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  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,791

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Enjoyed the characters and narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

This was a solid book. I would definitely recommend it. It was suspenseful and kept me entertained. It was nothing groundbreaking as far as mystery but it was a good story with solid characters and a good narrator. I think it’s a good use of a credit if you like serial killer mysteries.

  • The Housemate

  • By: C. L. Pattison
  • Narrated by: Polly Edsell, Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

The housemate. She's here to stay.... You've let a stranger into your home. You don't know her secrets. You don't know what she wants. Megan and Chloe have found the perfect house. And when they meet Sammi, she seems like the perfect housemate to share it with. It could be the beginning of a brilliant friendship. But Megan isn't so sure about this new girl. She knows they need to be careful about whom they invite in. Because once she's in, she's here to stay.... A brilliant and gripping psychological thriller - perfect for fans of Louise Jensen, Jane Corry and Friend Request.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GReat easy story!

  • By lisa on 04-04-19

Good book - disgusting portrayal of mental illness

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

I’m still listening to this book and it’s overall a good book but the portrayal of mental illness is disgusting and as if it’s written by an immature teenager with a mediocre understanding of mental illness. I’m all for suspense and horror but the characters handing or learning of another character’s attempted suicide and assuming it means she’s dangerous and “crazy” is gross. I understand the character is supposed to be disturbed but it’s handled in such a way that adds to the negative stigma that’s attached to mental illness rather than just being a good story. Finding that a main character takes medicine for a mental illness makes the other characters act like school girls seeing a snake. There are plenty of books that write suspense/horror and incorporate mental illnesses without giving into disgusting stereotypes. Do better.

  • What Have You Done

  • By: Matthew Farrell
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,785

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but ramps up

  • By MARIA on 01-03-19

Not bad but a bit predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-30-19

There was nothing in this book that shocked me. The way it was written made it all so obvious. It wasn’t a bad book but a bit more mystery would’ve made the ending better.

  • The Perfect Friend

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

She’ll do anything for you.... My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered. My husband has left me. My children won’t speak to me. My friend Carrie is the only person I have. She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets. She’d never do anything to let me down. Would she? This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last minute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Abigail Grasso on 07-12-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Not bad, you can definitely get through it but I wouldn’t call it “gripping” or “unputdownable”

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,629

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Let down after The Ex-Wife

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Not nearly as good as their last book, but it wasn’t terrible either. Good book for a daily deal price but I don’t think it’s worth full price.

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,271

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Not bad but absolutely nothing special. I would only recommend this book if you have a massive stockpile of credits and have read pretty much every other book in the "Mysteries & Thrillers" category. Maybe it'd be worth the daily deal price, but even that is iffy.

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  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 884

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

Two hours still left in the book..

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I'm writing this review after listening for 10+ hours with 2 hours remaining. The past 10 hours have been the exact same story over and over and over again. There is VERY little happening in this book and it is so slow and boring. I'm hanging on since I'm this far in but I imagine a big wow ending cannot salvage the ridiculously slow pace of this book. This is disappointing because I've loved Caroline Kepnes' other books, but this one is one I'd recommend passing on.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • The Collector, Book 1
  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,574

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

So disturbing in the most raw way but a fantastic story. You really get pulled into the characters and I’m so thankful I listened to this book. Very touching while dark.

  • Private Lies

  • Hush Money Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Sydney Richardson's enjoying a rare night out in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, when she learns that one of her friends has been shot. Rick Sheffield thought he was staking out a drug deal; turns out he had a front-row seat to a million-dollar cash drop gone wrong. Meanwhile, at a construction site across town, a young vagrant is killed execution-style after spreading some serious wealth among his street friends. Sydney sees no reason to link the shootings, until the money disappears from the evidence locker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes you're better of not knowing...

  • By shelley on 09-12-18

Series went downhill

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I read all three in the series. The first one was great, second was a bit out there, this one seemed so far fetched. By the end of the series, I was no longer a fan of the main character because of all of her meddling and back and forth attitude. Also, it’s not believable that she’s so involved in high profile police cases just because she knows and has ties to the police. None of this would’ve ever happened. It just turned into a bad civilian crime fighting series when it started off so strong.

  • The Perfect Roommate

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Siedt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

She's my roommate. I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet. I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone. I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays. But more important than any of that...I know what she did.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • MINKA ROCKS!!!

  • By Getshotzi on 02-11-18

So bad.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought this was an adult novel?? The story is so juvenile and underdeveloped. The characters are shallow and boring. The story attempts to be mysterious but it hovers on both predictable and irrelevant. The narrator has really weird pauses where you can hear her swallowing her spit and it’s distracting. I would definitely not recommend this book.

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