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  • The Ultimatum

  • The Guardian, Book 1
  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rare Find

  • By Kimberley A. Heart on 07-03-17

Loved it! Can't wait for the next one.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy Karen Robard's style. She makes her characters come to life for me. She usually has a little more romance; not so much in this book, but I think we may see more in Book 2.

  • The Unforgivable Fix

  • Justice, Book 3
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help. For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover - and confidante, confessor, and counselor - of one of the world's most powerful and deadly men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Rate!!! A MUST read!

  • By BikeVON on 05-21-17

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Any additional comments?

This is my kind of story. Finally found another series that has captivated me to the point where I can't stop listening! I got Book 1, The Fixer, on sale and have moved through the second and third books in about as many days. I see there are 3 more books in this series but not out on audible yet. Please hurry! And, please keep the same narrator! She does a fantastic job.


  • Kingdom Come

  • The Elizabeth Harris Series 1
  • By: Jane Jensen
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,709

In Kingdom Come, the first in a new mystery series from Jane Jensen, an ex-NYPD detective seeks escape in Amish country and finds darkness instead. When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Detective Elizabeth Harris knows she's uncovered an evil that could shatter the peace of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kingdom Come - excellent detective story

  • By Brain on 04-02-16

Really enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

Any additional comments?

I found Jensen's writing very compelling. Her character's came alive for me. Part of the appeal is the setting in an Amish community which I find very interesting to read about. Although some parts were predictable, there were also some surprises for me. The narrator did a great job and I will definitely look for more books read by her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Faithful

  • By: S. M. Freedman
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174

FBI agent Josh Metcalf believes he has uncovered a decades-long conspiracy involving missing children. His obsession has led him to compile hundreds of cases. All involve children rumored to have psychic abilities - and all have no witnesses, no leads, and no resolution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad on a cracker

  • By Anne on 12-08-16

Nice Find!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Would you listen to The Faithful again? Why?

I thoroughly enjoyed and looked for another by this author on Audible but none there! I thought the characters were well developed and the narrator did a good job with the voice changes. This was a different kind of mystery for me and I was pleasantly surprised.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

One of my favorite characters was Josh Metcalf's mother and I also enjoyed Sumner (sp?). Both of these characters added some comic relief with their quirkiness.

Any additional comments?

Waiting for the next in the series....I hope!

  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,928

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh

  • By Sara on 05-19-14

Slow to start...but stick with it.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

What did you like best about The Crossing Places? What did you like least?

Started out slow with cheerless and gloomy overtones, but I am glad I stuck with it because overall I thought it was a very good mystery.

  • Stiff Competition

  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Every fall, hunting season in Sorenson, Wisconsin, leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don't bring any more business to her office. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who's recently come to town has been found dead in the woods, with an arrow through his neck. Now it's up to Mattie to get to the bottom of the killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Mattie

  • By Beatrice on 03-06-16

Maddie is back!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

What did you like best about this story?

I just love the writing of this story! I love hearing what Maddie is doing now and her humorous and witty outlook on everything. The story is interesting, as all in the series are, but it is written in such a lighthearted and entertaining way, I smile and laugh out loud throughout the entire book

Which scene was your favorite?

It wasn't a scene particularly that I liked best this time, but the references to Amazon.com that cropped up every couple chapters that were comical as they became more and more preposterous, but after each I had to think....how very right she is!

Any additional comments?

Dear author, hurry with the next installment!

  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read

  • By Cody on 05-18-15

Nice surprise!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

Any additional comments?

I bought this book on sale and really enjoyed I! It has been a long time since I became as involved with the characters as I did in this book. I will definitely be going on to Book 2 Neal Carey.

  • Stiff Penalty

  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best in the series....

  • By Gift Diva on 05-04-15

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

Where does Stiff Penalty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my top 2 favorite series. It is so good to read about these characters again! Already I cannot wait for the next book. This author does a great job of building each character and their own special eccentricities.

What did you like best about this story?

I just enjoy this author's style of writing and I think the narrator does a great job. The fork metaphor was great, starting from the beginning and threaded through to the end with a little foreshadowing of what is coming next.

Which character – as performed by Jorjeana Marie – was your favorite?

Maddie! She is just so natural and down to earth and unafraid of who she is.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Paw Enforcement

  • K9, Book 1
  • By: Diane Kelly
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 750

Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming - which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can't carry a gun, can't drive a cruiser, and can't recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that's what the chief meant when he called Megan's partner a real bitch...With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so funny

  • By J Carter on 09-27-14

Enjoyable Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

What did you love best about Paw Enforcement?

It was a light and easy read! I really enjoyed that there were separate chapters, albeit short, from Bridgette, the dog's point of view.

Which scene was your favorite?

I didn't have a specific favorite scene, but I enjoyed the descriptions of when Megan would bring out her police baton and the narrator's " thack" sound.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was very entertaining. There were lots of sound effects and she did them quite well. I couldn't help but smiling. My only complaint about the book is that is seemed to slow down in the middle for a couple chapters, but not for long. I look forward to the 2nd installment in this series, hopefully with the same narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scared Stiff

  • A Mattie Winston Mystery
  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he's suspect number one. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act - even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Series, Nix the Stupid Sexual References

  • By Melanie on 05-10-14

Better than book 1!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Scared Stiff to be better than the print version?

When you have a good narrator, listening to the audio version of a book is much better than reading the print version and this narrator is great. She really brings Mattie alive. I couldn't stop laughing during this book. Love the Anywhere, Nowhere and Somewhere bar description compared to Abbott and Costello

Which scene was your favorite?

I also loved the scene when she drove her hearse to a scene and picked up the tail from a funeral home. It was somewhat predictable, but irresistible.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh!! I didn't want to stop reading.

Any additional comments?

Love Hurley!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful