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  • The Amish Schoolhouse Murders

  • By: Gregg Olsen, Kevin Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen and true crime journalist Kevin M. Sullivan travel down a bizarre trail of murder into notorious Pennsylvania. A seemingly normal husband father of two decides to kill young girls after storming an Amish schoolhouse, and sex many have been the prime motivator. A young high school student has a secret desire for murder, and decides a middle of the night visit to his best friend’s house will do nicely to satiate his hunger to kill.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • misleading title

  • By Anonymous User on 01-25-15

Terrible story

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

Several different stories, most too short. It doesn't say that in the publicity. This book is way too brief, and it does not tell what the reader needs to know.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,631

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Highly detailed story of the first year of the Trump White House.

Listen and learn.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Val McDermid

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Val McDermid
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Val McDermid published her first novel in 1987 and in 2016 celebrated the publication of her 30th novel, the latest in the Inspector Karen Pirie series, Out of Bounds. She joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to talk about her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Donna on 12-18-16

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

Learn all about popular crime novelist Val McDermid and the way she writes. I love her books, and I think you will have fun discovering the source of her ideas.

  • The Moon of the Winter Bird

  • By: Jean Craighead George
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

For a song sparrow that has not migrated south this year, it is a daily challenge to keep warm as its once plentiful food supply dwindles during a harsh December in Ohio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, enjoyable story.

  • By Donna on 06-12-16

Simple, enjoyable story.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

A nice way to while away some time. Barbara Caruso's voice is pleasant throughout. Add this one if you're looking for quality nature stories.

  • The Pangram Killer

  • By: Brandon M. Lipani
  • Narrated by: Lori L. Parker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Serena Triton, a detective on the job only six months in the homicide division, gets called to the park to investigate a murder, and the only clue left behind is a pangram. As Serena digs deeper to find the killer, things take an unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Capable thriller

  • By Donna on 01-31-16

Capable thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

A simple story, with some twists at the end. The narration is a bit monotone, but otherwise, there are no major issues. I hope to see more from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 3 Truths and a Lie

  • A Detective D. D. Warren Story
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522

In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases - a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Best to avoid sample chapter at end

  • By Telorast on 01-06-16

Scary story, loaded with details

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

A very good short mystery. Deals with a gory incident in Boston. Gives you a lot to decipher in a small space. Also introduces part of another novel. I enjoyed this book and will look for more from this author.

  • Barking Mad British Traditions, Customs and Sports: Welly Wanging, Bog Snorkelling, Nettle Eating, Conkers, Gurning, and More....

  • By: Gary McKraken
  • Narrated by: Martyn Clements
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

We Brits get up to crazy things in our spare time. Want to be champion welly wanger? Or nettle eater, perhaps? You may be asking yourself: "Who would eat nettles? They sting, don't they?" Yes, nettles do sting. In this audiobook you will hear about some of the barking mad and wildly eccentric things we British get up to from time to time. You may not believe that some of the customs and traditions really exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and charming

  • By Donna on 12-07-15

Funny and charming

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

Packed with anecdotes about unique sports and hobbies in the U.K. This is a good book to get some laughs and encourage you to visit the places where they follow these activities. If you think you can beat the best at toe-wrestling, why not go for it?

  • Heart Collector

  • By: Jacques Vandroux, Wendeline A. Hardenberg - translator
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a potboiler, but fun

  • By Donna on 11-27-15

A bit of a potboiler, but fun

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

This quickly-moving thriller is set in France and reminds me of novels by Sam Christer and others. It's a bit of a stretch to believe certain plot twists, but if you like stories with really creepy villains, you may enjoy this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From the Cradle

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

When Helen and Sean Phillips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this patch of south-west London will be returned safe and well. But when a body is found in a local park, Lennon realizes that time is running out - and that nothing in this case is as it seems.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted But Good

  • By Lia on 01-19-18

Beguiling story, with many surprises

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I won't give away anything, but this was a creepy story with lots of plot twists. The author did a good job of looking into the murky personalities of many characters. The end is a shock. This is the first book I've read by these authors, and I will look for more from them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,906

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

One of the worst books I've read in a long time

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

Slow, hard to understand, and filled with obnoxious characters who are impossible to like. Danny in particular is really nasty. If this is the kind of person Orson Card wants the reader to support, then Orson is an idiot too.

Please, don't waste your time and money. Read something else.