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Washington, PA, United States
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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,214

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Gone Girl

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Too dragged out. Too many details. Too much dragging our the story. Skipped through to speed it up. Didn’t enjoy

  • A Kiss Before Killing

  • By: Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In the wake of several unexpected deaths at the hospital, Dr Claire Woodforde suspects there is a killer amongst the staff. As Detective Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton and her new sergeant, Tom Bayes, begin to investigate, they too start to wonder if the deaths were natural or whether someone helped them along. But as they start to make headway, something much more sinister comes to light. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Review Keep before Killing

  • By Sue on 08-11-18

Review Keep before Killing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

The narrator had the MOST boring voice ever!!! Hard to keep attentive. The story dragged and was not intriguing. I kept skipping parts of chapters. Don’t waste your credit!!!

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  • Don't Tell a Soul

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 1
  • By: D. K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Alison Farina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene. Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other. Both were strangers to the town, but there's nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one's talking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sooo good

  • By ginger anderson on 11-16-17

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

The story was great but the whiny midwestern accent drove me nuts! Would have been better with a better narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Echo Man

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Fall in Philadelphia. A man's corpse is found in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. It's unmistakably the work of a killer. But to homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano, it feels familiar. Eight years ago another body was found in the same place, in the same position...killed in the same manner. Even the crime-scene photos are identical. That case was never closed. And now more copycat murders are happening. Someone is recreating the city's most infamous unsolved killings, victim by victim - with more clues for Byrne and Balzano to unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the missing...

  • By shelley on 10-19-17

Echo Boring

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Very disappointed in the convoluted story and quick conclusion. Have enjoyed other in past. Not this one.

  • Murder in Thrall

  • By: Anne Cleeland
  • Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 541

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. Chief Inspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He's tall, handsome, and enigmatic - to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London's most high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad to partner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows when someone is lying - a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects and witnesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great new entry into British mysteries

  • By Tracey on 08-05-13

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Moved too slow and not believable. Characters not developed enough. I was very disappointed in the overall story.

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  • Where All the Dead Lie

  • By: J.T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The shot to the head didn’t kill Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson. But it will crack her psyche and take her to the very edge.In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor’s thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there’s no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts - of the past, of friendships and trusts lost... of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night. When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish Highlands to recuperate, her fiancé can’t refuse her excitement....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet!

  • By Cecelia on 11-11-11

Convoluted

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

The story was convoluted and unbelievable. Glad to be able to be done with the Memphis character. Don't like him

  • The Stolen Ones

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book-would have been better with Scott Brick

  • By shelley on 05-19-14

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

The story was far fetched and hard to follow. Have loved previous books. Hope the next one is better!!

  • Alone in the Dark

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 2
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Homicide detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and too many innocent victims go unavenged to know that good doesn't always prevail. So far she's been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed the issue, for any who need the remaining hours.

  • By Megan on 02-24-16

Gripping!!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

Kept my attention totally and wove characters skillfully!! Must read!!! I love Karen Rose's books!!

  • Dead by Nightfall

  • The Dead By Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Beverly Barton
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Malcolm York is a sadistic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth, he’s funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over—until rumors start swirling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Binged the entire series!

  • By Danyele Davis on 10-27-18

Too Far-fetched & slow moving

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Beverly Barton could have tied up the story in 2 books withoutwasting time with a far-fatched conveluted story. I was very disappointed with book 3.

Has Dead by Nightfall turned you off from other books in this genre?

No-unless the next one is also has unbelievable & complicated characters.

What aspect of Karen White’s performance would you have changed?

She drew out the scenario of the kidnappling & evil characters for too long.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead by Nightfall?

Half of the capture scenes.

Any additional comments?

Beverly Barton could have made a believable story in 3 hours instead of 7.

  • Secrets to the Grave

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I do love Tami Hoag as an Author

  • By AAnderson on 04-10-11

Vince's accent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-11

I truly love the book & the development of the characters. I want to know why Vince's accent sounds like he's from Brooklin or the Bronx when he says he's from Chicago. Those accents are completely different.

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