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S. Hilt

Freshwater

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  • Every Waking Moment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Lenore Zann
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (39)

    Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who's controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her 5-year-old son, she has fled across the country seeking freedom, safety, and a fresh start. But Max's father isn't giving them up so easily.

    Julie says: "Great listen!"
    "Suspense and Intrigue"
    Overall

    Well written. Interesting, suspenseful but slightly predictible. Narration was a little distracting when female narrator attempted to sound like Spanish-speaking characters, especially the male characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at 19, Patty Bigelow, Tanya's aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware's help.

    Joan says: "It's a Sad Day When..."
    "Sheer boredom"
    Overall

    I have read and enjoyed other books by this author, and chose this one to listen to on while on our winter vacation. I was so disappointed and bored with this story that I finally gave up three-fourths way into the book, choosing to not waste any more of my time with this. I found the plot initially interesting, but the story line became quite convoluted, dragging on with boring detail but without any substance to hold the listeners interest. The narration was interesting in itself, but not enough so to overcome the completely uninspiring and unimaginative story line. Sorry I wasted my time and money on this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Banville
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (79)

    The narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who, soon after his wife's death, has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child; a retreat from the grief, anger, and numbness of his life without her. But it is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled vacationing family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time.

    Karen says: "OVERWHELMINGLY FINE"
    "Difficult to follow"
    Overall

    Maybe it's just me, as I had read such positive reviews about this book. But I have had to restart this audio book countless times, as I found the story line difficult to follow.. At times you are not immediately aware that the author had jumped back several decades to the subject's childhood, or to his marriage or to the present day. It was well read however, enjoyed the narrator's Irish accent.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4951)
    Performance
    (1828)
    Story
    (1841)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Spellbinding"
    Overall

    This is a memorable story, full of heart-wrenching love and tragedy, described with palpable emotion.
    Many twists and turns through the entire story. Wonderful narration by both Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner. I listened to this at night and found it kept me awake long past when I should have been asleep, and stayed in my thoughts throughout the days following. Will definitely look for more from Diane Setterfield.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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