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  • The Killer Collective

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All of Eisler's key characters together

  • By Wayne on 02-03-19

A new author for my favorites list

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This is the first book by Eisler that I have listened to it! And I'm very glad I did! Going back and reading the earlier books! I don't believe there is anyone better than Eisler to perform/read this book. Love finding a new author and the getting to read a large number at once!

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  • Never Never

  • By: James Patterson, Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574

Harry Blue is the top sex crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. Harry's been sent to a makeshift town in a desolate landscape - a world full of easy money, plenty of illegal ways to spend it, and a ragtag collection of transient characters who thrive on the fringes of society.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Never Never listen to this one

  • By Fiction Diva on 10-25-18

very disappointed in this one

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I was very disappointed in this book. Had to struggle to finish it. <sigh>. not sure why I didn't like it. unimpressed with narrator and story.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,979
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,992

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

Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Even Scott Brick couldn't help the story and he's one of my favorites. Story too short for creating suspense needed to make it work. Has potential for longer story, but doesn't work now.

  • Red Hot Lies

  • By: Laura Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Nancy Liem
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

They say bad things happen in threes. When her fiancé, Sam, disappears on the same day her mentor and biggest client is killed, hotshot Chicago attorney Izzy McNeil starts counting. But trouble keeps coming. Sam is implicated in the client's death, her apartment is broken into and it's not just the authorities who are following her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit uneven, but fun!

  • By Marie on 03-14-10

No idea what the book is like!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The narrator was so god awful had to stop listening within two minutes of starting. Geez, have never heard anything worse! The book could be great! The story could be great! But I'll never know unless I borrow it to visually read it. Even my Alexa reads better!

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

5 Stars for both author and performer! Bravo

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

So many of the books I "read" are not readable for me as I am hard of hearing. I can only listen to them if within a few feet of my Alexa. Or if I have my audible tablet speaker within inches of my head. This reader was clear and gave enough force to rendition that I could hear the excellent performance across the room from the speaker. Hillary Huber did a bang up job! Gonna have to seek her out again!

First book I "read" by Karen Rose and will definitely search for more books. Loved this book!

  • The Countess

  • Regency, Book 5
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Boring

  • By Deanne on 07-19-17

Even Ms. Flosnick couldn't save it!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Catherine Coulter and Anne Flosnik have always been winning combination - til this book. I really didn't like it. I have listened to it twice now - a couple of years apart, and still cannot find anything to appreciate.

  • My Lady of Deception

  • Brethren of the Lords, Book 1
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

For Georgina Wilcox, the only child of the notorious traitor known as "The Fox", there are too many secrets to count. However, after her interference results in great tragedy, she resolves to never help another...until she meets Adam Markham.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • compelling story

  • By CHW on 01-28-16

Took three times to get through this book

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Love Christi Caldwell, but this book is not among my favorites. Tried to "read" it before and just couldn't handle it. Still not sure why. Tried again. Same thing. SO tried this last time, determined to do it and I did, but still didn't "like" it much. Think the beginning too contrived and unrealistic. Not sure that is why, though. I guess I am glad I read it, but not sure why when I didn't enjoy it.

  • A Lady of Expectations

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Jack Lester has to find a bride...But where can he find the perfect woman? She has to be attractive, kind, a good conversationalist...and most important, she has to accept him as he is: devilishly handsome, charming and, as far as anyone knows, poor as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll never find the right wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but distracting narration!

  • By Robin on 11-01-10

I can't finish this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I can't evaluate the story. I just can't listen to Ms. Jasicki any longer. I'd rather listen to my Alexa read than her. Unfortunately, I don't have the kindle book. I cannot like any of the characters. None. And that is a new record. And the reason? Ms. Jasicki. They all sound awful - and to me, are unlikeable. If you are start listening, and don't like Ms. Jasicki, it doesn't get better. Save yourself some torture. Go on to the next book in the series. We all know it will have a happy ending.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,015

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Plodding Plot -

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I really wanted this book to be over long before it was. I found it much too long for the story. As usual, loved the character development - Ms. Roberts' main characters are likable and well developed. Story not a bad one, just much too long for. Glad I read it but couldn't wait for it to be over.

  • When He Was Wicked

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 717

Michael Stirling and his cousin, John, the Earl of Kilmartin, are as close as brothers. However, Michael is secretly in love with John's wife, Francesca Bridgerton. When John suddenly dies, Michael is wracked with guilt and pain. Even though he is determined to remain simply Francesca's friend and confidant, the temptation is far too great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing and beautifully written

  • By Marcheta on 02-10-07

Going to the dentist is better

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Not the Julia Quinn that I know and love. Must be for a more sophisticated reader who hates humor. Kept going and kept waiting for it to get better. Knew how it would end so kept going, but it was soooooo difficult.