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  • Though Not Dead

  • A Kate Shugak Novel
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, 87-year-old Old Sam Dementieff...even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats - even though he had no children of his own - was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he’s left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, “find my father".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Jam on 18-10-18

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-18

A great and epic tale. I adored it. The unexpected is always round the corner.

  • Two Graves

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mysteries Abound

  • By Jam on 01-10-18

Mysteries Abound

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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: 01-10-18

A very very enjoyable listen. What a fabulous job the narrator does bringing characters, places and events to life.
Will our hero complete his mission? ..... always...in a manner of speaking....

  • Black Arts

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 7
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The name black arts didn't suit the book.

  • By Emma J on 07-07-14

Not quite human at all.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-18

I like the narrators voice and all the descriptions as seen by Jane Yellowrock.
I would recommend it to all her fans and also new listeners who want a slightly ‘out of our real world’ experience grounded in day to day reality.
Off to order the next book...love them.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham back at his best

  • By Liz on 10-12-13

Amazing

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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: 14-09-18

I’m blown away. The lengths to which the author must go to in the construction of this epic seem never ending. Heart wrenching stuff.⭐️

  • The Alchemist's Secret

  • Ben Hope, Book 1
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Peter on 27-01-15

Enticing with surprises throughout.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I really enjoyed this book. Fans of The da Vinci code type mysteries will adore it. Trying the next one hoping the formula won’t be a repeat, as I see there are lots to try yippee.

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Jam on 05-09-18

Fun

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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: 05-09-18

A properly plotted detective mystery with plenty of fun and ‘wicked deeds’. I thoroughly enjoy this series. 🙂

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • don't mess with the wrinklies they're certainly not old in the head

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 12-05-16

Fun Bayou Detective Mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Exciting. Perfect narrator. Laugh out loud. Great characters. Atmospheric setting. Just bought the next book in the series.....

  • Brimstone

  • Pendergast, Book 5
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It’s a cliffhanger

  • By Jam on 04-08-18

It’s a cliffhanger

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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: 04-08-18

Another one for lovers of A. Pendergast. Great detail and varied research with lots of general knowledge. An intriguing plot. Loved it.

  • Riptide

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Robert Thompson on 27-04-15

Who can resist a Tale of Pirate Treasure

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Unobtainable, up until now, Pirate Treasure. The narrator is so perfect for this, he adds depth of character, atmosphere and a fab description of The Storm. I almost thought I was there too.....

  • Death's Rival

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 5
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By Toomanybooksnotenoughtime on 14-04-13

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Another One for lovers of Jane Yellowrock.
Characters developing all over the place and her own place in life expanding with each book. Brilliant