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  • Rebel Heart

  • The Rush Series, Book 2
  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Sleep with your boss. Check. Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check. How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer: I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to love this Rebel!!

  • By susan b on 06-06-18

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I wish they had just made the first book a little longer instead of dragging out the will-they-or-won’t-they story line for 80 percent of this one. Very little sex. Very little anything of substance. Such a waste.

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,423

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

My eyes hurt from rolling them so often.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Why are there so many good reviews of this book? The main character is the kind you’ll find yourself yelling, “no, don’t go into the barn!” over and over again. At one point the author actually breaks the 4th wall and says, “I’m a planner, but you’ve probably already realized that.” I laughed out loud because nothing could be further from the truth in regard to this impetuous character.
Narration sounds nice.
Story is so bad. Don’t do it.

  • Faithless

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Clarinda Ross
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods, then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator

  • By Andrew L. Smith on 04-26-16

I liked the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I’m one of those that doesn’t like when the narrator changes from book to book in a series, but she’s great!

  • The Drowned Girls

  • An Angie Pallorino Novel, Book 1
  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent New Series

  • By Lia on 10-05-17

I should get a medal for finishing this book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

The narrator is so bad. She mispronounces a dozen words, and everyone’s voice is angry. It’s so terrible. If you increase the speed a little, you can kind of alter her weird, jilted, angry speech.

I kept listening because I thought maybe the narrator was just ruining the story, but no, it is also terrible. The main character is unbelievable as a real human. Police procedures are beyond unbelievable. The romance? Give me a break. The storytelling, the writing, the narrating, the worst.

How is it possible that there is a second in the series after this ridiculous book?

  • Her Darkest Nightmare

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only 16 when her own boyfriend, Jasper, imprisoned and tortured her - and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community, even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow and Boring

  • By Carolyn L on 12-20-16

It’s ok except for the beginning, middle, and end.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This book could have been one chapter long. She just repeats the same plot and character development over and over and over and over again. The narrator reads every character the same; freaking out about everything, so over dramatic, it was painful. Don’t waste your credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,183

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

As an American living in Europe, I love a novel that laces history through it and teaches me something through fictional storytelling. This wasn’t that. It wanted to be a murder mystery set in the time of the troubles in Ireland. The story got so convoluted and lost, I totally lost interest, with a couple of bizarre tangents in the middle. I found myself rewinding over and over again because I had stopped listening. The narrator is good enough, but he doesn’t change his voice for any of the characters which maybe is why I lost focus so frequently. I wanted it to be better, but it wasn’t.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Wild Night

  • Wild Seasons, Book 3
  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything could - and does - happen. From Christina Lauren ( Beautiful Bastard), book three in the sexy, fun New York Times best-selling Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy and Dirty Rowdy Thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Little disappointed

  • By SHEILA on 09-20-15

Least favorite of this series

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

The will they or won't they is always necessary, but holy smokes, it goes on for 3.5 hours, and their story just isn't interesting enough to pull that off. I also felt like this Lola was so spineless compared to the Lola in the other novels. The Beautiful series is so much better!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Play Dead

  • Elise Sandburg, Book 1
  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,679

No one is more familiar with Savannah's dark side than homicide detective and native resident Elise Sandburg. She's been haunted for years by her own mysterious past: She was abandoned as a baby in one of the city's ancient cemeteries, and it’s rumored that she is the illegitimate daughter of an infamous Savannah witch doctor. The local Gullah culture of voodoo and magic is one that few outsiders can understand, least of all Elise’s new partner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun listen

  • By Carol & Mike Doran on 03-24-15

Only made it halfway

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I liked her other series and hoped I'd like this one. No. There is nothing believable about any of these characters, and it's SO MUCH character development and so little plot, and since the characters being developed are so absurdly unrealistic, it is painful. And the narrator's accents, oof. As a southerner, I do not approve. Her voice and reading would probably be really nice if she didn't try to do "a man voice" which all sound like a grizzly bear, and can those terrible, exaggerated accents. The other series by this author are nice, pass on this one.

  • Concealed in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 38
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

  • By amazonian on 02-23-14

Narrator is distracting

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I got this book on a sale, and I love this genre, especially one that is in a series. I know the hard core fans adore the narrator, but this is my first book of hers, and I feel she is so distracting, and takes the sentences out of the context they were written in making the main character seem completely exasperated and dumbfounded all the time, and the silly voice she does for Dallas' partner only makes me think of Goofy. I might read more of the series, but it'll be the the kindle version, not the audible.