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  • Chasing the Dime

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,286

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new phone clearly aren't intended for him. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he's never met. Connelly's latest is "a grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Could Be That Stupid That Many Times!

  • By David on 05-29-05

The reecording is bad!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

The recording starts in the middle and ends then the beginning happens at the end. Audible should fix this. It might have been a good story (we love Connelly) but we kept being confused them figured it out when it ended halfway through... Very odd! Davis is not bad but not great.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Could not get through an hour

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I am okay with light-hearted mysteries but this was unbelievable. She just seemed tooo blonde (and I am one.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Single Malt Murder

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,755

When Abi inherits her uncle's quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot - but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it's clear that someone wants her out of the picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read with Excellent Characters

  • By David on 01-22-18

Another GREAT Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love the unique setting, the characters were all different and well-written, and I haven't checked but hope this is a series! On my way to buy another! Excellent (new to me) reader, and thankfully, ONE narrator. (Not a fan of and won't buy multiple narrators anymore.)

  • 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 1,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599

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

A Cozy with a Great Plot!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This story had an unusual setting and a great plot, even though it was offered as a cozy mystery, and so my expectations were that I'd love the characters and the plot MIGHT be so-so -- it was NOT. A lively who-dun-it with a lead who is worth reading about again -- on my way back to see if this is a series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Runaway Jury

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal - Grisham's Best

  • By miyaker on 10-21-03

One of my favorite Grisham books!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Bought it knowing the story -- read it and watched it.... still, one of the best, and will listen again!

  • The Drop

  • Harry Bosch, Book 15
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of The Best Bosch Books!

  • By Laurie on 12-03-11

He went too gritty for us...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Connelly writes well, but this one was just to gritty for us. Cariou is SO good reading these!

  • Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055

Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set, asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant, when an armored car arrived with $2 million cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. The crime was never resolved, and the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dashel Hammet Redux

  • By Harris on 04-09-03

Not the best Bosch, but a good story

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Great narrator! We got a little tired of some of the repetitive moments like the woman singing (groan), some of the similes cracked us up and were not supposed to! The story line is a great one and we were surprised so that is good, just not his best writing!

  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 08-22-17

Unbelievably Religious

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I don't have a problem with strongly religious characters of any faith, and I myself pray... but her characters are unbelievable religious characters. A 40-year-old virgin (who is that smart and savvy) is likely to have another problem or strong quirk... LOVED the character, then there was this turn that began to make no sense... And the lead detectives prayers are totally unbelievable. Dialogue is monotonous too. The storyline might have been good, but we quit 1/3 of the way in... doubt we will come back to it.

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,928

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

Worst dialogue I've heard in a while

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

We couldn't make it through the book. Especially the female's dialogue -- so so bad. The male was better. Scott Brick was good, as normal.

  • Grave Secret

  • Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfactory final conclusion

  • By V. Sharol Cutrell on 10-31-09

We're giving up on Charlaine Harris

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

This series is our only experience of the author. The character idea is SOOOOO good, and we liked both of them so much we kept giving them another chance. But gads, this woman is an experienced writer and she just phoned it in. Lot so talk about salads and chips, about useless and boring sex scenes (and then I climbed on top of him (whew, got that done), incredibly stupid character dialogue (gee, my boyfriend was shot at but duh, i don't need to think much about that or take any precautions), descriptions of passerbys that added nothing to the book. She completely sacked the story she's been yakking about for many books, the disappearance of her beloved sister. (Whew, okay, got that one done.) She needs to write the story as if she cares about the great characters. She needs an editor. She needs to find her mojo, assuming that the other series (which I won't be sampling) is any good at all. This is SO BAD, and again, the character ideas are so good that it left us annoyed.