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Marilyn Pearse

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  • Silent in the Grave

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273

Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happily surprised

  • By 9S on 07-04-09

Keeps you guessing

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This book was not at all what I was expecting. A Holmes-esk who done it.

  • Times Change

  • Time and Again, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light enjoyment

  • By Kate on 04-14-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

As a follow up to the first book, I expected this book to be a similar story to the first. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great story that I didn't want to end

  • Down to the Wire

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Matt Wolfe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

As a small-town reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father, Edward--one of the last great investigative journalists. With his father's legend ever-present, Chris dreams of his own Pulitzer, as he bides his time covering press conferences and town hall meetings. Then one day his fortunes turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Kaye E Steeno on 06-05-10

Great story

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I am such a fan of his books, but was reluctant to get this one because I love the Andy Carpenter series with Gardner's narration. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised to hear Rosenfelt's incredible wit come through in this. Great job by one and all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • Wonderland Series, Book 1
  • By: Irina Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

In the spring of 1685, Lord Hugo Everly, ardent supporter of the Protestant upstart the Duke of Monmouth, vanishes without a trace just before the Monmouth Rebellion, leaving future generations forever baffled as to what might have become of him. In 2013, while visiting Everly Manor as part of her job as a location scout for a film production company, Neve Ashley stumbles onto a secret passage that leads her into the 17th century and straight into the path of the ill-fated lord.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler !

  • By mary m burnside on 02-26-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

The story is intriguing and keeps your interest. The narration is extremely well done. I can't wait to read the next book!

  • Hungry Earth

  • Elemental, Book 2
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, is determined to become a master wizard. He returns to the paranormal university ready to learn magic and uncover the history of the castle. Unfortunately, life at Quintessence is never that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved every second

  • By Cindy Rice on 03-10-16

The narrator mispronounces a word

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

The narrator does a good job, except for one word that is, unfortunately, repeated throughout this series. He pronounces the word particularly as "particularily ", adding an extra syllable par-tic-u-lar-I-ly! It drove me crazy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • God's Smuggler

  • By: John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 529

As a boy, he dreamed of being an undercover spy behind enemy lines. As a man, he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades, his life story has awed and inspired millions. This best-selling memoir recounts the incredible efforts of the young Dutch factory worker to transport Bibles across closed borders, and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God is still in control!

  • By De on 11-20-15

What an inspiration!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

The obedience and trust in God under seemingly insurmountable odds is incredible. The way the book is written and read makes one think that, they too, can succeed in this type of endeavor.

  • Death Comes to Pemberley

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of fun for Austen lovers!

  • By Lesley A. Slavin on 12-20-11

I think Jane would have loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

I loved it! It's like have another Austin novel. I've read all of hers several times and now, I've already listened to this book 3 times. I particularly liked James' use of characters from some of Jane's other novels.

  • Seven Years

  • Seven, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,011

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise.

  • By Alisha on 02-17-15

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

The story keeps you listening and wanting to hear more! I can't wait to hear more of her intriguing books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Dog Night

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of 26 people. David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait is over!

  • By Jean-Paul on 08-20-11

Outstanding combination of author and narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-25-12

If you have a dry sense of humor, you're going to love Rosenfelt's books that feature Grover Gardner as the narrator. I actually laugh out loud. This is true of all of his books.

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  • Frostbite

  • Vampire Academy, Book 2
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians - including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Not So Great Narration.

  • By KelC on 04-16-09

I didn't realize that the books were "Young adult"

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I was disappointed with the story line because of my misunderstanding of the type of book. However, for a young adult book, it was pretty good. Khristine Hvam did a very good job on the narration. I often thought I was listening to multiple people.