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  • Finding Amanda

  • By: Robin Patchen
  • Narrated by: James L. Rubart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Chef and popular blogger Amanda Johnson hopes publishing her memoir will provide healing and justice. Her estranged husband, contractor and veteran soldier Mark Johnson, tries to talk her out of it, fearing the psychiatrist who seduced her when she was a teen might return to silence her. But Amanda doesn't need advice, certainly not from her judgmental soon-to-be ex-husband. Her overconfidence makes her vulnerable when she travels out of town and runs into the abuser from her past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is so bad

  • By Marilyn S. Hope on 03-15-19

Excellent Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I love this story, but the narrator left a bit to be desired. Don't let that keep you from reading the book. He just sounds a bit robotic when doing some of the characters, but he does the two main characters pretty well, but I definitely recommend it!

  • Dead Sea Rising

  • A Novel
  • By: Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Nicole Berman is determined to find there the first concrete evidence of the biblical patriarch Abraham while leading her first archeological dig in Jordan. During the excavation, Berman discovers a 4,000-year-old complex that includes evidence she believes proves her theory. But a devastating cave-in nearly kills her and she awakens in a Saudi clinic, haunted by visions of what she may have seen - evidence of Abraham and his two sons, the half-brothers Isaac and Ishmael. One discovery leads to another, and Nicole sets off across the region to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anticlimactic

  • By Sb on 01-07-19

Anticlimactic

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

The book was very interesting until I got to the end, and I couldn't believe I was hearing the "I hope you enjoyed this book..." I was shocked that was the end. I don't feel like everything was resolved. Disappointing...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!

  • By Lady M on 08-10-13

My favorite Nora Roberts yet

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Great story. Perfect romance and intrigue and mystery. Not heart pounding suspense, but a great story!

  • The Darkest Lies

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village. Nothing can shake her happiness -- until the day that Beth goes missing, and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home. Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter's attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won't they talk?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • super psychological drama

  • By Janie on 06-10-17

Slow!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Nothing too exciting after the first chapter until the last 2-3 hours of the book. Very slow moving in the middle. I was tempted to fast forward, but the narrator was good.

  • A Thin Dark Line

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,006

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge. He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Mystery

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 02-23-15

Excellent performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I live in Shreveport, Louisiana, and I have very cajun relatives. My great grandmother spoke only cajun French. Karen Peakes does the accent perfectly! A great story, but made so much better by Ms. Peakes!