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Sharon

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  • The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Catherine Bailey
    • Narrated By Stephen Rashbrook
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    In April 1940, the ninth Duke of Rutland died in mysterious circumstances in one of the rooms of his family estate, Belvoir Castle. The mystery surrounding these rooms holds the key to a tragic story that is played out on the brutal battlefields of the Western Front and in the exclusive salons of Mayfair and Belgravia in the dying years of la belle époque. Uncovered is a dark and disturbing period in the history of the Rutland family, and one which they were determined to keep hidden for over 60 years. Sixty years on, The Secret Rooms is the true story of family secrets and one man’s determination to keep the past hidden at any cost.

    EJJ says: "Well Worth A Listen"
    "Very interesting"
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    Where does The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story, occasionally choppy but overall very interesting story that I knew nothing about prior to reading this book.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (1139)
    Story
    (1141)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    Paula says: "Mind Boggling Thrilling Mystery! Don't Miss It!"
    "Very dark story"
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    Wonderfully written and performed. But not to be read on a dreary day. Character development was incredible I work with the mentally ill and the characters in this story were very believable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (86)

    The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Leaves you wanting the next episode in series"
    "Very entertaining"
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    Any additional comments?

    I have just finish the entire series. Great character development. The stories are not the sit on the edge of you seat, but they are stories that you cannot seem to put down. There is always a twist at the end. Definitely recommend all the books of this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Dwell in Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma's trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb.

    Keenan says: "Gold Standard"
    "Never a dull moment"
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    Any additional comments?

    Great read. A lot of action. Like able characters. Can not wait until the sequel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy Who Talked to Dogs: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Martin McKenna
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless bullying by running away from home and eventually adopting or being adopted by six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his new friends, Martin discovered a different kind of language, strict laws of behavior, and strange customs that defined the world of dogs.

    Sharon says: "Amazing story"
    "Amazing story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Boy Who Talked to Dogs the most enjoyable?

    Both the story and the performance were wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boy Who Talked to Dogs?

    The entire book was mesmerizing. The boy was a survivor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It was hard to put this book down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Toni Sciarra Poynter
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    In Dangerous Personalities, former FBI profiler Joe Navarro shows listeners how to identify the four most common "dangerous personalities", and analyze how much of a threat each one can be: the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality. Along the way, listeners learn how to protect themselves both immediately and long-term - as well as how to recover from the trauma of being close to such a destructive force.

    Den says: "Insightful and intersesting! Good investment!"
    "Wat too repetitive"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Condense it down. Way too wordy and repetitive. The same thing was said over and over. It was like he wrote a report for the FBI and decided to make a book out of it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen Hoye’s performances?

    Yes the performance of Stephen Hoye was great


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    Overall
    (1192)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1054)

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Jim says: "CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HALF THE BOOK (AUDIO)"
    "Not my favorite Tana French book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. None of the characters were likable. I was wild about Frank Mackay in Faithful Place None of his redeeming characteristics came out in this book


    What three words best describe Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson ’s voice?

    Stephen Hogan's voice was too high pitched. Lara Hutchinson's voice was sweet and charming


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1330)
    Performance
    (1147)
    Story
    (1160)

    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    FanB14 says: "Prep for Starz Drama"
    "Very Interesting"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very well told story and a good introduction to the War of Roses and the key people involved. Great theory on the boys in the tower and that one could have been a changeling


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (943)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (776)

    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    Margaret Campbell says: "Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!"
    "Disappointing"
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    What did you like best about The Sins of the Father? What did you like least?

    The characters are well developed


    What three words best describe Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance?

    Acceptable


    Any additional comments?

    This was definitely not as good as the prequel The story was predictable and boring. Only Time Will Tell was almost written like a classic. Characters were developed and interesting. This was just a story not very interesting and does not make me wast to get the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1315)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1096)

    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    C. Johnson says: "Standard Archer "class-clash". Stellar narration!!"
    "Captivating"
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    What did you love best about Only Time Will Tell?

    It reminded me of the old classics like Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre. Suspenseful interesting characters Characters you care about. Enough surprises to keep you turning the pages


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it. Downloaded the next in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5299)
    Performance
    (4702)
    Story
    (4716)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Kathi says: "Moving story of sharing and transformation."
    "I never wanted the book to end"
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    Any additional comments?

    I got this book because a friend recommended it. I did not expect to love it like I did. A very interesting story preformed wonderfully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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