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  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,834

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

A Book Worth Reading

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

The narrators were perfect and the storyline was excellent. The characters, however flawed or because of their flaws, we likable and you found yourself rooting them on even when it was wrong. There are several twists which were very well written so that it was not only believable but tied everything well enough without being too obvious.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Supernaturals

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

Seven years ago Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy and destroyed his career. Now Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Review for Anybody Who Owns the Previous Version

  • By Jessica's Bookshelf on 11-04-16

Actually a great listen

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

I was pleasantly surprised that this book I randomly plucked was not just well written and well read but darn entertaining. I found myself staying up late and squeezing in time to listen just because I was so engrossed in the story.
One of the better horror stories I've read lately with a nice twist that took me almost to the end to figure out.
Arí

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Draculas

  • A Novel of Terror
  • By: F. Paul Wilson, Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, and others
  • Narrated by: Eric Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion—an artifact he paid millions for…a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer's field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull's razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!! Non-Stop Fun!!

  • By Christina on 02-20-14

Bait & Switch to the max!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

They truly used the bait & switch tactic to lure readers. I knew it would be a gore fest based on the writers; no one expects a romance movie from Torintono or Rodriguez, however I was honestly stunned by the change of genre with this book
It was a damn comedy!! Albeit dark comedy but at no time was there even a hint of a frightful scene. Sure it would keep you up at nights but it would be from either laughing or rolling your eyes not from fear or chills.
Perhaps it was the narrator who lent a more comedic twist to the story, I could see(metaphorically) how if some passages were read differently the scene would be eerie as opposed to ridiculous. However when one is so distracted by the funny thoughts streaming through one mans mind as he is tearing out the throat of another with pliers well that just reveals no narrator could make this book sound scary.
If you want a good laugh and aren't squeamish then I suggest you go for it

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Kept Woman

  • Will Trent, Book 8
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,385

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Angie, not enough Will

  • By seattlesue on 11-21-16

Slaughter slays again

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

I caught on to her books a few years ago and was drawn to the light/dark characters...before Angie and Will came along there was Lena and Jeffrey different but the same. I physically felt Sarah's pain when her husband...well read it and find out...and I vote both Lena and Angie bite a bullet which alludes to how deeply vested a reader may become so long as you read these books.
The reader has a beautiful soothing versatile voice with great enunciation yet a flowing pace so as to not sound stilted
Def a great buy and wort your time and credit
A Szkola

  • Let's Play Make-Believe

  • By: James Patterson, James O. Born - contributor
  • Narrated by: Helen Wick
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don't believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe - a game that's about to go too far.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cheap

  • By george winkler on 05-19-17

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Awesome twist great narration and finally a James Patterson book that DOESN'T include the same boring characters from his 4 different series. Especially Cross and Women's Murder Club. SOOO tired of them

  • Breeds, Book 1

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529

In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter's most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not a romance. Not at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Add another feather in Keith's cap!

  • By J.C. on 05-16-18

Great new twist on an old tale

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

The author did a great job pacing the story and creating a new twist on an old tale. A wearwolf story that was almost believable since it didn't all supernatural on us.
The narrator did an excellent job bringing the story to life
A Szkola

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049

Real estate mogul Sean Jackson is throwing himself a splashy 50th birthday party, but trouble starts almost immediately: His ex-wife has sent his teenage daughters to the party without telling him; his current wife has fired the nanny; and he's finding it difficult to sneak away to his mistress. Then something truly terrible happens: one of his three-year-old twins goes missing. No trace of her is ever found. The attendees of the party, nicknamed the Jackson Associates by the press, become infamous overnight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Christina on 09-14-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Narrator was excellent
The story was fantastic!!! I thought I guessed what happened then it twisted and I saw I was wrong until boom it retwisted and I was mostly right but shocked non the less
I am being cryptic because I do not want to give even a glimpse away.
You will enjoy it trust me
A. Szkola

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Damsel in Distress

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

In spring a young man’s fancy will turn to love, and the Honorable Phillip Petrie is no exception. Daisy’s chum is totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire Yank. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted. As a distraught Mr. Arbuckle begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists Daisy to help him recover his missing sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Cozy Read

  • By paula on 06-25-15

Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

As a fan of Christie, Doyle and Bowen I was hard pressed to find period English mysteries until now.
The characters are lovable without being too cookie cutter...the narrator is perfect and the stories are great. I love that I hear familiar names of posh families and famous places.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark of Night

  • A Joe Ledger Novella
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

Dark of Night is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark of Night: Joe Ledger Returns!!

  • By Tracy P. on 04-03-18

Like a bow on a gift!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

The perfect tying of the 3 books It was like being with old friends at a party...a zombie killing party but then again what other kind of party is there? You'll enjoy this book even as a stand alone but why wouldn't you read the other series.
A szkola

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,865

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Excellent Heartwarming Funny

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Before you take my advice that this is an amazing must read novel let me give you some background here: I've read and listened to well over 3,000 books in my lifetime (not including mandatory book readings during my 18 yrs of schooling and 7 of teaching) I am only interested in fiction (zero romance) However I will dabble in Christie, Patterson, Poe, King, Shakespeare, Mayberry etc sci-fi to horror detective to mysteries classics to pulp fiction
So when I say this is one of THE best books I've read I do not say so without having had an a broad array of others to compare it with in various genres. You won't regret it
The story, the characters, the writing style and the narrator are perfect. I want so badly to watch the movie...I'm off now to search for it with English subtitles. Enjoy it
Areana S