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Christina Elizabeth

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  • The Light of the Fireflies

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404

For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David Shear on 04-11-16

Great performance, interesting storyline

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I really enjoyed this book. The story overall was very interesting and different, but it was really the narrator who made this book come to life. It wasn't too dark (in my opinion). And although it was a bit predictable to me, that didn't take away from the story at all. Definitely worth reading, I recommend it!

  • Our Last Night

  • By: Taylor Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Dan is a professional ghost hunter who’s never actually found a ghost. But his newest case is promising: a cursed Russian rifle allegedly haunted by a demon. Anyone who touches the antique weapon dies within 24 hours. But for Dan, it’s personal - he’s still mourning the death of his fiancée Adelaide, and he’s desperate to find proof that ghosts exist. At any cost. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need more more more of this author!!!!

  • By Sheila-La on 02-26-18

This BOOK

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

This book needs to be a movie. It was the perfect combination of science fiction, paranormal, suspense, and romance. This author absolutely blew me away. I don't think I've ever been so engulfed in a novel before. I was on the edge of my seat - crying, laughing, scared out of my mind - the ENTIRE time. Not to mention, the narrator was absolutely perfect. Please get this book. You will not regret it.

  • The Girlfriend

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Laura Cavendish can't wait to meet the woman who's won her son's affection. Despite a successful career in television and a long, prosperous marriage, Laura's world revolves around kind, talented Daniel. She pictures his new girlfriend, Cherry, becoming a close friend and confidante ...one day, even a daughter-in-law. But although Cherry is beautiful and amiable, Laura can't warm to her. There's something about the possessive way she touches Daniel, the little lies Laura detects. Cherry seems to resent Laura, driving a wedge between mother and son - until one day Daniel is injured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Domestic Thriller

  • By Wendy Carter on 02-10-18

Not great, not horrible

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This book wasn't anything special. It was one of those books that you keep reading/listening to because you're waiting for something significant to happen. Then, when the "climax" finally comes, you're just sitting there thinking, "that was it?" That's how I felt, at least. It wasn't terrible, but it definitely wasn't a book I'd recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,290

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

I'm not usually a huge fan of police procedural mysteries, but I loved this one. It was twisted, suspenseful, and intriguing. The kind of book that keeps you up far past your bedtime, just because you can't find a spot you're willing to stop at. It's graphic, but if you could handle watching the movie Seven (and appreciate that type of imagery,) then you will love this book.

  • The Ghostwriter

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Andrea Izzy Anthony
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me. My name is Helena Ross. I've written 15 romance novels, 10 of which have become international best sellers. But this one isn't a romance, no happily ever after in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ugly cry good

  • By Nicole B. on 12-13-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I truly enjoyed this book. It was captivating and, although it wasn't a nail-biting thriller the entire way through, it definitely had some twists and turns that weren't easy to see coming. This book was suspenseful, sad, witty, and heartfelt. There were times when the narrator sounded somewhat robotic, but it was hardly noticeable and didn't take away from the story. Overall, it was a great listen and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Poison

  • A Novel
  • By: Galt Niederhoffer
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat, and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the modern family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland - a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Thriller

  • By JK907 on 11-27-17

I'm only half way through...

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I don't usually have any problems finishing an audiobook, even if I think it's terrible. However, I am finding it extremely difficult to continue listening to this one. I honestly can't tell if the storyline is just that boring, or if it is the narrator making it seem this way. The narrator has such a conspiratorial/patronizing (almost trying to be seductive) way of speaking - like every single sentence she is saying has some other meaning or like she knows something that you don't. This isn't the first book I have listened to with this narrator. The first few books I listened to with her as a narrator didn't bother me, (although her "man" voice is always the same and it makes me feel uneasy for some reason) but I don't know how much more I can take of this book. It's one of those books that make you stop and think, "Wait. Where is she? Let me see how much more of this book I have left..."

That being said, I WILL finish this book and I will update this if I feel any differently once I have completed it. I'm hoping it picks up soon. I just had to vent.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If I could give it a higher rating, I would

  • By Reena on 06-11-17

YES!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I loved the first book, and I honestly was unsure how this one could top it, but it did! I fell in love with the characters even more than I was before. I hardly ever laugh out loud when listening to books, let alone cry, but I did. Several times. Loved this book!

  • Shattered

  • A Novel
  • By: Allison Brennan
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Over a span of 20 years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in shallow graves. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and DA won't talk to her - they think they have the right woman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By Christina Elizabeth on 09-18-17

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Not a great choice if you like books that make you think or have you guessing the whole time. Many times throughout the book, I found myself checking the amount of time remaining. Which I never do. It just seemed drawn out and not even interesting. I would not recommend this book if you are looking for something with twists and suspense.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,849

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

BUT WAIT

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Such a great book. Great plot development, intriguing story. I don't want to ruin anything, because I think it is definitely worth the read, but I was frustrated at the ending. However, I was not "depressed" after reading this book. Personally, I like dark novels. This book was dark, but I would not describe it as excessively twisted or vulgar. Definitely a great read if you like past/present storylines and unexpected twists.

81 of 90 people found this review helpful

  • He Said/She Said

  • A Novel
  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they'll share. But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word against his.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You've Got To Be Kidding Me

  • By Sara on 10-16-17

Well written, great plot

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me fully engaged from beginning to end and had great, unexpected twists. The story is also wonderfully written, with many thoughtful similes and metaphors that had me thoroughly impressed by the author. I would highly recommend this book if you like suspense novels.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful