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S. A. Rogers

South Carolina USA
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  • A Dogleg Island Mystery
  • By: Donna Ball
  • Narrated by: Ann Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Aggie Malone is a dedicated young cop who has spent her entire life just looking for a place to call home. She never thought she'd find it in a quaint Florida village called Dogleg Island, where almost nothing ever happens. Deputy Ryan Grady is an easygoing playboy who carries a surf board in the trunk of his patrol car and lives in the same rambling beach cottage his grandfather built 70 years ago. He grew up on Dogleg Island and can't imagine ever living anywhere else. It's always been the most peaceful place he has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story. great plot and character developm

  • By Leiha on 09-01-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I really liked the characters. But the narration was monotone and dry. It was hard to listen at times.

The figured out who the true villain was very early in the book. A few times I considered I may have been wrong, but I wasn’t. Even though I’d figured it out, I still eagerly listened to the whole book. The end was really exciting.

I will listen to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,932

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

Totally enjoyed this boom

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was ever changing and it wasn’t easy to guess.

Any additional comments?

I’m not crazy about a woman falling for a man who treats her poorly, even if he turns out to be ok.

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,426

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Fun

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

This was a fun, easy listen. It made me laugh. Never came close to crying, which is good sometimes. The narrator did a God job with the accents, even if a bit overdone at times. I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, some threat of danger, love and laughter.

  • Stiff Penalty

  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best in the series....

  • By Gift Diva on 05-04-15

Stiff Penalty for Whom?

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

Title made me wonder the whole book but I never figured out to what it was referring. With that aside, it was a good book. I don't care for books or movies or anything else told by the main character as a recount of what happened. I'm not sure why Annelise Ryan decided to tell it that way. This story had a sweet ending but leaves you wanting more. I look forward to the next and just hope it isn't written the same way.

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,136

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

I couldn't go to sleep for want to hear jyst a little bit more. I looked forward to driving just to have an excuse to listen. I can't wait to hear another about Harry's half brother.

  • Private Games

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,849

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Hollie on 03-01-12

Another Suspense I Couldn't Put Down

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

The beginning was a little weird and hard to dig into, but I'm really glad that I did. I wanted Jack Morgan to be more involved, but quickly fell in love with the detective featured. The villain was a mystery until very near the end. I'm ready for the next Private adventure.

  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not nearly as good as the first book in the series.

  • By Vronica88 on 09-18-17

Highly Suspenseful.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

I couldn't stop listening. I listen at night while I'm falling asleep. This book kept me awake. While I usually don't listen when I am busy or goofing off at home, this one couldn't be ignored. Totally enjoyed this book and can't wait to hear the next.

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  • Red Knife

  • Cork O'Connor, Book 8
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR

  • By FRITZ STOOP on 01-10-14

Several plots not interconnected

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

Reviewed: 09-21-14

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, I was drawn in and the plots kept me guessing. Just when I thought the book was at its end, I realized there was still much to be resolved.

Did Buck Schirner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I was not fond of his female voices. They all sounded like they were whining. At first I thought it suited the character's current role, but later realized it was just the way Schirner portrayed the females.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several moments were touching, but I think the best part was a familial reconciliation made possible by forgiveness. (Don't want to give away much.)

Any additional comments?

I always like the main characters in this series. The end made me think it was the end of the series. Hopefully not.

  • Relic

  • Pendergast, Book 1
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,681

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non-Perishable

  • By Snoodely on 05-26-10

Not my typical read, but couldn't stop

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

Reviewed: 07-15-14

Where does Relic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best books I've listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are very well developed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I had to take a breather every now and then. It was intense at times.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death on a High Floor

  • By: Charles Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515

On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Mystery, Brilliant Narration

  • By Charles Atkinson on 02-23-14

Slow painful start

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

Reviewed: 07-15-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I returned this book unfinished. I could not get in to the story. I tried to listen a couple hours, but it just never went anywhere.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment