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  • The Winter Over

  • By: Matthew Iden
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,046

Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life. But the death of a colleague triggers a series of mysterious incidents that push Cass and the rest of the forty-four-person crew to the limits of their sanity and endurance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A psychological thriller

  • By Brian on 02-08-17

A cold day in hell!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

No way could I ever take on a job that I would be isolated for months. A different mystery story that I found entertaining and easy to listen to.

  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,562

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

A view into another world.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

This story is based in a music rappers world, a culture which is unfamiliar to me. At first I was slightly off put by the language, how they interact and a less than "pretty" lifestyle. I am so glad I kept listening because I grew to really like the two main characters and wish there could be more from them.

  • The Opposite of Everyone

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally best-selling author of Someone Else's Love Story and Gods in Alabama - an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddess of destruction and rebirth

  • By Janice on 06-27-16

A great storyteller.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I listen to a lot of murder/mystery so when I get a Joshilyn Jackson book it is like a special treat. This is a great story about less than perfect people doing their best to deal with what life throws at them.

  • The Night Bird

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221

Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn't like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco - as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks - Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie's controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories...and all the victims were her patients.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brian Freeman's "faux pas"....

  • By antonio on 07-02-17

Different

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I liked this book. It was a bit different than the usually murder mystery but held my attention and kept me entertained.

  • The Dawn Patrol

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104

Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don Winslow always surprises me

  • By Hannah on 09-08-15

How great can one person be?

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

The story line kept me going and interested. Throughout the first third of the story we have to continue to hear all the great things Boone has done....this got old and briefly considered giving up on the book. It wasn't the greatest story ever told but was interesting and the mystery was in a different setting so overall I am glad I listened.

  • Dead Bolt

  • Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 2
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time, general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners, who insist on sticking around-along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops. The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listen

  • By LaurelOlivia on 03-31-14

Fun Series

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

I am glad I discovered this series. Light,easy and a bit different to be interesting.

  • Murder Al Dente

  • Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb writing and a fantastic narrator

  • By Judy C on 06-07-15

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

I enjoyed this book. The narration was good as well as the storyline. Its a light hearted murder mystery with a little romance but not too much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Hour

  • A Lincoln Perry Mystery
  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar architectural project built to house paroled murderers, was the passion of Alexandra Sanabria, the daughter of a deceased Mafia don. But the program never got off the ground. Uninhabited but also kept off the market, with taxes paid by a legal trust that Sanabria established just before she and her husband left town, the home remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fine Book

  • By Z on 12-29-12

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-15


Great book why do I have to give a review on your terms of how many words when one sums it up

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile effort

  • By Janice on 07-14-11

A good listen.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

This book had my attention right away. A good story, good narration and kept me interested throughout.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thereby Hangs a Tail

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

While Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, Chet - with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth - keeps bringing down the perps. Told from Chet's perspective and featuring the humorous ramblings of a dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail is another winner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed out loud throughout this book

  • By Deborah on 02-19-10

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 04-24-12

I enjoy these books because its fun to hear the "dogs perspective" and it makes looking for the bad guy a little different. If you don't like dogs you probably won't like this book.