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  • In the Woods

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,896

As dusk approaches a Dublin suburb in 1984, mothers call their children home. But on this evening, three children do not return. When the police arrive, they find only one of them. He is gripping a tree trunk, wearing blood-filled sneakers and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective. When a girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox must investigate a case chillingly similar to the unsolved mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very mixed feelings (semi-spoilers included)

  • By Dottie B. on 02-14-13

Book was out of order

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

It started with chapter 9. I did not realize. Until I hit chapter 10 and the book started over. I just though it was confusing. This needs to be fixed. I will review after I finish

  • In the Blood

  • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 1
  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712

Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow beginnng but 2nd half really good

  • By Ann on 03-31-14

I just couldn’t finish

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I don’t mind some questions left hanging throughout. That’s what keeps you going. However, this technique seemed contrived and just never ended. I just didn’t care anymore.

  • Mona Lisa's Secret

  • By: Phil Philips
  • Narrated by: Scott O'Dell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father's secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci's most famous masterpiece. But it is no fake.... The Louvre has kept this secret for over 100 years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost. With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK book, narrator was terrible

  • By Curtis on 12-19-17

Narrator was painfully slow

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Once I sped the book up to 1.5 x speed he sounded better. The story was ok.

  • The Wonder

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,177

In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not get past the narration

  • By Annie M. on 10-19-16

Way too long and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

This story had a lot of promise. But fell short by repeating way too many times the nurses thoughts. The last 1/3 got interesting but I had almost given up.

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  • New York to Dallas

  • In Death, Book 33
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213

It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NY to Dallas

  • By Debbie Woodruff on 09-18-11

Lots of resolution

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I like that there was lots of character resolution in this book. It was great to tie up some series loose ends. However I want lots of these characters for a long time to come.

  • Treachery In Death

  • In Death, Book 32
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571

In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Treachery in Death

  • By Jean on 03-10-11

My favorite so far.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

I felt Peabody's fear at the beginning. And I wanted to cry with Dallas at the end. I loved seeing the whole team together.

  • Blue Labyrinth

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,100

A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not want it end!

  • By Marvin R. Taylor on 05-08-15

My favorite so far

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

This book is reminiscent of relic and the cabinet of curiosities. We get to see a human Pendergast, along with more of Constance and D'Augusta and Margo Green. We had twisted plots and some gruesome action. It had it all.

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  • White Fire

  • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grand Slam Tale of Terror

  • By GH on 11-12-13

Best Pendergast ever

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

Sure Corrie Swanson made bad decisions. But she's so human compared to Pendergast. In this book the agent seemed more approachable and the descriptions of his winter clothing added some humor. I think this was one of the authors best books.

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  • The Wheel of Darkness

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352

FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Double Whammy

  • By Eva Gannon on 10-04-09

Narration too slow

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

The story was good. Typical Pendergast. However, I had to speed the narration to 1.25x. I preferred Scott Brick.

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  • Dance of Death

  • Pendergast, Book 6
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting to know Pendergast

  • By D. WARD on 11-26-12

Pendergast ---nooooo!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

This is reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. All I can say is that I'm glad I'm not a member of Pendergast's
Family.

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