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  • Force of Nature

  • A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best mystery series ever----great performance of t

  • By Byron on 08-16-12

Weakest so far

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I love the series but Box was really stretching it with this one. Hope the next is better.

  • Beau Death

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In the 17th installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard "Beau" Nash, who might have been the victim of a centuries-old murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the story...disliked the narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-17

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

What did you love best about Beau Death?

The story.

What other book might you compare Beau Death to and why?

I'm a lovesey fan. Have listened to all of his peter diamond books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator ruins it for me. Loved simon prebble narrations.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Do it again with a good narrator. Makes all the dif.

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  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,042

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

One of the Best

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Would you listen to The Verdict again? Why?

Yes, definitely. I will.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Verdict?

When Fabia is found but there are many memorable moments

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't say.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was so delicious that I didn't want it to end

Any additional comments?

I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks. This one is among the very best. Also, the narrator was exceptionally good.

  • Love Me Back

  • By: Merritt Tierce
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful.

  • By patrick hayes on 02-11-15

Powerful.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

If you could sum up Love Me Back in three words, what would they be?

Powerful, great writing, great narrator, disturbing.

What other book might you compare Love Me Back to and why?

I can't think of one.

Which character – as performed by Saskia Maarleveld – was your favorite?

Marie

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Too powerful. I had to take it in smaller doses.

Any additional comments?

I can't praise the narrator enough.

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  • The Ice Princess

  • By: Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray (translator)
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 914

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to get through.

  • By Leigh on 09-12-15

Narration Ruins A Weak Story

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

1. A good narrator with a scandinavian accent.

Has The Ice Princess turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What didn’t you like about David Thorn’s performance?

Poor,even aside from the fact that his accent was lower class english. Why does this happen? Who is responsible for making a mistake like this?

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Ice Princess?

I don't know.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,254

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

A fatal flaw kept me from getting into it

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

Reviewed: 08-02-12

What did you like best about Gone Girl? What did you like least?

What I liked least was the male narrator.

Any additional comments?

The male narrator's voice was a bit effeminate. At times, when he was speaking, I couldn't tell if it was a male or a female talking. I found this very irritating.This audiobook purchase was a waste of money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful