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Valerie J. Dumond

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  • A Killer's Mind

  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

This was so good! 5 stars!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

First time I've read this author and let me say it wouldn't be my last! I loved this book! Finished it in one day as I couldn't stop listening to it! Loved the character's and the narrator was fantastic! Great story line...and I have to say there was some humor in it as well....which I don't think is often said to describe this type of genre....but it was so good. Can't wait for book #2....and in the mean time I will definitely check out his other books! Best audio of the summer!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Last Breath

  • By: Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Rory Abernathy’s wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she’s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can’t hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory’s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One Last Breath

  • By Hogan14 on 05-02-18

Good story but too long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Enjoyed the story and the narrator did a great job. However, there was a lot.. and I mean a lot... of repetition and I kept wanting to jump ahead because it just kept.dragging on and on and on. The ending was a bit of a surprise.

  • A Cold Dark Place

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered – and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily's teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her...are planted in...Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him – perhaps too much

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cold Dark Place deserves better reviews

  • By shelley on 07-20-14

Good story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I enjoyed the story...but the narrator was totally wrong. It really took away from the story as his female voices were almost comical. Not sure why the narrator was a male, as the main character and most of the other characters were female. Plus, the narrator's voice reminded me of one of those 1970's educational speakers....not appropriate for the story. I won't be listening to any more from this author if he uses the same narrator. There are too many other audibles to choose from.

  • Maniacal

  • A Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller series, Book 1
  • By: C.M. Sutter
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Sleepy little North Bend just woke up. The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe and her partner, detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake. The town is in an uproar. The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn't happen in North Bend. As more bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear - it's Jade, herself. With each new victim getting one step closer to Jade, time begins to tick away. She must find the person responsible before her loved ones, or herself, are targeted next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed.

  • By Valerie J. Dumond on 07-09-18

Enjoyed.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I enjoyed this book, though I must say I figured out the villain early on in the story, but it was interesting. My only complaint...or drawback, was that I thought the character's interactions with each other was a bit "Polly Anna"...everyone was too nice....or something...it was just a bit odd for me. That being said, I gave it 4 stars and will definitely get the next book in the series.

  • Unseen

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Madison Avery is a young woman with a huge problem. From her penthouse apartment, she witnessed a murder in the building across the street, but by the time the police arrived, the crime scene had been wiped clean. Unfortunately Madison suffers from prosopagnosia - face blindness - so even though she had a clear view of the murder, she can't describe the victim or the killer. With no forensic evidence that a crime was committed and no description of the victim to match to a body, the police have no choice but to close the file.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shaye Archer is back!!

  • By shelley on 02-27-18

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Love this series! This book had an unexpected twist, the inability to recognize faces, something I didn't know existed. I can't wait until the next book come out!! I love the author and the narrator!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked

  • Shaye Archer Series, Book 4
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

College student Tara Chatry is certain something bad has happened to her best friend Ethan Campbell. The smart, geeky student has disappeared, and when Tara tries to get the police involved, they dismiss her concerns, convinced Ethan is just another college student off on a bender. Shaye Archer hasn't even been back in New Orleans for a full day when Tara knocks on her door, asking for help. Shaye isn't prepared to jump back into her old job, but knows if she doesn't help Tara, no one else will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solve the clue and save yourself!

  • By shelley on 12-03-17

Another hit!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I am so glad that I found this author. Her stories are so good and the narrator is fantastic!! Each book in this series Just gets better and better!! One of the best series I've come across!

  • Bring Me Flowers

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 2
  • By: D.K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Julia Vita
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery. With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town...until a second local girl is discovered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruins this one!

  • By bele88 on 03-06-18

Great story. Awful narration!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I really enjoyed this book but the narrator was totally wrong and distracting. Not sure why there was a change in narrator from book 1, but I really hope she doesn't narrate the next book, as I will really have to consider wanting to listen to her again. That being said, this was a good mystery.

  • She Can Hide

  • She Can, Book 4
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Abby Foster just wants a quiet, normal life. The high school teacher left everything about her past behind when she moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania, but only three years after surviving a brutal attack, Abby awakes in an icy river, facing death once again. This time, though, she doesn't have to face it alone - if she can manage to trust the sexy cop who just risked his life to save her. Officer Ethan Hale's gut tells him there's more to Abby’s "accident" than meets the eye....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery or romance novel?

  • By Wayne on 03-15-16

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I really liked this book! I loved the characters and story line. It had twists and turns and the ending was full of total surprises!!

  • Beneath This Mask

  • The Beneath Series, Book 1
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,612

He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away. I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET ROMANCE BUT THERE'S A SECRET PAST TO REVEAL

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-13-15

Oh, be still my heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I loved this book! What a wonderful romance! I loved all the characters and the story! Made my heart happy! I don't usually listen to romances, as my taste is suspense/thrillers, but decided to give my brain a vacation from murder and mayhem, and am so glad I chose this author! I plan on listening to more from the series!!! Excellent!!

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,419

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Excellent story and excellent narration. This story had twists and turns. The characters where well written and the ending was a surprise. This was the first I've listened to this author but hopefully not the last. I listened to the whole story in one day!