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  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,861

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

Love-love-love!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

What a wonderful story. This is a book for any age, it was funny, creative and poignant. I don’t have children but if I did this would be a favorite bedtime book to read with them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 928

Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up cases in any number of ways - by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such "slow horse", is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Josh Alford on 07-05-17

Don’t bother

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Too hard to follow and numerous characters. The description of the book is not accurate. Multiple storylines and bounces all over the place. I really wanted to like this book too but gave up at the last 90 minutes. I had to move on to another book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead to Me

  • A Serial Killer Thriller: Detective Kate Matthews Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Edger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

How do you catch a killer who knows your every move? She drew the curtains and returned to the kitchen where she removed the bottle of vodka from the freezer and reached for the large kitchen knife. If he dared to come back, she'd be ready for him. When a body is found hanging in the remains of a dock-side warehouse, detective Kate Matthews is called to the scene.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Snooze fest!

  • By Michelene on 02-28-19

Snooze fest!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

The main character Kate was whiny! Storyline dragged on and was very boring. Would not recommend reading another book by this author. The good part was the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,867
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,496

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • glad it was free, sad I used a free credit.

  • By River on 03-02-19

Great suspenseful storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I Could not stop listening & every character was interesting. I can’t wait for the next book from Jan Smith.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forget Me Not

  • By: Kierney Scott
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Three young women are dead. Thousands of miles between them and nothing except the marks on their bodies to link them. Detective Jess Bishop sees something that strikes fear into her heart: the similarities between this case and the one she's spent her entire career trying to forget. Brilliant and methodical, Jess always plays by the rules. But she's not the person anyone thinks she is. And she'll do whatever she can to keep her secrets hidden. As more bodies are found, it seems Jess' past is coming back to haunt her. And with her partner, Jamison, back from two years undercover, she doesn't know if she can still trust him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yuk!!

  • By Michelene on 02-06-19

Yuk!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The narrator is too fast pace and her inflection makes each sentence sound as if it is ending with and exclamation point. The storyline is NOT THRILLING. I could not even complete it because of the lame conversations. Don’t waste your time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Truth and Lies

  • A DI Amy Winter Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart. Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims - but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Story

  • By Lia on 12-26-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

The storyline started out interesting but slowly went downhill with a very anticlimactic ending. The narrator sounded as if she was whispering the entire story.

26 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Lola Is Missing

  • By: Alison James
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper is taken from her bedroom. Her mother is distraught. She is convinced her estranged husband, Gavin Harper, has abducted their daughter. Detective Rachel Prince is leading the investigation but is soon out of her depth as she searches for the most high-profile missing child in the country. To uncover the truth about Lola’s disappearance, Rachel must untangle the Harper family’s complicated web of secrets and lies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great new series...lived the story line. must read

  • By Jennifer F. on 07-06-18

Not gripping or suspenseful!!’

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Don’t waste your time on this mundane book. The characters were uninteresting and storyline awful....very disappointing. The only positive was Jan Cramer’s narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,880

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

BORING!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I can not believe this book was made into a HBO series.....aweful-aweful-aweful! This is not a murder mystery book. It was all about the main character meeting up with people from the past. The murders seemed to be an afterthought for the author. Don’t waste your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,911

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Losing One’s Head

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Very anticlimactic ending, I was looking forward to another book by this author but after the last couple of chapters, I changed my mind.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Victim

  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 622

Emma is a loving wife, a devoted mother...and an involuntary killer. For years she’s been hiding the dead body of the teacher who seduced her as a teen. It’s a secret that might have stayed buried if only her life had been less perfect. A promotion for Emma’s husband, Alex, means they can finally move to a bigger home with their young son. But with a buyer lined up for their old house, Emma can’t leave without destroying every last trace of her final revenge...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would have rated four stars if narrator was better

  • By Loves2Read on 03-24-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I have enjoyed Caroline Mitchell’s “Ruby Preston” series but this was a boring storyline. And the narrator Elizabeth Knowelden sounded as she was whispering through the entire novel. Not worth the purchase. Hopefully there isn’t another book with the same characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful