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Charles Laughlin

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  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,966

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was free

  • By Tammy on 03-15-19

Non-stop thriller

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Ignore a lot of the negative comments on this one. It is produced like a BBC drama, and it is very gripping and nicely acted. Jan Smith must be congratulated for a fine script. It is engaging, well paced and coherent from beginning to end. If you like the BBC kind of police procedural, grab it and hold on!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Body in the Marsh

  • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
  • By: Nick Louth
  • Narrated by: Marston York
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin.... To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present? The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Miriam Sabir on 10-28-18

Excellent Police Procedural/Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I read dozens of mysteries a year, and this is one of the best I have read in years. The characters are well fleshed out and compelling. The plot is a superb whodoneit. And the narrator is perfect.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,702

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Best revenge novel I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

What made the experience of listening to The Terminal List the most enjoyable?

This is a brilliantly plotted first novel, written by a man who could easily have been the main character. Moreover, it is compellingly realistic. Such wicked characters alas abound in today's world. Porter's performance it crisp and empathetic. All in all, the book is a page turner

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane

  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

With Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century---he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. But Conan was not the first archetypal adventurer to spring from Howard's fertile imagination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as real and absorbing as I remember.

  • By Stephen P. Suelzle on 09-07-13

Lovely to hear these great old stories read again

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Would you listen to The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane again? Why?

I own them and I will listen to them again and again. The problem with some reviewers is they expect too much from golden era pulp stories. Take them as they are. So Howard had antiquated views about African people. So did William Burroughs in his Tarzan series. Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite. Is that any good reason not to listen to the Ring cycle?

What other book might you compare The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane to and why?

These stories are similar to Doc Savage, who some would say was inspired by SK. The archetype here is like that of the Wandering Jew, and of course Howard's great Conan.

Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Paul Boehmer is an excellent narrator. His African dialect is spot on.

Who was the most memorable character of The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane and why?

Well, Solomon Kane of course.

Any additional comments?

As with any pulp fiction, just take it as it comes and lay back and enjoy. If you are like me, you will wish to hell Howard had written novel-length Kane stories. But alas...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful