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  • Rubbernecker

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The dead can't speak to us, Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understands when he tries to tell them. Life is already strange enough for Patrick - being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's before he is faced with solving a possible murder, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Leigh on 08-17-16

it's a gift

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

funny, insightful, and in the mystery genre - ticks all the boxes for me. worth the read!

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,500

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Great Character Potential Ruined by Unbelievable Storyline

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

The backstory and talents of the main character could provide wonderful backbone to a good story. The story starts out strong. However, the nonsense unsupported premises made by the character, and the appalling heart-pulling crap thrown in at the end, made the last third of the story laughable (not in a good way). What a waste!!!!

  • Judgment Calls

  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well read above average book

  • By Rajesh on 06-24-05

Ok Story. Mismatched Narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Like the story line - it was tight and believable. Would like to listen to the next book in series - but the narrator is the same (aaaarrgh!!!) Had a real problem with the narrator. There was an obvious 30-year age gap between narrator and main character. With the story being first person narrative - could not suspend belief and get into the story. Secondly - narrator’s Aussie-influenced accent for a Portland D.A. - seriously!?! Story made it worth the cringing.

  • F is for Fugitive

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was: wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach 17 years ago, and an ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, and then escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • F is for Faithful Filler

  • By Simone on 10-27-13

Ending getting old

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The standard ‘danger and confession’ scenarios at the end of the books are getting a little tiring - but the story beforehand and performance make them entertaining for a while.

  • 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 9,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,322

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

Too long

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Love Karin Slaughter - but this story reeeaaally took it’s unfurling, which didn’t really work out for me. Just a personal preference I guess.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,615

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

I’m embarrassed for anyone who praised this book

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I get it. The harking back to the drawn out mystery novel - but did it have to be sooo obvious and predictable? Loooong. Looong. Drawn out meh. This is simply a triumph in marketing. That’s what the one star is for.

  • Wrong Place

  • DI Sally Parker Thriller Series #1
  • By: M. A. Comley
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she's hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It's up to Sally and her partner, DS Jack Blackman, to find out why before the body count rises to double figures. While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SO BAD

  • By Donna on 12-04-15

where do I start?<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

the oversimplified story line and characters? crime scene 101 dialogue? under developed principal? or the clipped, excruciatingly slow and wooden narrator? don't. dont bother. unless you're new to reading.

  • City of Veils

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoe Ferraris
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Detective Osama Ibrahim dreads investigating another unsolvable murder - chillingly common in a city where the veils of conservative Islam keep women as anonymous in life as the victim is in death. But Katya, one of the few females in the coroner's office, is determined to identify the woman and find her killer. Aided by her friend Nayir, she soon discovers that the victim was a young, controversial filmmaker named Leila.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating glimpse into another culture

  • By Kathleen Rogers on 09-09-10

A journey

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

I am typically skeptical of non-natives writing in the voice of natives, so took some time to research the author. Marginally satisfied, I plunged into the story and was delighted!!! It literally transports you to Saudi Arabia. Not all the niches and crevices that cannot all be captured in one book - but enough to keep you well engaged. Characters are well developed and the story engaging. Enjoy!

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  • Talking to the Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Harry Bingham
  • Narrated by: Siriol Jenkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

At first, the murder scene appears sad, but not unusual: a young woman undone by drugs and prostitution, her six-year-old daughter dead alongside her. But then detectives find a strange piece of evidence in the squalid house: the platinum credit card of a very wealthy - and long dead - steel tycoon. What is a heroin-addicted hooker doing with the credit card of a well-known and powerful man who died months ago? This is the question that the most junior member of the investigative team, Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, is assigned to answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best thing I've ever read, but...

  • By mindusq on 05-13-13

Loved the character

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style - the main character was witty and engaging - helped to vault you over the larger crevices of 'imagination stretch' in the book. Narrator was quite good. Would like to try out the rest of the series.

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME SERIES!

  • By T. McTier on 11-15-16

Ok - this woman can write!!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Ms. Marson is a story teller - and this time she avoided the whole 'Kim Stone vs. villain' hand to hand combat scene. Her characters are raw and made flesh - a rare combination. Wonderful!