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  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audible books that I have listened to

  • By archeaomk2 on 05-08-18

This series continues to get better with each book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Ordinarily I do not enjoy psychological thrillers, but this series is so well done, I look forward to each new book. The critic reviews for the first book seemed to indicate a police procedural series, however, it was a very dark story. The success, of this series for me, is the development of the characters. Don't make a sound is another dark entry, but it makes sense and has a wonderful conclusion.

  • A Private Investigation: A DC Smith Investigation

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 8
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

When 14-year-old Zoe Johnson doesn't come home on a Monday night in early December, the alarm bells in Kings Lake Central police station do not ring straight away - after all, she's from the Dockmills, one of the toughest estates in the town. But for Detective Sergeant DC Smith, due to retire in just three weeks' time, there are some strange echoes of the case that has haunted him for the past 13 years. Maybe it's simply his over-developed sense of irony, or maybe, in his final days as a police officer, Smith must look once more into the eyes of a serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad ending to a wonderful series?

  • By Wayne on 11-16-18

Can't stop crying, brilliant writing

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This has to be one of the best current mystery series available today. Beautiful character studies, clever plotting, and no sex or swearing. I don't know if there will be another DC Smith book, but hope springs eternal. If Peter Grainger begins a new series I will be first in line!

  • Absolute Proof

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? These questions and their answers lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the year!

  • By Matthew on 10-22-18

Better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Having exhausted my library, looking for a new to me author, I stumbled upon this book. The reviews are mixed, none of the other books by him appeal to my tastes, but the topic is one I enjoy. Truly glad I listened to this story, good value for a credit.

  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,718

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new suspense mystery series!

  • By Wayne on 12-05-17

good writing, unlikable characters

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This book has wonderful reviews. For a cozy, it is well written, however, it lacks charm. I have no desire to visit this village or spend time with the cast of characters. The narrator does a fine job.

  • New Year Island

  • By: Paul Draker
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 635

Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned island overrun by wildlife. One dies in a horrible accident. Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds once before. One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed. Eight discover they are trapped. Caught in a game so deadly that the most terrifying experiences of their lives were only its qualifying round, they must now face the greatest danger on the island... each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AREALLY GOOD LISTEN!

  • By Joyce Munden on 04-01-15

dollar store Freddy Kruger at the end

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

It could have been a good book, but too long, and the last few chapters turned into a creepy horror ending that did not fit with the theme of the first two thirds of the book. I will not give this author another chance.

  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 230

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun But predictable

  • By marty on 11-04-18

Just keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

What I appreciate about Rosenfelt is his respect for the readers of his series. He carries on his cast of characters and does not feel the need to rehash at length who they are. Once again, a well done story. I listened non-stop and now have to deal with the grief it is over.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,502
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,501

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Boring, even free a waste of time

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I like Scott Brick, but even he could not save this freebie. Good Grief, what was the point!

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  • Heart Collector

  • By: Jacques Vandroux, Wendeline A. Hardenberg - translator
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a potboiler, but fun

  • By Donna on 11-27-15

Paranormal mystery, not a cozy

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Interesting mystery, employs paranormal connections, but does not rely on this as a gimmick. The interpretation from French to English was stilted. I found myself laughing at word usage until I decided to listen to the story as told by a Frenchman to the best of his abilities. This is a story that could be listened to in the car by the whole family.

  • A Fatal Mistake

  • By: Faith Martin
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead. Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy. The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good new series without sex, swearing and violence

  • By wisconsinclark on 10-04-18

Good new series without sex, swearing and violence

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I have pre-ordered the next in this series. Looking forward to seeing the direction the two central characters take. The premise is fresh and entertaining.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Lock

  • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent as usual!

  • By Wayne on 06-12-18

Each book gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

So glad I found this series, looking forward to the next book. Read from the start, relationships are important to the stories.