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  • Her Name Was Rose

  • By: Claire Allan
  • Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Rose Grahame had everything Alex D’Arcy dreams of. A handsome husband, a stunning home and a baby boy with twinkling blue eyes and a smile that would brighten the darkest of days. It’s a stark contrast to Alex’s life - her dead-end job, her borderline addiction to drink and pills, her failed engagement and her cluttered flat. But the women’s lives are about to collide - and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tense Page-Turner

  • By MarisaReads on 07-05-18

Boring with Annoying Protagonist

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I found this book to be very annoying. Rose was such a pathetic character and an airhead. She was a total stalker and absolute cuckoo bird. Yes the author tried to package her up as a damaged soul but I just found everything about her to be annoying.

The way she constantly was telling people they could talk to her, she was just too desperate. And she really didn’t evolve into anything better. The truth had to be practically jammed down her throat. Just dumb.

I could see the plot from a mile away. Anyone that loves mysteries will not find this one hard to figure out. Hardly any thrills with a cliche plot. Then the author ties everything up in a neat bow in the end. She was totally obsessed with Rose and her life and in the end, she hooks her claws into someone else involved in Rose’s story.

  • The Afton Morrison Series

  • Afton Morrison, Books 1-4
  • By: Brent Jones
  • Narrated by: Kristin James, Wyatt Baker, Brent Jones
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Afton Morrison, 26, is a small-town children’s librarian by day, on a murderous mission to make the world a better place by night. From the hunt for a violent sexual predator to the last stand against her tormentor, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity and is told in four thrilling parts. Packed with suspense, grit, and action, this collection delivers an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-15-18

A Rollercoaster Ride Filled with Thrills!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

The Afton Morrison series was a nice break from what I normally listen to. Afton is a dark character, but the author uses humor in places to lighten it up. She is the type of character you wouldn't mind having as an ally, but not someone you would want to be neighbors. You certainly wouldn't want to cross her.

I enjoyed her journey and hope Brent Jones writes more of Afton Morrison. The story is filled with many twists and things you won't see coming. If you like the John Cleaver series by Dan Wells, you will love this series. This is a good one to take on a long road trip too!

The narrators are very good and helped bring these characters to life.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,732

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

What a Whinny Main Character!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I have heard so much about Tana French and thought I’d give the Witch Elm a try. I realized that I had listened to half of In the Wood and put it down from boredom. I thought maybe I had the wrong mindset so I got this one.

An hour in and nothing happened, then two hours, three hours and so on. I was determined to make it through a Tana French novel and I’m proud to say I made it! Now I want 24 hours of my life back, nevermind all the times I had to rewind because I zoned out from boredom.

Bottom line, I didn’t like anyone. The main character was a whinny turd from beginning to the end. The ending left me feeling totally unsatisfied and hugely irritated for wasting my time.

Now I’m certain that Tana French is not for me.

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this book

  • By Tony M on 07-30-17

Stupid Main Character & Unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

What can I say, I hated this book! The main character was so stupid. She was just so gullible and a total pushover. A totally pathetic character. Her husband was equaling dumb. I could see the ending coming from a mile away.

Spoilers below:
There is no way any self respecting person would accept a husband like him back into their life. He didn’t have her back when she needed him most.

The wife was truly an idiot. Why would she let her husband go running nightly with her friend? Why would she step into a murder scene? Why would she consider going to her rivals house when she knew this woman was capable of murder? Why did she tell her “friend” that she was going to meet with her friends husband?So many whys that just left me aggravated throughout the book. Then dumb and dumber get back together at the end of the book after all that happened??!! Total rubbish.

  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 3

  • By: Scott Smith, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Hodge, and others
  • Narrated by: Angel Leigh McCoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors, and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT ASSORTMENT!

  • By G C on 09-25-18

Nasty but Great Collection!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I’m always looking for new horror authors to listen to and this collection of stories have turned me on to a few more. The collection is bold and daring! Some of the stories have kind of a morbid moral to their story, which I found quite satisfying. All the them are especially gruesome and extremely gory, so they are definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart. Some of the tales are just a few minutes, where others go on for more than 30 minutes so no matter what, you have time for a quick listen or two. I personally enjoyed listening to one or two stories a night before bed.

