LISTENER

Susan

PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States
  • 60
  • reviews
  • 85
  • helpful votes
  • 229
  • ratings
  • Executed Unjustly

  • True Stories of People Executed Wrongfully, Or Were They?
  • By: Mike Riley
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Executed Unjustly: True Stories of People Executed Wrongfully, or Were They? recounts the true stories of people who were accused, convicted, and executed for crimes. Some of them were later officially exonerated for the crimes, and for others the preponderance of evidence today shows they were executed wrongfully, though they were never officially found innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One innocent Person is too much

  • By Susan on 09-29-15

One innocent Person is too much

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Would you listen to Executed Unjustly again? Why?

Probably, it was a good listen and i like to read the books over in 6 months to a year

Would you recommend Executed Unjustly to your friends? Why or why not?

yes, I'm so happy that with our new technology and understanding situations like this will not happen, Ihope.

Which scene was your favorite?

no favorites I guess just the fact that so many innocent people died.

Any additional comments?

Interesting how far we have come as a society, forensics, Science etc

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kentucky Bloodbath

  • Ten Bizarre Tales of Murder From The Bluegrass State
  • By: Kevin Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

Listeners who find themselves with this new work from the author of Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders, and The Bundy Murders are in for an excursion into the weird and the bizarre. From a medieval-esque murder in a small town museum to the jilted boyfriend who decided that his former girlfriend needed to die on her 21st birthday. And then there's the demented son who returns home to live with his mother and stepfather, and one night in their beautiful mansion sitting atop a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River, slaughters them. Each case will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Wanda on 09-07-15

These books are all good

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

What did you love best about Kentucky Bloodbath?

I like hearing what has happened in all of the states

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kentucky Bloodbath?

Don't have one

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

There is nothing about Kevin Pierce that i don't like

  • Mother's Day

  • By: Dennis McDougal
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

In June of I985, while her teenage sons held their half sister down, Theresa Cross beat her I9-year-old daughter, Sheila, unconscious and then stuffed her into a 2' x 2' storage locker. After three days, the knocking, kicking, and cries stopped. Theresa and her sons dumped the girl's body in the desolate High Sierras....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking true story

  • By Karen Vanderjagt on 07-10-15

Wish i could get my hands on this Mom

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Where does Mother's Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 20

Have you listened to any of Tara Ochs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no I haven't but I will

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were several, The closet, why no one fought back or run away, Tell some one, don't' just take it!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Repeat Offender

  • Sin City's Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him
  • By: Bradley Nickell, Warren Jamison
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

Millions in stolen property, revolting sex crimes, and murder-for-hire were all in the mix for a Las Vegas police detective, as he toiled to take Sin City's most prolific criminal off the streets for good. Detective Bradley Nickell brings you the inside scoop on the investigation, arrest, and conviction of the most prolific repeat offender Las Vegas has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable true crime tale

  • By Norman B. Bernstein on 06-29-15

Why are we writing about this

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have to tell the truth, i couldn't get through the book, just didn't hold my attention

Would you recommend Repeat Offender to your friends? Why or why not?

nope,

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

took too long to get to the point

What else would you have wanted to know about Bradley Nickell and Warren Jamison ’s life?

nothing

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By Alexis Ward on 05-30-16

ok but not great

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Would you try another book from Adam Plantinga and/or Mark Boyett?

sure i would, this wasn't a bad book just so so

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He didn't

What character would you cut from 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman?

I wouldn't take out any of it, it just got old after a while

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Cases Solved: True Stories of Murders That Took Years or Decades to Solve

  • Murder, Mayhem and Scandals, Volume 8
  • By: Mike Riley
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

There is no such thing as the perfect crime, but there are some crimes that go unsolved for a long time. They are called cold cases. The authorities run out of leads and clues to track down, and sometimes these old crimes go for years and even decades unsolved. The cases contained in Cold Cases Solved are some of these stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing how they catch them

  • By Jackie Collins on 06-23-17

Wasen't aware of so many innocent People

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

What did you love best about Cold Cases Solved: True Stories of Murders That Took Years or Decades to Solve?

I came away from this book with a different attitude about the death sentence. I hope that with all the technology we have now we are not putting innocent people to death now.

What did you like best about this story?

straight to the point.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no I hadn't

If you could give Cold Cases Solved: True Stories of Murders That Took Years or Decades to Solve a new subtitle, what would it be?

innocent lives put to death

  • Call Me Cockroach

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: Leigh Byrne
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rest of the story...

  • By Dani S. on 07-11-15

Please read "My name is Tuesday" First

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

If you could sum up Call Me Cockroach in three words, what would they be?

Great Second Book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Call Me Cockroach?

Great continuation of the first book, i was glad i could put closure to the story. It really bothered me.

Have you listened to any of Allyson Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't, but I will in the future

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Blood

  • A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
  • By: Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • incredible

  • By bethann on 04-23-15

Not as good as i thought

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Would you try another book from Jerry Bledsoe and/or Kevin Stillwell?

Sure i would ,but i just couldn't get through this one

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

hard to follow,

Was Bitter Blood worth the listening time?

not really

  • The Darkest Night

  • Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town
  • By: Ron Franscell
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Impact Beyond the Crime: the girl that died twice

  • By Mel on 08-02-15

Please dont miss this book

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Of course I would, i couldn't put it down. I wanted to be at that store when they discovered her flat tire to tell them not to go with the boys

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darkest Night?

That you can innocently send your daughters to the store and something like this can happen. Love your children every moment you can. There are terrible people out there just waiting for an opportunity to hurt your babies.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are no favorites with this book, its jut sad, makes you feel so helpless

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Call Me Tuesday

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: Leigh Byrne
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

At eight years old, Tuesday Storm's childhood is forever lost when the death of her older sister Audrey sends her family spiraling out of control into the darkest of dysfunction. In the wake of the tragedy, Tuesday's mother, distraught and looking for a scapegoat, singles Tuesday out from her siblings to take on the blame for Audrey's death, and then targets her for unspeakable abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it, so glad she shared her story.

  • By Olivia Telles on 05-01-16

You must read this book

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Where does Call Me Tuesday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5 books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Call Me Tuesday?

There are so many, I just cant stand to believe that some parents treat their children like this.

What does Allyson Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She makes it so real, she is a good narrator

If you could give Call Me Tuesday a new subtitle, what would it be?

My Mother tortured me

Any additional comments?

Fantastic book, could not put it down. I had to get the second book too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful