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  • The Good Nurse

  • A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
  • By: Charles Graeber
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good Nurse gets it right

  • By jc on 05-28-13

Naked truth, but not for everyone

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

A tremendous work of journalism, research, and protection of anonymous sources. A truly engrossing narrative.

  • The White Van

  • By: Patrick Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape from her desperate lifestyle. When she is approached by a Russian businessman, she thinks she might have found her exit. A week later - drugged, disoriented, and wanted for robbery - Emily finds herself on the run for her life. When cop Leo Elias - broke, alcoholic and desperate - hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By SBC in DC on 02-17-17

Great concept

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

His concept is a good one, a bit far fetched, but good. It's a fun read because the characters are so inept. I've found myself laughing which I didn't expect.

  • The Antiques

  • A Novel
  • By: Kris D'Agostino
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 22

On the night of a massive hurricane, three estranged siblings learn that their father is dying. For the first time in years, they convene at their childhood home in Upstate New York, where the storm has downed power lines, flooded houses, and destroyed the family's antique store. The Westfalls are no strangers to dysfunction. But never have their lives felt so out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Christie C. on 10-12-17

It's really not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

What a bunch of self-absorbed people. Raised by the worst of the bunch-- who is now dead. The only one with much sense is poor Army whose been the butt of the family all his life.

  • Dust of the Land

  • By: J. H. Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

There was only one way she could guarantee her future ... and she knew that she would take it. Bella Tucker has come a long way. Born illegitimate and banished to the London slums by her vindictive stepmother, at six Bella is rescued by her grandfather and brought up as a member of the aristocratic Richmond family. Her future seems assured when she falls passionately in love with Charles Hardy, heir to the wealthy Hardy estate – until her grandfather’s death changes everything...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By A. on 06-01-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Leaves the reader with things to think about. Informs about Australia

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,524

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

TERRIBLE!!!!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-15

If this is the best seller it's an indictment of our taste!!! What else is there to say, but you wanted more words????

  • The Bone Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783

Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancee, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody isn't the true leader of the Double Eagles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but definitely could put it down.

  • By R. Ford on 06-24-15

No More

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

Reviewed: 10-16-15

Another book by this author that resolves little. Leaves the door open for yet another book. Enough already!!!!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Overlook: Harry Bosch Series, Book 13

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837

A body has been found on the overlook near Mulholland Drive. The victim, identified as Dr. Stanley Kent, has two bullet holes in the back of his head, from what looks like an execution-style shooting. LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called out to investigate. As soon as Bosch begins retracing Dr. Kent's steps, contradictions emerge. While Kent doesn't seem to have had ties to organized crime, he did have access to dangerous radioactive substances from just about every hospital in Los Angeles County.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Supremely annoying

  • By karen on 01-10-16

Don't like the "music "

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Found the squeaky music distracting and irritating. Let's don't do that again. Harry Bosch is my favorite and I get that he's an avid jazz fan--don't need it forced on me to get that idea.
Somehow this book just didn't measure up to most of the others.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darned if You Do

  • A Needlecraft Mystery
  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota - including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch - offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property - his cousin, Valentina - becomes the number-one suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Susan Warren on 04-19-15

Another fun mystery!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I love these books. I'm always surprised by the killer's identity. Also, as a stitcher myself, I love hearing the different stitching terms used across the country. Glad author is continuing to write in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

  • By: Susan Crandall
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty red-headed little girl takes on the south

  • By Laurette on 07-16-14

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

True to life experiences and scary situations woven together for a wild ride through the Deep South of the early 1960's.

  • Football 101

  • By: Gilbert Klein
  • Narrated by: Jack Hicks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 172

This is an entertaining, informative beginner's guide to understanding football. Also, I guarantee* that this is the most enjoyable introductory audiobook ever about football, and that after listening to this audiobook you will know and love the game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to football

  • By Seth H. Wilson on 02-02-15

Informative and Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Been a fan for 50+ years, but learned new things. An enjoyable read. Worth your time. You'll learn new things.