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  • What Was Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Klein Ross
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 980

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Switching alliances

  • By Simone on 01-23-16

Predictable ending, skimmed through to the ending

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

What Was Mine is a story about Lucy, who spontaneously abducts a baby after experiencing hew own tragedy with a daughter. Eventually, Lucy writes a novel with a similar story and the birth mother uncovers the truth. The story is told in the ever-popular mode of he said she said chapter by chapter (though in this case it's she said she said). I fast forwarded the story because I found the storyline simplistic and boring.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Such a fun series love the English accents!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Cherringham is a series of 3 short--2 hour--mysteries. It reminds me a little of Agatha Christie. It took me a little while to get into the first story as the cadence is slow, but I quickly fell in love with the narrator, who really makes you visualize the characters.

  • A Steep Price

  • Tracy Crosswhite
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

Love Tracy Crosswhite!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Another winner from this series. Stort is strong and compelling; narration is spot on. Love Ms. Sutton-Smith

  • A Merciful Silence

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 4
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home. A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people - a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great procedural!

  • By shelley on 06-20-18

Another winner from Kendra Elliot

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The Mercy Kilpatric series does not disappoint! I gave this 4 stars because the story dragged at times, but it was a solid story with great narration.

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  • The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

  • By: Duncan Whitehead
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the trip of a lifetime. But a killer lurks and secrets unfold, as does a web of deceit. Is anyone really who he or she seems to be?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointment

  • By Sara on 08-28-14

Clever, absorbing, get caught in the story book

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Oh, this book was so fun! Good read is propelled by a great narrator and witty writing. Author Duncan Whitehead has developed the main characters, 5 older women bonded by their lust for good looking men and dogs, so that you can amost see them walking their dogs in a hot Savannah park. The narrator voices each character distinctly. The story wraps up with a mystery--who killed ? OVerall really, really entertaining and a light look at aging.

  • Busted

  • A Will Trent Novella
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

Detective Will Trent is standing in a Georgia convenience store, waiting on an obstinate ICEE frozen-drink machine. To the surveillance cameras and bored staff of the Lil' Dixie Gas-n-Go, however, Will appears to besome one very different - the menacing ex-con Bill Black. Going undercover as Bill, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent is about to infiltrate the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the new American South. But first: his ICEE.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Busted while laughing out loud

  • By Chae on 02-11-15

As always, entertaining Karin Slaughter novella

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Busted is a quick and entertaining read featuring clever Will Trent. The story is about Will caught in the cross-hairs of a gas station convenience store robbery when he stops for his weakness, a slurpee. The story takes physical and metaphorical twists and turns and is a great listen,

  • Sin

  • By: Patrick Reuman
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Ryan's relationship is already on the brink when a woman goes missing in the small town of Bakerstand. With the whole town on high alert, he refuses to let this dead city kill what's left of his and Zoey's relationship. But, a house in the woods may hold a deadlier fate than the town ever could.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short with an unexpected Twist

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-05-17

Sophmoric tale

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

Sin is a very amateurish novel. IT's a story about 2 young kids who decide to go camping and then find themselves in a cabin with very moralistic people. There's some supernatural drama. It has a weird and sily ending. The only redeeming thing about this book is the great narrator Joe Hempel, who voices all his characters so close to who they are.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,486

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

Fantastic book--realistic and compelling

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

A G Riddle writes great sci-fi books, and this one has been my favorite as I love disease epidemic end of world but then its saved books. PAndemic wraps up science, consiracy, and love in a fast-paced, gripping stroryline. I couldn't put in down!

  • The Diary of Janie Ray, Books 1-5: Box Set!

  • By: Lila Segal
  • Narrated by: Melissa Gorr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Books 1-5 of the exciting Janie Ray series! Have you ever dreamed about traveling through time? Eleven-year-old Janie Ray just got a new diary from her mom. At first she writes all about the private jokes she shares with her best friend, Sheila, and the grief she gets from her little brother, RJ, who always gets into her stuff and never gets in trouble. But then, one morning, she realizes that the mysterious inscription on the old medallion she found when she was seven is written in her secret language! Join Janie as she explores the hidden mysteries of the medallion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great middle grade book!

  • By Teresa on 08-19-17

Really great time travel book for kids

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Diary of Janie Ray is a series of chapters about Janie and a few BFFs who are able to travel back in time and see what it's like to be in their parent's and other adult figures in their lives. It's hard to write a book that resonates with teens--they are pretty sophisticated these days, and a book is hard to compete with Instagram. However, Ms. Segal does a good job of keeping the story interesting with the fun time travel twist. The narrator is okay--a little squeaky. Overall, it's a fun series that my 12 year old daughter enjoyed as much as I did.

  • Crimes Against a Book Club

  • By: Kathy Cooperman
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash - fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son's expensive therapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Beverly P. on 11-21-17

LOVE LOVE LOVE witty entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Crimes Against a Book Club to be better than the print version?

Crimes Against a Book Club effortlessly weaves 2 main characters' stories together into a hilarious yet poignant adventure among super-rich women in La Jolla, California. Where does the book club come in? It's secondary, but it's the setting where our 2 heroines meet the rich women and hatch a money-making scheme.

The audible version puts the characters to life. Narrator Katherine Kellgren is fantastic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crimes Against a Book Club?

All of this book is memorable. The story is very entertaining and moves so smoothly. ITs one of the few books i wished would last longer!

What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

KAtherine Kellgren brought the characters to my room. Her voice is so expressive and clear I felt like I was watching the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did

Any additional comments?

Please go get this book

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