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  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh approach; great narration

  • By Panache on 08-12-18

Glad I found this series

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Nice British mystery. Classic style, can be heard by all ages, nothing offensive. Interesting characters, already purchased the next two.

  • Wild Fire

  • A Shetland Island Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The betrayal of those closest burns most of all.... Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful continuation of this series

  • By wisconsinclark on 09-08-18

Wonderful continuation of this series

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Ann Cleeves delivers once again. Love the characters, not sure this book works as a stand alone, best to start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Whole Cat and Caboodle

  • Second Chance Cat Mystery Series #1
  • By: Sofie Ryan
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine. At the shop she sells used items that she has lovingly refurbished and repurposed. But her favorite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she names Elvis. The big black cat with a scar across his nose turned up at a local bar when the band was playing the King of Rock and Roll's music and hopped in Sarah's truck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mainely Wonderful

  • By Rusty on 01-07-17

The only mystery is why the reviews are so great

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Saying Cozy is not a negative. There are a few really good cozy series available, so I figured with the fabulous reviews this could be a winner. Nothing against the cat, the problem for me was the tired old formula with characters too good to be true. I knew the murderer the moment the character was introduced in the story. I don't like to abuse Audible's return your book option so I stuck with it. Honestly, I was truly bored.

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicki Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab, and soon, you'll be matched with your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. That's the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: Test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance, and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nope

  • By ASCH16 on 02-21-18

Difficult to rate, but worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This book was difficult to get into, many quick changes, chapter to chapter. Eventually, I knew who the characters were. Best to go with the flow. I may have quit, but the performance element was truly enjoyable. Towards the middle the story picked up and had a delightful final conclusion. Best one ending sentience ever, for me.

  • Dead Lions

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

London’s Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “"low horses", as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. But now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Ten

  • By Aaron on 01-15-15

Criticism of narrator is unfair

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I almost skipped this book as some disliked the narrator. I listened to the sample and purchased the book. Glad I did, as this is an enjoyable series, said from a person who does not like spy novels. Gerald Doyle is a favorite but Mike Herron is very good and I will not hesitate to choose a book read by him in the future. Some complain about bathroom humor, the lead character is so gross, sometimes disgusting, I choose to respect the author's decision to make him so.

  • A Death in Eden

  • A Sean Stranahan Mystery
  • By: Keith McCafferty
  • Narrated by: Rick Holmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The seventh novel in the acclaimed Sean Stranahan mystery series: Scarecrows are appearing in the cliffs above the Smith River in Montana, and state investigator Harold Little Feather is trying to discover the culprit leaving the hay figures in the cliffs, with signs painted that read "No Smith River Mine - Not on My Watch." The event is related to a copper mine project that threatens the river, but his investigation takes an ominous turn when a little girl claims that a scarecrow chased her in the night. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cochise & Rattlers & Bears, Oh My

  • By Mark Hancock on 07-31-18

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

After the Hemingway story, I was not sure I wanted to continue with this series. Glad I gave McCafferty another chance. This story is entertaining from start to finish. Looking forward to the next one.

  • The Man Who Lived by Night

  • Stewart Hoag Mystery
  • By: David Handler
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Celebrity ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag is off to London to dig up the secrets of reclusive bad-boy superstar Tristam 'T. S.' Scarr, formerly of the legendary British rock group Us. T.S. is ready to reveal all, in a book destined to become a controversial best-seller. But then someone intends to send Hoagy to the top of the charts with a bullet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Andy Carpenter, you will love Stewart

  • By wisconsinclark on 06-26-18

If you like Andy Carpenter, you will love Stewart

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I came across David Handler while clicking on if you liked. I find many good books this way, that otherwise, I never would have discovered. I love this series, up to book seven and will finish the series before I go on to my pre-orders. The dialog is snappy, entertaining, and contagious. Nothing gory, just good classic mystery writing.

  • Broken Ice

  • The Nils Shapiro Series, Book 2
  • By: Matt Goldman
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, Minnestota. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night's game. Linnea's friend Haley Housch is also missing - and soon found dead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic despite mispronunciations

  • By fingerpickerguy on 06-16-18

Excellent second in this series

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

First, let me vent. Who is in error when the narrator mispronounces the names of cities, etc. This is particularly annoying in Broken Ice, as the cities are mentioned frequently. Otherwise, I like MacLeod Andrews. There is something refreshing about Matt Goldman's writing style. Fabulous story, good mystery, and language that does not offend. Looking forward to the next in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,797

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Had Great Promise, Ended Pretty Badly

  • By terri on 08-08-18

Same Old, Same Old

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Worth a credit, easy to listen too, easy to predict formula. If you like King, looking for an audible listen, this book will do well. If you are new to King, you may love it.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Black Rabbit Hall

  • By: Eve Chase
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe, Katie Scarfe, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family's country estate, where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, of course, it does. More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good story in the Kate Morton school of writing.

  • By S.Edwards on 02-29-16

Audible, please define mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Finished the book, waiting for a mystery to unfold. The story was really about family deceit. Obviously the majority of reviews love it, I, however, feel cheated. Lovers of Hallmark movies will be happily satisfied.