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Tracy Walstead

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  • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 5
  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Jack Caffery's newest case seems like a routine carjacking, a crime he's seen plenty of times before. But as the hours tick by and his investigation morphs into a nightmare, he realizes the sickening truth: the thief wasn't after the car, but the eleven-year-old girl in the backseat. Meanwhile, police diver Sergeant Flea Marley is pursuing her own theory of the case, and what she finds in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel could put her in grave danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you , thank you!

  • By MariaKristina on 08-09-15

Mo Please

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I loved Mo Hayder's first book, so was really hoping to like this one, as well. I was not disappointed. As an American, I loved hearing it narrated by Steven Crossley. A lovely voice for this novel.

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,194

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

An Entertaining Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Bronson Pinchot did an outstanding job narrating this book. I came into Hard Magic not having any idea what to expect. I'm so glad I found it - I'll be looking up more books by this author. Very entertaining from beginning to end.

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  • The Right Stuff

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure: namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid Narration of One of My Favorite Books

  • By M. Clarke on 02-08-18

Worth It

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I loved the movie, so thought I'd listen to the book and wasn't disappointed. The backstory on how NASA and the first astronaut team sent out into space is fascinating. All the inside stories make the book all the more interesting.

  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 861

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

Mediocre Mommy

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I was intrigued by the three viewpoint premise, but I felt the story lost its focus about half-way through.
The sociopath's POV started strong, then lost steam and never really resolved. She believed/wanted one thing, but became sidetracked and her course wasn't corrected until too late in the story.
The husband lacked depth during his POV section, then disappeared completely, again with no stated resolution to his story line.
The wife's naivety was boring and unrealistic.
The end of the book contained confrontations that would have made more sense had they appeared earlier. All in all, I was left not with an "oh!" of surprise, but with a "meh" of disappointment.

  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,966

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

Place Names

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

A good narrator and a gripping story. My only complaint is that the narrator mispronounced many of the place names for the Pacific Northwest. It would have done her well to learn them, since the author is a native of the area and would have pronounced them correctly.