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  • Glass Houses

  • Morganville Vampires, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005

Morganville, Texas, is a small college town filled with quirky characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad come out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows---one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Aware..

  • By Justin on 07-21-09

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

After listening to STILLHOUSE LAKE and book 2 KILLMAN CREEK Rachael Caine is one of my favorite authors and I was thrilled when I saw how many books she has written.
I usually am not in to Vampire books but figured I'd give it a chance since it is Rachael Caine and the 2 books that I listened to were so good and had everything; suspense, great writing, narration and I could not stop listening.
This book was a disappointment unfortunately. I really tried to give it a chance but could not finish the book. It felt like it was a book for teenagers. Maybe it is?

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 829

When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher’s unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She’s definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn’t convinced it’s murder. Besides, she’s not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller

  • By Sires on 12-15-13

Surprised...

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Definitely surprised and disappointed because Rachael Abbott is easily one of my favorite authors and I LOVE all her books,
Only the Innocent I could not even finish it was so boring and annoying and so completely different from her other books.

  • Kill Me Again

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

When your life is a lie, who can you trust? When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well, although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone or why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story... Love the narrators accent!

  • By Sara on 12-11-18

One of my favorite authors

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

With the exception of her book Only the Innocent, I love all her books! I usually only listen while commuting to work.
However, with this author that is not possible and I could not stop listening!

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  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Psychological Thriller!

  • By Jlynn434 on 06-13-18

I love Rachael Abbott

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Rachael Abbott is one of my favorite authors and with the exception of "Only the Innocent" I love her books.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,083
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,330

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Great listening

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I really like this author. Listening to audio books makes my daily commute less dreadful and prevents me from falling asleep behind the wheel. Mary Kubica does not disappoint!
Other great authors are Rachael Caine (Stillhouse Lake and Killman Creek) and Rachael Abbott!

  • 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 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

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
  • Surprisingly good!!!!

  • By E. Marisol on 10-23-18

Great listening

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Listening to audio books makes my daily commute less painful and keeps me from falling asleep behind the wheel.
Not a chance with this one! One of the better serial killer books I have purchased but definitely can not be compared with author Rachael Abbott, Rachael Caine and Leslie Wolf.

  • The Sound of Rain

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

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

Great listening

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Starts a little slow but definitely speeds up and I could not stop listening. A little bit surprised though about the abrupt ending

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,923

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

Oh my God

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

This is my first book by this author and oh my God ... I spend hours every day commuting to work and usually only listen in my car but with this book that was not an option and I could not stop until finished.
Parts of the book are very graphic and hard to listen to and made me sick to my stomach.
The writing, story and the GREAT narrators...yes you don't want to miss this one!

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 431

In a quiet country village, secrets abound. When young Abbie Campbell is knocked over and left for dead on the back road of the village of Little Melham, waves of shock ripple through the small community, threatening to expose long-kept secrets. For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night puts both her marriage and the safety of her children in jeopardy - she has to protect her family, no matter what the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing Mystery in Small English Town

  • By Debbie on 01-08-15

Another great book by Rachael Abbott!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Rachael Abbott is definitely one of my favorite authors!! Once I start listening I can not stop.
I usually only listen to audio books while commuting to work but that is not possible when it comes to Rachael Abbott.

  • Stranger Child

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie. Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis. Emma's life no longer feels secure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fourth in a series

  • By Luanne Ollivier on 11-24-15

My new favorite author!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Rachael Abbott is my new favorite author. I have about 200 thriller mystery audio books in my library and her books are definitely some of the best ones. ( Another great author is Rachael Caine, Still House Lake and Killmam Creek).
I spend hours in traffic every day and listening to audio books make it less dreadful and if it is a,good book, prevents,me from dozing off behind the wheel. Not a chance with this book...I could not stop listening! The story, the writing and not to mention the narrator everything excellent