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  • Their Lost Daughters

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, excellent performance

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 06-16-18

Don't understand all the hype.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

The only thing that made me finish this book was the narration. I found the book boring and my mind wandered often. If I have to hear Jackman tell his team to "get to bed and rest because things are going to get worse" one more time...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,165

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Really looked forward to Michael Robotham's new novel. I love the Joe O'Loughlin series, so had high expectations. I for one am very disappointed. I really didn't feel much for any of the characters. Not even for Agatha. She kills without remorse which in my book makes her a psychopath. The book dragged on and on and jumped from one unlikely scenario to the next. I did finish it, but don't consider this a good read.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • True Evil

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

Dr. Chris Shepard is 36 years old, newly married, and well on his way to a perfect life. Or so he believes. But that future is forever cast into doubt the day Special Agent Alexandra Morse walks into his office and drops a bombshell: Dr. Shepard's beautiful new wife is plotting his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truely Captivating and Terrifiying!!!

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 01-22-14

Don't know how I got though this!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

Never again! Still can't believe I actually endured this book. Narration is terrible - strange pauses and incorrect use of punctuation. But in essence the author is at fault. Such an inplausible story - it just drags on and on and on. Didn't bond with any of the characters. Am still upset that I didn't just give up on this book. Can't relate to any of the 'glowing reviews'. Sorry, but I died a few silent deaths listening to this book.

  • The Hidden Child

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 5
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Worldwide best seller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past…. Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Camilla Lackberg gets my vote again.

  • By Katinka on 08-20-12

Camilla Lackberg gets my vote again.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Eamon Riley is a brilliant narrator. Camilla has created such complicated characters and each book allows the reader to learn more of the characters and why they act the way they do. I love crime novels and she is one of my favourite authors. I much prefer the authors of the Scandinavian countries. Will definitely continue to 'listen' to Camilla's books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All Cry Chaos

  • The Henri Poincaré Series, Book 1
  • By: Leonard Rosen
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

All Cry Chaos is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens. The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long-scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting. The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre. Fenster’s Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yet the rest of the building remains intact. The murder trail leads veteran Interpol agent Henri Poincaré on a high-stakes, world-crossing quest for answers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.

  • By Anniebligh on 07-04-12

Excellent narration. Wonderful characters!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Would you consider the audio edition of All Cry Chaos to be better than the print version?

Haven't 'read' the book, but the listen was wonderful. Beautifully narrated and I loved the main character, Poincare.

Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

Poincare

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen in the car on my way to work and back home. Makes my trips so much easier - in fact, I look forward to these trips!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful