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Angelyn S. Furst

LYNN HAVEN, FL, United States
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  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561

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

FIRST RATE

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

The Ruin is excellent. I loved everything about it. The writing is brilliant and the narrator is perfect. Don't miss this book!

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,118

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

WHAT A SHAME-the only Baldacci Book to disappoint

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I believe I own most of the books David Baldacci has written, both in audio and print format and I have NEVER been disappointed until this one.

The characters could have gone on to be some of Baldacci's best. I like the heroines Pine and Blum, they have the potential to be really enjoyable and interesting characters, but the unbelievable plot ruined the entire thing. His stories are usually so interesting that you find yourself totally emersed in the audiobook. Not this one. It's trite and boring and totally unbelievable.

Point of interest - I can't help but wonder why Pine's love interest was so dense. That a woman of her caliber would even consider spending time with him is beyond me. He came across as a man without a personality.

  • Holy Ghost

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of 700 souls. Nothing ever happened there - until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: "I'll Do What I Can") and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles - and Virgil Flowers'....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F*****G Flowers and Frozen Pot Pies!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-10-18

NOBODY DOES IT LIKE VIRGIL FLOWERS

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Love reading John Standford and love his characters. Virgil is as always amusing, fun and smart! Fun and exciting book. #Country Boy #Quirky #Irreverant Crime Solver # Tags giving #Sweepstakes.

  • The Green Mile

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,552

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, the convicted killers on E Block await their turn to walk the Green Mile and keep a date with the electric chair. Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working as a guard on the Mile, but he's never met anyone like John Coffey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right Book, Right Reader.... Enjoy!

  • By Stuart on 08-08-05

CLASSIC Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is a classic Stephen King supernatural thriller and it doesn't disappoint. I read the book version 20 or so years ago and just recently got the audiobook. The narrator was wonderful and true to the characters and I it more than the book! #chilling #mindbending #Americana #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,969

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Anti-police Rhetoric

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

It's a shame that she characterized the police as nothing but brutal individuals. I hope she never has to have a personal experience with the police. If she does, she'd realize that most officers are professional individuals dedicated to servicing the public.

  • Wild Fire

  • A Shetland Island Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

The betrayal of those closest burns most of all.... Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Ann, say it ain't so....<br />

  • By the Shepherdess on 09-19-18

Ann Cleeves is hard to beat

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Another wonderful novel buy Ann Cleeves. Her characters are complex and interesting and her stories are highly entertaining. Love all of her books.

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  • The Dog Stars

  • By: Peter Heller
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,356

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists beyond the airport.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written and narrated!

  • By Mike Naka on 06-08-14

Slow

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I read reviews of others and was expecting to like this book. I did not. It was tedious and slow. Peter Heller is an excellent writer - he knows he way around words. Beautiful descriptions. However, my mind kept drifting because nothing exciting ever happened.

The narrator was excellent.

  • Lifting the Veil: Fallen

  • Lifting the Veil, Book 1
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Humanity is plunging down a slippery slope of morality. Righteous attitudes abound with malice, hatred, and discontent prevailing in the currents riding through humankind. In the spiritual planes, battles between the light and darkness are being fought over souls for their very existence. Assailed on all sides, heaven is left with no choice but to open the seven seals. The horsemen are summoned and ride forth. Conquest, the drums of war, hunger, and death are felt by all. Humanity is left standing on the brink where the slightest tremor will send it plunging into the abyss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read, it scared me...

  • By Amanda Felix on 05-21-18

Started off with a bang ended with a whimper

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Started off with a bang ended with a whimper. I really thought I was going to love this book and didn't.

A little too much detailed description and no real characters to care about. The characters in the book, I'm sure, are to be developed in later books, but this first book should have given us someone to care about. Which it doesn't.

The writer, who writes very well by the way, beats an opinion to death, which unless you are somewhat of a zealot is just plain boring. He also broached politics and frankly, I read to escape politics, and was disappointed.

If you are a religious person, you will probably not like this book. I sure the writer took license with the Bible. But so does every religion I know.

I was just plain disappointed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,283

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Predictable Ending

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

The book started off nicely. The characters began to develop nicely and then - nothing! Terrible ending. The writer would have me believe that the lead character, a homicide detective, doesn't understand what is obvious to anyone after the first 20 chapters of the book. Average and trite.

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,591

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Falls flat

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I buy just about every book David Baldacci writes and enjoy them immensely. This however is so predictable it falls flat when compared to his other books.