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penny from california

Modesto, CA, United States
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  • 8
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  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,197

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

great reader and great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I will definitely be reading more books by this author.
Very good writer and an excellent reader.

  • Need to Know

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Cleveland
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America's borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her - her job, her husband, even her four children - are threatened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-19-18

great book and great reader

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

this is the first book I've read from this author and the story was fantastic. Never a dull moment ,,and I give the reader an A+.

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  • Stealing Faces

  • By: Michael Prescott
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

John Cray has a secret. For 12 years he has stalked and kidnapped women, setting them loose in the mountains of eastern Arizona, hunting them like animals, and taking their lives. He has left no clues. He is suspected by no one. Or so he thinks. But now he has a problem. Somebody - a woman whose name he doesn't know - is stalking him. She follows him when he makes his nightly rounds in Tucson. She watches him on busy street corners and in shadowy restaurants. She seems to know his secret. But if so, why hasn't she gone to the police?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very intense

  • By penny from california on 07-24-16

very intense

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

I believe the story line would have been better if the main character hadn't been so unbelievably clever. I've read many of his books,but this one was a little too intense for me.

  • Justice Redeemed

  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307

Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office. Now the hotheaded young lawyer is in the public eye yet again - this time, accused of murder. Jalen Jordan retained Street for what seemed to be a minor traffic violation, but when evidence turned up linking Jordan to the death of two boys, Street wanted out of the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power In The Hands of Dishonest Prosecutors

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-01-16

great story and wonderful reader

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

I'm surprised I haven't read any of his books in the past. It was a great book and I will definitely read many more of his stories. the narrator was terrific

  • The One That Got Away

  • By: Simon Wood
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,807

Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done Suspense Novel

  • By qpj100 on 02-12-16

love the book

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

this was the first time I have read any of his books. If you want a good police drama mystery then I would recommend this is a fast read.

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  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he sent 16 men to death row, and watched seven of them die. But now, in the aftermath of his wife's death, the grief-stricken father packs up his four-year-old daughter, Annie, and returns to his hometown in search of healing. But peace is not what he finds there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Reactions

  • By laall on 04-22-14

not his best book

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I usually like Greg Iles books but this one was not his best novel. the storyline was rather boring and I had a hard time following it.

  • The Mercy Rule

  • Dismas Hardy, Book 5
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The Mercy Rule is a brilliant and moving human drama set against a backdrop of relentless suspense, legal complexity and moral ambiguity. Dismas Hardy, the former bartender, loving husband and father, and reluctant defense attorney of The 13th Juror, returns here in his most challenging case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful story-telling

  • By Snoodely on 02-19-10

not worth reading

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

I usually like his books ,but this one was very slow and not much of a story

  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,731

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

Great book and reader

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

Reviewed: 05-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes a good drama/mystery

What other book might you compare Still Missing to and why?

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. The Forgotten Garden had lots of emotion, drama and suspense to keep you going as did "Still Missing".

Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first reading I have listened to by Angela Dawe. Her reading made you feel you were there.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was so emotional. However there were emotional segments throughout.

Any additional comments?

She is a great writer and has a good imagination for story telling.

  • The Book Case

  • A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey
  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304

"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They never disappoint

  • By Christina Holloway on 11-12-11

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

He is an excellent writer, but this short story was not as fast moving or as intriguing as some of his other novels. I love the reader. Hope he continues to use him.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm currently listening to The Lions Game. Very good. So far I have enjoyed all of Nelson DeMille's books.

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

His voice and the way he acts out the character; makes it comical and serious when it needs to be.

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Didn't love this one but I enjoyed the idea of a short read. I love the character "John Corey"

Any additional comments?

The sense of humor with DeMill's books make me want to keep reading more of his books.

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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,233

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

Totally a religious story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-12

What disappointed you about The Shack?

This was nothing more than a bible story. If you are not religious, don't get this book. I was looking for a good mystery, which this could have been if the author wasn't trying to preach the bible. I was very disappointed. I will not purchase anymore of his novels. The reader was good, the story ridiculous.

What was most disappointing about William P. Young???s story?

Too religious.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Roger Mueller?

Never.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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