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  • An Engineered Injustice

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

What if the deadliest train wreck in the nation's history was no accident? When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can't help but accept. Vaughn has a debt to repay, for he and his cousin share an old secret - one that changed both their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-11-18

Couldn’t get thru the first chapter.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

The narrator sounds like a self-important super hero. Maybe the story would’ve been ok but the little I heard was kind of weak and stereotypical. Tried to listen to the second book before this one and it was just too painful.

  • Rapid Falls

  • By: Amber Cowie
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

It’s been twenty years since Cara’s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison. The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family. Pity about Anna. Recently released from incarceration, she’s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame - a shattered life. Cara’s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces. But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus. And few of them match her sister’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea.

  • By Debora Martinson on 01-01-19

Unsatisfying

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Nothing I can say that won’t be a spoiler. But the ending was misinformed and unsatisfying.

  • Dangerous Waters

  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Investigating the discovery of the body, Sergeant Holly Rudd knows she’s an unwelcome presence in the close-knit community of Bamfield. But she doesn’t expect the residents to be spooked by the mere sight of her. What rattles Holly even more, though, is her overwhelming desire for diver and former Special Forces soldier Finn Carver. Finn has no doubt that the corpse he found while diving was a victim of foul play - just as there’s no doubt that he wants Holly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boringly Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 01-05-18

Was this a young adult novel with teens subbed out for grown ups?

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I cannot find the words to say how awful this was - story was amateurish and frankly boring. Characters were like children in behavior and dialog. The bad guys was like “meh, OK?”
I had to listen to it at 1.25 speed to get through it (can’t seem to just quit a book). Save your money, save your time. Save yourself!

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,085

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Harlequin romance drivel

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

The “long-simmering tension” between Robin and Strike just became annoying. Her jealous assumptions were childish and showed she didn’t know Strike very well. Her marital problems just became tedious and it was torturous for the author to come up with another justification Robin could use. I’m actually looking forward to this being next in the Cinemax series because that will clean it up a bit. The narrator is awesome as usual.

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  • Forgotten Secrets

  • By: Robin Perini
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

At age ten, Riley Lambert watched helplessly as her sister was abducted from her bedroom. Fifteen years later, she's channeled the pain of her past into a career as an FBI profiler. Riley devotes her life to bringing violent criminals to justice...and secretly uses government resources to search for her sister, who was never found. When Riley gets a call from the only man who's ever swept her off her feet with a killer two-step and dangerous smile - ex-Navy SEAL Thayne Blackwood of Singing River, Wyoming - it stirs up dark memories.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good fiction

  • By Claudia H on 11-04-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Couldn’t stand the female protagonist. Her penchant for taking the blame for every victim was irritating and melodramatic. I got thru the story at 1.25 speed - and that wasn’t fast enough.
The writing was just adequate.

  • Broken Grace

  • By: E. C. Diskin
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Scott Merriman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,559

On an icy winter's day in southwest Michigan, Grace Abbot wakes up as the survivor of a car crash. But she's left with a traumatic brain injury and a terrifying reality: she can't remember anything. Left in the care of her sister, Grace returns to the family's secluded old farmhouse to recover - but within an hour of her return, the police arrive. Grace's boyfriend has been murdered. Without any memory, Grace has no alibi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • But why? But wait. But What?

  • By green ice cream garden on 04-29-16

Really hated this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I’ve read enough crime stories to know how bad this was. The police weren’t competent, the characters not likeable. I was curious to know how it ended so I listened to it at 1.25 speed just to get to end of it. Don’t waste your time.

  • When They Come for You

  • By: James W. Hall
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

After her journalist husband and infant son are brutally executed in a fire in their Florida home, photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for - except settling the score. When the local police fail to take the arson seriously, Harper takes the reins and discovers her husband was investigating some mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation on the Ivory Coast. Now she's convinced he was targeted in a corporate conspiracy to silence him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced revenge!

  • By shelley on 10-29-17

Painful

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Story was lame. If Harper karate chopped one more guy I was gonna can the whole book. Her character is unattractive, surly and the story wasn’t that interesting. There were moments, but not enough to make me listen to book 2.
I really liked the narrator, she could’ve done more for the male voices, as other reviewers mentioned, but her accents were really good.
Some of it was so improbable and ridiculous. Liked her mobster grandfather - some comic relief for a book that really needed relief.

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Hysterical stereotypes

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I really didn’t like this book. The constant hysteria was wearing, the ending anti-climatic. I had to listen to it at 1.25 speed to get it over with.

  • Twist of Faith

  • By: Ellen J. Green
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader was great, the story not so much

  • By ShortOne on 04-10-18

Ultimately frustrating.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I don’t usually take the time to write reviews, but as many reviewers wrote - the ending sucked. It made absolutely no sense. The epilogue was clearly written to give it a stunning cliffhanger, but it was just stupid. I did like the character Joann, she’d be a great protagonist and worth a book if her own. But everyone else wasn’t worth the ink.

  • The White Angel Murder

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

A killer stalks the city of San Diego, brutally slaying women on the fringes of society. The body of a young woman torn apart in her bedroom makes even the hardened detectives of the San Diego PD's Homicide Unit tremble with disgust and rage. For SDPD homicide detective Jon Stanton, the young woman is more than just another case. His former partner, Eli Sherman, was the original detective assigned to the case - before he was discovered to be one of San Diego's most ruthless serial killers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An early Victor Methos detective novel

  • By Wayne on 12-14-18

Why a British narrator?

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

For the life of me I can’t understand why they chose a British narrator - it’s a story based in the US! And while the guy is fairly good, he still uses British pronunciations when doing an American accent, he doesn’t pronounce the names of localities correctly and the pace is waaay too slooow - I had to play it at 1.25 speed to get thru it.
Lots of inconsistencies and I’ve listened to enough crime novels to get that some basic police work wasn’t done well. All in all it wasn’t really very good. Not a complete waste of time but I’ve listened to much better books.

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