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  • Carter & Lovecraft

  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497

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

  • Crimson Lake

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

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
  • Hard to put down

  • By jjway22 on 03-12-18

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.

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sum is greater than its parts.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-18

Even though its implausible , I liked it

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Entertaining mystery set in Wales, the story is implausible but fairly satisfying. Was entertained till the end and the narration was really good.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Charm School

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410

Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Good

  • By Char on 11-07-09

Very Good Russian Spy novel

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Very enjoyable, The author takes you on a journey with the characters so you fell like you get to know them. It takes place at about 20 years ago I think and the lack of technology makes it more exciting. I did find myself thinking about what was going to happen next when I wasn't listening , a mark of a good book!

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the Year

  • By Sharon on 07-11-18

If you like French's Dublin Murder squad series...

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

you'll appreciate this book. I very much hope this is the beginning to a series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Malevolent

  • Shaye Archer Series, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye. Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous 15 years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator with a single goal - to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any. And maybe, someday, answers for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plot twists and suspense!

  • By Wayne on 12-01-17

She nodded...a million times!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I couldn't get over the using of the same phrases over and over again especially "he/she nodded", it was ridiculous! Another pet peeve is when the author does not allow the situation unfold but has to tell the main character(s) backgrounds all at once in beginning monologues...That's how this book begins. However, there were some interesting characters, but I was more interested in the background characters then I was in the main characters. I did not think this was a solid story and the narration was annoying at times. I won't be continuing this series and will avoid the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,109

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing From Stephen King

  • By Myles on 11-02-18

Really enjoyed it, Great Narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

One of King's better books. It does have some disturbing content but you would know that by reading the description. I love Will Patton, he is one of my favorite narrators and I could not believe the reviews criticizing him! If you have liked any of King's books then this is a must read!

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Tell a Soul

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 1
  • By: D. K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Alison Farina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene. Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other. Both were strangers to the town, but there's nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one's talking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sooo good

  • By ginger anderson on 11-16-17

Bad narration, Juvenile story

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

I can't believe I finished this book! I was a victim of circumstance and was not in a position to download another one. Really bad narrator plus stereotypical accents (the priest sounded Irish , the one black person had a southern accent) the narrator seemed to change the voices of people throughout the book.
Having said that, the premise had promise but it did not deliver! The main characters were stupid and unlikable, in fact I really hated the male main character and I suspect I wasn't supposed to. I think given the premise my ten year old daughter would have come up with better dialogue. Im so happy its over! I just listened to three good ones in a row and I hope I'm not on a losing streak! Never again to both the narrator and the author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wild Inside

  • A Novel
  • By: Jamey Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

A natural born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family's home. Though she feels safe in this untamed land, Tracy still follows her late mother's rules: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, Never Make a Person Bleed. But these precautions aren't enough to protect Tracy when a stranger attacks her in the woods and knocks her unconscious.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cant finish it

  • By Lizzystick on 03-22-18

Cant finish it

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This is a strange story and I usually can get into strange stories but this one is confusing and boring at the same time. I realized I kept shutting it off to do other things instead of listening to it while I was doing my stuff and eventually realized I just didn't care what happened next. The story jumps around a lot without explanation.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,347

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Really liked the characters good and bad

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

This book spans from WW1 to late 1940's and on the surface is about woman spies in Natzi occupied France , but its really about the three main characters all broken for different reasons who come together motivated by revenge and redemption. I liked it because the characters were well developed and the story did not always play out as I expected. I will look for more from both the author and narrator.