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  • The Darkest Legacy

  • A Darkest Minds Novel
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, 17-year-old Suzume “Zu” Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really book 4

  • By Lyndi Foote on 10-19-18

This book is ehh.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Once I began The Darkest Mind series I was hooked. The characters were so incredibly lovable and I absolutely couldn’t get enough. I enjoyed the first three which were told from Ruby’s POV. Zu was such a lovable character I figured this book would be just as amazing as the first three. I was wrong. We have new characters which are likable, I just enjoyed Ruby and Liam and Vita. This book isn’t horrible but it’s not AMAZING like the others.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,496

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Wow!!!! Nobody can tell a story like Grisham.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Whomever said the truth will set you free had obviously never been through what Pete Banning went through.

This book had me captivated from the very first words until the last. Despite Pete Bannings crime and his motive you cannot help but love him and sympathize with him. He is an outstanding character. At times I forgot this was fiction and wanted to wring people’s neck.
Michael Beck once again did a phenomenal job narrating. This book is definitely one of his better ones if not the BEST ever. Definitely worth the money or credit. You will not be sorry.

  • If I'm Found

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn't commit. Dylan Roberts - her most relentless pursuer - is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He's let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn't come easily. As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who's also been falsely accused.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story...but not narration

  • By Yvonne on 04-09-17

The 2nd heart pounding thriller in the Casey Cox series!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Spoiler Alert****
WOW!!!!! This book picks up immediately where the first book left off. Just like the first you’re grabbed in right from the start. My heart was hammering through this entire book. Casey is back on the run after Dylan lets her go after she rescued Laura and her baby in Shady Grove. Detective Keagan is suspicious of Dylan and believes he allowed her to escape. Dylan is on Casey’s side. Casey yet again gets involved in a case when she finds a worn bible and a suicide note belonging a man named Cole. She tracks him down to deliver the Bible and see if he committed suicide. She finds him at his family business and she returns the Bible. She can’t quit thinking of him and returns back to the business because they had a help wanted sign. She gets the job and learns up until a couple weeks ago Cole was a principal at a school and he was accused of molesting a 7 year old girl who’s family is now suing the school system. Casey doesn’t believe it and learns the Trendels are crooked and are always suing places and living off the settlements. She investigates them and learns they give their daughter over to a nasty man whom Casey believes is the true abuser. The Trendels are extremely dangerous and make attempts on Casey’s life. They end up killing Cole and making it look like suicide when Casey lets it be known accidentally that he is suicidal. They want him dead because little Ava their daughter confided in him she was being hurt by a mean man named Fred. Casey is devastated that he died and knew they had something to do with it. Casey tells Dylan all this and he agrees to help her take down the Trendels. They call Detective Keagan and tell him that Casey has been harassing them and that she killed Cole. Of course the media goes nuts because they learn she worked with him. Dylan helps clear her of that and they eventually take down the Trendels at the end, but not before Casey is shot. Everyone learns the truth about Cole that he was innocent and was murdered. The Trendels traded their daughter to Dirty Fred so he could rape her in trade for drugs. This book boiled my blood at times and I am so ready for Keagan and his blood thirsty reign of terror to be over. He is as evil as the Trendels are. He wants nothing more than for Casey to be dead so he can continue to extort money from small local businesses and kill anyone who gets in his way. This series is by far one of the best if not the best series ever. Unfortunately it’s only a trilogy and I am praying for a happy ending in the last book. Once again I am moved by how Ms. Blackstock incorporates Christ into another book. It’s really opened my eyes regarding the lord and prayer. It’s very humbling in some aspects especially in my eyes as I am ashamed to admit that I don’t have a strong relationship with Christ. I love learning about it and the scripture and even about becoming a true Christian and believer.
I cannot recommend this series enough and I hope my review which I guess is more of a synopsis does not ruin this story for anyone. Please read this book.

  • If I Run

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877

Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested...or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore. But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strongly recommend print version NOT AUDIO

  • By Kerri Carter on 05-05-17

This may be my first book by Terri Blackstock, but it certainly won’t be my last.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I loved every minute of this story. The author draws you in from the first few sentences and after that you’re done. You will not want to do anything other than listen to this book. This book is exciting and really keeps you on the edge of your seat through the entire story. I understand many people don’t feel the way I do however I absolutely loved all of the talk about God and all the praying the characters did. It’s so refreshing to hear prayer in books, especially in the mystery/suspense genre because that just doesn’t happen. I also loved the scripture that the author quoted at the end of the book. This book probably wasn’t meant to be uplifting, however it was at times and it really made me take a hard look at my faith and beliefs. The only negative criticism I have is that I wish the narrator would have used different voices for the characters. She didn’t differentiate in any voice and it would have been nice for the two leads Casey and Dylan to have different voices. This book well worth the credit and I am starting the next book as soon as this is posted. I am really rooting for Casey and Dylan for that matter. They are two wonderful characters and I have come to enjoy both.
You will not be disappointed if you buy this book. It really is phenomenal.

