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FATAL – John Lescroart

John Lescroat is a great author his past works are much more interesting than this book. I gave it 3 stars because in my opinion it is much different from other books he has written. It is like he tried to cover to many topics, terrorism, infidelity, murder, business, and police work. A lot to fit into a single story. Then the ending was a disappointment. If this is first of series I suggest he cut his losses and move on.


Dancing with Air – Uvi Poznansky

This is my first review of Uvi Poznansky’s work. It is the 4th book in the series. First the Narrator Don Warrick performed well. I could understand and follow with clarity and emotion as he read each character.
The story about a women who was very forward thinking and adventurous for the time is refreshing. The male lead wants to serve his country and does so admirably. The story is an easy listen and is not very long at only 5hr 22min.
I wasn’t expecting much substance from the title or book cover but was surprised. This is not a sappy love story but a grounded story of love in wartime. 
I would listen to the other books as well if they are like Still Life with Memories. 

I, the Jury

Mike Hammer is a classic character. An old school Private Investigator who isn’t PC and always gets his man. We see Mike Hammer for the first time in “I, the Jury”. He continues as Mickey Spillane’s muse for 21 novels with the latest “Murder Never Knocks” arriving in March 2016. Mike Dennis brings this first in the series from 1947 back to life. His voice tells the story as much as the words do. This is another great narration that few could do as well as Dennis.
Hammer’s best friend from the World War 2 is murdered, a man who saved Hammer’s life, and now the murder must die. Mike is willing to kill anyone who looks like a suspect and so the race against time and the police is on. Will Mike get the right man? Will he make a righteous kill, or will the police stop him. It’s clear his conscious will not. A great listen for all who like the grit of old time radio with an edge.

Advocates Geocache

Teresa Burrell has written another page turner. Sabre Brown is back and living life as normal. Settling into a relationship with her Private Investigator   And working as a advocate for children in San Diego. Saber is helping her family and her community. She has been GeoCaching for fun and finds a unique item left behind. A death certificate for a one named person on a future date. Is this a hoax or a clue to an upcoming murder.
Sabre can’t leave it alone and as coincidences start piling up she can’t stop chasing the clues. When children she is protecting in the legal system may be involved Sabre enlists the help of all her friends to solve the riddle.
John Bell Narrates his second book in this series and dies a great job with unique voices and cadence to make the listen enjoyable for the listener.
What will Theresa think up next for Sabre and friends. Book 8 will be amazing if not dangerous.

Crow Hollow -Michael Wallace

Rosemary Benson is one of the best Audiobook Narrators working today. This is another treasure of Michael Wallace’s she has brought to our ears.

This tale of 1676 New England is historic in its landscape and its social descriptions of the time. The religious control of the population and fear of a far off King Philip sets up a story of treachery and deception.Prudence Cotton has lost her husband and believes her child was taken by the Nipmuk tribe. Others say the child was dead, but a mother knows. As she continues to try and find her child a stranger and his partner come to town.
James Bailey is an Agent of King Philip who has come to Boston to investigate The death of Prudence Cotton’s husband. When his partner is killed James and Prudence become an unlikely pair that run to the wilderness to hide from those trying to kill him and get answers for the crown. 
The unlikely duo of an unmarried man and a widow women in 1676 New England have more than just killers in front of them they have the scorn of the righteous to contend with as well.
This book is an amazing story and was a history lesson for me. It really describes and led me to feel the emotion of 17th century New England.
This is a great experience that Rosemary and Michael have gifted us listeners with once again. 


Blood Moon – Alexandra Sokoloff

Blood Moon is the follow up to Huntess Moon. Narrated by R.C. Bray this book is a great thriller. Special Agent Matthew Roarke fights between his personal feelings and his responsibility to follow the law as he tracks down a female serial killer. She is the only surviving victim of of a killer who has been quiet for 25. Now the killer is back and making up for lost time. Will Roarke  stop another killing or be left chasing thin air.This book does not disappoint. R.C. Bray is the perfect voice for these characters. The tension, confusion, and trouble can be felt in ever word spoken. Alexandra Sololoff is a great hidden treasure and a must read/listen to author.

Beloved Enemy РEric Van Lustbader 

This is the third book in Eric Van Lustbader’s Jack McClure series. Narrated by Peter Berkrot, this performer does a great job with the voices of all the characters and their many accents. Peter is really the strength of this audiobook. I started this series and really enjoyed the first two books. They involved the Presidents Daughter and her interaction with Jack McClure. Circumstances have come to pass since the previous book that has put Jack on the run. The government thinks he has murdered the Secretary of Homeland Security Dennis Paul and are trying to kill him. Enemies from the previous two books are looking for revenge and his love Annika Demertieva may once again lead to his downfall. Jack is looking for the real killer as he is himself the hunted.
Several story lines converge in this book that involve issues and characters from the first two books. There is a lot of action but the story did not grab me or keep me interested. It’s almost a where are they now filler book for what I hope is a better 4th book.