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Zoska

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  • No Exit

  • By: Taylor Adams
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many twists and surprises

  • By Zoska on 12-02-19

Many twists and surprises

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

But at the same time many poetical descriptions of feelings and surroundings. I am not fond of descriptions.
The performance is just a 4 star one, a little too emotional, although Lars's character is very well interpreted.

  • All the Beautiful Lies

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Lance Fuller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his stepmother, Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice, his father's much younger second wife? As her past entwines with Harry's in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening - will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave

  • By Wras on 28-04-18

Less captivating than other Swanson's books

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

Most memorable moment is at the end. The narrator is ok, but keeps cutting the phrases rhytmically, which is a little annoying. There is less action than in other Swanson's books.

  • Her Every Fear

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Kate Priddy makes an uncharacteristically bold decision to move from London to Boston after her cousin, Corbin Dell, suggests a temporary apartment swap. But soon after her arrival, Kate makes a shocking discovery - Corbin's next-door neighbour, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police begin asking questions about Corbin's relationship with Audrey and his neighbours come forward with their own suspicions, a shaken Kate has few answers to tell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not great, not bad.

  • By Matt on 24-02-17

Good but I prefer other thrillers by Swanson

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

This one could be, I think, improved if all the Paris story were moved to the end. This would create more surprise!
Excellent performance.

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Keith Szarabajka, Johnny Heller, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow Airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but is either of them being serious? Could they actually go through with it? And if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't hold my interest

  • By Mrs on 26-08-16

Very good

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

I like surprises. This book is full of them! Rapid action, original caracters, especially feminine, I wonder whether the author has such atypical women acquaintaces? 😃

  • The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: John Moraitis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

What if your college sweetheart, the girl of your dreams, suddenly disappeared? 20 years later she's back, she's in trouble and she says you are the only one who can help her….George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no - he never could - a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The girl with a clock for a heart

  • By Brendan on 08-02-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

The mysterious Audray/Liana/Jane is already captivating, but the twists of action are just exulting and I even like the "open" ending.
But I pity Irene.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,470
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Very boring

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

I couldn't finish this book. Thank goodness Rawlings turned to Harry Potter. Not gifted for thrillers.

  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Watching You by Lisa Jewell. You’re back home after four years working abroad, with a brand-new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then - quite unexpectedly - you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen!

  • By Mazalicious on 28-07-18

Nice but not outstanding

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

The interpretation was correct. The story interesting but very unlikely. The reader guesses who killed too easily despite twists and turns. I appreciated most the story of Jenne and Bess.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127

When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Outsider Stands Tall

  • By Simon on 24-05-18

A good King

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

King's books are always a good choice. Well written, no need to present the author. I am not a fan of supernatural in criminal stories but I make an exception for this author. I didn't like the performance very much. In my opinion the narration should be read in a neutral way. If the voice is modulated ina narration, like here, I usually mistake it for something a character says, not to mention the fact that I feel like a 3 years old to whom a parent reads a story. On top of this, the narrator has a voice that annoys me a llittle, not cristal clear, the story is more whispered than read.

  • Gallery of the Dead

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

'Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what's inside that room would be it.' That's what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders, a psychopath who loves what he does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trying too hard

  • By mrs p on 11-05-18

The plot unfolds a little too slowly

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

The story starts with a breathtaking episode, but following episodes are not arriving rapidly enough for me. After 2/3 the story gains a lot of speed and becomes thrilling ok. The performance is excellent in dialogues, less so in narration. Four stars are, however greatly merited.

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  • Firestarter

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

"You're a firestarter honey.... just one big zippo lighter." A year ago, he was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now Andy is on the run with his daughter, a pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an unimaginably terrifying gift. A gift which could be useful to corrupt authorities. Soon Charlie will be caught up in the menace of a fateful drug experiment and a sinister government ploy….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow to start with.

  • By Emma on 19-11-15

My favourite King

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

I truly love thrillers in which children are at the center of the action. Among King's books I prefer those in which there isn't too much supernatural.
Firestarter meets these expectations, The main character, an 8 years old gir, Charlie, is very moving. The supernatural inthis bookis rather of
sci fi kind, which I accept. Whatever comes out of the government agencje's hidden experiments, has a non zero probability. I alwayssuggest this book to people who have neverread King and want to start. As to the performance, it is very good.