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  • Monster in the Closet

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Since she was a child, Taylor Dawson believed the lie her mother told her - that her father was a monster. But now she has a chance to get to know the real Clay while doing real work as an equine therapist, which includes helping two girls whose mother was brutally murdered. She might even find something deeper with her boss' handsome son, Ford Elkhart, who is dealing with his own demons. But just as Taylor feels her life opening up to new family, work, and friends, a danger lurks in the darkness - one that will show Taylor the face of true evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great suspense from Karen Rose....

  • By shelley on 09-02-17

Sweet? Hmmm..Not the usual KR

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I just finished this book and although I really enjoyed many aspects of the book - I must say I would never have thought it a Karen Rose book except for the characters featured from past books and the past storyline. Very little true suspense. While I enjoyed Ford getting his story, I didn't connect well...he and Taylor came across as very young. Not ready for a true "grown up" relationship to me. Seemed very college romance. Not a bad listen, just not in the neighborhood of the usual depth of plot and suspense we usually get in a Karen Rose book - in my opinion. All in all, a bit crowded with lots and lots of characters, too much adult to child kinda vibe in most of those connections. And just not intricate enough of a plot to hold your attention.

  • Cold Pursuit

  • Cold Justice, Book 2
  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Single mom Vivi Vincent is thrust into her worst nightmare when she's trapped inside a mall during a terror attack along with her eight-year-old son. With the help of Jed Brennan, an FBI special agent on enforced leave, Vivi and her son survive the assault. But the danger is far from over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling read I totally loved

  • By Cyn on 04-05-15

Good suspense...sad the author hates Israel.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

I enjoyed this book up until almost the end. HATE the author couldn't resist inserting hatred toward Israel. Ugh...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wired

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing - and hacking - code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save your credit! Can't believe this is Garwood.

  • By M. Davis on 07-06-17

Save your credit! Can't believe this is Garwood.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

So, I have been reading/listening to Garwood for years and love her intricate plots and rich characters. This book has none of that...started out thinking maybe...quickly learned, not so much. The characters had no fire, no heat, little interest. The plot was all over the place. Very scattered and no focused storyline at all. What's her name (already forgot the leads name) was really smart in her work and really dumb and spineless in her personal life. And not very self aware. Liam, could have been a great male lead - but not very self aware and just not around enough in the book. Kind of in and out. Very flat ending....very little tension/suspense at all. Ugh. Save your credit.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Necessary Risk

  • By: Tara Wyatt
  • Narrated by: Zoe Hunter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Former child star Sierra Blake is making a stunning Hollywood comeback - and attracting a scary amount of attention. When her home is vandalized and her safety threatened, she knows it's time to bring in the professionals. But from the moment she sets eyes on her indecently sexy new bodyguard, Sierra's thoughts are anything but professional.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad writing + bad narration + feminist rant = Ugh!

  • By M. Davis on 12-21-16

Bad writing + bad narration + feminist rant = Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Save your credit on this one folks! Seriously- barely got thru 3 chapters and I'm waving the white flag!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Prey

  • A Novel
  • By: Allison Brennan
  • Narrated by: Gwen Hughes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

First, she imagined it. Then a killer made it real. Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie. A former FBI agent with a haunted past, Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons. But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado: the real-life victim had the same name, occupation, and looks as a character in Rowan's novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Suspense Thriller!

  • By Chris on 01-12-12

Dark and very depressing...

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

So, I am all for good suspense, even a bit gory/realistic. But, here's the thing- you had better be ready to be depressed, sad and hopeless when you read this book. I still have 3 hours to go - and I just don't know if I care enough at this point to finish it. Seriously. This is super dark, very little redemption, stark and depressing. UGH. Should be in the "novel" category- very little romance - and am seriously doubting any hope of a happy ending. For me, well, I have enough "reality" and hard stuff every day. I am not looking for it in my "leisure" activities. Again, no problem with gritty - but unrelenting depressing sadness - not so much.

  • With Every Breath

  • A Slow Burn Novel
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she'd nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole, and it's only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza's only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-16

Martyrdom on Steroids....

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

This book really annoyed me. I generally enjoy Maya Banks books, but this one was just one long, boring martyr-fest. The majority of the book was Eliza repeating over and over and over how what a worthless monster and undeserving of love, friends and life in general because of something that happened to her as a naive 16 year old. And the love story...well you went from snark, snide, sniping at one another to "your it for me, the love of my life." Like, literally from almost one moment to the next. And don't even get me started on the caveman, chest beating, your my woman and you'll do as I say crap. Yikes. Best advice, give this one a pass and save your credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Illusion Town

  • By: Jayne Castle
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Hannah West and Elias Coppersmith have no regrets about their impulsive wedding since they can't remember it. All either can remember is that they were on the run. With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The competent mining heir arouses her curiosity - as well as other parts of her mind and body. A honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads them into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Joyce Bean?

  • By Nini on 07-29-16

Retread, retread, retread....

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Same basic story, just different character names...right down to the dust bunnies. I much prefer her single titles these days. The Arcane/Jones and Jones/Harmony storyline has been worn completely out. If you have never read her - you'll enjoy it. Otherwise - boring.

  • Troublemaker

  • A Novel
  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 633

For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad - and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Who wrote this?

  • By Kiffyb23 on 05-16-16

Like watching paint dry...LH where are you??

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I am a longtime HUGE fan of Linda Howard. However, if I hadn't seen her name on the book as the author, I would never have thought it. This is far removed from her smart, action packed romantic-suspense books of the past. This is a contemporary romance with a mild crime/suspense secondary storyline that was so boring it was hard to care about the outcome. The star of this book is the dog...if you are that in to dogs, you'll love it. While I enjoyed the dog, it got silly after awhile. I miss the smart, savvy heroines of past LH books. This was like a watercolor version of one of her books...bland and boring. I just downloaded All The Queen's Men and am listening to it to cleanse my palate and remind myself why I love her books. Don't bother with this one - but go get any of these: Mr. Perfect, Dying to Please, Kill and Tell, Now You See Her, Open Season, Shadow Woman, To Die For, Drop Dead Gorgeous, any of the Mackenzie's series....I could go on. This one you need to pass on!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Phantom Evil

  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpisingly good!!

  • By Shirley on 05-19-13

Lousy, lazy writing

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

So. As usual, the villain is most likely the "evil" Christians. Except they are Evian racists who don't like to murder innocent babies, but are ok with murdering others and discrimination. Naturally. And all manner of evil doings - yikes. Lazy indeed. Here's a tho

  • No Strings Attached

  • City Lights, Book 1
  • By: Lily Bishop
  • Narrated by: Brian Schell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Laura attends a Vegas conference to prove that her marketing skills justify a promotion. After a spicy weekend fling, she returns to Miami to find that her boss has been replaced by her Vegas lover. She never expected to see Fox again, but now she works for him, and she's the only one who can provide the records he needs for his investigation. Fox finds the numbers don't add up. The company should be flush with funds but is barely making payroll. He vows to bring the thief to justice, but all signs led to Laura. Can he follow his heart while making sure that justice is served?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish..horrible narration..cheesy story

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-16

Couldn't finish..horrible narration..cheesy story

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

Ugh...do yourself a favor...pass on this one. If the story had any merit at all, I couldn't tell, the narration was almost comical it was so bad....I only made it through 3 chapters before crying uncle!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful