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  • The Holdouts

  • Buddy Lock Thrillers, Book 2
  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

A Long Island fishing crew makes a horrific catch: the bodies of an Asian couple dragged up with the trawl from the Atlantic. Homicide cop Buddy Lock knows there isn’t a chance in hell that this is some tragic accident. But as soon as his investigation begins, so do the warnings to back off. They’re not only coming from within the NYPD; they’re hitting close to Buddy’s heart: His new family has become the killer’s target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corruption and Secrets...

  • By shelley on 10-17-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

And interesting story and characters but also a bit uneven and hard to believe will be interesting to see if the series will continue

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Next of Kin

  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork - and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims . Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Excellent Loved It - Just Get It

  • By shelley on 10-23-17

There is a

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Lot to like about this book - well crafted characters and some interesting plot elements. But it falls apart on a hard to believe overall plot and a villain that makes no logical sense

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,925

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

I was

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Halfway through this book before I learned that Galbraith was JK Rowling. I think that probably influenced my rating a bit. I do like the main characters and look forward to the next in the series. My main complaint is the book is a bit too long and the pace suffers in places

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fire Engine That Disappeared

  • A Martin Beck Police Mystery
  • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

The cunning incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment not only interrupted the small, peaceful orgy underway inside, it nearly took the lives of the building's 11 occupants. And if one of Martin Beck's colleagues hadn't been on the scene, the explosion would have led to a major catastrophe because, for reasons nobody could satisfactorily explain, a regulation fire truck has vanished. Was it terrorism, suicide, or simply a gas leak?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • police procedural

  • By robert on 09-03-12

I

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Have enjoyed all of the Martin Beck series, but this one may be my favorite. You can clearly see the connection to Ed McBains 87th precinct books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,368

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Stupid

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Book with characters who are very difficult to like and insult your intelligence. How do these books get published. Skipped a lot looking for some redeeming feature - none to be found

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,948

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Maybe

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

It is just me - but I kept finding a lot of reasons to not suspend belief in this one. And the idea that the girls were better off under the ‘care’ of the Gardiner was more than a bit disturbing

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,761

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Gaiman

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Has a great feel for fantasy. He can get me to believe the unbelievable and get caught up in stories that literally bend the mind

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bury What We Cannot Take

  • A Novel
  • By: Kirstin Chen
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

The day nine-year-old San San and her twelve-year-old brother, Ah Liam, discover their grandmother taking a hammer to a framed portrait of Chairman Mao is the day that forever changes their lives. To prove his loyalty to the Party, Ah Liam reports his grandmother to the authorities. But his belief in doing the right thing sets in motion a terrible chain of events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want this one to end!

  • By Grace76 on 04-03-18

Sometimes I

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I just wonder what the publisher is thinking when he/she decided to try and sell certain books. While some of this was mildly interesting I just didn’t find any kernal to connect with

  • Welcome to Night Vale

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,329

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is so good, but

  • By Christopher on 04-30-16

One of

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The really nice benefits of Audible is that you occasionally run into something truly unique and different. Night Vale is a fascinating place full of odd and strange - but likable characters. Looking forward to sampling the podcasts

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gemini Effect

  • By: Chuck Grossart
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392

A single raindrop opens a Pandora's box of horrors when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II - refined by Cold War enemies and perfected by nature - are unleashed on an unsuspecting world. By dawn only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still except for the mutant beasts who hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of day's end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, great narrator!

  • By Jonathan Campbell on 05-24-15

I pretty

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Much agree with the majority of viewers. This started off well but falls apart pretty quickly. Too bad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful