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  • Crimson Lake

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

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

Satisfying plot, vivid characters, great narration

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Highly recommend! Images of the fictional Crimson Lake and its inhabitants - human, avian, reptilian, etc. - are not fading any time soon! Thanks to the author and narrator for a brilliant journey.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lane

  • A Case For Willows And Lane, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

"So I thought I might take up paragliding. You know, buy one on eBay and just jump off the cliff one morning." Emily Willows is middle-aged, widowed, wealthy, and bored. When she makes those flippant remarks to her son over coffee one Friday, she has no inkling that within a few hours she will be facing the most terrifying situation of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S A DEFINITE YES

  • By Ann on 05-30-18

Satisfying, clever, evocative!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

What a pair these two make. The author brilliantly introduces a fascinating cast of characters, creates a wonderful, picturesque backdrop, and provides plenty of reasons to read the next in the series. The narration is superb. I wanted to hear more! It was short, and the narration went along at a good clip. For the first time, I occasionally slowed it down.

  • The Deep Dark Descending

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,713

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brilliant!!

  • By ryan on 10-25-17

Great plot, atmospheric, satisfying

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

While a bit slow out of the gate, the story picked up speed and I returned to it as often as possible over a few days. The narration was great. The Minnesota winter was startlingly vivid.

  • The Punishment She Deserves

  • A Lynley Novel
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time heals old wounds

  • By wisconsinclark on 03-25-18

Saved only by narration

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Having read many of the author’s books over the years, I opted to listen to her latest. Simon Vance deserves huge praise and a major bonus for his excellent narration of 22+ hours. One expects endless dialogue and detail from George, but she finally went over the top here. The absurd exchanges between the characters were laughable at times. They were distracting and often silly and repetitive. What a waste. I’m only glad I used a monthly credit and did not pay full freight.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Force of Nature

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thankful this is a series!

  • By green ice cream garden on 02-12-18

Beautifully plotted and atmospheric

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

The Australian bushland comes to life in this brilliant author’s second novel. It is a captivating story cleverly constructed. The images are still swimming in my thoughts. I have listened to both books on Audible and love the narration. I would imagine that the words leap from the page just as dramatically.

  • The Night Trade

  • Livia Lone, Book 2
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

For sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to return to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal. But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goes violently awry, Livia discovers that she's not the only one hunting Sorm. Former marine sniper Dox has a score to settle, too, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dox and Livia - does it get any better than this?

  • By shelley on 01-24-18

Satisfying, and very clever to add Dox into the mix

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Highly recommended to all. I’m a “woman of a certain age” and have read all of Barry Eisler’s books. Fairly new to Audible, I listened last year to the excellent and very moving author’s narration of Livia Lone — the subject so different from the John Rain trajectory. Thankfully The Night Trade is just as gripping as Livia Lone, with the added dimension of the Dox character you will know from the Rain series (although, Mr Eisler, Dox’s southern twang grows tiring after a bit!).....

  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 575

It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Book of 2007

  • By Susianna on 12-27-07

Very informative and gripping

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

The story was thoroughly engaging. William Boyd brilliantly provided a sense of wartime and place with captivating characters. Rosamund Pike’s narration was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Divided Spy

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the bunch

  • By Katherine on 02-26-17

The total package: deep character portrayals

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Five stars all around, in my estimation: I felt as though I knew the protagonist, Thomas Kell. Expertly narrated, the several characters and their origins were so thorough and developed that I was amazed at the author's brilliance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Breath

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 4
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

He's your perfect date. You're his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time it's not her case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Erika Foster series is a must for procedural fans

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-18-17

Tense and nail-biting addition to series

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

As an Audible newbie last summer I became hooked on Bryndza's series. I snapped up the first when it appeared on Recommendations and can highly recommend Last Breath. Jan Cramer's narration is excellent and is as "atmospheric" as the story.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,206

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Brilliant. I was totally invested in the town and characters.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

The Dry and its imagery will stay with me for a long time. Depictions of the town, the drought and the people are unforgettable. The author moves smoothly between past and present and breathes life into a setting that is new for many readers. The narration is superb. Thank you, Jane Harper and Stephen Shanahan.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful