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  • 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 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

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. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, horrible narrator

  • By Jack N Hudson on 10-03-18

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 871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 787

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series, Hard To Listen To

  • By L. Gillman on 07-19-18

Where are the real Louisiana people?

Overall
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.

2 of 2 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 927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

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 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

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 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

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 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

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

2 of 2 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 1,454
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

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

Overall
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 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

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

  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,490

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Omg!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

Brilliant! Compelling! Well written! The story, the women amazing. And the end-- holy buckets of alarm, surprise & unbelievable shock. Bravo!!

  • Rain Dogs

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 5
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are a few things that bother Duffy just enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that Bigelow was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator IS the Story

  • By Craig on 03-15-16

Love Sean Duffy!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

This is a great series! Narration is excellent! Stories, characters, mystery & humor are brilliant! More please! I've read them all!!