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Vickie Dever

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  • The Bitter Season

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Tami Hoag Problem Novel

  • By Sires on 01-24-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

As always Tami Hoag is the best! Always keeps your attention till the end. I always know her books are going to be great.

  • Angel Killer

  • A Jessica Blackwood Novel
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Fred Berman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she's left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her - until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test. A hacker who identifies himself only as "Warlock" brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground - as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Thrillers and/or you like Magic - READ

  • By BigJim on 10-31-14

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

This book did meet my expectations and was a good story. The narrator did an excellent job. You could tell the difference between the characters. I would recommend this book and will definitely listen to others by this author.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Hope to Die

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money/credits!!!

  • By Brenda on 01-10-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Hope to Die to be better than the print version?

Yes but I would do both. Excellent story and just what you would expect from James Patterson.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes as with all his books they keep you wondering.

Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman and Scott Sower ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it's the kind you don't want to put down.

Any additional comments?

I love the Alex Cross series but I have read or listened to all his book. He is a super writer and look forward to his next book.

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  • Heaven Is for Real

  • A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  • By: Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,051

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, yes. Believable? Um...no

  • By AudioAddict on 03-28-15

Great book!!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

What made the experience of listening to Heaven Is for Real the most enjoyable?

I saw the movie first. It left out so much of the boy's story of what he saw in heaven. I have always believed in heaven but after this there is no way you could not believe that this child did not go to heaven and witness what he says. He had no way of knowing these things that he talks about seeing and talking to the people he talked to.

What did you like best about this story?

The experiences that he had in heaven and how he met his sister that he had no knowledge of and no way of knowing anything about the miscarriage. I think everyone needs to read this story. Great story!!

What about Dean Gallagher’s performance did you like?

Dean did an excellent job with this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes when his father the minister did not believe his son and then he got confused and doubted his own religion.

Any additional comments?

A must read. Much better than the movie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Homecoming

  • Thunder Point, Book 6
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

At the age of 19, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!!

  • By Vickie Dever on 08-29-14

Excellent story!!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to my friends. It is a good wholesome story as are all her books. I love Robyn Carr's books. They are not full of sex but do have romance in them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Iries is a good character becuase she feels like she was slighted by the love of her life. As the story goes on it just gets better and better. She is very active in the schools and looks out for the children. Excellent character!

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

Very good story teller.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Robyn's books always make me laugh and sometimes cry depending on the situation. I didn't really have an extreme reaction to this book. Just a great story as always. Wish it had been a little longer.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful