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Fort Worth, TX, US
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  • Rubbernecker

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

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

Different

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I really enjoyed this book. It was so different than the formulaic mystery/thrillers out there these days. The characters are interesting, frustrating, likable, even lovable at times. And the narrator did an excellent job with the nuances of Patrick's condition. It was an excellent listen.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The American Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Horsley
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 132

On a quiet summer morning, 17-year-old American exchange student Quinn Perkins stumbles out of the woods near the small French town of St. Roch. She is barefoot, bloodied, and unable to say what has happened to her; Quinn's appearance creates quite a stir, especially since the Blavettes - the French family with whom she's been staying - have mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl had anything to do with her host family's disappearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but picks up.

  • By Cherith DuBois on 08-12-16

Oh well...

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I had high hopes for this book, but sadly, it did not live up to them. The story was pretty good, but it was a little immature in places, mainly in character development. The narrators were terrible. Their French accents were painful, and they really detracted from the story. I was really disappointed in this one, to my dismay.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Spilt

  • By: Asa Larsson
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

It's midsummer in Sweden, when the light lingers through dawn as winter finally ends. In this magical time, a brutal killer strikes, and the murder of a female priest sends shock waves through the community. Though she has no cause to get involved, attorney Rebecka Martinsson cannot help herself. And the further she is drawn into a mystery that will soon claim another victim, the more the dead woman's world consumes her - a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and above all, of lethal sacrifice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Susan on 01-06-10

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

I have listened to other Asa Larsson books and really enjoyed them, but I was really disappointed by this one. The story was interesting, but the narration ruined it for me. The story was obviously translated by a Brit, based on the language and dialect used, but the narrator was about as American as they come, and used an almost southern accent at times for these Scandinavian characters. It sounded ridiculous, and detracted from the typical darkness that this genre usually conveys. I noticed that the narrator is also the producer of this audio book, so I'm assuming she made the decision to narrate herself, and it was not a good one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No One Gets Out Alive

  • By: Adam Nevill
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Darkness lives within.... Cash strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • certainly worth the time

  • By michael king on 10-19-15

Creepy, weird, and really good.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

I loved this book. It was very unique. The story was weird and creepy, and like nothing I've ever read before. The narrator was excellent. She added to creep factor of this book. Her voice changes were not forced. They seemed natural, and made the other characters (other than the main character) come to life. I will listen to other books she narrates, and other books by this author.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Princess

  • By: Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray (translator)
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 952

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Frozen Mystery

  • By Paul on 01-14-14

Difficult to get through.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

I was very disappointed in this audio book. I thought the story was interesting, and I wanted to listen, but for me, the narrator was just not right. He is definitely more suited to a period novel. And he was too British sounding. I felt like I was listening to a story taking place in the east end of London. It was very distracting, and made this a difficult listen for me, and I really wanted to like it.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Claire Fletcher

  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home, where Claire's siblings inform Connor that their 15-year-old sister was abducted from a city street 10 years ago and is presumed dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just ok.

  • By Leigh on 08-23-15

It was just ok.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

I was not impressed with the narrator. Her "male voices" were very annoying. The story was pretty contrived, as well. It wasn't bad enough to stop listening, but it wasn't a book that I was excited to get back to. I was happy when it was over.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Sacrificial Daughter

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Christine Cavanaugh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Jesse Clarke is about to find out there is something worse than being hated and friendless in a new school: the murderer living next door. Having just moved to Ashton, Michigan she's shocked to discover that it's home to its very own serial killer. Stalked by a ferocious murderer and set against an entire town, Jesse's life becomes a torturous hell that only grows worse when she falls for the one boy who can't possibly love her without killing her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Suspense Book!

  • By malynda copeland on 09-05-15

Ugh.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

A colossal waste of time and money. The story line was poor. There were too many things going on that didn't all jive. A ton of linguistic errors that were not part of the nuances of a character. It was just bad.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful