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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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  • Best Friends Forever

  • By: Margot Hunt
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

Kat Grant and Alice Campbell have a friendship forged in shared confidences and long lunches lubricated by expensive wine. Though they're very different women - the artsy socialite and the struggling suburbanite - they're each other's rocks. But even rocks crumble under pressure. Like when Kat's financier husband, Howard, plunges to his death from the second-floor balcony of their South Florida mansion. Howard was a jerk, a drunk, a bully, and, police say, a murder victim. The questions begin piling up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very good!

  • By horslovr on 02-04-18

Derivative and flat

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Another women in peril novel w cardboard characters and an ending you can see from the first page. Decently entertaining.

  • Mrs.

  • By: Caitlin Macy
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 101

In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it...

  • By Elizabeth on 03-16-18

Boring and derivative

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Nothing insightful, smart, witty, or critical. Just a very boring story w cardboard protagonists. Feels like a screenplay not a novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,460

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the reviews that claim it's confusing...

  • By Claudia H on 01-12-18

Derivative mash up

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Of gone girl and last mrs parish. Even if you haven’t read this very predictable and obvious. Writing too poor to be entertaining. A serious let down

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

So entertaining and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Could not stop listening! Not a brilliant read but immensely engrossing and fun. Flawless narrators

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • George and Lizzie

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Pearl
  • Narrated by: Nancy Pearl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family - his father, an orthodontist, his mother, a stay-at-home mom - while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed - George is happy; Lizzie remains...unfulfilled.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Derivative, boring, slow & awful narrator

  • By Lana on 01-04-18

Derivative, boring, slow & awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Really boring book w unbearable narrator. Nothing happens and the big set up—the game—is never contextualized nor is it ever explained why she would do that (beyond my parents are shrinks it will make them angry. Really? This is character motivation?)

Nothing happens in this book and the protagonist is never developed and is terribly juvenile. Other characters one-dimensional.


Narrator reads this like she’s reading recipe directions. She’s flat, monotone, and painful to listen to. Her narration is as bad as her writing.

This is sparkling prosecco this is flat warm beer.

  • Mrs. Fletcher

  • By: Tom Perrotta
  • Narrated by: Finn Wittrock, Carrie Coon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 841

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A 46-year-old divorcée whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strong characters but ridiculous plot

  • By Autumn Hostetter on 08-11-17

Smart, witty, feminist

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Smart, witty, and feminist: Tom Perrota delivers again. Very entertaining and satisfying w killer narration

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Robyn Harding
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 442

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet 16 birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Interesting characters and my favorite narrator.

  • By Nikole on 06-18-17

Delicious novel

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Expert narration and a non-stop plot that thoughtfully considers what’s at stake in protecting ourselves

  • The Weight of Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kate Orsini
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,216

Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. That was pretty bad.

  • By Meg on 07-21-17

Super engrossing

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Hard to stop listening. Thoughtful mother daughter drama tinged w thriller aspects. Very well written and expertly delivered.

  • Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

  • Confessions of a Five Star Beverly Hills Server
  • By: Paul Hartford
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,125

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I imagined

  • By Maia C. Larkin on 02-17-17

Sexist, shallow derivative nonsense

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Come for the gossip, but don't stay for this sexist, misogynist poorly written essay on the bro service industry

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Girl

  • By: Gilly Macmillan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance and a past that she cannot leave behind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A VERY Disappointing second novel

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 03-12-16

Engrossing but ultimately disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Really compelling story that makes it hard to stop listening, but a weak ending that that leaves too many things unresolved