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Cathy J Hunter

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  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

Where’s it going?

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

Too much talking too much description too little doing. After a while you just get stuck in listening to talking heads.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,873

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Who’s on first?

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

What a tangle of personalities flowing in and out of the White House. Woodward of course is preaching to the choir. The people who need to hear this and believe it will stay far away from it. After reading this I can see how impeachment really would be chaos absolute chaos. But I don’t know what else this country can do. He makes Richard the third look like kindergarten teacher. Thank you Bob Woodward again.

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  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,818

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Losing One’s Head

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-18

Who’s on first?

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Marvelous control of first person narrative. That’s s real art form that very few writers master. But the characterization of other people in the story is weak—especially near the climax. The girls and their alternative identities, the boys also seemed hard to track. I would forget which people were alive or dead. The ALZHEIMER aspect is very cliche. Often feels like the disease is put in as some sort plot filler when the author doesn’t know what else the protagonist is dealing with.
Otherwise a good read. Will try another book by this author.

  • The Crow Trap

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Wait

  • By Marina on 02-26-17

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

So many characters, too many sub plots. I love Vera Stanhope but she isn’t doing the investigation. There are pages and pages of personal conflicts among the women
that confounds any sense if plot,

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

Nicely done

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

The psychological tension well crafted. First person narrator controlled, believable and keeps plot moving well; does not get bogged down. The title of course, hints at what is happening, but plotted laid out so well that there is always a sliver of doubt.

  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,810

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

Say what?

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Sign of my old age I guess but very hard to keep up with all the slang terms for dope and heroin and weapons cops and robbers it’s a bit like having to learn a new language. Also I do not like to be told about a character’s personality by way of narrative chatter. I’d much rather that be defined through his actions. Then the character can develop overtime and be more realistic. When authors start quoting from writers in the detective genre in the thirties and forties, it seems they forget these 40s writers could demonstrate the grittiness and violence of the day in a more subtle manner.
The reader could enter the evil and violent situations and help solve the puzzle along with the detective.

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  • Cold Blood

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 5
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She's worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before. As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim - the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago. Erika quickly realizes she's on the trail of a serial killer who's already made their next move.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It’s Cold Blooded Alright

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-07-17

Well paced

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Book moved along well. The narratives from first person‘s were timed right and made smooth transitions. Also like that the author did not resort to the cliché dirty housewife of the exes and Estranged mother real and likablemother and rather gave these character some dimension they had clean houses and they had caring in their hearts for other people.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling thriller

  • By Phoebe on 05-15-16

Went on a bit too long

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Very interesting twist of events but blow by blow experience of her abuse just seems to go on way way too long Ijust an overall very good story very nice twist in the plot

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,950

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd!

  • By K. Dale on 09-13-18

Repetitive self disclosure

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

Too much self disclosure from the first person that it was very redundant. She didn’t need to tell aspire six times every so often in the paragraph that she slept with this monster. As if she had to make justification for attacking him over and over again. Sometimes I begin to think this kind of repetition is just meant to fluff out the pages.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Something Nasty in the Woodshed

  • By: Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Something Nasty in the Woodshed finds Charlie exiled from London due to his growing unpopularity on account of some shady art deals. Taking refuge in a country estate on the Channel Island of Jersey, he embarks on a well-intended hedonistic interlude. But his vacation soon morphs into a macabre manhunt, as Charlie seeks to expose a local rapist whose modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to that of a warlock from ancient British mythology known as "The Beast of Jersey".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ha Ha Got You !

  • By christopher on 03-03-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

The right and witty and unabashed narrator and hero of the story. Absolutely excellent storytelling skills. Move the reader to a conclusion completely unexpected.