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  • The Second Deadly Sin

  • By: Asa Larsson
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

After successfully tracking down and killing a rogue bear in the wilderness of northern Sweden, a group of hunters is shaken by a grisly discovery when they dress the bear carcass: human remains in the stomach. Far away in the remote village of Kurravaara, an elderly woman is found murdered with frenzied brutality, crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed. Her young grandson, known to live with her, is nowhere to be found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Characters grow on you

  • By LouBird on 06-14-15

Another wonderful mystery set in far north Sweden

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

A grandmother of 7 year old Marcus is killed. Although the case appears to be fairly straight forward, Rebecca Martinsson, prosecutor in Kiruna, questions the fact that multiple people from the family are dying. But a jealous coworker steals the case so that he can make a name for himself. Rebecca is put on vacation, and quietly continues to look into various past events in the family. The author does a great job intwining the historical events from generations ago with the current murder. I didn't really see it coming until the end. Asa Larrsson weaves a story with plenty of touches of life in the Swedish northern.
I really enjoyed this novel except for the part about the dog which another reviewer also mentioned. It would have flowed just as well without it. The narrator does a lovely job of keeping the various characters clear. I do have a bit of trouble keeping the long swedish names .

  • Until Thy Wrath Be Past

  • A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation
  • By: Asa Larsson, Laurie Thompson (translator)
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

In Until Thy Wrath Be Past, the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Torne, in the far north of Sweden. Meanwhile, Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kiruna. Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body be connected to the ghostly young woman in her dreams?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Frances on 01-19-15

Swedish murder mystery set in tiny village

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

A bit of English cosy mixed into well described Swedish countryside. This mystery has lots of strings to follow and think about. While you have a pretty good idea who did it midway, or a little later, the why is very much a question. Rebecca Martinssen is a likeable character as are Velma, Annie, the folks of the police department, and even the village. The author does a great job of making you see wintery Sweden as though you are there as she slowly weaves the past into the present with flashbacks. This definitely is not a super fast thriller but it is a window on a disappearing and changing way of life.The sense of nature pervades the novel. I really enjoyed the read and am ready l q0 pqq11to start the next.

  • Damaged

  • A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio is on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No humor, no fun, no Mary DiNunzio here.

  • By Michele on 08-22-16

Great Sense of an Italian Family!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Really enjoyed this book a lot. For some reason I didn't anticipate the ending which was fun for me.. The narrator did a good job of presenting the various characters. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Patrick and watching Mary worrying about him. My one issue is that Mary " wrung" her hands a bit too much in that she re-visited things that worried her a lot. I get it that she felt badly for the situation which Patrick found himself, but she did work hard to straighten it all out. She just needed to chill out a bit. I am glad I listened to this novel and will hunt down other things by the author. it was a fairly light suspense novel with a good any of characterization development. you should enjoy this book.

  • The First Prophet

  • Bishop Files, Book 1
  • By: Kay Hooper
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

Months ago Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn't control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Sarah's mind. It begins with Sarah's home being destroyed by fire - an act of arson that draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into Sarah's confidence. But he has other reasons for pursuing a woman who can see what others can't. So does a mysterious enemy intent on eliminating Sarah, and everyone she cares about. Because it's only a matter of time before her visions lead her and Tucker to a secret many will kill to hide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book narration was not so good

  • By Elizabeth on 08-18-13

Great mystery with paranormal

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I enjoyed the plot. Ms. Hooper writes so naturally that it seems normal that most of us would have paranormal gifts. My one issue with the story is that the heroine seems a bit too frightened and naive, over and over again. I don't have to have a strong female lead, but I do believe the shrinking violet is a touch overdone.
I'm not sure if either character will have repeating roles in this series, but I hope so.
Ms. Hooper doesn't disappoint because all of the paranormal books of hers which I've read, have been very easy to suspend belief. Her books also have a bit of romantic tension, but it isn't a huge part of the plot. I believe you will be fully satisfied with the series.

