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  • Close to the Bone

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Detective Inspector Logan McRae is finally getting back on his feet after the events of the last few years. Putting things behind him. Getting better.… But it was never going to last. A body turns up on the outskirts of Aberdeen: burned from the neck up, hands chained behind the back. More murders follow - all gruesome, and with only one obvious connection. The similarities between the real-life killings and the plot of a best-selling novel about witchcraft seem more than coincidental, but the more Logan digs the more dangerous and blurred the line between fact and fiction becomes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Sævar Ari Finnbogason on 07-14-13

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Again another engrossing, funny and gripping novel. I love the narration and I love the characters. Keeps me happy.

  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the experience very satisfying.

  • By MV on 11-29-18

So great!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

What can I say? I love these books – I can’t wait for the next two come out. I hope she just keeps on writing and writing. Characters are superb and all I want to do is live in three Pines, drink scotch and eat with them.

  • The Guilty Dead

  • A Monkeewrench Novel, Book 9
  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Gregory Norwood is Minnesota's most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son's overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one-year anniversary of his son's death, he's shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood's death is no suicide. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narrator

  • By Lee Harding on 10-01-18

So brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

What a great book! Although, her mother is gone, this young woman has written an immensely entertaining and suspenseful book showing a deep insight into families, tragedies, and sometimes redemption. I’m sorry for your loss but I love your box. Keep them coming!

  • Change of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,054

Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as usual, but gotta get the names right

  • By JWill on 08-08-18

Where are the real Louisiana people?

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I really like these books, especially the fun and friendship the ladies have. But what I can’t understand is where are the African-American people? If you’re talking about real Louisiana, half the population is African-American. Do none of them live in St. Paul? Is it segregated? I’m not getting it too well. That really needs to be fixed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Later Gator

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hot on the trail of the outlaw, trying to apprehend him before the state gets wind of the crime and sends a game warden to take over his investigation. Unfortunately, he's hindered every step of the way by Sinful's current mayor and all-around horrible person, Celia Arceneaux, who wants nothing more than to drive Carter to resign. When a game warden turns up with evidence that implicates a relative of Gertie's, Carter is left with no choice but to arrest the boy, even though no one thinks he did it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Jana DeLeon is a treasure!

  • By Wayne on 03-04-18

Where are all the Black folk?

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I like the fun & the food & geography, but the setting for this book is not Louisiana! Ev everyone is white! Louisiana is over half African-American and that is part of their great culture and history and everything that’s good about it. Why is that left out of this book, this series of books? It is a gross miscarriage of the truth. It’s it’s a bad reflection on the writing. And seems to smack of it only being about white folks. That is not Louisiana.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Letter Writer

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Fesperman
  • Narrated by: David Bendena
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Who exactly is Danziger? He's a writer of letters for illiterate immigrants on Manhattan's Lower East Side - "a steadfast practitioner of concealing and forgetting" for his clients, and perhaps for himself: He hints at a much worldlier past. What and whoever he really is or has been, he has a seemingly boundless knowledge of the city and its denizens. And he knows much more than the mere identity of the floating corpse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mobsters and Cops, NYC, 1942

  • By RueRue on 07-22-16

Well done.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Excellent narration. The story compelling, history recounted so well. Thoroughly enjoyable
Such a good read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Miracles

  • By: Lisa McInerney
  • Narrated by: Shelley Atkinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Like all 20-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Jane on 04-11-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

So involved, the characters are amazing! They are complex and Rich. They are lovable yet detestable. All I can say is what is next?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King Zeno

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathaniel Rich
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge - and Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping audiobook it so deserves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a convincing New Orleans narrator

  • By Jane on 03-18-18

Not a convincing New Orleans narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

The story is good. Let me just say that first. However it was completely distracting,hear the narrators pronunciations of New Orleans streets, neighborhoods, names. Most remarkably wrong was his pronunciation of streets. Terpsichore, Calliope, Tchopitoulas. These are just a few that made my skin crawl every time he pronounce them incorrectly. It was a big downer. Makes you think he knew nothing about the city, it’s history and its people. Bad bad bad

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Bloomsday Dead

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

Michael Forsythe is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, a New York Irish Mob boss, whose fiancé he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her find the girl, or be executed at the hands of Bridget's goons, who are holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing, but is soon on the way to Dublin, leaving the first two of many dead bodies in his wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIX STARS ******

  • By Johnnie Walker on 03-23-07

Fab

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Love Michael but what a brute!! Love the Irish, the land & Gerard Doyle!! Well done!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Seagull

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent and now inmate John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-'90s, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This might be the best Vera Stanhope book so far!

  • By Kathi on 11-26-17

Vera is perfection!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I’m fascinated by Vera & her crew, where they live & work. Just fabulous & so engaging! Great!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful