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  • The Suspect

  • A True Story of Love, Marriage, Betrayal and Murder
  • By: Jenny Friel
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

On a clear autumn morning in 2004, Rachel O'Reilly, a 30-year-old mother of two, was brutally battered to death in her home. It was a merciless killing that stunned the small, trusting community where she lived and devastated her close-knit family. In the days that followed the discovery of her body, it was thought that Rachel was the victim of a bungled robbery attempt. It soon emerged, however, that police investigating the case believed Rachel had known her killer and that her murder had been carefully planned months in advance.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story could have been told in a paragraph.

  • By DSmith on 06-14-18

This story could have been told in a paragraph.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

A story with a known ending should be compelling; filled with details the headlines may have missed. This was dull.

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  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,711

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My 2nd Time Through the Series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 07-30-15

Engaging Story - Great Reader

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I am enjoying this series and this story very much. The narrator, Dick Hill, is terrific. His pronunciation and intonation do not detract from the story; perfect. It fits with the understated and compelling nature of the story.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,422

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Good Story - Poorly Enunciated

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it was just complex enough for a pleasure read.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was good.

What aspect of Katherine Moennig’s performance would you have changed?

I would prefer that the narrator not mispronounce words. It is off-putting. Words such as jewelry and supposedly are not that difficult. These were pronounced jew-lary and supposably.

Any additional comments?

Good story.