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  • A Cold Day for Murder

  • A Kate Shugak Mystery
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty Realistic

  • By SMH on 09-01-16

Not impressed....

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

There was zero suspense, the narration was terrible and none of the characters interested me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Stranger

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 576

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ending lacking

  • By shantel on 05-13-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book was just okay. The story had a lot of potential and it was written relatively well. The narration, though, was not really that good. Ms. Ross had a pleasant enough voice, but the shifts in the dialogue were extremely confusing because she wasn't really that good at changing her inflection to differentiate the characters and it was hard to tell if the main character was speaking in her head or to a person.

  • Kill Process

  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 737

By day, Angie, a 20-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women. When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users' fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is - another evil abuser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Angie Stumps Goliath: 15 Stars!

  • By Ted on 04-11-17

Way too technical....

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

This book had way too much technical detail. Twice I woke up from listening and the resulting keyboard-shaped bruises lasted several days. Nevertheless, I soldiered on. The antagonist of the story wasn't even introduced until halfway through the story. With all due respect to my fellow reviewers, how anyone could call this riveting or scary is beyond me, but to each his own. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't any better than just okay either.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,435

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

I would rate it 10 stars if I could

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I have 1017 books in my library and I would rate this one in the top 5. The story was phenomenal and the narration was top notch. I can't wait for the next Nick Stone book.

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,819
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,900

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

My least favorite

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I am a HUGE Jack Reacher fan and have listened to all of the books. I have to say that this one was disappointing. It was just a very unReacherlike in that the whole book was about him enabling very poor, illegal behavior. Dick Hill as always did a great job and the book wasn't bad by any normal standards, but by the standards that I have come to expect from Lee Child it was very disappointing. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Plagues

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,173

Saturday, 0911 hours — A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured. 1009 hours — Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Ledger rejoins the Department of Military Sciences, and within hours he's attacked by a hit team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ledger ROCKS!

  • By Amanda H. on 05-12-11

Love the books so far, but.....

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

I hope that Rudy dies a slow, painful death in one of the upcoming books. If I hear "dios mio" one more time I may throw my phone at someone.

  • The Bone House

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,244

Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple into outcasts in their remote island town off the Lake Michigan coast. Now another teenage girl is found dead on a deserted beach... and once again, Mark faces a hostile town convinced of his guilt. Hilary Bradley is determined to prove that Mark is innocent, but she’s on a lonely, dangerous quest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Speedy Read!

  • By kathy on 05-13-12

Great, great, read.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

This was one of the best books that I have listened to in a very long time. The narration was spectacular and the writing was incredible. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Idaho

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Ruskovich
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 314

Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in Northern Idaho, where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband's memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade's first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • suggested, yes

  • By Donna on 01-14-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I was shocked at some of the less than stellar reviews for this book, I really enjoyed it. I loved the writing style used, it was unusual, but very poetic and just beautifully written. Yes it is sad, but the characters were all very compelling and I'm glad that I got this book.

  • Poisonfeather

  • The Gibson Vaughn Series, Book 2
  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005

When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn's life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick's victims' money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Gayle on 10-11-16

Great, great book

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Okay I didn't care for the cliffhanger either and hope that book 3 comes out as quickly as possible, but I thought that this book was every bit as good as the first. The character development was top notch and it was just a fun read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Captives

  • Breakers, Book 6
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

Once, Walt Lawson saved the world. Lately, he's lived in peaceful anonymity with his girlfriend Carrie. This morning, she's been kidnapped. Walt has a single lead: the van that took her. Its trail points him up the coast to San Jose, where survivors have banded together against the gangs who've overrun the north. With the aid of a local guide, Walt homes in on the kidnappers, who are days from shipping Carrie far away. But Walt's past is about to crash down on his rescue plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A welcome bounce back from book 5

  • By Sailfish on 11-28-16

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Just like all of the other books in the series, this one is outstanding. I've been waiting for this to be available on Audible for what seems like forever and once I learned that this was being released I listened to all of the others again. I had forgotten just how good this series is and this book did not disappoint.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful