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  • Scarborough

  • Written by: Catherine Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Catherine Hernandez
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

In Scarborough, a low-income urban neighborhood, three kids struggle to rise above poverty, abuse, and a system that consistently fails them. The adults in their lives either rise to the occasion or fall by the wayside; together, they make up a troubled yet inspired community that refuses to be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful

  • By Charissa on 2018-06-23

Well written and true to life.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-01

A story of poverty and hope. The reality of life for some in the big city. We shouldn't forget that children are suffering even in a well off country like Canada.

  • Chase Darkness with Me

  • How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders
  • Written by: Billy Jensen, Karen Kilgariff - foreword
  • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Billy Jensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In Chase Darkness with Me, you’ll ride shotgun as journalist Billy Jensen identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You’ll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle’s pursuit of the Golden State Killer which is chronicled in I’ll Be Gone In The Dark which Billy helped finish after Michelle’s passing, and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown 4 family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great read/listen

  • By Laure on 2019-04-24

So interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-20

Hope the royalties from this book help with the credit card debt! Law enforcement can't do it all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stalker

  • Joona Linna, Book 5
  • Written by: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The Swedish National Crime Unit receives a video of a young woman in her home, clearly unaware she's being watched. Soon after the tape is received, the woman's body is found horrifically mutilated. With the arrival of the next, similar video, the police understand the killer is toying with them, warning of a new victim, knowing there's nothing they can do. Detective Margot Silverman is put in charge of the investigation and soon asks Detective Joona Linna for help. Linna, in turn, recruits Erik Maria Bark, the hypnotist and expert in trauma, with whom Linna's worked before. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A suspense masterpiece !

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-04

A suspense masterpiece !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

Keplar doesn't disappoint his readers. Can't wait for the next installment. Couldn't put it down.

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • Written by: Audible Original
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 311

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark!

  • By Saul on 2019-07-05

Riveting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-12

It was gratifying to hear that the victims of this deviant will get some justice.

  • Dark Pines

  • Written by: Will Dean
  • Narrated by: Maya Lindh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

It's week one of the Swedish elk hunt, and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva Moodyson investigates the story that could make her career she stumbles on a web of secrets that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the Medusa killings 20 years ago? Is someone following her? Why take the eyes? Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for the sequel

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-14

Couldn't stop listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-25

The story so well presented and exciting that I could see it in my mind's as I listened along. Dramatic twists and turns.

  • The Anatomy of Violence

  • The Biological Roots of Crime
  • Written by: Adrian Raine
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empathy can make us more likely to engage in criminal behavior. He applies this new understanding of the criminal mind to some of the most well-known criminals in history. And he clearly delineates the pressing considerations this research demands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindbending thriller of a nonfiction work!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-18

Mindbending thriller of a nonfiction work!

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-18

Informative and interesting review of the literature about the causes and treatment of violence. Highly recommend! #Audible1

  • Washington Black

  • Written by: Esi Edugyan
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Louise White on 2018-11-13

Great Read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-10

Didn't put it down. Highly recommend. If you like historical drama you'll love this novel.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • Written by: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ice Man

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-20

The Ice Man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-20

Keeps your interest. Well written and narration matches context. Highly recommend if you like true crime.

  • The Punishment She Deserves

  • A Lynley Novel
  • Written by: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and complex story

  • By Lucy on 2019-02-16

Linley and Havers Together Again.!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-30

This book is a compelling read. Takes a few unexpected turns to an exciting finish. a who done it that is not easy to figure out.

  • The Only Girl in the World

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Maude Julien
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor - raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Detail in first half, less later.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-29

Detail in first half, less later.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-01-29

The listener is left with questions about how the protagonist was able to recover from such a horrible childhood.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful