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Jill

East Wenatchee, WA, United States
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  • The Legacy: A Thriller

  • Children's House, Book 1
  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking. Newly-promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja for her expertise with traumatized young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn't best pleased. But she's determined to keep little Margret safe. It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers on the radio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yrsa has done it again!

  • By J. Ellis on 02-19-18

Well written but horrific murders.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Not a fan of going through a horrific, tortuous murder, step by step with a powerless victim, so I fast forwarded past ensuing murders after number one. Regardless, the interesting characters and plot kept me engaged until the end. Well written and performed, but for me, novels of this type won’t be in my future reading as they are too dark.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stories of Faith for Christmas

  • Guideposts for the Spirit
  • By: Richard H. Schneider, Billy Graham, Richard Crenna, and others
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger, Lucille Cole, Sharilynn Dunn, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Here are more than 60 heartwarming stories of faith. These are stories about the true gifts of Christmas: answered prayers, real-life angels, and inexplicable miracles. They are the stories of people who gained a greater understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, some through a word or gesture from their fellow man, others through a miraculous event that could only have come from God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming stories of Christmas!

  • By Jill on 12-28-17

Heartwarming stories of Christmas!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

If you need a little Christmas, this book will do it. I played the entire book the first night sleeping through the middle stories. The next day I replayed it again and sent the link to several I knew would love it. The old stories of faith built up my own and reminded me of past Christmases with my grandparents, parents and my children. It also reinforced the importance of creating meaningful traditions with my grandchildren.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Telling Tales

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fabulous book to listen to

  • By Gigi on 09-01-17

Best Vera ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

Superb reader, intriguing plot. One of the best of Ann Cleeves's Vera mysteries on Audible yet!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,546

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Perfect cozy mystery!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

I love this series! It is well performed, a cute premise, and relaxing to listen to, although the mystery and all the above keeps you hooked. As a mystery fan, I sometimes feel satiated by graphic murder and evil premises. This is a nice refreshing break. Neil Dungeon is a superb reader. His narration is the right tenor and his characters come to life with subtle affectation, which, with other readers I've found can be overdone, distracting and detract from from the story. Glad there are more episodes ahead. Bravo!

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,251

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

The Boss brings it.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Lyrical, poetic, informative, self effacing, funny, raw and honest. Fascinating recounting life of a lost, driven and found superstar. Springsteen gives as much to his audience in this autobi as he does in concert. Peppering his tales with Springsteen axioms; revelations crystallized on reflection of his life experiences, while struggling to find sense and a foundation. Highly recommended.

  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme gore, torture, and abuse

  • By Martha on 08-15-15

Love this mystery series and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The casting of Colin Mace as protagonist Wolfe is perfection. The story line is fast paced, sometimes a bit too violent for my taste and Wolfe's endured beatings beg an extra portion of suspense of disbelief, however, it is almost balanced out by Wolfe's humanity, love for his daughter Scout, and their pet dog, Stan. Parsons' plots are unique, and imbued with London historical locations and reference; a fun ride to locale rarely seen by us tourists.
I found it hard to put my earbuds down!

  • We Shall Inherit the Wind

  • Varg Veum
  • By: Gunnar Staalesen
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

It's 1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend, Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he's made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy about this series!

  • By Jill on 01-12-17

Crazy about this series!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Hope the whole series will be put in audible form. Fantastic writing, protagonist and the reader is perfect casting.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,549
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,537

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Well written testimony of a Muslim's journey to Christ

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I read this book to understand the Muslim perspective in and toward western culture. In the US we deal with very little if any persecution for our Christian beliefs. When Christ calls a Muslim to himself, the cost is everything. This true testimony has revealed that immense struggle while illuminating the close-knit familial bonds and sincerity of most Muslim people.