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  • The Whispering Room

  • By: Amanda Stevens
  • Narrated by: Alicia Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Work is a welcome refuge for New Orleans homicide detective Evangeline Theroux. Feeling suffocated by her new baby, in whose eyes she sees only her dead husband, she throws herself into a high-profile murder case. Reclusive writer Lena Saunders offers Evangeline a provocative theory about the crime: it is the work of a lunatic vigilante. Lena spins the sordid story of Ruth and Rebecca Lemay, whose mother brutally murdered her male children in an insane effort to root out an “evil” gene.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisty and fun read

  • By Stephanie on 11-16-17

Twisty and fun read

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This is the first audiobook I've listen to by Amanda Stevens. I decided to give it a try through the new Romance package Audible is offering. I will definitely listen to more books by this author.

Alicia Harding did a good job narrating. However, she talks entirely too slow. I probably wouldn't have finished the audiobook if there wasn't the narrator speed function. Once I increased the narration, I was instantly drawn into the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Map That Leads to You

  • By: J. P. Monninger
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Heather Mulgrew's world is already mapped out: She is going to travel abroad with her friends after college, come back to a great career in September, and head into a life where not much is left to chance. But that was before an encounter on an overnight train introduces her to Jack, a passionate adventurer who changes the course of her journey and her life. Throwing Heather's careful itinerary to the wind, they follow Jack's grandfather's journal through post-World War II era Europe: Vienna, Budapest, Turkey - exotic places that serve only to heighten their feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Tamar W on 09-02-17

Ahhhhmazing

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

If you could sum up The Map That Leads to You in three words, what would they be?

Breathtakingly, beautifully haunting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack was definitely my favorite. I loved him from the first witty conversation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I actually did listen in one sitting. I couldn't stop.

Any additional comments?

I probably wouldn't have bought this book if I knew it would make me cry ugly tears. I'm so glad I didn't know. This is probably my favorite book this year, and one I'll listen to again.

  • Murder in Thrall

  • By: Anne Cleeland
  • Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 531

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. Chief Inspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He's tall, handsome, and enigmatic - to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London's most high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad to partner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows when someone is lying - a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects and witnesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great new entry into British mysteries

  • By Tracey on 08-05-13

Definitely not for me

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The entire book would have to be rewritten for this to occur. The main character, Doyle, comes off as weak and doesn't appear have any self-esteem. Acton stalks her and takes over her life professionally and personally. She is completely okay with everything, and goes along with as if this relationship is normal. I ended up skipping to the last chapter to find out how it ended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Useful Woman

  • A Rosalind Thorne Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Darcie Wilde
  • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 974

The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who rely on her wit and discretion. So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London's most exclusive ballroom, Almack's, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a chance

  • By James on 05-28-17

Struggled to finish

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I really wanted to like this book, but the narrator kind of ruined it for me. Reading the book instead of listening may have changed my opinion.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Blah

Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Nichols’s performances?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Catch a Killer

  • By: Sheryl Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case - which remains unsolved - fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Characters with Fantastic Forensic Details

  • By Beverley on 02-07-17

Enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. The author gave a lot of forensic science details. Usually my attention would have wondered, but she kept it interesting and had me guessing to the end. I adored Journey and Erin.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought the narrator did a great job capturing the tone of this book.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Limoncello Yellow

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas - until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Cookies

  • By Jhbdesign on 03-10-17

Hilarious, fast paced mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

If you could sum up Limoncello Yellow in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, quirky, and chick-lit

Which scene was your favorite?

Every scene with Glenda, the ex-stripper with a drag queens wardrobe.

Any additional comments?

This book is now one of my favorites. It's full of fantastic characters and is in a wonderful location, New Orleans. Madeline Mrozek did a great job narrating. She brought each character to life. I can't wait until book 2.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade

  • Tales from the Goose Creek B&B
  • By: Virginia Smith
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Even though retirement is still three years away, Al Richardson is counting the days. He anticipates many enjoyable years in which every day feels like Saturday. But Al's wife, Millie, has different plans for their retirement. When she learns that a Victorian-era home is up for sale, Millie launches a full-blown campaign to convince Al that god's plan for them is to turn that house into a B&B. But a B&B won't be the only change for the small Kentucky town.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun "Mayberry" tale of small home town life!

  • By LilMissMolly on 12-11-16

Charming small town anywhere story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, this it was well spent. It was funny and clean, which isn't that common is new books.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The story pretty much revolves around who should paint the town's water tower. Although Goose Creek is in Kentucky, I felt like I was back in the small town were I grew up in Alabama.

Becky Doughty's performance was pretty good. She did a good job bring the characters to life.

Any additional comments?

This series will remain on my radar.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  • A House by the Sea

  • Winthrop House, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

After his book becomes a best seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view. But everything is not what it seems. Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty creepy

  • By Lizzystick on 03-07-17

Creep book

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Would you listen to A House by the Sea again? Why?

Yes, but only around Halloween when creepy horror stories are somehow better and scarier.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed listening to this somewhat realistic, spooky book. The location for this story was great. I had no problem with relating with the each character and caring about what happens next.


I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond

  • Beyond Series, Book 1
  • By: Maureen A. Miller
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

It is the day after Aimee Patterson's high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Young Adult Science Fiction

  • By Dawn H on 01-22-17

Looking forward to book 2

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Was Beyond worth the listening time?

Yes!

There were some weird inconsistencies and the main character being really naive for someone suppose to be super smart, but I really enjoyed this story. The main characters, Amiee and Zak, were awesome together and I can't wait to learn what happens next for these two. Anyone that loves YA will enjoy this book.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  • A Haunted Murder

  • A Lin Coffin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: J A Whiting
  • Narrated by: Suzie Althens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

After the death of her grandfather, Lin Coffin returns to the island of her birth, Nantucket, Massachusetts, to make a new start in life, but things don't begin smoothly. After not seeing one for 20 years, a ghost appears in her back yard and her cousin, Viv, becomes a suspect in a murder. Lin and Viv, with the help of several others, work to solve the crime before the killer strikes again. This story has ghosts and some mild paranormal elements.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Has series potential

  • By John S. on 11-05-16

Nice cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, I fell in love with the characters in this book and listening to the descriptions of Nantucket Island.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought Susie Althens did a fantastic job narrating this book.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.