better edited/shorter version of this book would have earned much higher ratings from me.

There were two surprise twists in the book that I liked and these twists reminded me that this book did have potential.

In conclusion: the plot was good, the narration was excellent but the author did a poor job of telling the story.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,501

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I knew...

  • By PollyAnna2 on 10-18-18

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

NO LIES HERE: I enjoyed the book....but it requires patience.

The first part of the book was very mediocre. However, once you reach the book's midpoint it really picks up and goes from good-to-great. The narrator was excellent..

The book would have earned 5 stars from me if the beginning had been stronger. The ending had a surprise twist and I always enjoy books when I am unable to guess the ending. I do feel that the ending could have been better developed, though, and that was another reason why this book earned 4 stars instead of 5 stars.