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  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,658
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,408

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Bookwyrme on 11-10-17

An enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Good characters and story, but the premise with the scone baker and the bookstore lady being sort of therapists is a huge step to believe along with their personal stories was just too much. The stir would have been better for me if the scone and book therapy would have been cut from the story.

  • The Cinderella Murder

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,700

In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Eva Gannon on 01-04-15

Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints!!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Mary Higgins Clark writes a darn good book! There were lots of unknowns and twists and turns that made it quite enjoyable to listen to I would listen to it again someday I always enjoy her books I hope you do too.

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By James R. Davis on 06-29-04

Dan Brown never disappoints!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

This book, like Brown's other books, is a winner!! What a great story, many unforseen twists, that will keep you going late into the night to see what comes next, fabulous characters, and last but certainly not least is the great narration!

  • Bones Don't Lie

  • Morgan Dane, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance - until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sheriff!

  • By Wayne on 03-14-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This book kinda wore me out, so many things going on, but was worth it to get to the ending!!

  • The Trapped Girl

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,738

When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series so far

  • By hrhjones on 01-30-17

Another great book by Dugoni!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

another great book in the Tracy crosswhite series full of Adventures and twists and turns and just a great book I enjoyed it thoroughly try it you'll like it too!!!

  • No Man's Land: John Puller, Book 4

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,114

John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncle Sam likes his deniability...

  • By shelley on 11-16-16

Baldacci does it again!!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Another John Puller story that keeps you guessing until the end!! So many twists and turns and never a dull spot.

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  • Death by Honeymoon

  • By: Jaden Skye
  • Narrated by: Fiona McGuinness
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convinced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Crime Novel

  • By S. DeJaeger on 10-09-16

2nd half redeems itself for the 1st half!!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

This book was pretty good the first half though has way too much chit-chat and going over the same things and it was just a little unrealistic. The second half of the book was pretty good,now that the second half was a different story it made sense and flowed together nicely.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,684

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

I didn't see the end coming as it did!!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This book started out slow, gained momentum, and left me with a book I couldn't stop lustening/ reading... I was wowed, I didn't see that coming so if you like a nice psychological Thriller you'll love this book!!

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,041

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved CeeCee

  • By Yikes on 06-02-18

Another great book by Nora Roberts!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This book has it all... Love Story, action, suspense, kidnapping, murder, it just keeps you going till The End. If you love Nora Roberts you're going to love this book read it now.

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,608

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Another fabulous book by Baldacci!!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This book featured Amos Decker back in all his glory with perfect recall. There is a lot going on in this book, one twist after another turn!! The ending is unexpected and the twists keep coming to almost the last word!