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  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Jan on 06-20-14

VERY INTERESTING; NARRATOR EXCELLENT

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

As a nurse of over 40 years I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am amazed at the writing skills of this physician, who is able to keep the reader in suspense as to the outcome of the different patients he describes . I also can so relate to the many medical conflicts and issues he brings up throughout the book. The narrator is amazing and hard to believe that he himself is not the physician! Highly recommend this book!

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,043

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved CeeCee

  • By Yikes on 06-02-18

SO GOOD AND SUSPENSEFUL

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

This is NOT your typical Nora Roberts novel, but rather comes straight out of today’s headlines centering around a mass shooting.
It gives a little insight into what it must be like to be a survivor from a terrifying scenario like this one. It is fascinating to see how the characters change and develop in the aftermath, and then to be in the mindset of a true psychopath as a wave of murders continue and the suspense builds. Highly recommend! The narrator did an excellent job as well. Nora Roberts is versatile and brilliant!

  • If I Die Tonight

  • A Novel
  • By: Alison Gaylin
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

A seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station - and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the '80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who'd rushed to help. As Liam Miller's life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Family Drama with Suspense!

  • By DM Salazar on 06-19-18

Gripping Family Drama with Suspense!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This was my first book by this author and I can’t wait to read another one! This book held my interest from beginning to end. The very first few sentences of a young man getting on his mother’s Facebook page and announcing his impending suicide grabs the reader and you just have to keep listening to find out more and more of the complicated complex story. Narrator was excellent as well! Highly recommend!

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  • What She Doesn't Know

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

Sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you. In Riley Harper’s case, it’s what she says she can’t remember. Nearly a decade ago, Riley was the suspect in a murder investigation that destroyed her life and drove her into a psychiatric facility. Locked away for years, she was always guilty in the eyes of an unforgiving public. Now, after being released, all she wants is a fresh start, but the effort stalls when she becomes fixated on her new neighbor’s extravagant life. She can’t stop watching Samantha Light. And it’s curiously satisfying.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a psychological thriller...but

  • By Jenn on 04-10-18

Dark and Depressing

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This is such a hard book for me to review. It is definitely a psychological mystery and you are kept guessing about the main character throughout the book. It moves slowly in the first part but I was anxious to get to the truth. The ending left a lot of dangling ends in my opinion. I wish the author had taken more time to answer all the questions, especially about the murder of two of the victims. I also found it very frustrating at the lack of communication between the main character and her sister Erin. Although I was very intrigued while I was listening to the book, I cannot recommend it because there was just too much left unexplained about the characters.. The biggest gap was wondering if Erin ever truly realized the actions of the final victim. As I said this is a hard book to review without giving spoilers away.

  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,105

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Terrible.......

  • By Pam on 06-07-18

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This book absolutely is one of the most intriguing and fascinating books I have experienced in a long time! From the very first sentence it was very easy to follow and I love the way the two narrators go back-and-forth from Maggie and Noah’s perspective.
When Anna comes into the picture, she totally manipulates both Maggie and Noah, but it’s easy to understand how this can happen as Maggie’s dream of reuniting with her daughter is finally happening and thus she does not see the clear picture of Anna‘s personality. The suspense gets more intense as the book goes on and the reader is wondering what in the world really happened to Anna and how is it all going to turn out! Will Noah be found guilty and what is Anna’s ultimate plan? I cannot recommend this book enough! Now I’ve got to go find my next book to enjoy by the same author.

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  • The Friend

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben. She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit - someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological suspense

  • By Candice on 03-25-18

Held my Interest

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

OK I have to say that I had trouble at first getting into the book because the narrator has such a very strong British accent and what was so frustrating throughout the book was the first word of every chapter would be cut off for some reason? It always took me a minute or so to realize which character was being represented in that chapter. The narrator speaks very quickly and I tried even turning it down to .75 but that was too draggy. Once I finally got used to the narrator, I was very intrigued by the story! Even down to the last couple of sentences..

  • Her Every Fear

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,427

Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin's grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes the Narrator Elevates the Story

  • By Bette on 01-27-17

So Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

This was a very good book with a bone chilling villain! As in this author’s other books no character is either good or bad but rather has very interesting shades of gray! Well I guess I need to say some of the characters because obviously the bad guy in this book was evil through and through! Highly recommend!

  • Silent Victim

  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 493

Emma is a loving wife, a devoted mother…and an involuntary killer. For years she’s been hiding the dead body of the teacher who seduced her as a teen. It’s a secret that might have stayed buried if only her life had been less perfect. A promotion for Emma’s husband, Alex, means they can finally move to a bigger home with their young son. But with a buyer lined up for their old house, Emma can’t leave without destroying every last trace of her final revenge.... Returning to the shallow grave in the garden, she finds it empty. The body is gone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would have rated four stars if narrator was better

  • By Loves2Read on 03-24-18

Suspenseful and Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Wow what an intriguing and interesting novel! This was my first book by this author but definitely not the last! I love how the story bounced back and forth between the present and the past and the two new narrators for the female and male roles. Nothing is obvious as the reader starts out thinking it’s pretty clear what happened in Emma’s past to have caused her to do a terrible thing to protect herself, but is that really what happened? Plus it was so interesting to understand a little bit of what it would be like to deal with anorexia and bulimia. I cannot recommend this novel enough! It keeps you on the edge of your seat and constantly guessing.

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,119

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Absolutely Riveting

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

This is an absolutely fascinating book snd very different from the typical mystery novels that I enjoy. Although the main character is a cold-blooded killer at times, the reader gets to know her from the time she was a young girl and experienced her first kill, all the way to her adulthood and subsequent murders. It’s fascinating to hear her thoughts and justifications. There are plot twists all the way through the book and you never know who will be the next one to be killed. The narrators did a great job, although the voice for Lily had the strangest characteristic of emphasizing every pronoun. I absolutely recommend this book and plan on reading other novels by this author!

  • Things You Won't Say

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There's been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn't hurt, but his longtime partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband's insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting - but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for my long car ride

  • By chrispy on 06-04-15

I LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

This was such a great book with real life characters that are totally relatable. It deals with issues straight out of today’s headlines and gives such interesting insight into the life of a policeman. I also loved Lou, the sister of the main character who related to animals more than people. I loved learning about the inner workings of her zoo responsibilities and fascinating facts about the elephants she cared for. I really love how the reader starts out thinking so negatively towards Henry’s birth mother but learns more and more about her character as the book gradually gives more insight into her life’s experiences. The narrator was excellent and I plan to read more books by this author. I highly recommend it. It was a nice break from my usual murder mystery thriller type novels that I usually listen to...