LISTENER

Lyndi Foote

  • 60
  • reviews
  • 39
  • helpful votes
  • 60
  • ratings
  • The Delphi Effect

  • The Delphi Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

It's never wise to talk to strangers...and that goes double when they're dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station - she never knows where she'll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ghosts, and other paranormal gifts

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 10-11-17

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

I enjoyed this book. I like the main character (Anna) quite a bit. The book had me interested within the first chapter. I love paranormal things, so that wasn't hard to do. I enjoyed the relationship between Anna & Deo. I like the character development between them. Once the pace starts to ramp up, things do start to go a little too fast, in my opinion. Perhaps I feel this way because it was an audio book, but nevertheless, I would have liked a little more suspense. By the end of the book, I became so confused with what was going on. The entire escape lost me /shrug. I will probably need to re-listen to some of the chapters again because I also don't understand how Molly is tied into the facility Anna and the others are in? I guess what I am trying to say is, this is one you have to pay full attention to in order not to miss things. I was listening while working.

The book reminds me a lot of the Darkest Minds novels. Not in a bad way. I loved those books, and I am happy to find a new series I can get into. I have already purchased book 2.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,690

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

oh boy.... what a ride!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I would consider myself one that is well versed in suspense, mystery, psychological thrillers, true crime etc.I must say that this is one of my favorites. I am not sure if it's because of the audio (it was more like a production than just a narrator reading a book) I loved that unique aspect of this audio book. Hearing Grahams little voice journals in between chapters was awesome. It was something I wasn't expecting and added so much dimension to the story. I had no idea how it would end, which is something you have to love when you are a reader who loves this genre. I often find that I have figured out the ending within the first few chapters. This had me wondering what was going to happen next nearly every chapter. The ending had my jaw to the floor. 0_0

I love James Patterson, I would consider this one of his best. I have not read anything by David Ellis before, but will be doing so very soon! It looks like they've written a few books together! *YAY*
The narrators did an excellent job, especially Kevin Collins. I will seek more novels narrated by Kevin, and I already have a Nora Roberts book narrated by January LaVoy in my library!

My only annoyance is Emmy's insecurity or... neurosis with Sofia/Sophia (sp?) I understood it initially, but it became annoying fast. I don't know what the purpose of that was. Maybe it's some type of character development?

I realize this was not a constructive review, as it's more just me rambling about my feelings, but this book is seriously great. I highly recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,544

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

"yes, darling"

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I am incredibly torn on this novel - there is so much internal dialogue, I wish there was a more animated narrator. It would have helped this aspect of the book, as the semi-monotone narration makes the excessive internal dialogue incredibly boring and makes the chapters draaaaag.. I don't blame the narrator for this performance because I've listened to other books Kathleen Early has narrated. Instead I blame the author for writing probably one of the most annoying main characters I've encountered. The other reviewers seem to agree with me. Andrea (Andy) was unbearably annoying. BUT Karin Slaughter isn't a terrible writer, she's pretty excellent. For whatever reason, this book just fell short compared to her other work - as far as the characters.

I felt like the change in time was sudden, and it took me a minute to understand that the story line went back in time to when Laura (Andy's mom) was younger. This story line was so cluttered and hard to follow. Once I did gain an understanding of what was happening, this part of the story was actually pretty intriguing. Although, Jane (younger Laura) was yet again a semi annoying female lead at this time period of the book.

The story could have been done in half the time and still had the same affect. I struggled several times to keep listening and found myself listening more just to get it over with. With 3 hours left in the book - I was hooked. I could not stop listening, and stayed up all night. I am glad I pushed through, but I really wish it didn't take 13 hours of story to lead up to 3 (1 or so those 3 hours being the epilogue) hours of thrill - again ... could have been a much shorter story with the same ending.

If you want to read/listen to a Karin Slaughter novel - definitely go with "pretty girls" first. I am glad I finished the book because the ending was absolutely worth it. I do love when things come full circle, and given I struggled with a significant amount of the book; I was not anticipating being satisfied by the time I was done, and that is why I would recommend this.

I wish I could rate the story itself more than 5 stars, because it was imaginative. Performance was average, I am unsure why Kathleen Early sounded a little more robotic than usual, but overall I think a rating of 4 is appropriate.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,602

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

I want more!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

I love these audible originals you get to pick each month. I am very happy with this one! The story is great, the narrator is amazing. I love the concept and the characters. I wish it were a real novel, and not just a short story.

I will be looking into other books written by this author, and other books narrator by Zachary Quinto!!

