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  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,686

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Secret Lives Revealed

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Best narrator in a very long time. She has a lovely voice and I could literally see the characters when they spoke.
The writing gave me pause many times because of the way the author used phrases or comparisons that were unexpected.
New insight for me into parental behavior resulting in broken adults. Predictable ending but it’s the journey, right?

  • Sacred Clowns

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a councilwoman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please have George Guidall read all the books

  • By C. Fred Zeillemaker on 12-11-17

Good Story Overall

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Have to pay close attention at opening scene and remember for later...nice to see love life of both Joe and Jim move to next level...learned a true piece of American history about the Lincoln Canes...although how long does it take to find a missing schoolboy? Apparently the whole book! Ha ha!

  • Talking God

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected - and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Navajo Nation lives

  • By Joy on 09-16-13

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

A bit rushed at the end...a bit too much info on assailants miserable life...nice to see Leaphorn and Chee work together...enjoyed local Washington, D.C. locale...enjoyed descriptions of native practices and masks. A good basic story.

  • The Dark Wind

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

For Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, the case begins when he finds a pair of boots in the rabbit brush beside a wilderness trail. The boots' owner lies nearby, his palms and soles "scalped" in what appears to be a witch's scavenging. The federal investigators tell Chee to mind his own business. But a series of disturbing events draws Chee into a dangerous web of intrigue spun by Navajo sorcery and white greed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent complicated mystery

  • By Candace Russell on 04-10-17

Good Story!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I had already seen”Dark Wind” the movie (with Fred Ward and Lou Diamond Philips) when I listened to this. This reading expounded on the little things that were changed or left out of the movie.
Enjoyable though Leaphorn nor Chee’s social life make an appearance.
I was trying to hear these in order, but many have not been added to catalog. Oh, well—I’ll keep going with what is offered. :)

  • The Blessing Way

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high, lonely place: a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo tribal police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 'Blessing' Indeed!

  • By Carole T. on 03-15-16

Not Enough Leaphorn But Still Intriging

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Interesting story, but disappointed that most of the action transpired not around Detective Joe Leaphorn but another character. Good background info on Navajo customs, beliefs, etc.
These are great stories and George Guidell IS Leaphorn to me.

  • Blue Lightning: A Thriller

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity who had an eye for the lads is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally unput-down-able! More please!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

Too Little, Too Late

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

The story idea seemed great—birders on an island with a killer—but about 1/2 way through, I had to skip to the end to find out who did it. Maybe it was too many characters who just seemed to hang about. The story just wasn’t going anywhere. It was a nice touch to hear from the perspective of two of the most likable characters but their punishment was brutal and unfortunate. They were the best part of the story.

  • White Nights: A Thriller

  • Shetland, Book 2
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

In this second audiobook of the Shetland Quartet to feature Inspector Jimmy Perez, the launch of an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a stranger who bursts into tears, then claims not to remember who he is or where he comes from. The next day he's found dead, wearing a clown's mask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Picked up where last one left off...

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-17-15

Nice Little Gem

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Well written, good story, well done performance...made me want to visit Shetland Islands to find a Perez of my own! :)

  • Thunderhead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country, but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my god

  • By Bob Jenkins on 10-19-10

So Scary...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Really good, scary story...however, almost too much detail about pottery and Anasazi disappearance musings—still, couldn’t put it down!
Note: the character of Bill the reporter is in other Child/Preston books and makes a nice addition to plot.

  • Dregs

  • By: Jørn Lier Horst
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

Four feet…from four different victims? In Stavern around midsummer a severed left foot in a training shoe is washed up on the shore. Then another, and yet another. Altogether four left feet in the course of one week. Police Inspector William Wisting has many years of murder experience behind him, but he has never examined evidence like this. Four feet…from four different victims?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Norwegian Procedural

  • By L. O. Pardue on 01-09-15

Complicated, but Satisfying

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I should have gotten a white board to write out the names of all the characters just to keep up. It takes a long, long, long time to solve the case. However, the final scene of life and death is climatic and enthralling. I like the main character—he is understandable and personable.
If you have the time and need something to occupy your thoughts—you really need to concentrate—it’s a good read.
I’m on to the next installment. Enjoy!

  • The Chosen

  • The Fredrika Bergman Series, Book 5
  • By: Kristina Ohlsson
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

On a cold winter's day, a preschool teacher is shot to death in front of parents and children at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just a few hours later, two Jewish boys go missing on their way to tennis practice. A heavy snowstorm hits Stockholm and the traces of the perpetrator are few and far between. Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht are faced with one of their toughest challenges ever, as they hunt for a killer that seems as merciless as he is effective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the series

  • By Nitenurse on 08-08-17

Complicated, suspenseful!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

-Not enough variety in male character voices
-complicated with lots of characters do I started over several times to get it
-end wasn't 100% satisfying but still suspenseful.
Would recommend but stay alert!

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