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  • Stella Bain

  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No more Anita Shreve for me

  • By Jeanette Finan on 01-17-14

Have you ever been to the WWI front? Stella goes

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

This book gave the reader a lot of locations. You were able to meet Stella Bain and learn about her slowly as her story unfolds at the front and in England. With her loss of memory, you keep hoping to find out more about her as she seeks answers. Something from within her keeps driving her to the Admiralty in London. I really enjoyed the first 2/3rds of the book, but the ending was not as polished as I thought it should be. I felt as though I was a bystander at the front and in London but when she eventually learns who she is, it wasn't as tightly written and I kind of lost a portion of my involvement with the character. The narrator was fine and did not detract in my mind. I don't regret this book, but I'm not so sure I would read it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rain Fall

  • John Rain Thrillers
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 917

Haunted by the past, John Rain kills to order and leaves no trace, but the death at his hand of an old man has unforeseen complications - and soon Rain is trying to protect not just his carefully preserved anonymity but his own life and those of the people he cares for. A stunning, page-turning reinvention of the hitman thriller, Rain Fall marks the introduction of a compelling new series character and major new thriller writing career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great new take on the Assassin Genre

  • By George on 05-31-10

Very Good Assassin

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

This was great book. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator who sounds as though he speaks Japanese fluently. His narration coupled with the writing, made me feel as though I was in Japan. I can't imagine that Barry Eisler could read it better, but I'll have to try another book from the series. There was a lot of explanations from the protagonist since he primarily works alone but for the most part the story-line flows well. The female lead was a delightful person and as likable as was Rain's computer researcher guy. My overall impression of the book was good but a little bit lacking in the plot. I don't believe you will feel cheated of a credit if you purchase this book and you should enjoy it quite a lot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Letters from a Murderer

  • By: John Matthews
  • Narrated by: Piers Wehner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

New York, 1891: a rapidly changing city, torn between lamplight and electric light, where the burgeoning steel and railway industries attract a flood of humanity from every corner of the globe, fuelling cutthroat gangs, corruption and vice. A prostitute is found brutally murdered. Immediately fear starts to spread. The victim bears the same hallmarks as Jack the Ripper's recent killing spree in England. Could it be that the Ripper has crossed the Atlantic to fresh killing grounds? Or is this simply a copycat murder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a ripper!

  • By IceDancingKaren on 10-20-13

Kept Me Guessing

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

I really enjoyed this novel. It brings the Ripper to the US and you just don't know who it will turn out to be. The author put in multiple red herrings and developed his characters so that you were able to relate to them. You didn't want it to be the main protagonist or several other prominent characters and yet you just don't know for sure until the very end. The narrator was good and added to the overall tale.
One caveat of my review: I love long audible books so I rarely mind a lot of details in my novels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Egg & Spoon

  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 525

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. Her brothers have been conscripted into the Tsar's army and taken as servants in the house of the local wealthy landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in St. Petersburg - a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Goes ever, ever on.

  • By Deborah on 03-14-15

Baba Yaga come to life!!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

As a child, I loved reading fairy tales, and ones about Baba Yaga were not very common in my story books. I got this book simply because Baba Yaga, Russian witch/ magic maker; was a central character. This book exposed bits of Russian history and folk lore which I truly loved. and I enjoyed the plot. However, I felt as though I was having to slog through the book rather than eagerly listening for the next portion. This is not a child's book but is would be ok for young adults.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

Twisting mystery which keeps you guessing!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

K Rose does an amazing job of packing lots of suspense and information into a novel which takes place over a mere 96 hours. The central character, Faith, has been dealing with a stalker for a long time and decides to move back home. When she gets home things immediately begin happening to and around her. As the story progresses, you find out about her family history, a larger than life special agent (gorgeous looking) and his family and the steamy romance that explodes between them while they hunt for her stalker. While I think a bit less romance would have been fine for me, it is well done and nearly believable when you forget that the whole story occurs over 96 hours. I enjoyed both the author and the narrator and am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series; which doesn't appear to be available yet. If you enjoy a good mystery, romance and some suspense, you will enjoy this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,683

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Ever think about how K9s think? This is IT!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

Any additional comments?

Robert Crais provides a wonderful novel about Scott and Maggie, the K9 from Iraq & Afghanistan tours who lost her handler. Told from both of their viewpoints, you have a unique chance to watch how the close bonds between cops and their canines develop. While Scott is trying to deal with his part in the death of his partner, Maggie is having to deal with her PTSD as well. The story provides the background that brings them together and keeps on building as Scott works to unravel what happened that night. The answers are slowly revealed as Crais develops the unexpected climax. I loved this book especially since I am an avid dog lover. Maggie is terrific and Scott becomes more understandable as his character is revealed. It's one of those books you want to go back, re-read and look for any subtle clues you missed. If you like mysteries and dogs, and ever wondered about K9s and their work, this is a great novel to savor. The narrator was spot on with his various voices for the characters in Suspect and added to the novel. Please enjoy!!

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