If you love stories that make you cringe yet compel you to continue listening, I highly recommend this audio book. There is something in there for anyone that loves truly disturbing horror. There are a large variety of narrators too and over 15 hours of listening entertainment. For those reasons alone, I believe it’s worth a credit.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Cross Her Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Lisa, a single mother, devotes herself to raising her 16-year-old daughter, Ava. She doesn’t speak of her past or Ava’s absent father. Ava is getting tired of her overprotective mother. She wants to live like a normal teenager. As her life begins to unravel, Lisa knows that the only way she can protect herself and her daughter is to face her fears. Yet courage won’t be enough. She’ll need help from the only person she can trust - her best friend, Marilyn. Between them, they have to save Ava, and to do that, they have to be honest with each other. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT LIKE BEHIND HER EYES

  • By pinkpolka13 on 10-24-18

Unfortunately Forgettable

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

NO SPOILERS REVIEW! I loved Sarah's first book, Behind Her Eyes but Cross Her Heart was not so great. Her first book was so unique and considered a psychological thriller even though the plot was very much paranormal. I guess I expected this one to also have paranormal elements, but that’s not the case and not why I didn’t love it. I hadn’t expected the paranormal aspects with Behind Her Eyes yet there it was, which is why I loved it.

This book is a straight up mystery and a straight up psychological drama thriller. There are some mysteries to be unfolded but the story is just ok. It's been only 3 days since I finished it and I'm already having a hard time remembering the story so with that in mind, it just didn't stand out.

If you like stories about complex relationships this would be a good one. Some may have difficulty listening to the parts involving child abuse. It should have been placed with the psychological thrillers instead of suspense.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rubbernecker

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The dead can't speak to us, Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understands when he tries to tell them. Life is already strange enough for Patrick - being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's before he is faced with solving a possible murder, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Leigh on 08-17-16

Unique, But Hardly a Thriller Until The Last Hour

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

NO SPOILERS REVIEW! It's more of a drama mystery than suspense, but it is unique. The story had a good plot, but it really carried on and on. I was more than halfway through the book before I even saw the plot starting to reveal itself. Other reviewers said it has a little bit of paranormal, but there is actually nothing in it that is paranormal. This is basically a detective story told by a young man with Aspergers, a form of Autism.

The ending was tied up too quickly and a little bit unbelievably for my taste. Some of the sub plots needed more time for me to feel satisfied.

I will say the main character Patrick was enjoyable and so was the narrator.


I would say this one is 40% mystery, 55% drama, and 5 % suspense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With You Always

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her off her feet with attention and affection while grounding her with his certainty and faith. But this is no fairy tale. Step by step, one small concession leading to another, Julia is slowly isolated from her job, her friends, and her family, until she comes to find that her dream come true is a cage. Then one day everything changes....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Holy Roller for Me

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 08-21-18

Too Holy Roller for Me

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The main character is so weak in this story and its very heavy with religion. I guess it gives insight into how one may come under control of another. I did not enjoy the story here. I found the main character to be quite stupid to the point that I didn't care what happened to her.

Not alot of suspense here and the end did not satisfy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Drama Teacher

  • By: Koren Zailckas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and devoted wife, living with her husband Randy in upstate New York. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors and she’s settled down comfortably enough. But when Randy’s failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie feels she has no choice but to return to the creatively illegal and high-stakes lifestyle of her past in order to keep all that she’s worked so hard to have. Gracie has a lot to hide about where she’s from, who she is, and who she’s been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, exceeded my expectations and more

  • By Jenn on 08-20-18

Unlikable Characters, Annoying Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

This story was extremely slow to develop and seemed to have no plot. None of the characters were likeable and the ending left me feeling unsatisfied. The narrators voice was whispery throughout and it really grated my nerves. This book had literally no suspense.

Don't waste you time on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Pretty Face

  • By: Robyn Harding
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before. Until she meets Kate Randolph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic insight into sociopaths

  • By Colorado-reader on 07-22-18

Just a Drama with Unlikable Characters

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I enjoyed “the party” but this book was dull. There were no mysteries or suspense. Francis and Kate were unlikable, and I found myself disliking Francis even more. What a superficial character! I don’t think the story went deep enough and there wasn’t a big climax. The only thing good was the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful