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Susan Patterson

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  • Assassins and Liars

  • J.R. Finn Sailing Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Charles Dougherty
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A man with secrets meets a woman on the run. Finn can't discuss his career; it's classified. He's about to leave Puerto Rico on a mission when he meets Mary. She wants to hitch a ride on his sailboat; she doesn't care where he's going. Finn thinks she's a rootless kid looking for adventure. He'll take her along; she'll provide cover for his clandestine activity. They're preparing to leave when Finn learns there's more to Mary's baggage than her backpack. He has second thoughts about giving her a ride, but it's too late. They need to get away from Puerto Rico in a hurry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, a good mystery here!!!

  • By Rhonda on 06-26-19

I didn't see that coming!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

All the twists and turns held my attention throughout!

Well-written, very descriptive.

David Bosco did a great job narrating!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Pigtail Twist

  • By: M J H Simmonds
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

It is June 1884, a grey period for both the weather and Sherlock Holmes' mood. A lack of compelling cases has left him bored and close once again to the dull embrace of the needle. At the 11th hour, Inspector Gregson arrives with the promise of an impossible crime to solve. A murder has shattered the bucolic peace of the sleepy arable farmlands of Bedfordshire. The owner of a small stately home has been brutally killed while hosting a dinner party. But what and where is the murder weapon? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

  • By Susan Patterson on 06-30-19

Could have been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-19

The well-developed story held my attention throughout!

Joff Manning did a great job narrating!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reign Of Fire

  • Deep State Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Casi McLean
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

To expose a faction threatening America’s democracy, Emily Rose joins forces with a team investigating her sister’s murder, but she never expects to fall in love - or to encounter her twin’s ghost...Ashton Frasier accepts his detective career choice means a life of bachelorhood - until Emily Rose blows into his world...Surrounded by danger with the country’s democracy at stake, Emily and Ash uncover a dangerous faction threatening to take the White House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very good

  • By Kandice C. on 06-18-19

A wild ride of twists and turns!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-19

A well-written novel of intrigue and sexual tension. Makes you think about government corruption. Scary!

Kristin James brings the characters to life with her narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Coma Confidential

  • Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance, Book 1
  • By: Uvi Poznansky
  • Narrated by: Heather Jane Hogan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Ash finds herself in the ER diagnosed with coma. She has no memory of what has happened to her, but what she can do - despite what everyone around her might think - is listen to the conversations of her visitors. One of them is the man who raped her. For Ash, there's little time to gather clues: blackouts are happening not only in the hospital but throughout California. The Russian hackers who are intent on sabotaging the power grid are trying to blackmail her boyfriend, Michael, into helping their cause. And what better way for them to do it but by kidnapping her out of the hospital?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coma Awareness

  • By Aurora Dawn on 06-13-19

Great concept for a mystery!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-19

I was tense throughout the story! Trapped in your body and knowing people want to kill you! Well-written!

Heather Jane Hogan did a great job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • For Sale by Killer

  • Cindy York Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Words for Cindy York to live by. The struggling real estate agent, full-time mother, and part-time sleuth has been having a tough winter and is desperate for a juicy commission. When she stumbles across a quaint mansion that's "For Sale by Owner", she can hardly believe her luck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So fun to hang with Cindy and Jacques again......

  • By Katie on 05-28-19

Murder, greed and lust!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-19

I'm innocent! Doesn't every killer say this? This well-written mystery holds your attention throughout with all the twists and turns.

Amy Deuchler does a great job narrating and brings the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Kendall

  • Kendall, Book 5
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department, for just under 10 years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own private detective agency. He had grand ideas. He wasn’t interested in just any old case. Oh no, he would handle only the big-time cases, the expensive ones. He would be able to take his pick, the ones that he wanted, where the stakes were high and so were the rewards. He knew exactly the kind of case that he wanted. Anything else would not do, and it would just be turned down flat. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The perils of starting your own business

  • By Susan Patterson on 06-18-19

The perils of starting your own business

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

New cases lead Tom Kendall on twists and turns to find the perpetrators.

Kolyn Marshall does a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • A Killing in the City

  • Tom Kendall, Book 4
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hunter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

‘To make a killing in the City’ is a phrase often used within the financial world, to indicate making a large profit on investments, or through dealings on the stock market--the bigger the profit, the bigger the killing. However, Tom Kendall, a private detective, on vacation in London, has a different kind of killing in mind when he hears about the death of one of his fellow passengers who traveled with him on the plane from Miami. It was suicide apparently, a simple overdose of prescribed tablets. Kendall immediately offers his help to Scotland Yard. He is shocked when he is told his services will not be required. They can manage perfectly well without him, thank you. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended !!

  • By Kelly Watley on 09-16-18

Suicide or murder?

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

Private detective Kendall is off sleuthing in London. Where will his talents lead him??

Christopher Hunter did a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Epidemic

  • Kendall, Book 3
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Mark Sando
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Tom Kendall, a down-to-earth private detective, is asked to investigate the death of a young newspaper reporter. The evidence shows quite clearly that it was an accident: a simple, dreadful accident. That is the finding of the coroner and the local police. Furthermore, there were two witnesses. They saw the whole thing. But was it an accident, or was it something more sinister? Against a backdrop of a viral epidemic slowly spreading from Central America, a simple case soon places Kendall up against one of the largest drug companies in the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epidemic

  • By Mercy Griffin on 07-17-19

It started out as a simple case!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

The clues take you further into dark and sinister places.

Mark Sando did a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Marinski Affair

  • Kendall, Book 2
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

The Marinski Affair began as a dull, mundane case involving a missing husband. Okay, so he was a rich missing husband, but he was nonetheless, still only a missing husband. The case soon developed into one involving robbery, kidnapping, blackmail, and murder. But was there really a kidnapping? All is not as it seems. Tom Kendall, private detective, had the task of solving the mystery. He was usually pretty good at solving puzzles, but this one was different, somehow. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any of the pieces. It was just that none of the pieces seemed to fit together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery with an Identity crisis.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Follow the clues

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

Kendall is an exaggerating private detective that takes everything to the humorous nth degree.

Kolyn Marshall does a good job of narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Lady Justice and the Evil Twin

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The Russian mob recruited a hired gun from New York, and the guy looked exactly like Walt Williams. This uncanny resemblance landed Walt in the dog house with his wife, the cops, and the Italian mob. It takes all Walt’s skill and cunning to stave off an all-out war between the Russians and Italians and undo the damage wrought by his evil twin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was good

  • By naiveblueeyes08 on 07-19-19

Another hit by Robert Thornhill!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

It sure looks like you! I laughed, I cried, and thoroughly enjoyed my old friends.

George Kuch did a great job narrating!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.