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  • The Likeness

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

In the "compelling" and "pitch perfect" follow up to Tana French's runaway best-seller In the Woods, it's six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder squad. But an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "This is a re-issue of a great book.

  • By Nancy on 02-15-18

A very good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I enjoy listening to the adventures of the murder squad. French gives a very interesting reveal on small town historic values, morays, and customs . I enjoyed the narration immensely. Three thumbs up!!

  • Pepperfish Keys

  • A Barrett Raines Mystery
  • By: Darryl Wimberley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In Pepperfish Keys, Darryl Wimberley introduces listeners to Barrett "Bear" Raines, a black cop trying to win some respect in a very white town. When a shady senator's daughter is brutally murdered, Bear is assigned to the investigation. He's still bitter that the charges against the senator for money laundering were just thrown out for lack of evidence, and he's got a hunch about the girl's murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting detective

  • By keith g. on 09-30-17

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The author must have had a dictionary and thesaurus “readily” at hand while writing this novel - too obvious. The narration was mediocre. The sexual innuendo was overloaded. This novel just didn’t flow well.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Talisman

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,575

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had no idea.....

  • By Nate_D on 03-26-14

The dynamic duo!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book is excellent! The imagery...historically on point ...music, old film ...etc. Hopeful in its scope for humanity despite human frailty and monstrosity.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,664
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,013

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Very engaging. The story was captivating from the beginning. The narration -superb!
Extremely recommendable- for sure.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Very long ..unanswered questions.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Wow! Was this a long one. Very detailed yet did not answer the question as to why she left the river in the first place and why she would encourage her daughter to go to the river.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fearless Jones

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" ( People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mosley at Perfection

  • By Gypsy Wife on 08-27-12

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Mosley certainly has the makings of a movie or s mini series - the story line is interesting, the social issues are relevant today - and he has a Myriad of colorful and well thought out characters.

  • Charcoal Joe

  • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to - finally - propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy's friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Easy ever!

  • By Jason Jackson on 01-20-17

A great listen.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Mosley hit home with this one. The narration was flawless. Plenty of twists and turns. The Easy Rawlings mysteries -great stuff!

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,229

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

Okay

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

The narrator could have done more with the 3 old's voice. Callie's voice was horribly unbelievable and irritating. I cringed every time the little girl spoke. Her voice really ruined the narration. Callie's voice could have been left out completely as it leant nothing to the story.

  • Beasts

  • What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good Evil
  • By: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the 20th century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no better than a beast"), and claim the high ground for our species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one is a MUST!!! Thought provoking....

  • By kristen on 03-10-14

Fantastic!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

I have never been so touched and enlightened. There is so much truth delivered here. I would highly recommend this book.

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire

  • The Millennium Series, Book 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,303

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • irritatingly engrossing

  • By David on 03-16-10

A continous listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

If you could sum up The Girl Who Played with Fire in three words, what would they be?

Engaging! Entertaining! A would be page turner if this had been a book.

What did you like best about this story?

the consistency of the narration as it pertained to the voice of the individual characters as the trilogy progressed.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

Mikeal and lizbeth.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

n/a