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  • Dying Light

  • Logan McRae, Book 2
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The number one best-selling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae, it's a bad start to another bad day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By KarenO on 07-28-17

Steel always steals the show

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Would you listen to Dying Light again? Why?

Yes. I love the Stuart MacBride series. The books are fast paced and the characters excellently developed. I am still plowing through the series, but if I went back and reread I'd probably find things I missed the first time. Plus, although the main character is great, I'd read them all over again just for DI Steel

What other book might you compare Dying Light to and why?

This series is pretty stand out for me. I've not read such a gritty and humorous crime series like this before where I could compare it to anything else.

Any additional comments?

I see on Goodreads that people knock DI Steel, but I find her the best character. She's horrendously brazen and obtuse. She's the funniest interruption in the series and underneath all her scratching, threats and bullying her heart comes through like a beacon. I normally read though a book or a series and the characters are just that, but Steel is probably my favorite character of any books that I have read - and I AM ALWAYS listening to books. To Mr. MacBride - please don't ever kill her off as she brings a fantastic element to your series.

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  • The Song Rising

  • The Bone Season, Book 3
  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

The hotly anticipated third audiobook in the best-selling Bone Season series - a groundbreaking dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination. Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But having turned her back on Jaxon Hall, and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why the change in narration style???

  • By Dan Erlandson on 04-15-17

Can't even listen to it

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Any additional comments?

I loved Alana Kerr Collin's voice and reading style for the first two books, but this one has her sounding like Captain Kirk or an 8th grader reading Beowulf. I can't get past chapter 2. This book will be returned and guess I'll have to buy a hard copy. So disappointed as I had really looked forward to another great story to have on Audible.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,174

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By oc_artist on 10-08-16

She outdoes herself on this one

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

Reviewed: 10-27-16

Would you listen to The Trespasser again? Why?

YES! The cat and mouse games of the interviews - WOW. What an incredible writer.

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

Yes, there were plenty of twists that even though you could kind of see it coming watching it play out was incredible suspenseful.

Which character – as performed by Hilda Fay – was your favorite?

Breslin and Connelly - both were played wonderfully.

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

The conversation between Breslin, Connelly and Steve towards the end.

Any additional comments?

I had read Faithful Place first and thought after reading a couple of her other books that she wasn't going to be able to top that particular story, but The Trespasser left it in the dust. Tana French is an exceptional author as far as character studies. She truly ensnares the reader with her dialog between the characters and well thought out plot. She can take something simple and make it a fantastic ride through psychology. Fantastic read!

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    Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    6,962 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Faithful Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-10

Tana French at her best!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

If you could sum up Faithful Place in three words, what would they be?

Deep character study

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lead, Frank. He's complicated. So many could identify with his situation of having done better just as he had intended, moving past a family he had loved but resented. The confrontation of seeing that family again and all that goes with that. He was someone you cheered on and someone you boo'd all at the same time. His mother was pretty interesting too. An abused woman who refuses to show weakness and seems to only to be able to show love at a distance (makes their meals makes sure they eat, but pushes away each one of her kids as if that too would be part of the abuse - or maybe it was that since she didn't feel good enough she didn't think anything she produced would be as well.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I don't believe so, but the narration was fantastic.

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

There wasn't one particular moment, but I was intrigued by the way the author reflected so many different personalities within the family - of course you had some stereotyping at first but as you read on and she delved more into the characters well they had so many facets. Jackie's desperation for a close family. Frank's desperation to fight having any feelings for them. Sha's desperation to escape the trap he's been held in for so many years. The list just goes on, but each one coped in the only way they seemed to know how.

Any additional comments?

I am reading Broken Harbor now. It would be an interesting series if she continues to take a detective from the previous novel - maybe the detective wasn't so well liked, or maybe they had a certain amount of respect - and explore that in a new book. I'd like to see one on Cooper next.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33,929

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

Ender's Game wanna be

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Would you try another book from Ernest Cline and/or Wil Wheaton?

Not sure I'd get another book by Cline. Ready Player One was a great book,but this was a huge disappointment. He had the same 'gimmicks' of RP1 but also decided to include cheesy dialog of bad 80s movies. It was barely imaginative. Seemed he couldn't come up with something original so it was like he took a great story and made his own crappy version of it. Ender's Game was Ender's game and any copy of it is unnecessary.

What was most disappointing about Ernest Cline’s story?

I read to escape - the author throwing in his political sidings was just annoying

Have you listened to any of Wil Wheaton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

WIl Wheaton's performance was the only thing that made me continue listening

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

Not really

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