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  • But for the Grace

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

When another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no one is very surprised - not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Like Sergeant DC Smith. He Doesn't Disappoint.

  • By Ted on 04-25-18

Character driven mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Read this series for the people. They think, they grow, they relate to others, they develop ideas, they intrigue. I end up caring about the cast of characters and I want to know what they'll do next, how they'll solve the mystery.

The assisted suicide topic - did they or didn't they - is timely. As I read about what the characters think, I'm also reviewing what my thoughts and beliefs are.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • In This Bright Future

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 5
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Two weeks of rest and recuperation - that's what the doctor ordered. Detective Sergeant DC Smith could listen to some music, make some of his own, and maybe even catch up on his reading; he is almost looking forward to it. And then there is a knock on the door. It's only his next-door neighbor, but it is the beginning of a sequence of events that will bring him face to face with some of the darkest episodes and the most dangerous people from his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best (so far) of a great series

  • By MARY K WALTER on 07-04-17

DC Smith is addicting - and this is the best yet!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Peter Grainger's DC Smith series is most similar in feel to Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache's series. Both series are about crimes and detection, but also about issues of politics, family, immigration, love, aging, revenge, death, etc. Both detectives spend time thinking, not just acting or reacting. Both have a strong moral compass. Both are interesting people, and we are compelled to keep reading to know them better.

"In This Bright Future" is the best yet in the series. So good in both performance and story that I just gave up trying to do anything else until I had listened to the end. Hauntingly told entwined stories of life and death in Belfast from the Troubles and today.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In the Barren Ground

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Cara Gee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Stop Thinking About This Book

  • By Texas Traveler on 07-24-17

Can't Stop Thinking About This Book

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

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An amazing sense of place. So fully entrenched in Northern Canada. The characters, the weather, the land, the relationships, the backstories, the language, the plot. This is not a story put in the north, it is a story grown out of the north.

Perfect to listen to while I'm sweltering though my Texas summer walks. Even though I finished it 3 books ago, I keep thinking about it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,432

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok monster story to pass the time.

  • By M. Doherty on 09-26-17

A book for the Interstates

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Great narration. Perfect selection for my cross country drive. If it were a paper book I'd label it a page -turner.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful