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  • Fractured

  • Will Trent, Book 2
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When the local police make a misjudgement that not only threatens an investigation but places a young girl's life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team. He's teamed with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting. But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer - before it's too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disagree with performer comments.

  • By Susan on 28-12-2018

Disagree with performer comments.

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

Reviewed: 28-12-2018

Several readers commented on the performance - one even said lack lustre. I have to disagree - I thought the reader, Phil Gigante, was a genius when it came to the voices for characters. Every character was different and I have to admit I thought there were several different readers at first. When listening to a story, we don't need over-dramatization but to be able to distinguish the voices of different characters is a necessity.
Too many audio stories have a very strong accent (especially, dare I say, American drawl) that it was a pleasure to hear neutrality - well done Phil Gigante.

  • The Last Girl

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The teenage girl was the first victim. Her throat cut to the bone, she didn’t stand a chance. Her mother, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly. Called to the crime scene in leafy Wimbledon, Maeve Kerrigan’s first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone badly. But the husband is found lying bleeding and unconscious in an upstairs room. As a criminal barrister he insists he’s the third victim rather than their prime suspect, even if he’s a man who makes enemies easily. The only other surviving family member is 15-year-old Lydia....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good series

  • By KATRINA SPENCER on 27-02-2015

So addicting!

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

Reviewed: 20-06-2015

Another riveting Jane Casey made more exciting by the clever narration. I'm looking to the next in the series.

  • The Burning

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon, Penelope Rawlins, Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable enough crime story

  • By Amanda on 12-01-2016

A great storyteller.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2015

After several mediocre crime novels I have finally found one who can tell a story with sophisticated and creative language skills. I intend to buy all the Jane Casey books I can find. Also, loved the narrators but especially Paul Thornley.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Song

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Pepper Binkley, Scott Sowers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

17-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missing something

  • By Susan on 26-05-2015

Missing something

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2015

Not really my type of story. I would call it a teenage novel at best, a light romance at worst. It would make quite a good movie though, as its characters are colourfully portrayed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow

  • By lolita on 14-06-2015

Great narrator - great writer

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2015

This is my fourth novel by Liane Moriarty - she does not disappoint.
Her characters are believable and her plots absorbing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good twist at the end

  • By Trigga on 07-09-2015

Now in my top ten !

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2015

It was better than I expected and the narrators were very clear and expressive. The only small criticism is having to speak for another character during the narration- but there is no other way this can be done. Just when you think you've guessed it all, Kubica inserts another twist in the 'tale'.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful