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  • Ashley Bell

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,973
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,978

Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truthful review

  • By Christina on 01-11-16

Excellent performance

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

The narrator did an excellent job-clear, understandable, pleasant voice, differentiated characters.
Love Dean Koontz stories. Definitely stretches the imagination. Liked the characters. A bit confusing so while this is an excellent & different book, and an enjoyable read, I did not think it was one of his best.

  • Drunken Fireworks

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Tim Sample
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221

Only on audio! A brand-new, never-before-published Stephen King short story unavailable in any other format! Alden McCausland and his mother are what they call “accident rich”; thanks to an unexpected life-insurance policy payout and a winning Big Maine Millions scratcher, Alden and his Ma are able to spend their summers down by Lake Abenaki, idly drinking their days away in a three-room cabin with an old dock and a lick of a beach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A taste of down east humor.

  • By Daniel J. Matyola on 07-07-15

Not impressed

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

The story didn't really impress me. St least it was short.
Narrator did a good job with the voices.

  • A Midwinter's Tail

  • Magical Cats, Book 6
  • By: Sofie Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Winter in Mayville Heights is busy and not just because of the holidays. Kathleen is hard at work organizing a benefit to raise money for the library’s popular Reading Buddies program. She has her hands full hosting the event. And when a guest at the gala drops dead, her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, will have their paws full helping her solve a murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It keeps getting better

  • By Beatrice on 11-23-14

Big fan!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Since I am a big fan of these books, I thought everything about it was adorable. Like the plot, characters, & narration

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  • Boar Island

  • An Anna Pigeon Novel
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyberbullying and stalking are new ones. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend, Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until one day Heath finds her daughter, Elizabeth, in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry - her aunt Gwen and her friend, Anna Pigeon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Fast Moving Tale

  • By Jean on 05-26-16

Exciting good book

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

Enjoyed the book & the interesting characters. Had to listen to it whenever possible to find out what was going to happen next. The narrator seemed a little raspy in places but the characters were mostly unique. Gave it 5 stars because it kept my interest & flowed well. I loved the characters (even those I didn't like) & loved the location & descriptions.
(Only caught one slip...at one point where it said the sisters were watching a reality show, the narrator said Anna & the sister were laughing but Anna wasn't there, just the sisters. Lol)

  • Delusion In Death

  • In Death, Book 35
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo

  • By Lisa on 09-17-12

Too gross & graphic!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

This was my first (& last) JD Robb book. Thought premise was interesting enough, if a little graphic, the story quickly devolved into detailed descriptions of Eve's sex life, gross descriptions of the murders & Eve's childhood abuse. Narration was ok but sometimes couldn't tell at first if character was male or female and Irish(?) accent was downright annoying. By end of first hour, I couldn't stand any longer & turned it off!! A waste of money to me.

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Good story by a good author

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

This was a good Lincoln Lawyer story. Kept my interest throughout and tied up the ends nicely (if predictably) at the end. Good narration, but not my favorite voice. Seemed a bit monotone-ish at times, but the story he was narrating kept my interest enough to ignore most of the time. I would recommend this to others, like me, who want a nice, engaging story that is easy to follow while driving,...not too many similar characters or too complicated a plot to distract attention from the road!

  • Safe House

  • By: Chris Ewan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash, he is told that Lena - the gorgeous blonde woman who was on the back of his bike - doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her? Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis - a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura - to follow the clues. He learns that even a close-knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing twists and turns

  • By Dave on 01-07-13

A little confusing at times

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

This was generally an enjoyable book. There were times when the plot and characters seemed a little confusing (i.e. Who was doing what to whom for what reason) but I listen in my car & probably needed to focus more. Kept my interest until the end.

  • One for the Money

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,740
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,172

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love reading Janet Evanovich because her....

  • By Wayne on 04-06-16

Good story, great narration

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Good story. Not as polished as her later stories but still interesting. Good intro to her main character.
At first I thought the narration was slow & pedantic but then realized the speed was set at .75. When increased, I found it quite good. By half way thru, I realized the narration was so good I could picture the different characters by their voices.
While parts of the story are graphic & rough, it kept my interest til the end.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,067

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

A little confusing...

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

The narrators were excellent and helped make a rather confusing story more interesting. The plot was good but parts of it didn't make sense until the end when the author finally tied it up abruptly in last few paragraphs.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,927

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super solid listen!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-24-12

Great performance, fascinating story!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-15

Eerie story-- a mixture of adventure, mystery & scifi--a little creepy at times, but a generally entertaining story that kept my interest til the end. Good character development Left me wanting to read a sequel. (I'm not a big scifi fan, but this story had just enough to make the story interesting. Also loved the Scooby Do references which added humor.)

A great narrator! Each character had a distinct voice & personality. Narrator was able to capture the essence of the character.

If you like Stephen King, you'll like this!

1 of 7 people found this review helpful