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  • Twisted Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece!

  • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

Didn’t care for narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

The narrators voice sounded old and his characters all sounded similar. Story wasn’t very exciting.

  • 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 7,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582

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

Good plot, interesting story

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I found this book very good, but sad and possibly could be true. Kept my interest the whole way through. The only thing I ever have a problem with is some male narrators just can’t do a woman’s voice very convincingly.

  • Crimson Lake

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

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
  • a great find!

  • By Alexandra on 03-16-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Good story, but just went on a bit too long. Interested to see if there are sequels.

  • Wild Horses

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

When Thomas Lyon decides to make a movie based on an unsolved crime that shocked the horseracing world in Wild Horses, he discovers that someone will do anything - including commit murder - to make sure this story isn't told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SIMON PREBBLE Takes Over Narration In Chapter 4

  • By Pamela on 04-20-14

Not one of Dick Francis's best

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Found it rather boring. For whatever reason this book did not hold my interest like all the others I've read by Dick Francis. It is an older book, so perhaps Francis's writing improved with time!

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Liked most of the book

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I enjoyed most of the book but the ending was just too rushed and throwing in too many different angles. I don’t like it when you get to know a character all the way through the book and then at the end you discover some deep dark bad secret. It just doesn’t work for me.

  • Every Fifteen Minutes

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,961
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,957

Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Alice, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter, Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his homelife, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and, Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as he is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More twists and turns than Lombard Street

  • By Anonymous! on 04-23-15

Main character boring

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I didn’t care for the main character who I thought was dull, naive and a goody 2 shoes. The ending just didn’t work for me either.

  • Decider

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Decide for yourself

  • By A on 02-18-11

Finally a book I couldn’t put down!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

This is a book I enjoyed from page 1 to the finish! The story, the characters, the Narration, it was all great! I love Dick Francis and his books and this one did not disappoint!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Theory of Death

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is relishing the quiet and slow pace of his new job with the Greenbury police department. The work is low stress and engaging, and it's been almost a year since the last murder in this sleepy upstate New York town. Then the body of a nude man is found deep within the woods, shattering Decker's peace. The death appears to be a suicide - a single shot to the head, the gun by his side. But until the coroner's ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Gabe, more Yasmine

  • By mfbyrkit on 04-06-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

The book was OK but Peter decker needs more depth to his character and his relationship with his young side kick needs to expand and add more interest. The “old man” reference gets alittle tiring.

  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

  • By Deal Finder on 02-02-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

The book was easy to listen to and the story was good. But not anything exceptional.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Play Dead

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,347

Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim - and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years - while on the court at the Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harlan Coben is the Master

  • By Philip on 10-01-10

Far fetched

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Dragged on. Story started out interesting then seemed to go on and on. This is an old book of Harlan Coben so maybe that explains some of it. The actions of one of the main characters seemed too outrageous to make it even half way believable.