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Margaretville, NY, United States
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  • The Lake of Dead Languages

  • By: Carol Goodman
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Benesch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before graduation, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden for more than two decades. Now, Jane has returned as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. Once again, young, troubled girls are beginning to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely LOVED this book!

  • By K A Davis on 08-01-18

A School Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A twisted tale of the past returning to impact the present
This was an enjoyable read

  • Dark House

  • By: Helen Phifer
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

For decades the Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now - when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney. Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum's wrongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Becky on 04-24-17

Great New Series

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Flawed but like able main character and interesting plot line. I look forward to more from this author

  • Deep Freeze

  • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago that has a midwinter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

  • By shelley on 10-21-17

Love Sanford

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This is another great one by Sanford

The dialogue had me laughing out loud at times

Sanford paints such a realistic portrait of small town Minnesota and how regular people can do terrible things

No monsters here

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Until I Met Her

  • By: Natalie Barelli
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Beatrice Johnson Greene, a bestselling crime writer, has an unusual favor to ask. When a chance encounter brings Emma Fern into her life, she thinks she's found just the person for the job. Soon Beatrice will wish they'd never met. For Emma, desperate to please, it's an offer she can't refuse. All she has to do is lend her name to Beatrice's next novel, her first in a new genre. But when the book becomes a huge triumph, Emma finds herself the toast of the literary world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to a sample..

  • By Suzanna on 10-22-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

This is by far the best book I’ve listened to in quite awhile. You won’t forget sweet Emma.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lucky Ones

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer - a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evil deeds

  • By J Clark on 05-24-18

Lots of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I found this an enjoyable listen with well developed characters and enough tension to keep me engrossed.

In the hands of a lesser writer this could have been a mess but Mark Edwards makes it work.


I look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Final Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,018

Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking twists and turns

  • By S. Winchester on 07-18-17

Whoa

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Didn't see this ending coming, and I listen to tons of suspense books

Will say no more since I hate spoilers

This could be a great movie

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Love Me Not

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 7
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Who writes the descriptions?

  • By Sloane on 06-02-17

Aldridge hits it out of the park.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

This is a great addition to this series. Unlike many series you don't have to have read the previous books


A real nail biter

  • Forgive Me

  • By: Daniel Palmer
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

PI Angie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways - work that stands in stark contrast to her own safe, idyllic childhood. But in the wake of her mother's sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden among the mementos in her parents' attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a handwritten message on the back: "May God forgive me." Angie has no idea what it means, and her father claims to know nothing. The lies she unearths will bring her past and present together with terrifying force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but overly dramatic delivery

  • By CheyenneQBU on 01-07-17

Started out well

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Too much going on. Very disjointed. Actually, this could have been two separate books. Could have used a good editor

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Blue

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great atmosphere of ecclesiastical odd stuff

  • By Elaine on 07-10-16

Not the best in the series but still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

This book is best listened to by those who have followed Ruth from the beginning. I also missed Claire Corbett as narrator

Still, I enjoyed this book. It was like checking in on old friends

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Love You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 12
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy; it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder. That takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another fantastic listen

  • By RachelB on 11-27-18

End of a series?

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

This book tied up many lose ends in the story of Roy Grace. Read the others in the series first

0 of 1 people found this review helpful