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,195

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

You will not be disappointed!!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

I finished this book in less than 48 hours. I could barely stop to sleep, and looked forward to waking up to finish it. The plot is amazing. It kept me guessing. Even though I had an idea of what happened, I was not right in how it all went down. The story being told from various perspectives kept everything interesting.

The dialogue was a tad bland, but the narrator was great and did help in keeping me pacified. This is my first Lisa Jewell novel, and I will be listening to more.

Your heart will break, but by the end it will be slightly mended. Very bittersweet. I absolutely loved every second, and highly recommend!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,174

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less sensational than advertised

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

Glad it was free

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

If I had spent money on this, or used a credit, I'd be pretty disappointed. I am very happy audible gives you free originals each month though! I agree with other listeners - the narration was quite odd given the topic. Felt more like a news anchor was reading it. It would have been a much better listen if the narration matched the dark topic. I feel like I listened to a text book.

Overall the writing was good. I might try reading other Bryan Burrough novels.

  • The Innocent

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coben and Brick....How could you not listen?!!

  • By Bethany on 05-06-05

Pass on this, & read another Harlan Coben novel

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

This plot is so convoluted - not in a good way. I struggled to finish. The sole reason behind actually finishing the novel was the hope that the end would somehow make the entire book worth my time, but it was not. Harlan is one of my favorites, I thought it was a safe purchase based on that alone, but I regret it now. The major thing that saves the novel is Scott Brick. If it were narrated by anyone else, I would have returned it for sure.

Justin from Portland OR left a review on 8-4-10 & they said it way better than I can: "There were times when I really just wanted the story to get moving. I felt the author focused on a lot of irrelevant details regarding the characters. He'd introduce a character, spend what I felt was an eternity on unrelated minute details regarding said character, and then move on to the next character, only to do it all over again with that character. Honestly, there were times where I found myself zoning out during these introductions and recalls, only to snap out of it and not feel like going back to see what I missed. Another annoyance to me was, when all said and done, everything was wrapped up in a neat little bow. I have to roll my eyes when stories like this, where all these characters from different locals, are so entwined, only to have everything fall into place just in time."

I would definitely pass on this one, and find another Harlan Coben book to listen to.

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Oh, what tangled webs we weave.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

I loved every second of this book. From the first paragraph, you're hooked. I couldn't stop listening. I've always loved Harlan Coben. There is a reason he is so popular. His writing is supreme. Scott Brick is a great narrator as well. This book deserves 5 stars across the board. I would highly recommend.

  • Right Behind You

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,127

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent storey And performances.

  • By Erick on 04-09-17

wow! where has Lisa Gardner been all my life?

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

This is my first Lisa Gardner book. I was not disappointed, although I did almost give up when I first started listening. The reason for that was because I felt confused with all the different characters. I didn't realize this was book 7 in a series, but now I realize they are kind of stand alone books; that obviously reading previous books would help me know the characters, but wasn't 100% necessary to enjoy this novel.

With that said, WOW .. This story had everything. Great plot, perfect twists, edge of your seat suspense. Once I hit chapter 5 I could not stop listening. I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Being a big true crime/thriller/suspense reader, I rarely get surprised nowadays.

This novel is easily listed on my top 10 favorite mystery/thriller list. I highly recommend listening to this novel. The performances were incredible. The story really came to life with all the different voices. Luke Daniels, and Teri Schnaubelt were fantastic. I plan to search other novels they have narrated.

Lastly, I truly enjoyed that the author took time at the end of the book to site all their inspirations for the novel, and research they did to make sure the story was as authentic as a fictional thriller could be. I will be reading the rest of their novels.

  • Mercy

  • Neon Lawyer Series
  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: A W Dickson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Brigham Theodore is a courtroom brawler, a criminal defense attorney who spends his time slugging it out with the government in court. A year after winning his biggest case, he finds himself at a new firm defending clients of every kind. Drug dealers, gangsters, con men, and thugs are the people he defends every day. For him, the fight is what matters. As the new hotshot lawyer in town, Brigham is referred an engineer accused of euthanizing his wife who was dying of pancreatic cancer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It all comes out in the end!

  • By shelley on 09-14-18

Binge worthy

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

Victor Methos is an incredible writer. I LOVE supporting local authors. Listening to a book that has your own cities and environment in it makes the book extra good. I had so many feelings listening to this book. I binged it in one day during work. Now it's the weekend, and I am angry.. maybe other people will see it coming, but I didn't.. and I am upset. -__- I hate that you did this to me, Victor, but I love that a book made me feel genuine emotions.

I will 100% be reading everything Victor publishes.

& the narration was splendid, minus a few odd ways of saying certain words, but that is just me being picky and no real "rating" of the narrators talent.