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Tammy Mitchell

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,189

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

  • By Tammy Mitchell on 09-24-18

Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Stellar! Masterful storytelling from the beginning to the final word. Ms. Bleeker weaves a powerful, sometimes heart wrenching tale. The characters are well developed and complex; each of whom is flawed. I was quite anxious during much of this book. I knew and/or suspected certain details, but the writing was so good that I questioned myself on many occasions. I’m glad I listened to the audiobook rather than reading it, because I don’t know if I could have resisted the temptation of flipping to the end.

Sophie Amoss’ performance was equally superb. Her voice inflections and nuances let the listener know who’s who, adding to the enjoyment of this great book. Her voice is pleasant and evoked raw emotion.

This isn’t my first Bleeker novel, but is my favorite thus far. I look forward to more of her work. This IS my first experience with Sophie Amoss, but I will consider audiobooks performed by her in the future just because it’s her.

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  • Due Process

  • Joe Dillard, Book 9
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

A young exotic dancer claims she was sexually assaulted at a party thrown by a university football team. Three players are accused. In the ninth installment of the best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard finds himself defending one of the players accused of assaulting the young woman. The case receives national attention, quickly escalating into a platform for deep-seeded division and hatred. It also ensnares Dillard, along with his son, Jack, and Charleston Story into a web of lies and deceit spun by a mysterious figure with a hidden agenda.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 9th marvelous legal thriller in the Joe Dillard...

  • By Wayne on 05-03-18

Pratt and Campbell, the dynamic duo!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I honestly love this series. Both the writing and the narration are excellent. The characters are well developed, especially if you’ve read/listened to the entire series thus far. Joe is smart, funny, and a good and decent man. He’s not perfect, but he’s the one you want in your corner. I’d like to be adopted into this brilliant, strong, ethical, and loving family.

Tim Campbell is perfect for Joe. I actually get lost in listening to him and forget he isn’t Joe! Sorry, Mr Pratt. I love Pratt’s writing and Campbell’s performance. They’re a dynamic duo. I’ll eagerly await the next installment.

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  • How It Happened

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 465

 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge a book by it's cover!

  • By shelley on 05-16-18

Koryta Rocks! Christine Lakin is mesmerizing. Robert Petkoff nails it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I’m not sure I can convey the absolute excellence in this book. It is extremely well written, from the first word to the last. In full disclosure, Michael Koryta has been a favorite of mine since I first read “So Cold the River,” and, “Last Words.” It's no surprise, therefore, the superb character development and overall level of depth in, “How it Happened.”

I listened to the Audible version and was gripped by the opening narration of Kimberly Crepeaux, by Christine Lakin; brilliant! It truly enhanced the pleasure of this book. We love the characters we should love; hate the ones we should hate; and are at least sympathetic to the ones in between.

I don’t care to give a synopsis of this book, it’s details, as it’s already been well done. I just want to give it my highest recommendation. Even if you know, or think you know, what happened and who did what, where and why, take the ride. It’s well worth the investment. Enjoy

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Gambler's Jury

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom - pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she’s got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy’s being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney’s office have motivations beyond the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book based on the sad realities ...

  • By shelley on 03-03-18

Loved it! Highly recommend!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Wow! I a pleasantly surprised. I expected to like this book. I like Victor Methos and read/listen to him often. I didn’t expect to love it! I do.

On the surface, Dani is flippant, sarcastic, bold, and even a bit cynical. She’s deeper, however. Dani’s a fighter for the underdog. She’s passionate, empathetic and very flawed.

Will is fantastic and I desperately want one of my own, please! Teddy is great and although we don’t have a lot of Jack, he’s a good son.

I laughed and cried throughout this book. There were many times that I just wanted to slap the crap out of some of these people for the obvious and blatant injustice. I wasn’t surprised, really, at a lot of the things going on and I pretty much knew the “who” but it it didn’t detract from my enjoyment.

Is this a stand alone or will it be a series?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unclaimed Victim

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

In 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city. Ethel Harding, a prostitute struggling to survive both the cold streets and the Torso Killer, takes refuge with a devout missionary sect - only to find that its righteous facade conceals the darkest of secrets. Sixty years later, the police find the butchered body of Alfred Wiley in the woods. But before his daughter, Kris, can even identify the remains, things he never told her begin to surface one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely talented historical mystery author!

