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  • To Catch a Killer

  • By: Sheryl Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

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

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

On the plus side, I really enjoyed the forensic details. But overall I didn't find the characters very credible... I couldn't help but wonder when Scooby-Doo and Shaggy would show up.

Oh, and I had the killer pegged early on. No real twists or clever plot.

  • Highland Promise

  • Murray Family Series, Book 3
  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Eric Murray, the youngest of his brothers, is determined to gain his rightful inheritance after 13 years of bitter dispute with his father's family. Starting out alone to confront his tight-fisted kinsmen, he encounters a chestnut-haired beauty set upon by thieves. When she begs for Eric's protection for herself and her infant nephew, Eric promises to deliver them to the safety of her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I PROMISE IT'S A GREAT HIGHLAND ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-29-13

VERY disappointed - and so many good reviews!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-13

What would have made Highland Promise better?

Where do I start? The narration might not have been so bad if the story had been better.

What was most disappointing about Hannah Howell’s story?

The heroine! How many times can she think it's "safe" to go out unprotected, and every time she's attacked? Not very quick witted. The sex was rather ho-hum as well.

How could the performance have been better?

Unable to distinguish her "male" voices from certain female characters. Male voices too gravelly.

What character would you cut from Highland Promise?

The heroine. She's a dim-witted dud.

Any additional comments?

The story is also the weary conundrum of a couple unwilling to each be the one to admit to being in love first - so they both "hold back" certain truths.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Sudden, Fearful Death

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry

  • By Nina on 05-07-05

Suspenseful

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-09

Good story, but a very, abrupt ending. It was like having a door slammed shut in your face.

  • Destroying Angels

  • By: Gail Lukasik
  • Narrated by: Janean Jorgensen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

An amateur naturalist dies of mushroom poisoning, a day later the local librarian kills herself, then the buried bones of an infant are discovered. Chicago native Leigh Girard is finding life in a small town can be fatal. Determined to start a new life after her mastectomy, Leigh flees to Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, where she takes a job as reporter for the local newspaper. Her first assignment, the naturalist's obituary, turns into a hunt for a murderer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as I thought it would be

  • By Bob on 09-12-09

Unimpressed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-09

I don't think the author knows anything about being in Door County in the fall/early winter. It just wasn't credible on several levels.

The narrator had the flattest monotone I've heard in a long time. Not someone I'd ever have read a book again.