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  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,262

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Psychological Thriller turns Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

This book started out as an interesting psychological thriller for the first 8 hours, then some really weird things were introduced. I thought the weird things were probably drug related so I was still interested, even thought I had it figured out. Then in the final hour or so it turned into a bad Sci Fi ending. I was so disappointed that I could not get out of the car. I thought surely this can't be the ending. It seemed the author called in a new person to take over the ending. What a joke. The joke was on me since I invested almost 12 hours in this disappointing book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Too Late

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by:  Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198

Clare Wilson is starting over. She's had it with her marriage to a charming serial cheater. Even her own son thinks she's given his father too many chances. With the support of her sisters, Maggie and Sarah, she's ready to move on. Facing her 40th birthday, Clare is finally feeling the rush of unadulterated freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • don't bother

  • By Morgan L. on 08-14-15

Everyone is beautiful and has plenty of money etc,

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Ok, this was not very complicated. The plot was predictable and had no twists to surprise at the end but I was entertained. I wanted to read something that caused me no stress or worry so this book was fine. I might not read another Robyn Carr anytime soon but it wasn't horrible.

  • Junkyard Dogs

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464

Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success. Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At Last! What took so long to get this book??

  • By Kathy on 06-23-10

I'm in love with Walt Longmire.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Yes, my dear husband knows. We have both read all of the series and watched the TV version as well. The TV Walt is not the same as the one in the books but both are irresistible.
Each book is so well written and totally entertaining. A visit to Wyoming is on my bucket list just because of these books. They are modern day westerns with an honest Sherriff and his native American best friend. What's not to love?

  • Summer of the Dead

  • Bell Elkins, Book 3
  • By: Julia Keller
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia - but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley - who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsatisfying conclusion

  • By Catherine on 04-06-16

Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I really liked the first two novels I read by Julia Keller. Her protagonist, Belle Elkin, was tough and smart, which are admirable qualities. I even like the West Virginia hill country she described but this book was not as good as the first two. I felt as though Ms. Keller was trying to stretch the book by adding descriptive paragraphs. Maybe she finished the book and it wasn't long enough so the editor said, "add something, make it longer." How many lines do you really need to describe the cold air coming from the basement? I found it very tiring and also caused me to lose interest in the story. Sorry but I can't recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,781

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Could you manage a life without any independence?

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Most of us have never tried to imagine life as a quadriplegic because the thought of it is too painful. JoJo Moyes has described in detail some of the obstacles a quadriplegic must face. Life without privacy or independence is unimaginable but now this young robust man must face all of it. He was athletic, successful in business, and in love with a beautiful woman. All of that is gone and he is left to live a painful life in a wheelchair in the home of his parents, who have an unhappy marriage. Out of desperation, Will's mother has hired a young woman, Louisa Clark to become his companion and hopefully his friend since he is so isolated. Will is determined to commit suicide to escape this hopeless life. Louisa is determined to make him see some hope and want a future. The relationship that grows between them is heart warming. Will influences Louisa's life just as she does his.
A great book. It's a five star!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,646
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,595

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Heart wrenching but an excellent novel

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Over the past 12 years I have traveled 2 hours everyday and listen to audio books to make that a tolerable task. I have a short list of books that I have loved so much that I'd listen to them a second time and this book is at the top of that list.
This is by far the best book Kristin Hannah has written to date. I would love to find more like this. It is a book about love, loyalty, bravery and surviving the atrocities of war.

  • Breaking the Silence

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator voice was so annoying

  • By Norma Gustafson on 12-20-14

can't listen to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

I can't finish the first chapter of this book because the narrator whines and sounds as though she is about to burst into tears. She sounds this way even when she's reading as the child. I have never stopped a book this early but I can't stand her voice.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,453

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Domestic abuse, bullying in kindergarten

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

The subject was dark and real but some how LIane Moriarty managed to add humor. Madeline was sarcastic, emotional, loyal and funny. She was the perfect good friend to women who had misery in there lives. This one kept me guessing right up to the last chapter. I expect great things when I purchase a book by Liane Moriarty and I'm never disappointed. She is a gifted story teller. More more!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,402

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

This was a book that I didn't want to finish. I wanted it to go on and on. Liane Moriarty created characters that were unique but believable. This book was 3, maybe 4 stories that all tied together at the end. I laughed and cried over and over. The Husband's Secret ranks in my top 10 favorite books ever read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,988

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

An American classic

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

I expect this book to be required reading for future generations. It is so moving, so well written. I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates good writing.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful