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  • Little Bones

  • Cat Connolly, Book 1
  • By: Sam Blake
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Cathy Connolly discovers the bones of a baby concealed in the hem of an old wedding dress. When the dress' original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women. Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic - and now he's in Dublin with old scores to settle. Can the team track him down before he kills again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story! <br />

  • By sidhecat on 08-24-18

great story! <br />

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Loved the many parts of this story! And the narrator is fantastic! Found this book by searching the narrator, and am downloading the next in the series now!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost Files, Book 2

  • By: Apryl Baker
  • Narrated by: Elise Randall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

At 17 years old, Mattie Hathaway has survived her mother attempting to kill her, multiple foster homes, and a serial killer. Oh, and she sees ghosts on a regular basis too. You’d think Fate would give her a break right? Umm…nope, not Mattie. Dan Richards is the only person in the entire world Mattie trusts, but then the boy goes and breaks her heart. Mattie does what she does best, she runs and lands herself slap in the middle of a haunted house full of ghosts turned vengeful that want Mattie to join their ranks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story great - the narrator, horrid.

  • By sidhecat on 06-08-16

The story great - the narrator, horrid.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Someone needs to tell the narrator that narration isn't a race. Slow down and your narration won't suck.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beware

  • By: Richard Laymon
  • Narrated by: Charles Bice
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Using ancient black magic, a dangerous, vindictive maniac is made all-powerful by his ability to become invisible. Raping and murdering his way around the States, he is biding his time before fulfilling his one desire - to get even with the high school belle who rejected him years before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Porn/Action/Gore/Horror/Paranormal

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-05-16

Good narration, bad story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

The writing was good, but this entire story had the feel of being told by horny teenage boy. The author is apparently a complete idiot when it comes to how women actually think and feel. The female main character horribly written. I don't want to spoilers in so I won't into too much detail, but she appears to be what a teenage chauvinistic horny boy would think of a woman. The males aren't much better either and well the story is like a B level action movie.

The narrator was good given what he had for story, and overall this was well read with only a few minor mispronunciations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sick House

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grossly Enjoyable Reading

  • By Sandra L. Almo on 04-28-16

Great story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

I enjoyed this spooky tale so much I immediately bought another audible book by the same author and narrator!

It was spooky without being gory.

Excellent ghost story, and they are hard to find these days as I thought I had read most of the really good ones out there.

The lead character doesn't seem likable at first but by the end, I was in complete sympathy with him.

I also have to agree that there is little on earth that a great cup of coffee and listening to Sinatra can't make better.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Riverhouse

  • By: G. Norman Lippert
  • Narrated by: Doug Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

When painter Shane Bellamy attempts to relaunch his life by moving into a remote summer cottage on the Missouri river, he becomes enthralled by the property's original owners, famed depression-era artist Gustav Wilhelm, and his wife, Marlena; painting their long-dead secrets of betrayal and revenge in a series of increasingly bizarre works, Shane finds that he has not only recreated their dark story on canvas, but he has brought it dreadfully back to life all around him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • utterly bored by Chapter 15

  • By sidhecat on 04-14-16

utterly bored by Chapter 15

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

I returned this book because halfway through I was completely bored with the story. The narrator was "okay" though he seemed to have some pronunciation and enunciation issues.
Overall I just simply didn't care about the story, or the characters enough to finish it, and found myself getting almost irritated with the tedium of the story and sub plots.
There had been some sense of creepiness early on, but By chapter 15, there was no atmosphere left in the story (possibly due to the narration? ),
I like a good ghost story, but with no atmosphere or even sense of mystery in the narration it becomes mundane to listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cemetery Lake

  • By: Paul Cleave
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation. But doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whoa! Unusual Story Gripping End To End

  • By Ted on 12-27-15

I really did not enjoy this book

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I finished the book, only because I hoped at some point it would get better. (Then it ended without having done so)
First let me say that the writing was good, the Narrator was great, and the subject matter might appeal to some.

Now that the pros are out of the way:
I completely agree with another reviewer, in that I detest the representation of the main character and will read no future books, by this author, with this main character.

The story centers far more around the (annoyingly depressing and irritating) main character's decent into alcoholism and tendency to take justice into his own hands, rather than the mystery itself.

If you cut out the excessive rambling introspection of the main character, the actually mystery would be a short story.. and a very short one at that.

I also found it annoying that, repeatedly, this ex-cop main character chooses courses of action that don't include involving the police, even to the detriment of supplying himself with an alibi. (based on the overly-repeated, and rather weak excuse of feeling responsible)

Not my idea of a good book, but if self reproach, repeated long-winded recounting of past experiences as an excuse for alcoholism and vigilantism, with a serial murder case as background fodder, are your thing; you may like it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Shadow on the Wall

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Aycliffe
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

In the countryside of Victorian England, Edward Atherton, rector of Thornham St. Stephen, has taken on the arduous task of restoring the ancient church. But he should never have meddled with the tomb that lay beneath the church's crumbling walls. The moment the workman raises the tomb lid, an unspeakable horror escapes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable and wonderful narration

  • By sidhecat on 08-15-15

Very enjoyable and wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

I truly enjoyed this story, even though I didn't find it particularly scary. The narrator did a good job though his french accent when using it could use some work. I found myself slightly bored during the first chapter, but quickly got caught up in the story, and listened to it in one straight session.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Man Talking

  • Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: T. M. Simmons
  • Narrated by: Shelley Lynn Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house - not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near forgotten-time Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene, the family mansion near Jefferson, Alice agrees to come to the rescue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Farrell on 08-24-15

horrid narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

I don't know why someone else would say this is a good narrator. I will pass on any future audiobooks with this performer. She needs to understand pauses, and actual performance instead of reading, even if you have good command of accents. She was awful, it felt like a she was racing through the reading. And the cadence was so completely off, I couldn't stand it. I returned the audio version and read the test version

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Outcast Dead

  • Ruth Galloway, Book 6
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King’s Lynn home, he’s convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta understand, I love this series

  • By C. A. Gelsinger on 09-03-14

Another great Ruth Galloway mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-08-14

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series. This audible version was no exception. The narrator was excellent and the story kept me completely absorbed and as usual a little disappointed that I must wait for the next great book from Elly Griffiths.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful