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  • All the Beautiful Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder - a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel. Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother, Alice, to be sexy and beautiful in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead, and the police think it's suicide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lolita Gone Bad

  • By Stephanie Poninski on 04-10-18

This Book Put the S in PSYCHO

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This book was so upsettingly good. I couldn’t put it down. One complaint is that l don’t think we ever got a real explanation into the development of Alice. I would have liked to have learned more about Why???Without a doubt, crazy kept encountering crazy!! What a great Thriller that will not only make you mad as you know what, but will make your skin crawl.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruby Dee is amazing

  • By Jennifer on 04-20-13

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

With narration like this, you would never need to see the movie. It is one of the best narrared books I have ever heard.

  • Twisted Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece!

  • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

Letty Spin Off Alreay!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Twisted Prey was pretty good but a little too long. And the storyline was so so. Marshall Lucas really isn't who we are used to. Letty is the new Lucas and we are just waiting to see her in action.

  • Hunger Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He's returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, "Lady Death," mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke's team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming - desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it with an open mind

  • By Bree Salyer on 01-23-18

Do Not Be Scared To Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Although the content of the book makes us feel uncomfortable, we should be able to handle it. Ms Sokoloff handled it. Female empowerment is never a topic to run from-even if politics rears its ugly head. Well Done.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
  • By: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Narrated by: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 616

The 1968 US presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different and how we got to where we are now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant synthesis of history past and present

  • By Dwight on 11-12-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Lawerence O'Donnell should become a mystery writer and narrator. This book reads like fiction, but we know its true. A really great book. I highly reccommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Descent

  • By: Tim Johnston
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,069

From the day Caitlin vanishes the lives of her family members are irrevocably altered, each assuming blame for that day's tragic events. As the initial days of hope are replaced by weeks of anxiety and despair, they find themselves increasingly isolated, each wondering: Is she still alive? Will we ever know what happened?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Descent

  • By Marjorie on 02-22-15

Really Liked It

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

I really enjoyed the book. It did get long winded. But I would would definitely listen to this again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

Tiresome

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

This is no joke- I fell asleep woke up and the narrator was saying the same thing three hours later.I didn't even go back to where I left off. Then I skipped ahead. I think I done with the Three Pines Novels because the author has nothing further to add. I did enjoy the first few novels but no longer.

  • Deep Freeze

  • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago that has a midwinter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

  • By shelley on 10-21-17

Not the Virgil We Know and Love

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

This was the most boring Virgil Flowers I have ever read and I have read them all.

  • The Horse You Came in On

  • Richard Jury, Book 12
  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

The murder is in America, but the call goes out to Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Plant and by Sergeant Wiggins, Jury arrives in Baltimore, Maryland, home of zealous Orioles fans, mouth-watering crabs, and Edgar Allen Poe. In his efforts to solve the case, Jury rubs elbows with a delicious and suspicious cast of characters, embarking on a trail that leads to a unique tavern called The Horse You Came in On.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Review Fits All

  • By R. Dubrow on 11-01-15

Really Off Color

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

I have read most of her books. The number of times she described a person as black was so ridiculous l wondered what was going on. She even wrote "the black did .." it was just weird. The story didn't make a lot of sense. The one redeeming thing is that we got more insight into some peripheral relationships.
Just okay

  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

Where's The Rest?

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story. I had to check to see if part two was missing.

Has Golden Prey turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Could you see Golden Prey being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Not your standard Lucas Davenport experience. It was more like a novella.