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  • The Good House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Leary
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3163)
    Performance
    (2903)
    Story
    (2892)

    The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

    Rhonda Morrison says: "What a great book, Hildy is a great character!"
    "Best part for me was the cover art."
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    This is just an okay book, with a simple but decent plot. The worst part, for me, was the narration. It was overwrought throughout so the parts that might have been dramatic were just part of an ongoing rant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2861)
    Performance
    (2020)
    Story
    (2018)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "2009, What Happened?"
    "This book has it all!
    "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Preachiness, arrogance and misogyny. Oh and it's boring as well. Would you like me to tell you how I really feel?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brigid Pasulka
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (507)

    The novel opens on the eve of World War II. In the mountain village of Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon, under the approving eyes of the entire village, courts the beautiful Anielica Hetmanska. But the war's arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for six long years.

    Sara says: "The Old & New Worlds Converge & Transcend Time"
    "I couldn't get into it"
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    The reader put me to sleep and the two stories took way too long to come together with only one of them keeping my attention.

    Not horrible, just not engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Mo Willems
    • Narrated By Mo Willems
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Once upon a time, there were three hungry dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur...and a dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day - for no particular reason - they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then - for no particular reason - they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

    Audible Addict says: "share this wirh the 4 year olds you love!

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    "share this wirh the 4 year olds you love!

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    Overall
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    silly, silly story. makes my grandson belly laugh every time. about 1000 times, but that's okay. we now know every word by heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman on the Orient Express

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lindsay Jayne Ashford
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1893)
    Performance
    (1670)
    Story
    (1667)

    Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.

    Ruth says: "Very enjoyable "woman on transportation" book"
    "They weren't kidding!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The reader is, as others have said, absurdly irritating. But, the story was very engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Danger Involved: Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Will Thomas
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2383)
    Performance
    (2220)
    Story
    (2211)

    An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

    Kathi says: "Clever writing!"
    "Interesting history of London but no characters"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The development of character was as thin as air making it impossible for me to get into this book. No there there despite what was clearly a lot of research. Too bad!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Burial Rites: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hannah Kent
    • Narrated By Morven Christie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (791)

    A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her.

    Sam - Audible says: "Cannot stop thinking about this book"
    "It must just be me!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I absolutely could not do this book. Slow, slow, slow delivery of a slow, slow, slow story. My expectation was that I would love it but it was painful to listen to. Deleted it after about 2 hours which I never do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tilt-a-Whirl: John Ceepak, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3516)
    Performance
    (2748)
    Story
    (2734)

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    L. Haight says: "the reader makes this book"
    "Seriously?"
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    Beyond stupid. Sounded like fun and I love light crime as in "the good thief's guide" series but this is just brainless. Not funny, not a good plot and absurd cardboard cut out characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Any Human Heart: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By William Boyd
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (391)

    Best-selling author William Boyd—the novelist who has been called a “master storyteller” ( Chicago Tribune) and “a gutsy writer who is good company to keep” ( Time)—here gives us his most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel to date. The novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, and man of the world—through his intimate journals. It is the “riotous and disorganized reality” of Mountstuart’s 85 years in all their extraordinary, tragic, and humorous aspects.

    connie says: "very satisfying story-telling"
    "Simon Vance is always excellent but this one WOW!"
    Overall
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    It took me some time to get into this book but once I did, it was terrific. I think it could have used a good editor - how often do we say that! But it is beautifully written about an interesting, flawed but good man. And the history is super.

    Can't say enough about Mr. Vance. In this book, he goes from a teenager to an 80 year old without a flaw.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4318)
    Performance
    (3860)
    Story
    (3844)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    L. O. Pardue says: "Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!"
    "Not quite my style but really good"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The book goes back and forth between detective and victim stories and I have discovered that victim stories are kind of tough for me.

    That is personal, of course, and the writing and performance were solid and the plot was strong.

    I will listen to the next one in the series for sure unless reviews say it is more graphic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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