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Christine

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Vanished: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (180)

    Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, South Carolina. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found, and Sarah was left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and go on the best she could. Then, one hot August night, Sarah comes home to hear the phone ringing. When she picks it up, a child's terrified voice whispers, "Mommy, help, come and get me . . ." The call is cut off, but not before Sarah's heart goes into overdrive.

    Valerie says: "Great listen"
    "Should have been abridged"
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    Would you try another book from Karen Robards and/or Joyce Bean?

    no, all the details made it kind of boring at times


    What did you like best about this story?

    the story was good, just very drawn out with lots of needless details


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    her voice as Jake, made him sound like old man


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Second Chance

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (329)

    Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

    Ed says: "Really"
    "1st Harlan Coben book, liked the twists!"
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    The story was entertaining and had lots of twist, liked how I couldn't figure it out, the detectives weren't very good though...lol They should have looked into the wife more or at least her phone records especially her call right after the shooting??
    I'll be looking forward to reading more books by this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26954)
    Performance
    (13585)
    Story
    (13633)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Best book I've heard on Audible!"
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    I got this book based on the ratings and loved it! The narrators were excellent, from listening to them you could picture each character and the funny parts were so entertaining. Wish there were more like this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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