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  • Play Dead

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A "body farm" investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Dawn on 05-30-16

I’m Addicted to this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Another well written thriller and a little more insight into the tough as nails Kim Stone! This series is so entertaining and I always eagerly download the next novel in the series. I highly recommend starting with the first book so as to fully appreciate the development of the characters. Being an American, I’m always fascinated that these crime fighters don’t carry a gun and yet manage to solve the most heinous crimes! This book was suspenseful and so creepy in parts! I loved it.. Now on to the next one!

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept you interested

  • By Betty on 06-13-15

Suspenseful and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This is the second book in the series and I have loved both of them! The reader slowly gets to know more and more about the complicated and sad past of DI Kim Stone. I am definitely going to finish the entire series and can’t wait to start the the third book! I did not anticipate the ending on this one. The mystery is well done and I enjoy the interpersonal relationships of the main character’s coworkers. HIGHLY RECOMMEND But I suggest starting with the first book Silent Scream

  • From the Cradle

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

When Helen and Sean Phillips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this patch of south-west London will be returned safe and well. But when a body is found in a local park, Lennon realizes that time is running out - and that nothing in this case is as it seems.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted But Good

  • By Lia on 01-19-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I absolutely loved this book! From the very first few pages I was hooked. The storyline continues to evolve and change. I could never have guessed the final outcome! The narration was excellent as well. I enjoy British audiobooks and learning different phrases that are foreign to me as an American. I highly recommend this novel!

  • Tear Me Apart

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky, Rebekkah Ross, Jacques Roy, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378

Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT; Kept Me Guessing & In Suspense!

  • By DM Salazar on 12-25-18

LOVED IT; Kept Me Guessing & In Suspense!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

This is the first book I have read by this author and I absolutely loved it! So intriguing how the story line developed. I was hooked from the start wondering how the first few pages would ever play into the main part of the story, but the author eventually delivers answers in a very satisfying manner. I was constantly trying to assess if these characters were as they seem and so anxious to find out all the secrets that weaved these lives together. Living on the outskirts of Nashville made it even more realistic for me because much of the storyline takes place at institutionalizations in this area. Loved all of the narrators also. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

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 10,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,545

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 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
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

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 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

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?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • slow at the start

  • By WhatsHerName on 06-11-18

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 344

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 3,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,241

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 Bad That I Couldn’t Stop Listening

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 05-04-18

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Friend

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

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..