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  • The Crow Trap

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Wait

  • By Marina on 02-26-17

Kept me engaged throughout

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I started this book before I knew the tv series was based on it and didn't expect much. I was engrossed before the end of the first chapter. The narrator was very good, especially as Vera, though the men were a bit weak. Luckily, most of the characters were women so that was a minor distraction. I'd definitely recommend this book and look forward the rest of the series.

  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

Humor, heart, adventure...what's no to love?

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I'm always hesitant to listen to books narrated by the author, but Dircks does a fabulous job. The book was funny and poignant. Only complaint I have is there is all the characters have the same personality. Still, it's a fun read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,155

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I usually avoid books narrated by the author, but bought this one before I noticed. It was unbelievably well done. Maybe he performed the characters so well, because he created them. I was totally engrossed. What an amazing storyteller!

  • The Language of the Dead

  • A World War II Mystery
  • By: Stephen Kelly
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

German bombers are arriving daily, seeking to crush England. But in a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet - until an elderly loner, Will Blackwell, is brutally murdered. The method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch, and indeed local legend claims that as a boy Blackwell encountered a ghostly black dog sent from the devil, who struck a bargain for Blackwell's soul.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator kills Language of the Dead

  • By Johanna on 05-27-15

Narrator kills Language of the Dead

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I liked the story, but had to stop after a few chapters. The narrator was terrible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Four Below

  • A Detective Inspector McLusky Investigation, Book 2
  • By: Peter Helton
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

DI McLusky has settled into his new job in Bristol but the severe freeze shows an unfamiliar side to the city. After the conviction of a drug baron earlier in the year a new kingpin secures the hub of drug crime in Bristol. But how secure is he? A series of seemingly unconnected murders, accidents and dying drug users slowly reveal the web of violence. Narrow strips of a cut-up photograph arriving piecemeal at the Bristol Herald's offices may hold vital clues, but will the completed puzzle reach McLusky in time?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining read.

  • By Kathleen on 08-28-12

Good read!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

Well written book. I actually experienced the freezing weather described by the author. Loved the ending!