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  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

  • By Karyn Mazzeo on 10-21-17

Sweet story but lacks a little of the Danielle Hines mystique

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Interesting and sweet story but a little slow during parts of the story. Not as thrilling/enticing as other Danielle Hines books

  • Tangled Webs

  • Men of Valor, Book 3
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 12-18-17

Weak plot

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I usually enjoy all her books - but this one had very little suspense to it. Very predictable

  • Dangerous Illusions

  • Code of Honor, Book 1
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death - and puts Trish under police scrutiny - her world is once again thrown into turmoil. Detective Colin Flynn isn't certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake, or is there more to the case than meets the eye?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous Illusions

  • By Susan Fryman on 10-21-17

Kept me on my toes

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Story was great - you never knew what was coming next. Great mystery mixed with a little romance

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When a Secret Kills

  • Deadly Reunions Series #3
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Investigative reporter Jillian Carter knows that it's time to put the past to rest. She's tired of looking over her shoulder, letting a killer go free. She's no longer the scared kid who changed her name and disappeared. Now, no matter what the cost, Jillian must do what she is trained to do: ferret out the truth and expose it. Senator Frank Hoffman committed murder 10 years ago, and Jillian watched it happen - didn't she?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good ending

  • By GrannyGoose on 06-28-16

True mystery till the end

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Great book and mystery - surprise ending. Not like many plots where you know the culprit early

  • Desert Heat

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun - a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna Brady, his devoted wife and mother of their nine-year-old daughter, knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How happy was that??!!

  • By karen on 03-09-15

Another thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

J A Jance has become my new favorite author. This story like the others I have listened to keep you on the edge of your seat / can't guess the "Who" until the very end

  • The Edge of Lost

  • By: Kristina McMorris
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,655

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter - one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island - has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible story.

  • By GB on 04-06-16

Okay but nothing to get real excited about

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Narrator was awesome -ability to change voice to reflect different characters. Kept waiting for the intrigue to capture my attention - but book was too long for the story line

  • Thin Ice

  • Men of Valor, Book 2
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail - addressed in her sister's handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive. FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he's coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive - who is the woman buried in her grave?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so Suspenseful

  • By KAREN MESSICK on 06-14-17

Attention grabber

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

Very well written, very well read - a mystery that doesn't give its self away until close to the end. Holds your attention. Mystery, love, intrigue and just the right touch of reminding us how close Jesus is in our every day lives.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deceived

  • Private Justice, Book 3
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

For four years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their three-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Janet on 10-26-14

Probably the best book I have listened to.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Great mixture of mystery and romance. I will definitely listen to more books by this author. Couldn't wait to hear the ending

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Tomorrows

  • Cody Gunner, Book 1
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Joey Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Kingsbury, a CBA best-selling author, delivers her signature mix of melodrama and genuine emotional punch in this novel about two young rodeo stars and their experiences with Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great love story

  • By Rebecca R on 04-24-18

One of her best

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Couldn't stop listening. Lots of lessons to be learned AWESOME story line and performance. Of the dozens books I have listened to, this is the best