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  • Just One Evil Act

  • A Lynley Novel, Book 18
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 28 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help - Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold. Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A huge disappointment

  • By Joan Farrell on 11-02-13

just okay

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

good story but way too long for what it had to say. not the best.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,126

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Great book more please. Harry b is getting older

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Harry Bosch is getting older. It will be very disconcerting when I know the time will come for him to die in the line of duty. This book was a wonderful understanding of his sense of truth and Justice.

  • Nasty Breaks

  • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Lee Ofsted has been hired to teach golf to the executives of a local salvage company on the bucolic Block Island. The setting is lovely, and the $1,000 a day salary will go a long way toward covering her expenses during her third year on the pro tour. But will it be compensation enough for solving a murder?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not good

  • By abby on 02-01-18

Not good

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Not worth the time it took to read it and the narrator was terrible. Glad they went with a different narrator for the other books.

  • The Art Forger

  • By: B. A. Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,988
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,671

Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing forage into art forgery and intrigue

  • By D on 11-28-12

interesting plot but....

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

plot interesting but way too talk talky. all narrative no action. reader performance excellent !

  • The Long Way Home

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There’s power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment in the series

  • By Vermonter on 09-29-14

terrific

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

once again a terrific yarn
can't wait to read the next
hope they never end
the narrator is awesome

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  • The Beautiful Mystery

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

  • By Sparkly on 09-04-12

the best yet

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

the best yet. A classic murder mystery in the old sense. right up there with the best of mystery books and mystery writers

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,779

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

  • By Ed on 04-22-16

pretty good twists

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

keeps you interested with lots of twists. surprise ending good. bolitar series and characters still better though.

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,934

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

way too talky
unbelievable characters
obvious perpetrator
no warmth or characters I could identify with or care about
unsatisfying
couldn't wait to finish

  • Home

  • Myron Bolitar Series, Book 11
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,760

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for 10 years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Win comes home. So does Harlan Coben.

  • By Carol on 10-26-17

one of the best

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

excellent yarn with unseen twists and satisfying conclusion. highly recommend this one and look forward to next one.