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  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Annoying

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would limit the time spent with Mary's family. I really got tired of listening to her father screaming at me - yes I get that he has hearing issues and won't wear a hearing aid but it's just not funny and very annoying after the first few minutes.

If you’ve listened to books by Lisa Scottoline before, how does this one compare?

The plot was really good but this one was too focused on her whacky family and it just seemed silly

What didn’t you like about January LaVoy’s performance?

The screaming father was my least favorite thing

Do you think Accused needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Study

  • An Anna Pigeon Mystery
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

It is January, and Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about managing and understanding wolves, as her home base of Rocky Mountain National Park might soon have its own pack of the magnificent, much-maligned animals. But what was once an idyllic refuge becomes a place of unnatural occurrences and danger beyond the ordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps better than reading it

  • By W. Black on 05-19-08

Psychological Thriller

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

Would you listen to Winter Study again? Why?

Yes, there's a lot going on that I may miss the first time

What other book might you compare Winter Study to and why?

This one is unique

Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

Even though Bob is the bad guy in the story, I think she did a great job with his enigmatic personality

  • Maggie's Man

  • Family Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars. Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom - because he just might be the kind of man she can love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maggie's Man

  • By Diana DC on 08-18-13

Lame story and not an effective reader

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

Story was very corny. I found the heroine to be very annoying. Reader sounded like she was reading throughout the dialogue especially. Very distracting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hunting Season: An Anna Pigeon Novel

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

When Park Ranger Anna Pigeon answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway, the last thing she expects to encounter is a naked and very dead man. His body bears what looks like the brutal scars of an S&M ritual gone terribly wrong. When the deceased turned out to be the brother of a candidate for the office of local sheriff, a host of cover-ups, hidden agendas, old allegiances, and buried secrets begins to emerge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ranger with an attitude

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-08

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Great story with wonderful characters. Ana is a fun heroine to follow. She is an interesting mix of strength and neurotic tendencies. Love her!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,236

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Terrific Adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

Would you listen to Wild again? Why?

I would listen to this book again and recommend to my friends. I've always dreamed of hiking the PCT or the AT and I feel like I've had a taste of it through Cheryl Strayed's experience. I really enjoyed this.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild?

I thought the beginning of her hike and her lack of preparedness was a great moment in the book. I felt her pain!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time Bomb

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper’s identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts – why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is quickly drawn into exploring the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By PJPackwood on 10-18-12

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

What disappointed you about Time Bomb?

I am a huge Kellerman/Delaware fan, but this book seemed to drag on without any of the usual suspense that I've grown accustomed to with the series. It dwells on details ad nauseum. I'm also not a big fan of the reader, Jeff Harding, and his vocalizations of the characters.
I've read every Kellerman/Delaware novel published to date. This is the one I would not recommend.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful