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  • The Wicked Girls

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,052

On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing from beginning to end

  • By anne on 01-10-14

Could not get into this

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Downloaded this after reading The Killer Next Door, which I loved. Characters all over the place and time period changes made this tedious to read. I gave up after just a few chapters.

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,832

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Don’t be fooled by the pulp fiction name

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Marvelous yarn about diverse residents in a rundown rooming house in South London. The author’s conveyance of the personalities of the characters let’s you truly feel and understand them. There is a lot of gore, but often written with a sense of humor to reduce the real horror.

The narration is excellent with a great range of dialects, one of the best I’ve listened to.

You most likely will see the ending coming and won’t be disappointed. I did not want it to end, and my only wish is for a sequel as I already miss the main characters. This book is really about alternative families and how they are formed.

  • The Associate

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Associate

  • By Caroline on 02-27-09

Interesting premise--very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Despite some negative reviews--thought this was a solid Grisham book. Very suspenseful for most of the book and the ending, while not fantastic, is consistent with what we know of the Kyle, the main character. And yes, the characters Grisham paints are mostly two-dimensional. But aren't most people? I don't think law professionals are imbued with any more character than the average Joe, or Josette.

The narrator was excellent--nailing many slight accents with ease. He researched his characters thoroughly.

Great listen.

  • 1922

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's New York Times best-selling short story collection Full Dark, No Stars - soon to be a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. A violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By indyemmett on 11-13-17

Good short story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Try this. Good short story from Mr. King will appeal to fans looking for some gore.

  • The Innocent Man

  • Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297

In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book - Not Typical Grisham

  • By Mark on 01-17-07

Good story, would be better if abridged

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Interesting true story, wonderfully narrated by Craig Wasson. Author Grisham relates at the epilogue how he could have written much more. As tedious as long stretches of this book were, it's hard to fathom more of it. Nonetheless I was glad I listened to it, however would not recommend it. The main character is so sad and pathetic, I found myself wanting to be as patient as his family and friends.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,339

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Grisham novel.

  • By Jonas on 11-26-18

One of Grisham's best books

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I loved this book. The 3 part story concept was excellent for this tome. Truly in a class by itself in books about the American south. I have read some negative reviews, mostly critical of the war story or the shocking ending. I found it fascinating, not knowing much about the Philippines and their courageous participation in WW2. The main male characters were harder for me to visualize than the well-drawn females, except for the daughter. However, I have found this true for me in many of Grisham's books.

The narrator was excellent, for him this must be a crowning achievement. This is a Faulkner-class southern epic and I truly hope everyone that reads or listens to it finds it as compelling as I did.

  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,542

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By RMS on 07-27-18

Great read, then loses steam in the end

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Loved this most of the way. Great whodunnit. Great development of characters. Disappointing ending, but still glad I read it (or listened)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,307

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cood Connelly

  • By Daniel on 01-08-09

Tiring, contrived and ultimately forgettable

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

There have been many good Harry Bosch books. Pass this one up. Better to read reviews outside of Audible.

  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

Very enjoyable, sure to be a movie

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Book was enjoyable, annoying, unbelievable and fascinating all at the same time. The reader effortlessly switched dialects portraying the many characters. One of the best readers I have listened to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,599

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made Alligator Alley fly by

  • By Tracey on 06-26-14

Wonderful narrator, so much better than the story

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Like the first book, this is basically a compilation of conversations between characters. In this book. the characters are wonderfully drawn, and you grow to love them. It's just that the overall story becomes tiresome and you pine for the finale. The narrator is the best in the business. By the time the book ends, you do not even care.