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  • Deja Dead

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,306

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perplexed over other reviews about the narrator

  • By R. Klein on 04-26-14

Excellent story, excellent narrator.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I rarely choose a book because of the reader but in the case of Barbara Rosenblat, I sometimes look her name up and see what she is reading and if it is something I am interested in or in the genre that I have an interest I will order it just because she is reading it. I sometimes think that if she read a phone book aloud, she would make it interesting and hold the attention of the audience. Kathy Reichs is a wonderful author. I have only ordered one other book by her because of limited finances but in the future when I have another job, I will be ordering the Temperance Brennan series. Thank you once again, Audible people for a wonderful several days of entertainment.

  • Deadfall

  • An Alexandra Cooper Novel
  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent installment

  • By Dawn on 07-27-17

As usual, fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Linda Fairstein writes intelligent well plotted fiction for progressive people and Barbara Rosenblat brings it to life in wonderful ways. Thanks for a great be listen.

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    Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    676 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Predator

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snowbound Boston, one as unnerving as any she has ever faced. The teasing psychological clues lead Scarpetta and her team, Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and Lucy Farinelli, to suspect that they are hunting someone with a cunning and malevolent mind whose secrets have kept them in the shadows, until now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What's next? Scarpetta kidnapped by aliens?

  • By Babs on 12-02-05

Third time around. Still wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The combination of Kate Reading and Patricia Cornwell is like coffee and cream. Addictive. Can't get enough of it.

  • 7th Heaven

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's a "Gotcha"

  • By Jesse on 06-12-08

A bit convoluted but interesting nonetheless.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

As with all James Patterson novels, I had to listen to this all in one day. He had his usual multi-plots flying although they were rather convoluted and felt like I had entered two books instead of one. I love his Women's Murder Club stories though and as usual, could not put this one off until it reached the end. Especially loved the end. The narrator was a bit stiff in the beginning but it seemed like once she got into the story, even she became more of a performer than just someone reading stiffly out of a book. All in all, it was an attention grabber and an excellent read.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,942

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd!

  • By K. Dale on 09-13-18

An excellent listen. Held my interest all the way.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I especially enjoyed the fact that the plot was believable, the characters were real and had realistic problems. The plot gave the listener a sense of hope and the ending was somewhat of a surprise. A genuine 5 star book.

  • Life Support

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Dr. Toby Harper works the night shift in an emergency room. She spends her daytime hours alone with her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. When elderly Alzheimer's patients from the same retirement home start dying mysteriously, Toby is the only one suspicious enough to investigate. As a result she finds herself, her mother, and her own sanity at risk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Engaging!!

  • By suepoulin on 09-26-11

The second time around was just as good.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

For me, a book is a continuing experience. And the books by Tess Gerritsen are so intense and with such good plots that one listening is not enough. I usually put a book aside for a month, even a year and then one evening, when I feel the need for entertainment, I go to my library on Audible and choose a book by one of my favorite authors and listen again. There are things I missed the first time around that I notice on second listening. I love these surprises. George Guidall is not just a narrator of books. He is a performer of the story. He makes both the male and female roles come to life. Thank you Audible for allowing us to have such high quality experiences when we order a book.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,862

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Entertaining but no mystery about it.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Although the plot kept my interest, I was way ahead of the main character in knowing what was going to happen next, right up until the very last word. I usually enjoy a book more if I don't know who is doing what to who until mid way thorough. There were also some very grim parts that were not done very well and the whole thing was a bit klutzy. However, I did listen until the end so it must have at least kept my attention. The reader was grand though. Georgia Maguire should be your next great reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Beautiful Friendship

  • Star Kingdom, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712

Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Weber hits the target.

  • By brendanstallard on 04-19-12

Excellent in every way for teens and adults.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

This is a story for everyone who can appreciate the bond between humans and non-humans and who can respect life in all its many forms. Cats don't usually play major roles in literature. Mr Weber's cats are believable since they never lose their feline quality. They are allowed to be their own species while still having hope of being able to communicate with open-minded humans. A very enjoyable listen.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,384

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Second time around was better but scary

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I first read this book as a regular book. Apparently a lot has happened since. Margaret Atwood must have written this while gazing into a crystal ball. Thirty years later it's all beginning to come true except for the outfits. Really scary. Felt like I was reading a news report instead of fiction. Excellent writing. dreary subject. Pay attention and don't let it happen.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Mercy

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

It's the middle of the night. Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is called to Harlem's Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a beautiful house of worship originally built as a synagogue. But the crowd gathered there isn't interested in architecture, or even prayer. They've come for the same reason Alex has: to find out why the body of a young woman has been decapitated, set on fire, and left burning on the church steps.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to Fairstein's Usual Flair

  • By Beverly on 03-24-11

Barbara Rosenblat is an entire theater cast

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

As usual, Linda Fairstein made her book just a little too complicated to guess the entire plot by the first chapter. She has a wonderful way of tossing in background knowledge so that I learn interesting facts along with the entertaining fiction. The plot was complicated but easy to follow. The characters were believable and the narration, as usual with Ms. Rosenblat, was like a really talented theater troupe playing the roles live on a stage. Another great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful