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  • The Current

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Johnston
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

In the dead of winter, outside a small Minnesota town, state troopers pull two young women and their car from the icy Black Root River. One is found downriver, drowned, while the other is found at the scene - half-frozen but alive. What happened was no accident, and news of the crime awakens the community's memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river 10 years earlier and whose killer may still live among them.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeded my expectations in every way

  • By Melissa Scully on 02-03-19

Good but a few little issues

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

The overall story was good including the narration However, I had 2 issues with this book. When the story moved back and forth through time it was not always obvious so I would feel lost for a few minutes and also the book dragged on toward the end , I think it could have concluded an hour (or the chapters equivalent to that) sooner . I did like the character development.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,997

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Umm...not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I like a lot of dystopian books/movies and even some fantasy fiction but I do believe a dystopian novel should have some element of "this can in possibly happen in my lifetime" to it , well, when you add in Magik's (magical people) and Fairies into it you lose me. They just didn't fit with the scenario in my opinion, I think they took away from the story instead of adding. I Tried twice to listen to this book because of the good reviews but I just couldn't finish it.

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  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,277

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

Cant finish it

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

1. Cant connect with the main characters
2. When someone attempts to strangle one of the main characters she acts like its about as bad as getting yelled at or something similar
3. When the main characters find the dead body of someone they are on their way to visit they are almost nonchalanlty unfazed
This is all in the beginning of the book...its ridiculous
The narrator is good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,394

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Very different, really enjoyable all the way through. Good Characters , interesting storyline, the courtroom drama part held my attention.

  • Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me

  • A Memoir... of Sorts
  • By: Ian Morgan Cron
  • Narrated by: Ian Morgan Cron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

"When I first discovered the grainy picture in my mother’s desk—me as a towheaded two year old sitting in what I remember was a salmon-orange-stained lifeboat—I was overwhelmed by the feeling that the boy in the boat was not waving and laughing at the person snapping the photo as much as he was frantically trying to get the attention of the man I am today. The boy was beckoning me to join him on a voyage through the harrowing straits of memory."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please don't miss this one!

  • By Cookie on 01-28-12

My mom loved this book but...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This is a book of anecdotes that are sometimes amusing, sad or heart warning. I think the biggest problem with the book is the author reading it...I tried to speed it a bit up but that didn't work. I started to think "where is this going?. It wasn't awful just not my cup of tea.

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,057
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Really enjoy this series

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Well written and interesting characters with a decent mystery , can't wait for the next one.

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  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,354

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story , completely entertaining!

  • By Lisa on 04-16-17

Couldn't finish it...Chick Lit Sappy Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Really tried to finish this book and maybe I would have if I was 20 years old but Im in my 40's and I felt this was geared towards teenagers or very young adults. I wanted to like it due to the lighthouse setting but that was just a backdrop to insecure women drooling over "hot guys" who they could never dream would be interested in them. The whole thing was juvenile and the narrator wasn't great especially with male voices. I made it over 8 hours before my eye rolls at the story were greater then my interest. Maybe this would work for someone who's genre is Romance...I prefer mystery.

  • Between You and Me

  • A psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming
  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 816

They say every marriage has its secrets. But no one sees what happens behind closed doors. And sometimes those doors should never be opened.... Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren't happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does - no matter how much it hurts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great, until the ending

  • By Brittany F. on 10-04-17

SOO Annoying! Last 15 minutes is ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Im so frustrated , this would have been a good book without the so called twist, I knew it was a possibility but thought "no that would be too ridiculous" and then it happened. Really upsetting. glad it was on sale.

  • Carter & Lovecraft

  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,690

Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case - the hunt for a serial killer - went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him. First, he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mistakes that worked out in my favor.

  • By Frae on 03-06-17

I don't like it...only got to chapter 7

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

First time I haven't liked Ari Fliakos as narrator and can't stomach the story...contrived and ridiculous. Maybe it gets better after chapter 7 but I just can't

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  • Crimson Lake

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time - that's all it took to ruin Sydney Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of the brutal abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Ted is now a free man - and public enemy number one. He flees north to keep a low profile amid the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. There, Ted's lawyer introduces him to Private Investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Mystery I've listened to since Tana French

  • By M H on 08-06-18

It implausibility made it likable

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

It's implausible because within a small circle of people in a rural small town there are three different mysteries/crimes...but it was also amazing because of that. The author was able to create really different and complex characters and weave together three separate crimes in a way that never got confusing. It held my attention throughout and went by too fast. I am looking forward to catching up wth the characters again in the next installment of the series and learning more about the one mystery for the main charachter that was left unresolved.

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