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  • Hunger Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He's returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, "Lady Death," mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke's team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming - desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it with an open mind

  • By Bree Salyer on 01-23-18

It's too bad the author went political

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

It's really too bad the author brought politics into the story. It was very subtle as first but by half way through the book, that's all it was. Until now, I've really liked these books.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Right Behind You

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent storey And performances.

  • By Erick on 04-09-17

Brothers, sisters, secrets, lies, and murder

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Any additional comments?

Some siblings will do anything for each other including murder. These poor kids have been through so much. They each finally find their best fit only to be hit with tragedy again. It's sad. I missed Kimberly this time around.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,346

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 02-18-17

Tied up the devil but good!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

What did you love best about Echoes in Death?

I love how well Eve and Roarke know each other. When the other needs to hold on tight and when subtlety is required. How they can count on each other no matter what.

What other book might you compare Echoes in Death to and why?

The entire series. Robb writes solid characters.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Since Ericksen has read the whole series, she is Eve, Roarke, Peabody and everyone else. Nobody else will do.

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

I cried at the last act Eve had to do before they could call it a day. It was as much for Daphne as it was for her but both needed equally.

Any additional comments?

Here I am finishing the book the day after it comes out....and so the wait begins for the next installment. I love how the whole team strive for the truth and for justice no matter what. Less then giving 150% is not tolerated.

  • The Sound of Rain

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase - whose murder case ended her career. As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing ending

  • By Kym on 03-23-17

The last hour of the book pulled out the 3rd star

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

What did you like best about The Sound of Rain? What did you like least?

Best-The twists and turns at the end
Worst-The author should study police procedure

Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Olsen? Why or why not?

Probably not for the reason I listed as WORST part of the book

Do you think The Sound of Rain needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

I stopped reading this book several times. The authors police investigation was bad writing and in no way believable. I strongly dislike giving a bad review. If you can overlook this part and get through it, the last 1/4 or so is pretty good.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Tell No Lies

  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Augusta Aldridge believes in Ian Patterson's innocence, even after he was arrested for killing two young women and mutilating their corpses. Because she was with him the night one of the crimes occurred, hidden in the shadows beneath a beachside pier, locked in a wild, unthinking embrace with the man whose dangerous fascination may have fatally lured the other victims. Now that another body has been found, the police suspect a copycat killer, but Augusta is sure they have the wrong man behind bars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took Me Home!

  • By Grady on 03-13-15

When is the next book in the series coming out!!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

If you could sum up Tell No Lies in three words, what would they be?

lies, psychopathy and closure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tell No Lies?

Cody befriending the cottonmouth (not the most memorable but a good moment)

Any additional comments?

I really like these characters. I wonder if I were one of the 3 sisters if I could forgive Sadie...There has to be a third book so we can see what's up with Savannah and her "gift" no one knows about.

  • The Devil's Daughter

  • Hidden Sins, Book 1
  • By: Katee Robert
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Growing up in a small town isn't easy, especially when you're the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother's followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can't turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she's going to have to return to the fold.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me...

  • By shelley on 11-21-17

Introspection overload

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Any additional comments?

The book was good but there was so much introspection from the main character. With each back and forth she had something to say to herself or an answer she wanted to say out loud by didn't. It became a bit annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Merciful Death

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 1
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855

FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land - and off the grid - in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • i dont think this was written by kendra elliot

  • By K. Mathis on 03-27-17

Another good series by Kendra

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Any additional comments?

Not all secrets are bad but big ones involving the law are almost never a good idea. They can become all consuming and end up doing more harm. Sometimes you have someone to turn to and sometimes you don't. I'm looking forward to reading book 2.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Targeted

  • Callahan & McLane, Book 4
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

All Detective Mason Callahan wanted was a quiet fishing trip with the guys - a chance to get away and unwind before Halloween. Until he finds the body of his boss, Denny Schefte, near their remote Oregon cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sadist who slit Denny's throat and covered his face with a mask. Mason was the last person to see him alive and will stop at nothing to find his friend's murderer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book.

  • By Shirley on 08-24-16

You never know what makes a killer a killer

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

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

Finally Ava gets to save Mason. He has proven time and time again he is there for her and finally she was able to prove the same.

Any additional comments?

As a parent you do your best to raise your child to be a good, functioning person....well most parents do anyway. When you don't, sometimes what comes around goes around.

On another note, sometimes love is enough. Couples don't always know what they want for their future, but when you open and honest, love can lead the way.

  • Bridged

  • Callahan & McLane, Book 2
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

After a congressman's tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case - and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb suspense novel!

  • By Wayne on 01-06-16

Bad deeds should not go unpunished

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

What about Nick Podehl and Amy McFadden ’s performance did you like?

I think the narrators did a great job.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes righting the wrongs of your past includes murder. Peer pressure and fear are a bad combination and they are all too real. I can't imagine how many times something similar to this story has happened in real life. I also believe that living with guilt like this can cause cancer or other medical illnesses not just mental illnesses. Troy and his partners in crime all got what they deserved!!

  • Vanished

  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,966

When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying narration.

  • By Kathleen on 06-30-16

Good read, good characters

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

What made the experience of listening to Vanished the most enjoyable?

The characters are good. The author does a good job of putting their images in your mind. I'm looking forward to getting to know them.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Bingo, only known at this point as the dog who has no name and who does not yet belong to Mason, leads investigators to Hannah and they find her covered in dog hair from him protecting her and keeping her warm until help arrived. Good dog!

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

There are a few things. 1 is how much Jake cares about this little sister and his struggle with his emotions and the thought of how Jake will feel later in life since Hannah was taken because the bad guy couldn't get to him initially. 2 is the misery the bad guy has gone through for 20 years over the loss of his son and his teetering on the edge of sanity. And lastly how Mason has felt for taking the life of that kid even though it was unavoidable and how he will feel now for the rest of his that event triggered with the kidnapping of Hannah and Jake.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to getting to know these characters. I've read Kendra before and like how she tells a story.