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  • Death Is Not Enough

  • The Baltimore Series, Book 6
  • Written by: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In his work as a defense attorney in Baltimore, Thorne has always been noble to a fault - specializing in helping young people in trouble in an attempt to atone for those he couldn't save when he himself was younger. He plays the part of the bachelor well but secretly holds a flame for his best friend and business partner, Gwyn Weaver, a woman struggling to overcome her own demons. After four years, he thinks he might finally be ready to confess his feelings, come what may. But his plans are derailed when he wakes up in bed with a dead woman, with no recollection of how he got there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as many others I've read from Ms. Rose

  • By Sharron on 2019-03-01

Not as good as many others I've read from Ms. Rose

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-01

I was somewhat disappointed in this novel. Having read mostly ALL of Karen Rose's novels, I am far from being a prude, but I was quite taken aback as to how much 'potty mouth' flowed in this book . Not only was the "F" word used constantly, and by ALL the characters, but every time came in doses of two or three at a time. Never did I believe this added to the strength of the story, making me wonder if she had been instructed to turn in a minimum amount of words to her publisher, thus adding this word so often?

I was also confused as to 'why?' the main character was always referred to by his surname, regardless as to who was speaking to him, or in what situation. I find it hard to believe that 'everyone' would talk to someone in this way, especially in intimate circumstances. (Almost chuckled as I pictured myself talking to my husband this way, all day/every day.) This wasn't the case at the very beginning of the book, when laying out the background, but once in 'present day', all of a sudden this changed. It took me awhile to actually figure out 'who' she was referring to, and again, have no idea as to the reason she chose to direct Thomas as "Thorn' throughout the story. I was forever trying to piece this one together. :(

I do enjoy Karen's writing style, but think I will take a break from her novels before giving myself into another of her books. I only hope, once I do, that she has got rid of her anger - or? - and will revert back to good, crime mystery dramas, and leave the bad language on the floor with the other trash, while doing her proofreading. With all the books she has written/sold, she must realize that trying a different/crass writing style is not necessary. She has already established a loyal following; I am hoping to be one that continues in that group. Will have to see what future novel style she uses before deciding on that one..

  • Look for Me

  • Written by: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one - a sixteen-year-old girl - missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case - but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommend

  • By Robert on 2018-07-13

Good mystery thriller

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-05

Was a bit slow at the start, but maybe as this was the first time I had read anything from this author, wasn't sure what to expect. I was happy I stuck with it as Lisa Gardner has a way of building suspense and drawing one into her story. Well worth the daily deal it cost me and would definitely consider other novels by this author.

  • To Kill a Kingdom

  • Written by: Alexandra Christo
  • Narrated by: Jacob York, Stephanie Willis
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of 17 princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prefectly Chilling!

  • By Steph Marie on 2018-09-14

Interesting and Fast Paced

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-28

I had purchased this book as a Daily Deal, as I needed something to fill in the time until my next Credit arrived. Was not aware of this author and very surprised at how quickly the time flew, listening to this novel. As there were two narrators, it was so easy to follow the tale, and the love/hate relationship between the two main characters. I found myself extending my automatic shut off time more often than not and was beginning to believe I would have to purchase yet another book before my monthly credit became available. I was a bit sad to come to the conclusion of this audio book, wishing it would continue. This is only because it was a 'good listen', not because it NEEDED a different ending. I am very happy I made this choice as a follow up purchase. Hopefully you will feel the same.

  • Dark Rivers of the Heart

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 23 hrs and 49 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

Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn’t know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man. But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can’t fully remember.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you need to sleep

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-05

Another good novel by Dean Koontz

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-30

Enjoy listening how ever there are a few places where there are breaks in the audio and I was afraid it would not continue. Maybe it has been listened to so many times there is now a problem? Would advise your technician check in to this before further purchasing takes place.

  • The Cruel Prince

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 1
  • Written by: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holly Black never disappoints

  • By Eileen L on 2018-02-21

Bought as a 'daily deal' fill in

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

#Audible1 I had originally bought this as a fill in to read, awaiting my next credit purchase. Was pleasantly surprised that I found the story quite interesting, and enjoyed how the characters grew. Although based on fantasy, I still got drawn into everyone's plight, and always looked forward to the next chapter. The narrator was very good; clear and distinctive between each individual so I had no trouble following along.

In the end, even though it WAS a 'fill in' for me, I can see me possibly purchasing Book 2 as I would like to know how the story comes to conclusion.