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Linda W.

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  • Jed Had to Die

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky, get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can't find a decent cup of coffee for at least 40 miles. Twelve years later an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a happy surprise!

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-19-16

Really?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This recording is Totally awful. it is Not worth the effort or time to listen.

  • The Duchess War

  • The Brothers Sinister, Book 1
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly - so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally Gripping

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-16-14

Words

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

A bunch of words that seemingly have no meaning, boring and colorless with nothing therin.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

What a waste!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

might have been an interesting listen without the pornographic nonsense. The characters were destroyed by the gross rectal screwing interludes. It is a lousy author who has to resort to salatiousnous to "sell" noxious literature.

  • The Burial Hour

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 762

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to get through it!!!!

  • By Julie on 04-18-17

Political Lies

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-17

I had noticed in the last couple of books with Lincoln Rhyme that Mr Deaver made minute negative political comments that I did not appreciate but I wanted to finish the mystery. this book is awful, not only because it does not sound like Mr. Dealers writing, but I assume someone else wrote the book as it is nauseatingly boring. sadly I will never again touch a book by Deaver, this amount of political falsehood in a fictional novel is ridicules. if I wanted political to enjoy views I would buy political books. This book will be returned unfinished.

5 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Bone Crack

  • Gina Mazzio, Book 6
  • By: Bette Golden Lamb, J. J. Lamb
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Gina Mazzio, RN, and fiancé Harry Lucke are on the brink of getting married when a childhood friend relocates from the Bronx to San Francisco. Within days Gina's nurse friend is relating difficult-to-believe horror stories about her new employer, a cardiologist whom she suspects is involved in illicit and deadly medical practices. Gina soon discovers the stories are true - the doctor is not only acting in an unethical manner, he may also be complicit in two or three hideous murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with interesting twists & turns.

  • By Carmen M. Henesy on 10-13-18

Boring and disconnected.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

huge struggle to finish as nothing seemed to follow any stream of story. I would not advise anyone to listen to this unconnected drivel.

  • Did You Miss Me?

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. But after she helps convict a killer, her confidence is shattered once again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. Daphne believes it’s connected to the recent high-profile trial, and at first FBI special agent Joseph Carter agrees. But together they find the reality even more troubling....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She's Baaack

  • By Richard on 03-09-13

Horrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

I'm giving this 1 star because this is the most boring and horribly written and read book I have yet encountered.
Tons of names with no coherent connection. I guess some one was kidnapped and yet there were numerous fatalities somehow. Horrible!!!

  • Hiss and Hers

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 23
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

Agatha has fallen head over heels in love - again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Penelope Keith!

  • By bigdjunta on 04-05-18

OMG

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

how can you have a voice of an 80 year old witch for Agatha. that ruins the story. a fifty years old woman do is not have a crackling timid old old old voice. gee fish it for crying out loud.

  • Real Tigers

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 557

The Bond-esque River Cartwight and his group of defunct MI5 spies, headed by the irascible Jackson Lamb, will do anything to get back into the game. When a member of London's Slough House - MI5's stable for disgraced spies, so-called "slow horses" - is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must risk treason and breach Regent's Park to steal intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. But the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg as they are caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not only of Slough House but of MI5 itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A taste of Caviar in Slough House

  • By Aaron on 05-07-16

lots of words

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-16

hated it. no depth . nothing coherent, bored out of my mind. it was torture..
the good thing, there were lots of words..

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom Come

  • The Elizabeth Harris Series 1
  • By: Jane Jensen
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,725

In Kingdom Come, the first in a new mystery series from Jane Jensen, an ex-NYPD detective seeks escape in Amish country and finds darkness instead. When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Detective Elizabeth Harris knows she's uncovered an evil that could shatter the peace of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kingdom Come - excellent detective story

  • By Brain on 04-02-16

ok

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

this is a book that is predictable but an easy listen that doesn't leave you in the dust.

  • The Academy

  • A Short Story
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

Quitting her job as a high school science teacher to join the Seattle Police Department was an easy decision for Tracy Crosswhite. Years earlier, what should have been one of the happiest days of her life instead became her worst nightmare when her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared. After the murder trial, while her family disintegrated, Tracy turned her heartbreak and her lingering questions into a passion for justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Short Prequel to a Blockbuster Series

  • By Charles Atkinson on 06-04-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

couldn't stop listening !! So disappointed there isn't a series. in a perfect world one doesn't need to be jealous.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful