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  • When Dead Ain't Dead Enough

  • The Dead Among Us
  • By: J. L. Doty
  • Narrated by: J. L. Doty
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Paul Conklin is a rather ordinary, 30-ish fellow, sharing his ordinary, present-day San Francisco apartment with the ghosts of his dead wife and daughter. Suzanna's cooking for him again, and Cloe's bouncing around the apartment in her school uniform, and things are almost back to normal. But a piece of Paul realizes he's really bug-f--k nuts, or at least that's what he thinks. He has no idea that a Primus caste demon from the Netherworld covets his soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Run, rabbit, run! They are gonna get'cha!

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-13-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

This book was not what I expected and took me a little to get into it. Once I did I became enthralled and now I am going to have to buy the next book in the series. It is that good. It could use a little more show me instead of tell me but overall the story is engaging.

  • Sulfur Springs

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Krueger you never fail to bring great stories. Thank you

  • By Barbara on 08-28-17

Preachy

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I have read all of Krueger's books so far and he does get a little preachy. This time he went overboard. He reduced a very complex problem with illegal immigration to "scared people write stupid laws" that should be ignored. Border Patrolmen enforcing those laws think that people who look Hispanic are more likely to be illegally in this country than people who look Scandinavian. Everybody who enters this country illegally is really a good person. So in the plot of this book because bad laws should be ignored we end up with the good guys killing lots of people and in some cases hiding the bodies because, like immigration laws we don't believe in, dealing with the legal consequences of the killings would be inconvenient.

David Chandler did an excellent job of narrating and the story was engaging.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Chicago Homicide

  • The City Murders, Book 3
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Rich McVicar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Detective Reggie Brown has put in 30 years with the Chicago PD, nearly half of those in homicide. In just weeks, he will retire, but his future becomes uncertain when a disturbing new case takes control of his life. Chad Marshall is an up-and-coming reporter with WWND-10 TV in Chicago. He's given information that leads to a gruesome discovery and sends him on a hunt for the story of his career. Despite opposing interests, the detective and the reporter must join together to stop a killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing murder mystery

  • By Rabid Reader on 11-03-16

Another triumph for Dalglish

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I love John Dalglish's city homicide books and especially this one. Cop on the verge of retirement trying to solve one last case before he goes. Well written and great narration.

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night

  • By: Richard L. Mabry M.D.
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The colored lights on the snow gave it a holiday appearance, but the dead woman's body in the yard added a grisly touch. How did Ina Bell Patrick die? Who killed her? And why? The dead woman had no direct heirs, so two nephews and a niece stood to inherit. Dr. Laura Morris was left to make all the arrangements, attorney Roger Morris could certainly use the money, and Zack Morris had disappeared two years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly Night

  • By trixie on 01-10-17

Fun

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

An entertaining read - it had some interesting twists and turns that I didn't expect, I like the characters and I would read another book by the same author. The narration was well done!

  • Dragon's Heart

  • The Dragon Fey Saga, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Rabe
  • Narrated by: Karen-Eileen Gordon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Serena Harlowe always knew her place. A foundling placed with the tutor of Illedrian royalty, she grew to be a talented fighter. After rising to the rank of lieutenant in the royal army, she proves her worth and thwarts the attempted assassination of the man she loves. The selfless act will change her life forever and start a chain of events that will unlock her hidden past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different and fun

  • By erobbins33 on 08-26-16

Very very good!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

I really enjoyed this book and I bought the next one in the series. It was entertaining and I couldn't put it down. My only complaint is that there was no resolution of anything at the end, just a lead in to the next book.

It was well written and I loved the narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dropping the Dime

  • Miranda Vaughn Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Ellie Ashe
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Miranda Vaughn was once falsely accused of stealing millions, and now she's helping others who are facing criminal charges. While being an assistant to her former defense attorney isn't Miranda's dream job, she's eager to prove herself, and her first task is a simple one - protect Kathryn, a shy CFO turned informant, and help her prove that a popular real estate developer is embezzling millions from his company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up a trellis 3 floors from the ground

  • By Jan on 07-30-16

Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

I really love this series and the narrator is great. Heroine was accused of a crime, acquitted at trial, and in the first book actually proved she was innocent but is still tainted. So she works for a lawyer and gets in over her head at times. Fun read and a great series!

  • The Bionics

  • The Bionics Novels, Book 1
  • By: Alicia Michaels
  • Narrated by: Marissa Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

All Blythe Sol ever wanted was to be a normal girl. Yet, her dreams of following in her father's footsteps by joining the military after graduation are crushed when nuclear war comes to the United States in the year 4006. Tens of thousands are killed in a series of attacks on many major cities, while thousands more are left injured from the devastation of the blasts, or terminally ill from the effects of radiation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah-mazing, gripping, we'll narrated

  • By Lynn 2 Girls and a Book on 10-05-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

A very engrossing novel about class warfare, love, betrayal and all that sort of stuff. Good enough that I have to get the next book in the series.

  • Death by Roses

  • By: Vivian R. Probst
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Death by Roses is an outrageous, laugh-out-loud exploration of life and love before and after death. Leading us on a journey full of shocking revelations, eccentric characters, and perhaps even enlightenment, Vivian Probst is a master of her craft. Death by Roses mixes just the right blend of irreverence, ingenuity, and heart-felt sincerity in a touching story of life and relationships as the universe's sense of humor unfolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Robin on 10-22-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-22-16

For some reason I was especially touched by this book. As usual Teri Schnaubell turns in a fantastic performance and the plot was fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Boston Homicide: A Clean Suspense Mystery

  • The City Murders, Book 1
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Rich McVicar
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Officer Danny Sullivan has just become Detective Danny Sullivan, the first in a family line of Boston police officers to do so. It's a milestone the whole family can celebrate. But quickly, his new position turns into something more than he ever anticipated. His first case with a new partner throws him into a web of secrets, half-truths, and dead women. The conclusion he draws puts him at odds with everyone in his life, and the young detective must decide whether to risk everything to prove his theory that more women are about to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bargain!

  • By Jan on 06-07-17

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

New series that I hadn't read before. I really enjoyed this. There were a few things that stretched the suspension of probability but overall it was very enjoyable. I will read more from this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salted

  • Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Gina LaManna
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

After taking a gig with her grandfather - the Don of the Italian mafia - Lacey Luzzi has been in for a wild ride. Stolen property, rogue weddings and uncomfortable Family dinners - she's seen it all. However this time, when Carlos interrupts Lacey's sugar-induced nap with a phone call, he gives her an assignment that sends her skidding into a place she least expects: the local spa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 02-27-16

Imagine Stephanie Plum working for the mob!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

This is the third book in the series and they keep getting better. Lacey Luzzi grows up with a single mom and then discovers that her family include the boss of the Twin Cities mob. She does odd jobs for her grandfather that usually turn out to be not illegal.

I am really enjoying Gina's books and cannot wait for the next one.




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