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  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, captivating book! 5 stars

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Are you kidding me?!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Having the protagonist in a book not be a good person is okay with me. In fact certain character flaws can make them more relatable and thus more likeable. If this story ended realistically, I might have liked it. The only reason I continued to listen till the end was because I wanted to know how the author planned on wrapping it all up. But this author made me angry. It’s so frustrating when an author glorifies murderers, rapists and liars; that’s what this authors protagonist was. Geo, didn’t deserve a happy ending. And I am clueless on why the author thought she needed to give her one. She should be locked up for life or facing the death penalty. She cut up her best friend after watching her get raped, lied about it, laundered money in prison, killed her son and ex-boyfriend, and lied to the new baby daddy.
Jennifer Hillier please don’t let this be an example of what you think a human being should be like. Because that’s disgusting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For Better and Worse

  • By: Margot Hunt
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner, and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never wanted it to end!

  • By Jenny on 12-13-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Two words: LOVED IT!! Enough said! Get the audiobook Cassandra Campbell only made this book better.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Deeper Than the Dead

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise

  • By John Wayne Tucker on 02-09-10

Definitely recommend

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I am usually hesitant when it comes to Tami Hoag novels. Not because she isn’t good, but because her novels tend to have a little too much romance for me. I took a chance and am so happy I did. There was a hint of romance but the main focus was on the mystery. Loved it!!!

  • Mercy

  • Neon Lawyer Series
  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: A W Dickson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Brigham Theodore is a courtroom brawler, a criminal defense attorney who spends his time slugging it out with the government in court. A year after winning his biggest case, he finds himself at a new firm defending clients of every kind. Drug dealers, gangsters, con men, and thugs are the people he defends every day. For him, the fight is what matters. As the new hotshot lawyer in town, Brigham is referred an engineer accused of euthanizing his wife who was dying of pancreatic cancer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It all comes out in the end!

  • By shelley on 09-14-18

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The first book in this series is great. The ending wrapped everything up, described motives, provided explanations for actions and events and still left room for a sequel/series without leaving a cliff hanger - which can be frustrating.
This book started out the same way - great. It hooked me right in and I couldn’t stop listening.
But the ending just ruined it for me. It gave the answers to the questions the story presented but not the why’s.
And that’s the part of an ending that I love. Knowing why someone did what they did. The ending in Mercy left me baffled and confused by the outcomes/conclusion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Steep Price

  • (Tracy Crosswhite, Book 6)
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

One of the best police procedural series!! Great book on its own but even better if you’ve read the earlier books.