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  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,353

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I knew...

  • By PollyAnna2 on 10-18-18

Insight into the narcissistic mind

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This book not only has some great twists, but also really gives some insight into narcissism to the fullest degree. The characters are very relatable and I really loves the the narrator! A great story without a great narrator is nothing. This book has both. I couldn’t stop listening! Can’t wait for more from the same author. This book had a surprise ending - and I am pretty hard to surprise !

  • Long Lankin

  • By: Lindsey Barraclough
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

When Cora and her little sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great-aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome and are desperate to go back to London. But Auntie Ida’s life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces’ arrival has reawakened an evil that has lain in wait for years. A haunting voice in an empty room; a strange, scarred man lurking in the graveyard; mysterious words scrawled on the walls of the abandoned church ... all point to a horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its grip for centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By Sharron on 09-06-14

Startling !

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

The performance was top notch! I felt like I was right there in the story. Well done

  • Blood on the Tracks

  • Sydney Rose Parnell Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Nickless
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim's fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde - both haunted by their time in Iraq - descend into the world of a savage gang of rail riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut, looking forward to more from this author

  • By shelley on 10-07-16

Semi slow starter -- but hang on for the ride !

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I really liked that the book described how the soldiers were thinking and feeling after coming home from the war. I have always heard about ptsd - and about half of my co-workers suffer from the condition. Their responses to questions are vague at best.
True or not , I feel like reading this book gave me some insight into the behavior of the people I with with.
Naturally, my favorite character was Clyde - dogs are effected by the war too!
The narrated did a great job. I really appreciated the emphases she was able to carry across in the sardonic humor of our heroine.
I would have liked a bit more out of Her love interest - maybe a bit more back story.
All in all a great story that took me to a place I have never been before - a glimpse into the lives of soldiers come home and those around them.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,101

A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conrad's Brilliant & Wild Novella

  • By Darwin8u on 11-21-12

Difficult to get into...

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

What did you like best about Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh? What did you like least?

The narrator was the best thing about the book. I just didn't find the story as appealing as I thought I would. I listened to the end simply because it was the polite thing to do.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Far be it for me to figure out where the writer went wrong. I just thought it was rather boring.

What about Kenneth Branagh’s performance did you like?

The performance went a long way to saving the books long winded descriptions of what was going on. I could picture the character quite clearly just based on the voice alone. The sense of humor of the character came through quite well in the narration.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope ~ the movie is never as good as the book...sooo

  • The Post-Human Omnibus

  • Books 1-4
  • By: David Simpson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 962

Before he was Oldtimer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor,sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history, a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong artificial intelligence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I unsuccessfully tried to listen

  • By Wayne on 01-03-18

Page turner

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

I am not normally a huge sci-fi fan, however this series kept me on the edge of my seat with each and every chapter. I would recommend this series to anyone. I particularly enjoyed the plausible plot.