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Melina Draffen (Beth Kozine)

Southern IL
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  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,113

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good New Series

  • By Lia on 05-11-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

I was on the edge of my seat! Nonstop action throughout. Written brilliantly, the narrator was perfect for this book!

  • The Silent Twin

  • Detective Jennifer Knight Crime Thriller Series, Book 3
  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, DC Jennifer Knight must find her before it's too late. Twin sister Olivia has been mute since Abigail's disappearance. But when she whispers in Jennifer's ear, Jennifer realizes it is Abigail's voice pleading to be found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Painted Lady on 07-03-16

Surprise

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

This story was full of twists and turns that were not expected what a surprise ending!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy Little Thing

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Lori Reyes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Notes for the Narrator

  • By J on 12-01-14

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Good happy ending love story with comedic undertones. I don't usually read things like this and it was pretty slow going at first, but I started to get addicted great story.

  • Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride

  • Jason Crane, Book 1
  • By: Richard Gleaves
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

He's a Star Wars fan and a history geek. He doesn't believe in ghosts or the afterlife. He doesn't believe in psychic powers or tarot cards. He doesn't believe in the Headless Horseman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “I don’t know you, do I?”

  • By factsnotwishes on 03-29-14

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

This book was entertaining from start to finish, my only complaint was that it didn't last as long as I wanted it to!

  • Hereafter

  • Afterlife, Volume 1
  • By: Terri Bruce
  • Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Thirty-six-year-old Irene Dunphy didn't plan on dying any time soon, but that's exactly what happens when she makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a night bar-hopping with friends. She finds herself stranded on Earth as a ghost, where the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn't get you drunk, and the sex...well, let's just say "don't bother". To make matters worse, the only person who can see her - courtesy of a book he found in his school library - is a 14-year-old boy genius obsessed with the afterlife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting premise

  • By Blow Pop on 05-10-16

Seen better

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I found this book a little too comical for my taste, it's not but I usually pick to read but it was only $1.99 if you like things that are very serious, and not very exciting then you'll find this one all right

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Taking Liberty

  • Gabe Quinn, Book 3
  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Imprisoned for the attempted murder of a federal agent, Gabe Quinn is keen to make amends for his mistakes - so when a gruesome murder forces his freedom, he is determined to do everything in his power to bring the killer to justice and prove himself to the FBI. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the killer has something else in mind for Gabe Quinn, something that will raze everything he loves to the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending will leave you breathless...

  • By shelley on 04-27-15

Sad it's over

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Well, I have read the whole series and loved each book. I cannot wait until the next one, hopefully there will be a next one. I felt like I knew the main character as I would a best friend. This author is very talented, And the narrator that speaks for audible is also talented.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crossing Lines

  • Gabe Quinn, Book 2
  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Former homicide detective Gabe Quinn has quit the LAPD and is chasing his demons pro bono - determined to catch or kill the two serial killers responsible for ruining his life. But when a mutilated body is washed up on a picturesque Florida beach, it marks the beginning of the end for Gabe and his sanity. Nothing is quite what it seems and never will be again. What follows is an explosive race to save a woman's life from the hands of a madman. But this is no ordinary kidnapper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Amazing Super Book!!!!

  • By shelley on 12-31-14

Twister

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

I love this book series. It is very unique and has a lot of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. You will not be sorry for reading the series. I have found it best to listen to it on audible, it allows me to keep up with it a lot easier, and the narrator they have chosen is perfect. can't wait to read the last one

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Hope

  • Gabe Quinn Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

If you could save a million lives by taking one...would you? When LAPD homicide detective Gabe Quinn investigates a series of ritualistic murders, it soon becomes clear that the killer is on a personal mission to bring him to his knees, luring him into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where the odds aren't stacked in his favor, and there can be only one winner. One man stands in the way of countless deaths.... One man will try to stop him.... Only one will succeed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Fast Paced Thriller!!!

  • By J. Phillips on 08-22-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

So far, this is my absolute favorite book ever. It kept me on the edge of my seat from front to back. The narrator that I listened to was absolutely the best narrator I've ever heard, can't wait to read the rest of the series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Be Mine

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

A personal message written in human blood is left for crime reporter Molly Wilson at the murder scene of her boyfriend, San Francisco Homicide Inspector Cliff Hooper. The horrific death of a revered cop shocks the San Francisco Police Department's Homicide Detail. Shaken to the core, his grieving fellow detectives go flat out to find his killer under the glare of the city's news media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting suspense right to the last page!

  • By Alwayswalkingmydog on 06-27-17

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I listened to it on Audible in a day and a half lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Living Death

  • Katie Maguire, Book 7
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Last year, DS Katie Maguire and her team destroyed the biggest drug trafficker in Cork. So how is the city's drug trade at an all-time high? Meanwhile, a spate of violent attacks which leave victims severely disabled has brought confidence in the Garda to an all-time low. As Katie investigates, she realises that the two cases might be connected. Someone is using brain-damaged victims to smuggle drugs into the country. And the only way to find out more is to go in undercover....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Dawn on 05-09-17

Enthralled

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

I love this book! It was very exciting. I couldn't wait to listen to it. I will definitely seek out more books by this author

2 of 2 people found this review helpful