  • Her Last Goodbye

  • Morgan Dane, Book 2
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls' night out...and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband - also the prime suspect - hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence. As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea's family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good second book in Morgan Dane series

  • By shelley on 09-28-17

I seriously didn’t think this series could get any better, I was wrong!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I love it when a book can engage me from the opening lines and keep me engaged throughout. Not a lot of books can do that. This book does. This book grabs your attention from the first few sentences and seriously NEVER lets up. It sucks you in. This story literally had my heart racing during some scenes, and had me holding my breath during others. It’s not often that a book cause me sleep deprivation but this one certainly did. The only negative thing I can say is I plowed through this book in a day and a half and now I am stuck waiting three more weeks until the next installment in the Morgan Dane series becomes available. I hope and pray Melinda Leigh has lots more books in this series ready to be released soon.

  • Say You're Sorry

  • Morgan Dane, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,757

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she's finally found peace and a promising career opportunity - until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Trite, tired dialogue

  • By C. Owley on 06-17-17

Excellent start to a series!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I really enjoyed this book. It’s a great beginning to what I am sure is going to be a really good series. The characters are very likable. This was the first book I have read by Melinda Leigh and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised and can’t wait to start the next book in the series.

  • This Fallen Prey

  • A Rockton Novel
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to be the homicide detective on two separate cases or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss. But the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned, and to keep others safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By shelley on 03-13-18

Noooo!!!!! I didn’t want it to end.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

This series is the best series I have ever read/listened to. I seriously cannot get enough of Rockton. Casey, Dalton, Anders, and a few others are some of the best characters in a book that I have ever seen. I had book one in my library forever before deciding to give it a go. I was hooked and blew through it. I was so eager to begin the next book when it ended that I didn’t bother to review it. The Rockton series was my first experience with this author. Kelley Armstrong is a phenomenal writer who not only can tell a great story but also develop fun and interesting characters that you cannot help but love. I am so sorry that I blew through these books. This book was just released a couple of days ago so who knows how long until the fourth book comes out. I pray it’s not a year. I certainly don’t think I can wait a whole entire year. I have only listened to two books a second time. Both were by Stephen King, however I will definitely listen to these three Rockton books again and again. Each book is even better than the last.
I definitely 100% recommend these books . You WILL NOT be sorry.

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  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,457

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t See it Coming!

  • By Debra on 02-19-18

I’m still not sure what to think.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This was my first Kathryn Croft novel. I am not too sure what to think. This wasn’t a bad story by any means. The characters were okay. I feel sorry for them all. Some character(s) are downright nuts. Then ending was awful. I finished it and immediately looked for the next one in the series only to discover there wasn’t one. It was left wide open. I am American and have listened to several books with a Brittish narrator that took place in London and the surrounding areas however I always have to have an adjustment period to get into it and get used to the accent and dialogue. I will give this author another try. The narrators did a great job. In my opinion all books are worth a credit because they can be returned so easily with no questions asked, what do you have to lose? Just because I thought this book was So-So doesn’t mean that the next person won’t love it.

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Shark

  • Forgotten Files, Book 1
  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,165

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards. Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley's old flame, is Shield Security's newest member. He's plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely disappointing

  • By Shane on 05-23-17

Couldn’t stop listening!!!! Fast Paced!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I really enjoyed this book. While it’s only my second book by Mary Burton both have been wonderful. This book was fast paced and kept me interested in it from the get go. I kept waiting knowing for sure we would lose the pace but never did. I like a book that engages me and keeps me guessing. The two books that I have listened to have both really reminded me of Sandra Brown and her writing style. I never guessed who the Shark was however at the very end I did guess who the other player was. I hoped I would be wrong but, unfortunately wasn’t.
This book is worth the credit in my opinion. I would listen to it again in the future. I mean seriously if for some reason you don’t like it, the credit is easily refundable.
The narrator did a great job. I won’t say phenomenal like January LaVoy or Lorelei King those two are perfection. However this one did a solid job and all voices were easily discernible.

  • Hardcore Twenty-Four

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,763

This Jersey girl hits hard - 24/7. The blockbuster Stephanie Plum series continues with Hardcore Twenty-Four from number one New York Times best-selling Janet Evanovich.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie in a Rut Through No Fault of Her Own

  • By Sarah on 11-16-17

Another knockout in the S.P. series

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

This book was hilarious. I mean who doesn’t love a good book about zombies who smell like carnations and outhouse? Stephanie, Lula, and Grandma are my favorite book characters of all time. They keep me cracking up from beginning to end. This is the first book that isn’t a novella that Diesel stars in also. Lucky us, we get Sexy Diesel, Morrelli, and Ranger all in on book. This series needs to be taken to the big screen. Janet Evonovitch is a phenomenal writer and I look forward every year to the new Stephanie Plum novel. I think I am going to go back and re listen to the entire series. I can’t get enough of Lola and Grandma Mazzur. I love them. Everyone needs to get into this series. As always Lorelei King is the best narrator. She rocks. This book is definitely worth a credit. I only wish these books were longer.