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Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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  • The 9th Judgment

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Storyline

  • By Suzn F on 05-05-10

James Patterson succeeds again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-10

Great story line and narration. Well paced book, perfect!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead In the Family

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #10
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912

Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking - Not Worth The Wait

  • By Christine on 05-06-10

Could not put it down!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-10

As usual, a fast paced book with well developed characters in the series. I could not put the book down. The narrator is the best, too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #9

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796

In her ninth adventure, Sookie has just tied on her cocktail waitress apron for a night's work when a special report comes on the television. The time has come. The wereanimals have revealed themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • High expectations not met

  • By Anne in State College on 05-11-09

Charlaine never fails

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-10

As usual, a fast paced book with well developed characters in the series. I could not put the book down. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series!

  • Diplomatic Immunity Part II

  • Williams Island
  • By: Howard Olsen
  • Narrated by: Howard Olsen
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Has the nightmare finally run it's course? Not for Joe Ash. Deep inside he knows the incubus Karl Movick.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • the worst reader

  • By Alex on 02-27-10

the worst reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-10

I did not look closely enough to see that it is NOT a sequel to Diplomatic Immunity by Lois M Bujold. The reader is the worst I have ever heard. I have tried 4 times to get into the book, and cannot get past the flat pedantic reading where all the characters sound the same. I always adjust to readers, and this is a first. Too bad, the writing may be ok. The writer has no regard for the talent a good reader can bring to an audio book. It should be re-released with an actor reading it.

  • Dead to the World

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713

New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris thrills listeners with the fourth book of her spectacular Sookie Stackhouse series. Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories. Featuring vampires, werewolves and magic galore, Dead to the World will satisfy any listener's craving for the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oooooooooh Booooooooy!

  • By Brandon on 04-30-09

Better and better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-09

At first, I thought Sookie was a bit too naive as a woman, but her character has evolved along with the others in the series. I now can't wait until the next book and try to dole it out as a treat to myself. I completed this book in two days, and the fast pace at the end kept me up the last night. The series just gets better and better! Thank you Charlaine Harris!

  • Dead Witch Walking Part 1

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witches Rule!

  • By Patti on 09-06-07

Fun well written and narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-08

Great characters, adventure with enough humor, action and suspense to make it fun! Perfect escape fiction!

  • Odds Against

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man. A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dick Francis

  • By Alex on 05-29-08

Dick Francis

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-08

I am a Dick Francis fan because his plots have the balance of mystery, suspense and comfortable characters and at a nice pace. This is a typically good story. My one complaint would be that the reader sounded so much older than the characters.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chardonnay Charade

  • A Wine Country Mystery
  • By: Ellen Crosby
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Facing a freakish May freeze that threatens her vineyard, Lucie Montgomery is forced to hire a helicopter to fly over the vines warming the arctic air next to the grapes. But her luck in salvaging the harvest runs out when she discovers the body of Georgia Greenwood, a controversial local political candidate, lying near the fields.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • wishing there was more

  • By CDM on 10-22-08

Slow Southern comfort-but nice

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-08

Southern accents, bits of history and several plot components make this a good cozy mystery. Not fast paced, but enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Instinct

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Jason Steadman is a 30-year-old sales executive living in Boston and working for an electronics giant, a competitor to Sony and Panasonic. He's a witty, charismatic guy who's well liked at the office, but he lacks the "killer instinct" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason's been sidelined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done characters and story.

  • By Jane on 08-02-14

Great Finder story!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-08

Typical Finder corporate intrigue plot, except that this time I liked the protagonist. A bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Scott Brick makes his books a good listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Casanegra

  • A Tennyson Hardwick Story
  • By: Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson is an actor struggling to hang on to his career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family, especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "Sir". Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for a murder. In the process, he discovers his hidden talents - the hard way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's The Beef?

  • By James Gordon on 11-24-07

Pure entertainment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-08

Ok, it got a bit spicey, but it is JUST ENTERTAINMENT, not a study in literature. I was pleasantly surprised, and simply enjoyed the whole book. I enjoyed the Agatha Christie style of so many suspects. The reader's voice was not what I would expect, but fine. I find I adapt to readers I don't enjoy at first. Try it! It is just a bit of a twist on the typical characters, professions, and background.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful