LISTENER

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Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Great atmosphere, intriguing story, fascinating characters- this is a great book. I was riveted by the last chapters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Michigan Murders audiobook cover art
  • The Michigan Murders
  • The True Story of the Ypsilanti Ripper's Reign of Terror
  • By: Edward Keyes
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross

Slow

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This book is very thorough, very descriptive, and well researched. But it’s an extremely slow listen. This may be my own fault: I typically enjoy true crime novels that provide insight into the character, motives, and relationships between the key figures. With a serial killer, though, the motives remain locked in there killer himself/herself. For me, this read like a tragic catalogue of events followed by another plod through the justice system. Like other reviewers, I also feel that the narrator was the wrong choice for this book.

Behind Dead Eyes audiobook cover art

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I found the story intriguing, but I had a difficult time following the narrator. I love Irish accents and I always thought that I could listen to an Irish person read the phone book! Unfortunately, this book proved my theory wrong.

It was hard to distinguish between characters and the pace and flow of scenes (or even sentences) were sometimes strangely disjointed. I typically listen while commuting, so I rely on smooth and nuanced narration to help me keep in track of the plot.

I enjoyed what I was able to follow in the story, and I may try the book again in print form.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety audiobook cover art

Can't recommend highly enough

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

I have listened to this book over and over. I even purchased the print version so that I could refer to the exercises quickly. It's a great help to people who struggle with worry and anxiety.

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Decent but dated

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

This was my first Brady Coyne mystery and I decided to listen to the whole book (because I wasn't able to return it). I discovered that the novel was originally published in 1987; I didn't know this going in and wasn't prepared for the casual sexism or introduction to "new" issues (that really aren't new anymore).

Since I was committed to finishing this one, I was pleasantly surprised by how the second half of the book picked up and I really enjoyed the climax of the novel. I probably won't purchase another book in this series, but I can see how the series could grow on you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

I saw the commercials for this book, and I think I was intrigued before the book was even released. Unfortunately, the book was not at all what I expected. Far from a dark, gritty cop mystery, this book struck me more as cheesy romantic fiction intertwined with an unbelievable plot and unrealistic characters. I think I'll limit my future Patterson purchases to the NYPD Red series.