LISTENER

Patricia

Boynton Beach, Fl, United States
  • 58
  • reviews
  • 65
  • helpful votes
  • 108
  • ratings
  • The Bad Games Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in Western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games... The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake, too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind. But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a ride!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-03-18

Too Real

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

I got into 1-1/2 hours of Book 1 and decided this isn't for me. Gave me the creeps and seems very realistic. I am going to return the book. Not to my liking although it got a good write-up, I can't really put my finger on the exact reason this book gave me the chills.

  • Hit Me

  • A Killer Mystery Thriller
  • By: Peter J. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Charley Fieldner appears to have the perfect life: a well-paying job, a loving wife, two great kids, and a beautiful home. He also has a big secret. Charley is a hit man with a huge complication - he is his own next target. The background file contains the sort of details only someone very close to him could know. The suspect list is short but devastating: his wife, father, sister, and best friend. Charley always thought he could have it all, but the secrets, lies, and betrayals are piling up. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Suspenseful...

  • By shelley on 03-19-19

WOW

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

All I can say is the narrator made this story come alive. The storyline was intriguing and really caught my attention.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,802

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

A Young Adults Book

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Sometimes a young adult's books are an ok listen. This was not one of them.

  • Junk

  • By: Les Bohem
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,144
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,194
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,175

Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens. In the wild, souped-up vision of Les Bohem - the acclaimed, Emmy-winning writer of the Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken - the world is at the end stage of long-range plot that involves a gigantic genetic-engineering project. The aliens who have invaded us have no planet. No spaceship is coming. Instead, a small advance force comes, breeds, and dies - thus becoming an anomaly in our DNA that can’t be explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Junk

  • By glass1748 on 04-01-19

HUH???

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

I wrote a review of this book before but decided to give a little more time. I thought maybe a few extra minutes might change my mind. It did not. I have no idea why others gave it a higher rating at all. It is a jumbled mess and the author named the book correctly.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Tower

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,435

Allander Atlasia is an infamous psychopath whose heinous crimes have earned him a lifetime stay at the Tower, the world's most extreme maximum-security prison. But after a brilliant and brutal escape, the criminal mastermind begins a killing spree that is intensely personal. Jade Marlow is an ex-FBI profiler and tracker whose fearlessness is only surpassed by the severity of his own inner demons. With a record of irrational behavior and a genius for putting himself into the mind of a criminal predator, he may be the one man diabolical enough to catch Atlasia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long time fan, but this one was overly violent

  • By Nicole D. Z. on 11-08-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

All I can say is WOW!!!!!! The book is intriguing, memorizing, thrilling and very well narrated. Loved it. Don't want to spill the beans about the story line, it is a must listen too and even a terrific read if you want the book. Couldn't stop listening!! You actually feel like you are in the story!!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,095

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

Lots of Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

This is one book that has lots of surprises. The book totally surprised me and I highly recommend reading it if you like something a little different.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,106

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive story - great reader

  • By Kim on 01-25-15

A Little Draggy

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Was ok if you are into SciFi Fantasy. I am laboring to get through this book. I do fall asleep while listening because you can miss minutes and not notice.

  • New York Dead

  • Stone Barrington, Book 1
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068

Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he’s too smart to be a cop, but it’s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out. Suddenly he is on the front page of every New York newspaper and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the country’s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good start for the series

  • By Think about this on 10-31-13

Best of the Best

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I am hooked on Stone Barrington. Love a good mystery and this book is it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,285

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Maybe It's Me??

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Seemed a tad too long. Same story line but just a little difference with each character. The ending could have been a little different too. But, I did listen to the end even though I wanted to end it all half way.

Guess it wasn't my kind of ghost story.

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,911

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Losing One’s Head

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-18

Double Wow

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I am 3/4 of the way through and I know it is one of the best books I have ever listened to. It will be a best seller for years to come. Don't miss out on this one!! I won't give it the readers out there a hint of what they can expect but will say you will definitely won't be disappointed.