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Then She Was Gone audiobook cover art

Meh

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Predictable. Anti-climactic. Tied up in a neat little boring bow.

Narration is excellent but the story itself is somewhat akin to a Lifetime drama. I would never compare this to Girl on a Train, Gone Girl, etc.

Overall an ‘easy’ listen but really forgettable and somewhat disappointing overall.

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Don't bother, slow, dramatic, and depressing.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

This was quite possibly one of the worst audio books I've picked up yet. It ends up being a long drawn out monologue about a woman's depressing relationship history, filled with banalities and a series of unlikeable and annoying characters. The narrator doesn't do much to reduce the irritation of just wishing the author would, 'get on with it'. I had guessed the ending at the very beginning, although you have to wait until 9 hours into the book for possible interesting plot twists; which end up being ridiculously disappointing. Please trust me when I tell you to skip it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 11-25-13

I'm not a big mystery-whodunit reader, so I only picked this up based on reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I wish it were a series, because now that it's over I can't stop thinking about the characters and I'm ready for the next adventure! The details, character development and pacing were all perfect and I found myself looking forward to the next car ride or run so that I could continue listening.

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Love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

Once again, Diana Rowland does not disappoint. This book is tons of fun and I was hooked from the very beginning. I'm hoping that Angel Crawford comes back for more White Trash Zombie drama, the characters are so likeable and I'm always a little bummed out when the books end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

My Life as a White Trash Zombie audiobook cover art

pure entertainment

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

Reviewed: 12-15-12

This book grabbed me from the very beginning and held me until the end. I found myself listening in the car, the gym, and any free time in between. I'm not even a big zombie fan and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The narrator was perfect and the zombie story was a fascinating original twist...definitely sad when it ended!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Huge Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 11-11-12

I've listened to several of Tami Hoag's most recent books and they were great thrillers with a tiny bit of romance interspersed throughout. This book on the other hand, was a horrendously cheesy romance with a flimsy "thriller" plot. I almost didn't make it through. I should have paid better attention to reviews that said that it was a romance, but the overwhelming ratings were positive, so I thought I'd give it a shot. If you're expecting a thriller, don't waste your credit.

Also, the narrator's performance of Elizabeth was twangy and grating - for a heroine that was supposed to be an attractive woman with a voice of "sex and smoke" - she was anything but that...

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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It's no Hunger Games

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What did you like best about Divergent? What did you like least?

I thought the narration was excellent in this book. I liked the premise of the novel, but the actual execution was too juvenile and unbelievable for my tastes.

Would you recommend Divergent to your friends? Why or why not?

No - I think this book wouldn't be enjoyed by someone in my age range.

Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. Her narration was excellent.

Do you think Divergent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, it's left quite open ended.

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Engrossing, dark, and unique

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

This is one of the best books I've listened to since becoming an Audible member. The switch in narration between Amy and Nick kept you guessing and made you swing between loving and hating the characters. The story line is unique and dark and I would think about the novel long after I had shut if off for the day. This book grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go!

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No more Nora Roberts books for me

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

Reviewed: 06-12-12

What would have made The Witness better?

This story was abysmal. The heroine in this book is so unrealistic, I couldn't understand why the writer made a supposedly exceptionally smart person so robotic and socially unaware. Additionally the 'romance' is juvenile and difficult to listen to and the 'tense' moments of the thriller are pretty boring and cookie cutter. All around fail. I haven't finished the book yet, but I'm honestly so bored and disgusted that I might give up.

Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan???s performances?

If she's not reading a southern or male accent, possibly. It was an alright performance, I think the book itself made me dislike her more than her actual performance.

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Beautiful writing, poor story.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-11

There is no question, Ann Patchett's ability with the written word is certainly one to admire. This is the first book of her's that I have listened to or read and I picked it up on the recommendations of the other reviewers. However, all that being said, I was sorely disappointed by this book. These are the nicest terrorists I've ever heard of, the characters are unbelievable and over-dramatic, and the ending is abrupt and lame. It almost seemed like Ann got tired of writing and needed an easy out.

In my opinion, what started out with such promise simply fell flat. I thought Ann wrote beautiful descriptions and I enjoyed her style of writing, but this story was so unbelievable that I will probably never venture back to this author. Last note, the narrator's accents tried my patience here and there, but not enough to ruin the experience, especially considering the myriad of accents she had to cover (French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian).

10 of 15 people found this review helpful