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  • Family Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes. Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now she's pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a coma, she discovers that time isn't the only thing she's lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Kathy on 08-25-16

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

Impossible to listen to because of the narration. Don't waste your money. Story drags on too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Under Your Skin

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body near her home. She's shaken and haunted by the image of the lifeless young woman and frightened that the killer, still at large, could strike again. Before long the police have a lead. The evidence points to a very clear suspect, one Gaby never saw coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And then I understood

  • By April Alderson on 06-11-16

Finally, nape, not nape of the neck!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

Thanks for the good English! Unfortunately that is very rare nowadays!
And very well performed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Corners

  • By: Kara Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them. Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn't have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Trista on 04-22-16

Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Engaging writing. But ridiculous story! Well performed. But do not waste your time! Very contrived!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ever Changing Stories

  • By Lynnette on 08-31-16

He has no stories left in him...

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

... Judging from his last book and this one, his story well has dried up. Still writes beautifully but no content, no substance. Just a bunch of convenient coincidences. Very sad.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Match

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Susan Bennett, Michele O. Medlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By DKW on 12-18-13

Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

Tried this author for the first time. Ridiculous characters! No depth. Just rubbish! Never again!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Keeper of the Light

  • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 979

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully told

  • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

Not Chamberlain quality

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

Reviewed: 10-11-14

Disappointing book. Does not reveal the characteristic Chamberlain insight into everyday peoples' characters. The English is mediocre (nape of the neck-really?? Is there a nape of the foot? Of the ear maybe?). The narration is again mediocre. Not tacky like the last Chamberlain book I listened to (sorry-don't recall the title!) but not engaging either. Will listen to the next book in the series in the hope that the author redeems herself!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking the Silence

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

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

Terrible narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

Another great book by Chamberlain-maybe a little slow at times-or maybe just dragged down by the awful pretentious narration!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Necessary Lies

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Alison Elliott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town 50 years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart. After losing her parents, 15-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness, and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Controversial story - great performance

  • By Marie on 05-26-15

It's the characters...

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

No one brings to life the people in the story as does Diane Chamberlain. I do not read romance but her other books are just fabulous! Can't wait for more of her at Audible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,072

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

A pleasant surprise!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

I was not expecting such a beautiful, light read/listen!! Humor is hard but the author pulls it off very well. Very very cute!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Daughters

  • A Novel
  • By: Joyce Maynard
  • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard, Rebecca Tuttle, Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

They were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital, into families that could hardly have been less alike. Ruth Plank is an artist and a romantic with a rich, passionate, imaginative life. The last of five girls born to a gentle, caring farmer and his stolid wife, she yearns to soar beyond the confines of the land that has been her family's birthright for generations. Dana Dickerson is a scientist and realist whose faith is firmly planted in the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By DIANE on 03-04-11

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

She builds up the characters so well! Like riding an emotional roller coaster. Little twists and turns along the way.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful