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Mary Vrooman

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,939

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. 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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Interesting characters

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I enjoyed the book but found it a little hard to follow the different characters and their turn and time of events.

  • If I'm Dead

  • A Rachel Knight Story
  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridiscent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered. So begins the confounding case that Rachel must present before a disbelieving jury. A dissatisfied heiress and her philandering husband - what really happened?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Expert Point Of View

  • By Simone on 01-22-17

Not as good as her other books I Story is good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Story is good but surprise ending is not believable. Wanted a little bit more. Narrator was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Someone to Save You

  • By: Paul Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Fifteen years ago, Sam Becker's sister was killed, a tragedy that haunts him to this day - particularly as his best friend, Marcus, was jailed for her murder. Driving home from the bittersweet celebration of what would have been her thirtieth birthday, Sam is confronted with a terrifying scene, and has just moments to try to save four lives. In the aftermath of this chilling drama, he is hailed as a hero by the press - but to the investigating police, things do not add up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • intriging

  • By Mary Vrooman on 06-02-16

intriging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Good story. Many characters so had some problem following the story at first. Once I got into it i couldn't wait to read on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One You Fear

  • Emma Holden Suspense Mystery Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Paul Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

Emma Holden and her friends are trying to move on from the horrific events surrounding Dan's kidnap. But a shocking revelation drags them back into the nightmare and forces them to question everything they once believed to be true. More secrets will be revealed, more lies will be told, and more lives are under threat. The Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy has topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, and also includes best sellers The One You Love and The One You Trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-16

THE UNKNOWN

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Emma's struggles. with. life and. I wait for her to marry. I enjoy the suspense-

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,284

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

interesting but troubling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-16

interesting but I found it a bit slow at times, however it could been the readers mood.