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Amy

Plato, MO, United States

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  • Live by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (257)

    Boston, 1926. The ‘20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

    Christopher says: "bad narrator choice"
    "A Must Listen!!"
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    Where does Live by Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Live by Night is the top of the list. I have read a few Dennis Lehane books before and loved them and Live by Night did not disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the prohibition era and bad guy that you can't help but love.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually listen to books more than once but I will be listening to this one again. It was excellent. I couldn't stop listening. The characters were very well developed and Lehane really knows how to bring the characters to life. The narration was great too - the story flowed very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Line: Witching Savannah, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J. D. Horn
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (636)

    To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content.

    gardener97 says: "Excellent Story and Excellent Narrator"
    "Perfect Title!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way the author explains some of the witchcraft leaving enough to the imagination. I also loved the description of Savannah. I lived there for a few years and it was a wonderful city and very quirky. The author nailed it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like stories about Witchcraft or Savannah or both then this a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Sister: Riley MacPherson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (277)

    In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

    Patti Fulmer says: "Excellent story line"
    "Great Mystery!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silent Sister to be better than the print version?

    I think audio edition brought new life to the characters for me.


    What other book might you compare The Silent Sister to and why?

    It reminded me of the lifetime movies I have watched (in a good way - I LOVE lifetime movies).


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen especially if you love a good mystery and suspense. The story kept moving a developing at a wonderful pace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (1505)
    Story
    (1519)

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    Kathy says: "This is one I didn't want to put down!"
    "Wonderfully Historical and Whitty"
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    Any additional comments?

    Although this is biographical and historical it is extremely well written and entertaining while also being very inormative. It is amazing how different midwifery and obstetrics was then and how the environment plays such an important role in our lives. I can't wait to listen to the other "Call the Midwife" books. Narration was excellent too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There Was an Old Woman: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Hallie Ephron
    • Narrated By Nan McNamara
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron is a compelling novel of psychological suspense in which a young woman becomes entangled in a terrifying web of deception and madness involving an elderly neighbor.

    Amy says: "Excellent and Suspensful"
    "Excellent and Suspensful"
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    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for another book by Hallie Ephron on Audible. This was an excellent suspense/mystery with great plot twists. A must listen. The only down side is I finished so quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2579)
    Performance
    (2336)
    Story
    (2340)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Hooked on the series"
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    Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

    Yes - I bouth this book as a daily deal not expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised when I finished that I fell in love the story and all the characters. Then I discovered it was series - bonus! I would listen again becuase I would like to see what I missed the first time that would add to the other books.


    Any additional comments?

    Great suspense/drama/mystery with a wonderful plot twist at the end. And the bonus is it's a series. All 3 books are great - hoping for #4.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wayward: Wayward Pines, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (713)

    Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

    Anthony Moore says: "I'm Hooked!!!"
    "Great Series"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - it was an easy listen but don't let that distract you from listening to this book. It was very suspensful and kept me on the edge of my seat. I love the narrator and this series.


    Any additional comments?

    Just as good as book 1. It leads well to book 3 without leaving the reader hanging too much. Once I finish this series I would definitely read more from Blake Crouch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (529)

    Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

    justin says: "TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS"
    "Book 3 of Series was still great!"
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    What did you love best about The Last Town?

    It picked up right where book 2 left off and it ended with either a chance for a 4th book or at least your imagination.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael Garcia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and he is one of my favorite narrators and this performance was right up there with the rest of them. He is never over the top so it distracts from the story. He speaks clearly and very easy to hear and listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen for this series - you won't regret it. Hoping there is a book 4 out there in the works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frog Music: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (158)

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice - if he doesn't track her down first.

    Taryn says: "Donoghue + Hvam = entertainment"
    "Great Story with Interesting Characters"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Blanche - she was the main characters but she was my favorite because she evolved and changed so much by the end of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love period novels and this one was one of the best. The author was very descriptive of the time period and the surroundings and characters without distracting from the story line too much. It was a definite "page turner". It was not too fast paced but enough to keep your attention. I would highly recommend this book and would love to listen to more books by Emma Donoghue. The naration was great too - she did not over use the accents or voices and did not distract from the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • These Things Hidden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Heather Gudenkauf
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn, Angela Lin, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (328)

    Once the golden child of tiny Linden Falls, Iowa, Allison Glenn watches her reputation crumble as she is sent to prison for five years—convicted of a terrible crime. But what really happened that fateful night? Allison’s younger sister is the only other person who knows the truth. Now out of prison, Allison is more desperate than ever to set the record straight, but the revelation of the truth could have far-reaching consequences.

    C. Morris says: "Please save yourself the time"
    "A Win for Multiple Narrators"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved the mystery and drama of this story. The multiple narrators and multiple points of view kept the story moving and made you love each character. I also enjoy when a book goes between past and present as the story evolves. The author did a great job at this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Lowe
    • Narrated By Michael David Axtell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (175)

    After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

    shelley says: "Really good story, Super Narator!"
    "Good Listen but Predictable."
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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The main character's (Sean) desire and drive to be the good guy. I enjoyed the fact that he pursued what he thought was right without becoming a vigilante.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good listen but I would not listen to it again just because it was predictable. I did enjoy the characters and the story line though but prefer a little more mystery. Good suspense story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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