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  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, captivating book! 5 stars

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I figured out the ending way too soon but it was a very good book that I just happened to stumble across!!

  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,642

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

I had to skip this book in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I had to skip this book in the series due to the narrator. He was just terrible. I normally hate skipping a book in a series but I couldn't make it past chapter 11.

  • Angels Flight

  • A Harry Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,831

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Connelly!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-14

STOP CHANGING THE NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I wish they would stop changing the narrator. I really liked this one! I have read them all in order and it throws me off when the narrator changes.

  • Cold Dark Places

  • A Cady Maddix Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Kylie Brant
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Cady Maddix survived a brutal upbringing - emotionally scarred but hardened - with a will for self-preservation. Hunting fugitives has given her life purpose and control. But when the Deputy US Marshal returns home to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, a new case stirs old memories. Child killer Samuel Aldeen has broken out of a nearby facility for the criminally insane, and the authorities believe he was aided by accomplices, both inside and out. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!!!!

  • By shelley on 12-05-18

I take back my previous review

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

So my previous review stated that I couldn’t finish the book however I changed my mind and finished it. Some action was finally happening and I am glad I finished it. It was a decent book.

  • No Escape

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Jean Alexander
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share - about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work.... He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he'll make the most perfect kill of all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Easy Romantic Thriller

  • By Tracy on 02-24-15

Narrator ruined it

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I was looking forward to finishing this series but she’s the narrator for both (I believe) and she enunciates every single word and like someone else said....she sounds like a first grader learning to read. I absolutely could not finish this book. I’m surprised I made it to chapter 4.

  • Rules of Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,941

The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare, is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-31-11

Ehhh

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Couldn’t deal with the narrator. The book seemed to be all over the place and i kept getting lost. I did try! I had about 4:45 hours left and finally let it go!

  • The Girl in the Moss

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817

Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a romance struggling in the shadows of their careers. The peace doesn’t last long when human skeletal remains are found in a nearby mossy grove. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her issues have issues!!

  • By shelley on 08-14-18

Loved this series

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I did not like the narrator for this series but I really enjoyed these 3 books. I love a good series and this one was my favorite! I look forward to reading more by this author.

  • A Gambler's Jury

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom - pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she’s got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy’s being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney’s office have motivations beyond the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book based on the sad realities ...

  • By shelley on 03-03-18

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I liked the book because the main character was flawed yet very entertaining and funny. Most legal novels have the main character as professional and ethical. It was a good read!!

  • Let Me Love You

  • McClain Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexandria House
  • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 838

Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG OMG OMG IF YALL DONT READ THIS BOOK!!!!

  • By Y f on 08-25-18

Mixed Emotions

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Ok, this book was good. It was a bit wordy and drawn out but the context was good. I loved the characters. I felt like they had too much sex but overall, it was a decent book. I may not read the next one because it will probably have the same love story with different characters. However, I am interested in this author. She has potential!

  • Blood Moon

  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding I can't wait for the next book.

  • By Cyn on 04-18-15

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Another great story in this series. I’m so captivated by this author and the storyline!