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  • Walking Shadows

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

On a quiet street in upstate New York, the body of a young man is discovered in the woods. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as detective Peter Decker learns, the kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tough one

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

Tough one

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Been reading Kellerman forever--this was a disappointment--story just never gained a "flow" character development poor-had an extremely difficult time listening

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Season: Part 1

  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Three years ago, 15-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her - until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge. Ben, now 17, is relentlessly driven to find answers to Ellen's homicide. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm enjoying this novel, but wait until...

  • By Wayne on 10-02-17

Young adult fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I didn't realize this was young adult fiction genre--very simple, uncomplicated-an ok listen but not much of a story for adult population

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartbreak Hotel

  • An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 32
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,141

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. When he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start at the beginning

  • By JAMES on 03-04-17

As Much as I love Kellerman-cant get throught this

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

I may have to buy this one in real paper--I have started and restarted at least 10 times--I cannot get through it--at one point there is a person with special needs and the narration kills me!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Never Never

  • By: James Patterson, Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 925

Harry Blue is the top sex crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. Harry's been sent to a makeshift town in a desolate landscape - a world full of easy money, plenty of illegal ways to spend it, and a ragtag collection of transient characters who thrive on the fringes of society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps me coming back for more

  • By mamma bear4 on 02-09-17

Not a bit of Patterson to be found

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

had a very difficult time with both the story flow and the narration-I need to quit purchasing everything that says Patterson because it appears he "lends" his name to anyone

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Nobody's Fool

  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool is storytelling at its most generous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator

  • By Marsha on 04-27-05

I really tried!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I really wanted to like listening to this book-but it is soooo slow--maybe ok as a physical read, but can't maintain attention as audio

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Private Paris

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could've been an entertaining few hours...

  • By paintgal on 03-25-16

Loved all OTHER Private novels

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Characters were undeveloped, didn't really care what happened to them--descriptors didn't tie me in or allow me to "see" actually sending it back, which I never do!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • After She's Gone

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they'd survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they'd take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more talented - and driven. Where Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertains

  • By Julie Lane on 01-27-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

What would have made After She's Gone better?

The story is all over the place, story line never fulfills or pulls together--

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Jackson again?

Yes

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nothing--not a bad narration, just can't follow the story

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from After She's Gone?

Pull it together between venues, characters etc

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dust to Dust

  • A Novel
  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041

Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Tami - TERRIFIC!

  • By midnitemilkyway on 02-27-15

Couldnt get throuhg

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

What would have made Dust to Dust better?

If there was a linear plot--stories all over the place

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narrator was good, just not good material

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some of the back stories, on their own would have been worthwhile

  • The Girls of Mischief Bay

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time at her Mischief Bay Pilates studio. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By sandy_lowe on 02-27-15

Think I will skip this series!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

What disappointed you about The Girls of Mischief Bay?

Story is all over the place--numerous plots-most very weak

What was most disappointing about Susan Mallery’s story?

Characters not likeable, you don't really care what happens to them--which is unusal for Susan Mallery stories

What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Narration was the only saving grace to this book-she did a good job

What character would you cut from The Girls of Mischief Bay?

Most of them

Any additional comments?

Was really looking forward to a new series, but not this one

  • Top Secret Twenty-One

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983

Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great

  • By GH on 06-20-14

Not sure I can even finish this one!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrator voices are just not good!

How could the performance have been better?

Needs to pronounce names of main characters correctly!, very fake on other voices, maybe male/female narrators?

Do you think Top Secret Twenty-One needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Of course there will be a 22

0 of 1 people found this review helpful