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Charmaine

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  • Too Good to Be True

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short novella but a good story

  • By Grete on 10-21-18

Too good to be true

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Good story , short but good. Actually the shortest book I think I've ever seen from her ( as a fictional story Possibly just acting as a information gap between two full books ??Still worth the price of admission. :)

  • London Crime Thriller Boxset

  • Desecration, Delirium, Deviance
  • By: J.F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Evil stalks the city of London at night. Can Detective Jamie Brooke and reluctant psychic Blake Daniel stop the murders before it's too late? This audiobook contains three full-length crime thrillers with an edge of the supernatural from J.F. Penn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend this exciting series.

  • By Betsy on 04-26-17

FANTASTIC !!!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Unable to stop listening, really very good This author is new to me, first time ever, but I'm certainly going to be looking to read/listen to more! Thanks for a great story that truly took me away from this world and its reality into a world of your making 😊

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Innocent Graves

  • An Inspector Banks Novel #8
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

The worst that can possibly happen... has. A beautiful child is dead - defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Falsely Accused!

  • By Snoodely on 06-20-13

Dropped of at the end

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

I'm not sure if the author just gets tired of the story near his finishing his book, or doesn't know how to close out, or even is just in a hurry due to some deadline but they seem to leave unfinished business that could be more smoothly and with a more gratifying end with an answer in regards to all his characters. I have read/listened to many of his books and think he is, as most people do, one of the top authors of our time and am not complaining about his stories overall, I've just noticed this seems to be how I feel at the end of his books and it seems so dissatisfying when the story has been so gratifying until then.

  • Broken Angels

  • By: Gemma Liviero
  • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, Emily Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, Elsi discovers her mother's desperate attempt to end her pregnancy and comes face-to-face with the impossibility of their situation. Risking her own life, Elsi joins a resistance group to sabotage the regime. Blonde, blue-eyed Matilda is wrenched from her family in Romania and taken to Germany, where her captors attempt to mold her into the perfect Aryan child. Spirited and brave, she must inspire hope in the other stolen children to make her dreams of escape a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book.

  • By James R Terry, II on 05-17-16

Beautifully brought to life ...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

This story was written so well that I was taken by surprise at how I was brought into a time a place of such horror, love, and grace. The horrors were so plenty, distasteful, and such that you would think it hard to understand, but I did not only understand but felt every blow, emotionally, mentally, and physically as if I were right there alongside the characters. As well with the good times, I could see, smell, feel, as if I too was there. So well written that it could possibly be true, it sure felt real to me as I listened, and find myself feeling for all of the characters in all of their lives still and wishing none of them had gone through any of the pain and suffering. It could be because these types of things really did happen in that dark time in history and everyone, all humans, should feel sorrow for anyone who suffered during this time but the author pulls it all together in such a seamless and sometimes magical way that make the reader truly a part of the story. It's an excellent audiobook , and I highly recommend it. You'll see and hear things that will stay with you, but isn't that what makes a good story fabulous? Enjoy 😊

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,763

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

Fantastic audio book

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

This book is absolutely a wonderful and worthwhile read/listen! Both the story and the presenter make it a story that you'll be unable to put down/turn off and still leaves you wishing there was more to come. Hard to believe, I know , considering it's already approximately 24 hrs of listening time, but it does. The only two things that bothered me about this book is that I haven't read/listened to it sooner and that I'll now need to purchase the rest of this series. I highly recommend this audiobook and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening :)