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  • Unsolved

  • Written by: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

 

FBI Agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case - unfolding across the country - has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Letdown

  • By robin on 2019-06-30

Letdown

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-30

Unlike the first story, the serial killers voice was not creepy or taunting. The description of the killings were not scientifically detailed or unique. The twists were minimal and expected. I felt like there was no escalation or climax either. This book is like a anti government terrorist book, which is nothing like the meticulous serial killer in a cat and mouse game from the first book. There was so much romance also. Very disappointing.

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • Written by: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unoriginal, not suspenseful, not awful to listen to

  • By robin on 2019-05-15

Unoriginal, not suspenseful, not awful to listen to

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-15

I listen to lots of books in this genre (serial killer, female investigators). I don’t find this one interesting or original. There wasn’t any creative killings or plot lines. It didn’t make me feel scared or suspenseful at all. Just a basic plot line of finding a serial killer. The scenes that were suppose to be suspenseful had minimal build up and weren’t powerful. The protagonist wasn’t overly likeable or interesting either. Didn’t really relate to her or care about her. I wouldn’t say it was an awful story, just really nothing special. Didn’t really care enough to finish but I did just as something to listen in the background.

  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me hooked!

  • By Becky Jones on 2018-08-04

First half intriguing, then it was drawn out

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

I think this book would have been good it if was half as long. The dynamic in the family was really interesting in the beginning, especially the mother and daughter. Then it just got really drawn out and repetitive, almost like it had many climaxes of the same thing that never really peaked. The last few chapters were very boring with unnecessary detail that was not filled with any suspense.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • The Collector, Book 1
  • Written by: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • satisfying

  • By Genevieve Paquette on 2019-05-02

Enjoyable book, potentially triggering, bad ending

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

The concept for the story was unique and interesting, although a big drawn out. The protagonist was likeable to an extent. I don't think it was overly reflective of what it would be like in such a psychologically disturbing place. Definite trigger warning for rape, sexual violence, and sexual coercion. The ending had so much potential, and I was expecting a big, dark twist. Alas, the twist was stupid and irrelevant. Hardly even consider it a twist I guess.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • Written by: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,392

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-05

Very enjoyable and extreme

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It provided an amazing story (seriously didn't think stuff like that was possible) and overall good advice.

I'd warn people the first chapter or two are heavy and detailed on child abuse and domestic violence. It adds to the story, but I wish I expected it more.

I think one of the general themes of pushing yourself so hard you get extreme physical injuries isn't the best for one's future health. I saw this as a traumatized, powerless boy who grew into a man addicted to hurting himself through extreme exercise to gain the control/power his father took from his. Perhaps that is not the case, but either way it is an interesting book.

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