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Dana E. Warren

Alberton, Montana USA
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  • Hello Again

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered - or he is wrongly convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Rumbera on 11-08-17

Eew tummy banana

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I love serial killer books but this one grossed me out. I will never be able to eat bananas again.

  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,698

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Really enjoyed this mystery. I like the twist and turns in this book. Both main characters were likable and had a chemistry.

  • The Unquiet Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Sharyn McCrumb
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Roger Casey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in 19th-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good

  • By hayloft27 on 09-16-17

Candace was good, Roger wasn't

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

This was an interesting story. The female side was good the male narrator was awful. Too bad. It could have been even better.

  • Nest

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428

Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By AC Ward on 02-14-17

Right down the middle

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I read the reviews first and saw the readers either loved it or hated it. The storyline was a good idea. Yes the conversations were repeat, repeat, repeat and repeat again. If they would have had a good editor the book could have been so much better.

  • The Drowning Girl

  • By: Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 353

India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from something far, far stranger....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Haunting

  • By Diane on 07-16-12

Could not finish

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Would you try another book from Caitlin R. Kiernan and/or Suzy Jackson?

I kept listening hoping it would get better. It did not. I doubt I will listen to this author.

Has The Drowning Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How could the performance have been better?

I didn't care for the readers voice.

What character would you cut from The Drowning Girl?

I just did not like the story

  • Under the Skin

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 667

A “fascinating psychological thriller” ( Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who scouts the Scottish Highlands for male hitchhikers with big muscles. She herself is tiny—like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, Isserley listens to her passengers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them should they disappear—and then she strikes. What happens to her victims next is only part of a terrifying reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something Different!

  • By Brenda J. Duge on 07-13-14

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Would you try another book from Michel Faber and/or Fiona Hardingham?

I had to stop listening. It was that bad. Nothing much happened in the first three chapters.

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,825

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Lousy

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

I couldn't even finish this book. I kept waiting for it to get better. I finally gave up.

  • Lightning

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,725

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable.

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 01-01-09

Great Story and Professional Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

My husband and I both found this audio book very entertaining. It had just the right amount of action. It is really long but didn't drag at all. We listed to this on a trip going halfway across the country, and each day we drove around 6 hours. I actually found myself wanting to drive farther so I could listen to this for longer. I would definitely recommend it.

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite listening experience to date

  • By @MrBookChief on 10-12-14

Excellent in suspense and mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-29-14

What did you love best about The Child?

The story was so intriguing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Child?

The video tape.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Everyone performing did an excellent job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The video tape.

Any additional comments?

This was one of the best books I have listened to. I absolutely loved it.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,138

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

  • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

A different kind of ghost story

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

Reviewed: 10-29-14

What made the experience of listening to The Thirteenth Tale the most enjoyable?

This story drew me in to the time and place of the telling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Margaret because she conquered her ghost.

What does Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Their performances were excellent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My mind keeps replaying it and now remembering all the subtle clews in it.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book.