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  • Trust Me

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends in starting an organization to help victims of crime.

But now...Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation - and his freedom.

Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger - and guilty of at least two unsolved murders. And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but...

  • By Christina on 09-08-09

Whom do you trust?

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Great story writer....truly enjoy Ms. Novak's writing. Any of her books is a MUST READ!

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,060

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one should land on my 10 Best List for 2017

  • By W. Brooks on 02-14-17

Hurwitz delivers

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Grab a box of tissues and prepare for a memorable ride. Hurwitz continues to deliver.

  • The Body Counter

  • Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide. At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims - until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The bodies just pile up in this one!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Hey Jude!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I LOVE Jude Fontaine.....she's amazing and I hope that Uriah and Jude become "partners" soon.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,537

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

A Must read

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I've said this about every Orphan X book I've read.......the best ever! Truth be said, X's story gets better and better with his development and/or transformation as the No Where Man. Can't wait to read the next chapter of X.

  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than the 2cd book

  • By Maedgee on 08-02-18

Twist and shout!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Lottie and team get their criminal......plus we get a better understanding of Lottie's mysterious past. On pins and needles waiting for Book 5 on audible.

  • Dying Truth

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 8
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide - a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents. As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

  • By Wayne on 06-29-18

Never disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Tragedy after tragedy and be ready to get wrapped into this thriller............can't wait for Book 9.

  • Close to Home

  • Tracy Crosswhite, Book 5
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can't turn her back on this kind of injustice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite Series Is Awesome

  • By Charles Atkinson on 09-27-17

Just gets better

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Dugoni never disappoints.....love Traci Crosswhite's series!!!! Totally entertaining, enjoyable and intriguing...can't wait for the next book!!!

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  • Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)

  • By: Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

What are Upstanders? Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders. They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders. Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lasse on 11-09-17

MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

These are the kind of stories that encourage creativity, love, fellowship, collaboration and doing what we might think is impossible. We all can learn from the Memphis Pastor who welcomed the Muslim community that moved across the street from his parish.

I highly recommend Upstanders and believe that listening to Seasons 1 & 2 will encourage and/or rekindle our faith in our fellowman.

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  • The Crime Writer

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.'s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex-fiancee's body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn't know whether he's guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery with Protagonist's LOL Remarks

  • By J. A. Black on 11-12-11

A true who done it!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This story is very different from Mr. Hurwitz' past writings.....it's suspenseful and intriguing. I enjoyed the characters and found Drew's situation and turmoil to be compelling and realistic. Can't wait to read more of Mr. Hurwitz' stories......I recommend The Crime Writer to anyone that enjoys a good mystery.

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME SERIES!

  • By T. McTier on 11-15-16

What are friends for?

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

What made the experience of listening to Blood Lines the most enjoyable?

Kim Stone has survived a horrific childhood; has dedicated her life to find the perpetrator; is a genius at solving the most perplexing puzzles; and with a talented, responsible, dedicated team, no perpetrator is safe.....but the best part is the mutual love and respect Kim and her team have for each other......and they always gets the bad guy/gal.

What other book might you compare Blood Lines to and why?

I have enjoyed each and every book on Kim Stone and can only say that they get better as the story unfolds.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

In my opinion, Jan is one of the BEST narrators to date.....she brings life to all the characters in a way that the reader can visualize the story as the writer meant it to unfold!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely, if it hadn't been for the fact that I had to travel the following day, I would have done just that. Instead I woke up early this morning to finish the book....thank you Ms. Marsons.....I love your books!

Any additional comments?

I await the next chapter of Kim Stone and will thoroughly enjoy listening to Jan Cramer tell the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful