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  • The Devil's Punchbowl

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Thriller

  • By Brad on 10-01-13

Terrible narration!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I still love this series but unless the narrator is changed, I won’t be buying any other books in it. Dick Hill has a great ability to do many different voices. However, he did a terrible terrible job with the majority in this and book two. The southern voices were so over exaggerated as to be comical. He screamed, he whined. This was one of the worse narrations I have heard. I have listened to other books narrated by Mr. Hill, and he usually does a decent job, so I’m really surprised by this. My suggestion...read, don’t listen, to any books in this series that are narrated by him.

  • Turning Angel

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826

As two of the most prominent citizens of Natchez, Drew Elliott and Penn Cage sit on the school board of their alma mater, St. Stephen's Prep. When the nude body of a young female student is found near the Mississippi River, the entire community is shocked - but no one more than Penn, who discovers that his best friend was entangled in a passionate relationship with the girl and may be accused of her murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Southern accents are best left to Southerners...

  • By Pat M. on 04-21-14

Why did you change narrators?!?

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This is a really good series but the narrator should not have been changed. It was hard to listen to.

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,178

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This was my first book by this author but not my last. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Hostage Moon

  • By: A. J. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outsmarting the Serial Killer, Finding Romance

  • By Susie on 12-06-12

Don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This is one of the worse books I ever tried to listen to. There was very little story. Most of it was describing the attraction between the two female lead characters, with the actual story thrown in occasionally. If it had just been an occasional explicit sex scene, I could have fast forwarded through them. That's what I usually do. Yeah, I guess I'm a prude. But if you do like those scenes, you'll still be disappointed. Just on and on and on, describing each one's thoughts about how sexy the other was. I was wishing they'd go ahead and get to it, so I could fast forward and get to an actual storyline. I tried to hang in there but gave up about two thirds through.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,878

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Excellent story except for....

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I loved the story for the most part. It never got slow or boring. The characters were interesting. I would recommend this book highly. So, why only four stars, you might ask. The author paints certain groups of people with one stroke, which irritated me. All of those people are crooked; all of these people are ignorant, the author seems to think. I like to think there are good and bad people in any group. I won't be specific. if you read it, you can see what I mean. If you don't see it, you can chalk it up to my own biases. You will have enjoyed a great book, in any case.

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,296
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

Could be even better

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

It's amazing the imagination the author has. All the books have been great, and LONG. It's not often that a series can change narrators in each book, and all be okay. Having said that, there is one thing that kept this from being five stars. In the first couple of books, the main female character's name was pronounced Kaylin by the narrator. In this one, I heard it pronounced Kollin, Kullin, and Cowlin, but never Kaylin. I hope they go back to Kaylin from now on, but at least pick something and stick with it. I do recommend the series though.

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,141

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

This is a Winner!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

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

I listen to books daily, and have listened to so many, it's hard to give numbers. It would be towards the top of my list though.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite...at least, not based on the author's depiction of them.

Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

The little girl. The narrator did such an excellent job, I wanted to reach in and give the little girl a hug. She sounded exactly like a little girl would sound. Excellent!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, I simply enjoyed the book.

Any additional comments?

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was because of descriptive sex scenes. I preferred movies when they went to blackouts at those times. You knew what was happening, but didn't have to watch. The same is true with the written word, in my opinion. I also want to comment on the narrator's wonderful job. There were many characters, and she managed to give them all distinctive voices. As I previously mentioned, the little girl's voice was outstanding. This was one of the best, if not the best, renditions by a narrator I've listened to.

  • Never Fade

  • Darkest Minds, Book 2
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as Darkest Minds

  • By Jen on 11-08-13

I like this series

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed both books that I've listened to in this series. They are not high drama, don't keep me on the edge of my seat, but just a pretty good listen. I have mixed feelings about the narrator. I hate the main character's voice, but that may be just a personal preference. It almost has a valley girl sound to it. Really grates on my nerves. However, she does a great job on the other voices. All in all, I liked it and will continue the series.

  • The Revolution of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence, and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty - forced marriages and murder plots - for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not an EPIC Revolution

  • By Natalie C on 11-05-15

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

What did you love best about The Revolution of Ivy?

It wasn't slow, and it kept my interest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Revolution of Ivy?

I can't say there was one memorable moment. It was interesting throughout.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sounds like the last question, just worded differently, so my answer is the same.

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

No, I was okay with leaving and coming back to it. It was very good, but not the kind where I expected some extreme action on the next page that I wanted to get to immediately.

  • The Book of Ivy

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Taylor Meskimen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall and my mission is simple: to kill the president's son - my soon-to-be husband - and return the Westfall family to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BOOK LONG PROLOGUE

  • By Natalie C on 01-20-15

Not just for teens or young adults

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

I loved this book and have already ordered book 2. Clearly, some books classified as being for teens or young adults are just that. Some, like this one, is interesting to all ages. I love when I discover interesting books in this category, because they aren't full of explicit sex scenes. I don't consider myself a prude, but I just prefer to have something left to the imagination. I also like authors who don't rely on inserting foul language into every paragraph. This is a winner.