  • By Wayne on 11-16-17

3.5. Some was really good, some.....not so much.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I’m trying to figure out a proper review. I rarely do them, but this book has me somewhat conflicted.

First, I’ll say something about the narration (performance). I both liked and hated it. Ms. Robins has a pleasant speaking voice and much of it was just fine; not great, but good enough. I’m not sure if it was her or the main character as written, but Kris was a bit whiny at times. Overall, her voices/performances for Kris, Jimmy and Joey were good, distinctive and helped me to stick it out. That said, most of the other characters were awful! The men were over loud and just, I’m sorry, awful!

I liked the story, generally. There were peaks, however, of a strong storyline and solid writing mixed with dips into eye rolling drudgery, back to peaks. By the end, I’m happy I didn’t pay full price or waste a credit as I got it at a discount for having the Kindle version, but I was no longer angry for spending anything. It was a decent read, if somewhat incomplete.

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  • Right Behind You

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,030

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent storey And performances.

  • By Erick on 04-09-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

From the very first words, I was hooked! I highly recommend this book. The narration was excellent, and truly contributed to the story. I re listened to the entire series, except The Perfect Husband which remains unavailable, but even with my vision problems, I did reread it, just to be ready for Right Behind You. I'm glad I did, although I will say it can stand alone, but is more enjoyable as the most recent chapter in the series. I would love to say more about why I loved this book, but it would require far too many spoilers, so I'll just stand by recommendation and hope you enjoy it, too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

Trigger! But fantastic and well worth the time and money.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Wow. I rarely write full reviews, but I just need to say this is an amazing story. It is deep and painful, and very well written. I felt throughout that either the author herself had firsthand knowledge of at least SOME of the subject matter or knows people who have. The subject matter is deeply troubling and not for the faint of heart. It is absolutely a trigger and while I found the connection, on a much smaller level, cathartic in some small way; others may not. I still highly recommend this book.

Angela Dawe's performance is perfect! I felt every word, every emotion and every heartbeat. She not only has a pleasant voice, but her mastery of Annie's tale is engaging. I like that she doesn't try to make her male voices unrealistically low, but gives enough to know they're men.

Brilliant story and I will read/listen to more from this author and narrator.

  • Be Afraid

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace 25 years later.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good but not great

  • By STEPHANIE on 05-30-15

Story was good, but narration was awful!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

This was a difficult listen for me. At first, the narrator not only made me cringe, but made me want to throw in the towel! Awful! I thought I'd like the story, so I stuck with it. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story, although I'm certain I'd have liked it far more with better narration. I found myself struggling to get past the terrible performance, which made liking the characters troublesome, too. She did improve slightly as the book went on, but only slightly. She's not the worst I've ever heard, but if it is ever re recorded with a different, hopefully better, narrator, I will buy it and try again.

  • Why Me?

  • By: Sarah Burleton
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother’s arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother’s tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand "Why me?" I took back control of my life and started saying, "It was me, now what am I going to do?" The answer is my book, "Why Me?"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsatisfactory Ending

  • By Michelle Smith on 11-10-16

Connected

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

This book is well written ABD beautifully performed. It was difficult, as I knew it would be, for me to hear. It certainly resonated with me. I want to say it brought back memories, but those memories are already there. It wasn't the same, but it was. If you've experienced anything like it, you know what I mean. I love hearing the triumph of others who are survivors. It's good to know we're out here. Thanks, Sarah! You're beautiful.

  • Angels Flight

  • A Harry Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,013

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Connelly!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-14

Painful narration!!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No! It was seriously painful. I am sorry and I rarely get this critical about a performance of any kind, but the narration was awful. It was so bad, that I could not continue with this book. I have purchased the Kindle edition to read it instead, as I really LOVE this series. The voice put to Bosch was too gruff (based on the other "voices", this was not natural) and WHINY! Yep, several times I felt Harry was just too whiny and I felt like it was being rushed. I will say the female voices weren't quite as silly sounding, but this was terrible over all. I will not purchase another book narrated by Giles. I just can't! I seriously missed Dick Hill.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Connelly? Why or why not?

Yes, absolutely. I am completely in love with and invested in Harry Bosch. I am not certain whether it will be an audio book, though. Problem with that is, I suffer from transient blindness and cannot see well to read. But I love the series, so.....

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Giles’s performances?

NO, not a chance!

Was Angels Flight worth the listening time?

Listening to? Nope. But reading it, yes.

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