St Petersburg, FL
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  • Force of Nature

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent New Series Continues

  • By Sara on 02-16-18

Not as good as The Dry

3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was worth listening to because I had faith in the author. It was difficult to follow the shift from past to present when listening. Might be better with text. I didn't love the story-line either. More female conflict - kind of frustrating.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Harper? Why or why not?

Yes. I think she's just beginning to find her niche and will grow in depth and development of her novels.

What about Stephen Shanahan’s performance did you like?

I loved the narrator. I think he could narrate just about anything an capture my attention.

Was Force of Nature worth the listening time?

I did listen all the way to the end, but it was a challenge.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Always

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book - fairly predictable

  • By Glenda on 03-12-17

Awful! What happened Ms. Jio?

1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can enjoy a simple romance with a bit of mystery and developed characters. This wasn't it. Not sure who would like this book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

What didn’t you like about Brittany Pressley’s performance?

Narrator was okay but male voices were poorly done.

What character would you cut from Always?

None were well developed

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed. I've liked previous books by this author.