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  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This novel has issues!

  • By Wayne on 09-12-17

Dark & Twisted Tale w/Outstanding Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

When You Disappeared By John Marrs once again JM does not disappoint in this dark and twisted psychological suspense thriller. Narration by Simon Mattacks and Elizabeth Knowelden is simply amazing. Highly Recommend!

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  • The Things You Didn't See

  • By: Ruth Dugdall
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

On a chilly morning in rural Suffolk, Cassandra Hawke is woken by a gunshot. Her mother is clinging on to her life, the weapon still lying nearby. Everyone thinks it’s attempted suicide - but none of it makes any sense to Cass. She’s certain there’s more to it than meets the eye. With her husband and father telling her she’s paranoid, Cass finds an unlikely ally in student paramedic Holly. Like Cass, she believes something is wrong, and together they try to uncover the truth. But is there more to Holly’s interest than she’s letting on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend Great Story w/Excellent Narration

  • By KimR on 01-29-19

Highly Recommend Great Story w/Excellent Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

‘The Things You Didn't See’ is my first Ruth Dugdall book and will not be my last! Exciting storyline with relatable characters and phenomenal narration by Elizabeth Knowelden. I Highly recommend!!!

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,365

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
  • Highly Recommend for Suspense Lovers!

  • By crizzz on 01-10-19

Highly Recommend!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

An Anonymous Girl By: Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks. I loved The Wife Between Us, and I’m thrilled their new book is a page-turner as well! There are twists, turns, and well-written characters; some you hate, some you fear, some will leave you torn, some are simply chilling. Highly recommend!

  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

The Handyman Will Give You the CREEPS!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

My first Bentley Little book and definitely NOT my last. The Handyman Will Give You the CREEPS! Made even better by outstanding narration from Chris Andres Ciulla. Excellent from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

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  • If I Was Your Girl

  • By: Meredith Russo
  • Narrated by: Samia Mounts
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Amazing

  • By Ashlee Edwards on 08-06-16

Amazing!!! Must Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

First, to Author Meredith Russo thank you for the incredible story! Second to Narrator Samia Mounts WOW, just WOW! Writing and narration are expertly done, and the subjects are important to all humans. I loved this book and consider it a must read/listen for ALL. Highly Recommended! Hands down 5 Stars.

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,578

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Dark Twisted Chilling O Yeah!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

J.D. Barker’s The Fourth Monkey is everything you could hope for in a dark mystery/thriller that teeters on the very edge of horror. From start to finish I hung on every word, there are no dull moments, just loads of excitement and mystery. Parts of this book are so chilling it had me gasping out-loud…in the car…driving to/from work…in the daylight! WTH?! Narration by: Edoardo Ballerini was phenomenal, I’m thrilled to see he’s narrating book 2 of the Detective Sam Porter series “The Fifth to Die”. I 100% Recommend for all who are not faint of heart. Definitely 5 Stars

  • The Fifth to Die

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Taught Fast Paced Thriller- Loved it...

  • By shelley on 07-11-18

Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs? YES!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

J.D. Barker’s, The Fifth to Die is book 2 of the Detective Sam Porter series and just like Book 1 The Fourth Monkey, does not disappoint. Edoardo Ballerini’s narration is flawless. The original blurb described this series as “Se7en meets the Silence of the Lambs” YES, it is dark, it is twisted, and MORE PLEASE! I highly recommend 5 Stars

  • A Noise Downstairs

  • A Novel
  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 381

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter. But Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night - and that it's somehow connected to the murderer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gaslighter gets lit...

  • By shelley on 07-29-18

Linwood Barclay + George Newbern = 5 Stars!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Once again Linwood Barclay has given us a truly great mystery/thriller with relatable characters, and a storyline that keeps you guessing to the very end. Add phenomenal narration by George Newbern, no surprise A Noise Downstairs is 5 Stars!

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,871
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,849

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

Do NOT miss this 5-Star series!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Blackmore has written an absolutely OUTSTANDING series of books. Twisted, morbid, bloody and oh so real! Narration by RC Bray is phenomenal, bringing each character to life w/clear visualization into each horrific hair-raising scene...I found myself laughing, crying, cringing and gasping out-loud. Don't miss it!:
Book 0 Mountain Man: Prequel
Book 1-3 The Mountain Man Omnibus (1-Credit Audible)
Book 1 Mountain Man
Book 1.5 The Hospital (Free Audible)
Book 2 Safari
Book 3 Hellifax
Book 4 Well Fed
5-Stars Must Read

  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,097

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus... Redefining the ‘Everyman!'

  • By Tracy P. on 10-24-18

Do NOT miss this 5-Star series!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Blackmore has written an absolutely OUTSTANDING series of books. Twisted, morbid, bloody and oh so real! Narration by RC Bray is phenomenal, bringing each character to life w/clear visualization into each horrific hair-raising scene...I found myself laughing, crying, cringing and gasping out-loud. Don't miss it!:
Book 0 Mountain Man: Prequel
Book 1-3 The Mountain Man Omnibus (1-Credit Audible)
Book 1 Mountain Man
Book 1.5 The Hospital (Free Audible)
Book 2 Safari
Book 3 Hellifax
Book 4 Well Fed
5-Stars Must Read

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