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J. Frederick

Portland, OR United States
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  • Sadie

  • By: Courtney Summers
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister, Mattie, in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story, he becomes obsessed with finding the girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Courtney Summers, author to follow

  • By Linda on 09-20-18

This is a book that has to be listened to.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

The story is very good (although heartbreaking), but the performance blew me away. Brilliant audiobook

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • All the Blue-Eyed Angels

  • By: Ms. Jen Blood
  • Narrated by: Melissa Redmond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Erin Solomon is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle...and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who's stood by her side since she was a teenager; her trusty mutt, Einstein; and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great atmospheric mystery

  • By Emma on 03-24-15

good story, annoying recording

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

the story was great, and the actual performance of the narrator was great. But the sound editing was terrible; each time there was a line(s) overlayed, the volume was significantly louder. it made it hard to listen to with headphones

  • Critical Mass

  • VI Warshawski, Book 16
  • By: Sara Paretsky
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

V. I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who in turn summons V. I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shrillness...not for the faint of heat

  • By Paty on 02-21-14

Just what I expect from Paretsky

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

Reviewed: 02-16-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Critical Mass to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print, so I can't compare. However, the audio edition blew me away. Susan Ericksen was able to narrate a conversation between 4 people, using accents and voice inflections just enough so as to clearly distinguish each character and to make it incredibly realistic. I was awed by her performance.